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15 Mar 2022

Full-Time Development Director

Rose Foundation for Communities and The Environment – Posted by rosefdn San Francisco, California, United States

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Job Description

About the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment 

For nearly 30 years, the Rose Foundation has supported grassroots initiatives that inspire community action to protect the environment, community health, and people’s rights. Our community-based grantmaking approach has earned national recognition for building grassroots power for conservation and social justice. Our New Voices Are Rising youth program trains Bay Area high school students to step forward as the next generation of environmental justice leaders. We have a staff of 17. Our physical office is located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, proximate to bike lanes and public transit.  Post-pandemic we envision a hybrid office environment that emphasizes flexibility and accommodates remote workstyles.

Position Summary

The Development Director leads the Rose Foundation’s fundraising and communications initiatives. Their goal is to compellingly tell the Rose Foundation’s innovative story as a grantmaking public foundation dedicated to protecting the environment, community health, and people’s rights, and to maintain and grow a diverse funding stream from traditional philanthropy, government agencies, and legal settlements. They are a member of the staff Executive Team, and supervise two regular employees, plus interns. FT position, flexible hours, permanent semi-remote status possible, starting salary $90,000 – $115,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and Steward Fundraising and Communications Strategy

Lead the planning and implementation of diverse fundraising initiatives that reflect the organization’s values and aspirations, and help all staff maximize their contributions to donor cultivation, powerful communications, and robust tracking of fundraising progress and communications reach.

  • Lead Individual Fundraising

Lead the entire team in producing our individual giving and corporate sponsorship appeals, including our flagship annual event – a Film Fest celebrating the power of grassroots activism, as well as our Grassroots Challenge, New Voices Crowdfund, and End-of-Year individual giving campaigns.

  • Direct Communications

Ensure the quality and consistency of the organization’s “voice” across our various communications platforms, including our website, newsletters, and social media. Supervise the Communications Assistant in producing communications and campaign materials for donor audiences, Grants Department, and New Voices youth program.

  • Direct Institutional Fundraising

Manage the Grantwriter in maintaining a robust foundation funding pipeline, and coordinate with the Executive Director in outreach and reporting related to our innovative program that utilizes legal settlements to fuel community-oriented grantmaking.

  • Participate in Executive Leadership

Participate with other department heads to form the senior level of staff management and advise the Executive Director on organization-wide initiatives and decisions, and embrace our shared responsibility to help promote overall organizational well-being.


  • Five years of nonprofit development experience.
  • Commitment to building grassroots community power for conservation and justice.
  • Collaborative relationship builder with the ability to lead diverse teams.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and appeal to multiple and varied audiences.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, and ability to manage a variety of projects concurrently.

Salary, Hours, and Benefits 

Full-time, exempt, at-will position, with flexible hours and the option to work semi-remotely on a permanent basis. Starting annual salary in the range of $90,000 – $115,000. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid platinum-level medical/dental/vision insurance for employee and dependents, plus life and long-term disability; generous sick leave, vacation and paid holidays; 401k with employer contribution and match, plus FSA, sabbatical and professional development opportunities.

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Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Semi-remote. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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