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YOUR SKILLS CAN

CHANGE THE WORLD.

Join our team and use your professional skills and experiences

to bring freedom, hope, and restoration to survivors of sexual exploitation. 

COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION                  

Overview

We are looking for a Fundraising and Communications Manager to join our team to bring freedom, hope, and restoration to survivors of sexual exploitation. The person in this new position will take initiative in launching and implementing strategic fundraising and communications, always working in partnership with the Executive Director, other staff, and the board. Areas of focus include donor development, corporate sponsorships, grantseeking, planned giving, fundraising events, and communications in support of the organization’s fundraising goals (social media and email newsletters).

This staff position inherits a successful and growing fundraising program, with a substantial and growing pool of committed monthly donors, several major annual donors, and an annual gala bringing in $100,000/year. Red Oak Hope’s budget for 2018 fiscal year was $483,000 and we are looking to grow that to approximately $670,000 for fiscal 2019 (our fiscal year begins in June).

Core Values & Expectations

For All Staff

  • We aim for excellence, professionalism, and best practice in all aspects of our organization, always evaluating and improving programs and processes in order to best serve our beneficiaries, staff, donors, and communities. 

  • We honor the dignity, privacy and agency of every individual and seek to honestly communicate the nuance involved in the issues of trafficking, abuse, and exploitation-- refusing to oversensationalize, oversimplify, or overshare. 

  • We prioritize sustainability of beneficiaries, staff, and programs-- encouraging independency and long-term development. 

  • Our founders are motivated by Christian faith and belief in God’s heart for justice and restoration, however we are inclusive and honoring of people of all faiths or no faith in all aspects of our work. 

  • We believe in the power of partnership, and seek to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders in order to combat the complex issues that cause human trafficking, abuse and exploitation, and provide holistic care to beneficiaries and communities. 

DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Fund Development

  • Develop an annual fundraising plan, in conjunction with ED, and lead, manage, and track its implementation

  • Maintain and increase individual giving by cultivating, maintaining, and strengthening donor relationships through both online and in-person communications

  • Develop a Corporate Sponsorship initiative including initial planning and writing of the sponsorship package as well as seeking and maintaining major business and corporate donations ($10,000 +)

  • Explore and secure potential grants as well as other fundraising avenues such as small fundraising events, quarterly meet-ups, etc.

  • Work alongside gala committee to plan and execute the annual gala

Communications

  • Develop, refine, and implement Red Oak’s communication plan to encourage greater buy-in, support, and participation in Red Oak’s work

  • In partnership with ED and design team, generate communications content, including quarterly e-newsletter, annual report, and social media updates

  • Initiate strategic communications in alignment with and support of fundraising goals

  • In partnership with design team, generate fundraising materials for specific audiences, including content for appeal and thank you letters and other donor communications

  • Work alongside ED and design team to develop and refine content for other communication efforts such as website, videos, etc.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record of bringing in donors or sales (preferably over $500,000 annually)

  • Proven ability to effectively develop, nurture, and maintain individual relationships and the skill to lead those individuals to convert those relationships into strategic partnerships

  • Strong networker with a self-motivated, organized, and entrepreneurial spirit to work independently while also meeting with donors regularly and reporting outcomes to ED

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience speaking to high potential clients and donors effectively, intelligently, and passionately, with a high level of honesty and integrity to honor the nuance involved in this field (ie: protecting beneficiary confidentiality and not over-sensationalizing the issue in order to bring in additional funds)

  • Ability to relate to and communicate with an audience of diverse people and personalities

Location

Preferably Austin, TX though consideration will be given to applicants outside of Austin as well. The majority of work can be done from home, though you are also welcome to office with other staff as well. Infrequent domestic travel may be required (approximately 2-3 short trips per year).

Job Type

Supervisors

Starting part time with 20 hours per week with the goal of expanding to full-time as fundraising increases and funds are available.

Executive Director

Start Date

Immediate