DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry. The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), based at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, one of the nation's leading refugee advocacy organizations, works to advance the human rights of women, children, LGBT and other refugees who flee persecution, both in the United States and internationally. We provide nationally recognized expert consultation, including trainings, resource development and legal advice, in hundreds of asylum cases each year, many of which result in grants of protection. CGRS also shapes asylum law through involvement in key cases with potential to set precedent, and ensures government accountability through groundbreaking and original research that analyzes adjudication trends. We improve conditions on the ground to prevent refugee flight by presenting the results of international human rights fact-finding, analyzing implementation of existing laws, and collaborating with grassroots movements to advocate for law reform and other justice measures. For more information about
CGRS, visit http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/.
CGRS seeks a highly motivated individual who is passionate about refugee rights and ready to lead the charge in CGRS’s fundraising efforts with foundations, law firms, individual donors, corporations, government agencies and other funding sources. This newly restructured position will strengthen CGRS’s relationship with our community of supporters and expand and diversify our funding base. Responsibilities include developing and executing CGRS’s annual and long-term fundraising plan to meet organizational and programmatic goals; exploring and pursuing new funding opportunities from a broad range of sources that include institutional prospects as well as individual donors; coordinating strategic participation of key staff and board members in all development activities; stewarding existing donors; developing and implementing a major gifts campaign; and coordinating with communications staff to generate content for CGRS website, newsletters, and other public forums, executing a messaging and communications strategy for building a sustained base of annual individual donors. Will also take the lead in drafting letters of inquiry, grant proposals and other solicitation materials; work with staff to prepare reports to funders and other donor appreciation communications; manage the law firm giving campaign; develop and implement a corporate funding/partnership initiative; ensure systems and infrastructure readiness; direct the upgrade and maintenance of existing development databases; and oversee and assist with the preparation of budgets and financial reports.
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or educational equivalent) and a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising for a non-profit organization, preferably in the areas of women’s rights, immigrant rights, human rights, social justice and/or legal services. Must have a strong commitment to CGRS’s mission, proven leadership, strategy, management, organizational and fundraising skills, demonstrated ability to write in a clear, structured, articulate and persuasive manner, and excellent oral communication, organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills. Requires strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy, ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently (a self-starter) as well as function as a member of a team, and creative, “outside the box” thinking. The ability to work under pressure, set and meet goals and deadlines and an enthusiasm to learn and grow in a demanding and close-knit environment are necessary as is familiarity with organizational budgets and budgeting software. Must have proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel, as well as previous donor database experience. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
This full-time opportunity offers an annual salary range that is commensurate with qualifications plus an excellent benefits package. To learn more and to apply, go to:
http://uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/human-resources/docs/current-openings/DirectorofDevelopmentCGRSAug2016v21717.pdf. Failure to provide the information as required on the application form, including attaching a cover letter and a resume, shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position has been designated as sensitive and requires a pre-employment background check. This position is open until filled. UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.