Title: Foundation & Donor Relationship Specialist
Organization: Community Water Center
Location: CWC currently has offices in Watsonville, Visalia or Sacramento, CA. The Center believes our mission can be effectively advanced while being flexible in our approach to work style and location. Candidates for this position must be able to work in-person at the Watsonville office at least two days per week and are expected to report in the office more than two days a week if needed based on job responsibilities.
About Community Water Center
Community Water Center is an environmental justice nonprofit that works alongside under-resourced communities of color to secure universal access to safe and affordable drinking water in California. We believe access to safe and affordable drinking water is a basic human right, not a privilege. CWC seeks to build an enduring movement for water justice that is powered by community activists by serving as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy.
The Foundation & Donor Relationship Specialist will have the opportunity to use valuable fundraising and relationship building skills to support a successful and effective non-profit organization focused on access to clean water. Key projects include grant writing and reporting, donor cultivation and appreciation, planning and managing events, using data and metrics to gauge effectiveness, and building relationships with philanthropic partners. This position will require occasional travel (when it is safe and allowed) and ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends to accommodate fundraising activities, such as events, funder tours and funder deadlines. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and will work with other CWC personnel, independent contractors, allies and vendors. This is a regular, exempt, full-time, salary position.
Required Qualifications ● 2+ years experience in fundraising or other relevant experience ● Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse socioeconomic, professional and cultural backgrounds ● Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills ● Excellent professional writing skills with the ability to tailor written products in varying lengths and subjects based on the target audience ● Detail oriented and thorough ● Ability to prioritize most pressing work and rearrange priorities as needed ● Ability to manage your own time effectively and track progress on projects ● Proficient in Microsoft and Google Office Suites ● Ability to work in a collaborative environment and effectively cooperate with other team members ● Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value selfimprovement and seek evaluation ● Have or be willing to receive COVID-19 vaccination
Preferred Qualifications ● Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, sales or any other relevant focus that centers effective communication, relationship building, systems change and project management ● Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice ● Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color ● Experience working in the Central Valley and/or Salinas Valley ● Familiarity with key environmental justice issues in California ● Graphic design skills ● Web design skills ● Video editing skills ● Photo editing skills ● Data management, analysis and visualization skills ● Experience using Excel spreadsheets including exporting, importing and analyzing data
Starting date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Salary: Starting at $65,000; based on experience and qualifications.
Benefits: We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision and life insurance; retirement program contributions, generous vacation, family and sick leave and holiday policies; flexible work schedule; professional development opportunities and more.
To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Christina Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org and note Foundation & Donor Relationship Specialist position – [your name] in the subject line.
Community Water Center is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified job applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy), mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
To learn more about the Community Water Center and our programs, visit our website at www.communitywatercenter.org