Apr 03, 2024

Director of Resource Mobilization

$114,500 yearly
  • Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
  • Remote
Full-Time Fundraising/Development General Management Strategic Planning

Job Description

Position: Director of Resource Mobilization

Location: Fully Remote. 

Some travel will be required in accordance with BLMP COVID travel policies. 

Reports to: Co-Director 

Status: Full-time, Exempt 

Salary: $114,500

About BLMP 

The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland and where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through Organizing & Base-building, Strategic Communications, and Viability & Sustainability. We are led by a directly impacted steering committee, staff and consultants, and operate organizing networks in New York City, DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia region), Minneapolis, California, and the South. We build power, community, and knowledge in the U.S., while challenging the role that the U.S. plays globally in creating the conditions that force us to leave our homes. 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Co-Director of Culture and Sustainability, the Director of Resource Mobilization will prepare and present regular reports on progress towards fundraising goals, plan and execute special events, manage grant writing and identification of new grant opportunities, generate donor communications, newsletters, and annual reports. The Director of Resource Mobilization will lead the development and execution of the overall development strategy. As part of a 3-part development team, the Director of Resource Mobilization will work to ensure that we are consistently working toward our fundraising goals in innovative ways that are in alignment with our principles and values.

The Role

For this role, BLMP seeks a candidate with a community centered approach and a fundamental understanding of the strategies, values and goals of community organizing. The Director of Resource Mobilization will speak boldly on behalf of the organization and apply an organizing lens to mobilize support through philanthropic partnerships and financial resources, while also interrogating power dynamics also at play

What You Will Do

  • Fundraising Strategy: In partnership with BLMP’s Co-Director Team, develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to meet annual revenue targets and ensure the sustainability and growth of BLMP.

  • Donor Cultivation: Identify, cultivate, and steward relationships with individual donors, major donors, corporate partners, foundations, and government agencies.

  • Grant Writing and Management: Research and identify grant opportunities, write compelling grant proposals, and manage the grant application process from start to finish.

 

  • Events Management: Organize and oversee fundraising events, donor appreciation events, and other gatherings to engage the community and generate financial support.

 

  • Donor Communications: Develop persuasive fundraising materials, appeal letters, and communication campaigns to effectively convey BLMP's mission and impact.

  • Donor Database Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records, track donor interactions, and generate reports to monitor fundraising progress.

 

  • Collaboration: Manage Development staff, including development associate, and occasional contractors. Collaborate with the team to align fundraising efforts with the organization's strategic goals and organizing initiatives. Work closely with the Finance and Operations Team to ensure organizational budget reflects overall fundraising goals and revenue management.

Hiring Organization

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)

Qualifications

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising, administration, or donor relations.

  • Familiarity with community organizing and a passion for Black liberation, Black migrant justice and abolition of the carceral state.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to craft compelling fundraising materials.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in donor management software, database systems, and Google Suite.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as well as lead a team of development professionals and volunteers.

  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekends for events or donor meetings.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Passionate about Black liberation, Black migrant justice and abolition of the carceral state. Committed to centering and building the leadership of Black migrants and 1st generation Black people who identify as TGNCI, women, femmes, and/or who are living with disabilities. Bilingual.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action

Level

Director

Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary is $114,500. Benefits include comprehensive health (medical, dental, vision, and FSA), matched retirement savings, three weeks’ vacation, sick and family leave, and sabbatical program.

Application Instructions

How To Apply

To apply, provide a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (applicants will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. More information about BLMP can be found at BLMP.org.


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