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Development Manager (P/T)

at Community Credit Lab in Seattle, WA, USA

About the Job

Primary Responsibilities & Key Tasks:

Development Communications

  • Take the lead on CCL’s communications function, including managing CCL’s newsletter & blog, social media, and Patreon.
  • Lead the evolution, coordination, and planning of CCL’s quarterly virtual community engagement event, “Credit Sips”.
  • Develop collateral for fundraising & investment purposes, such as the annual report, pitch materials, and impact statements.
  • Partner with CIO & COO to identify and implement ways to increase CCL’s visibility and thought leadership in impact investing and equitable community investment.
  • Work with CCL management and team to ensure communications are clear, relevant, and strategic to partners and community members.

Individual Giving

  • Partner with COO to set fundraising priorities.
  • Build relationships with CCL’s existing donors and drive engagement for new individual donors, including CCL’s Patreon.
  • Lead the development and implementation of CCL's annual plan and calendar, including taking the lead on donor stewardship activities and relevant fundraising appeals (i.e. Giving Tuesday & GiveBig).

Development Operations

  • Enter giving and track donor data in Airtable and coordinate with COO for accounting purposes.
  • Manage & clean CRM (Copper) on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage donor acknowledgment process, templates and communications.
  • Maintain and develop new internal processes and procedures to streamline CCL’s fundraising function as it continues to grow.

Institutional Giving / Grants

  • Lead the project management of CCL’s grants calendar, including funder outreach and submissions.
  • Partner with CCL’s external consultant to support with grant writing and strategy.
  • Support funder relationship management and steward select funder relationships.

Governance & Ecosystem Engagement

  • Coordinate Board Fundraising Committee to support CIO & COO in communicating and engaging the board around its fundraising efforts.
  • Engage with Community Centric Fundraising (and other relevant fundraising groups) to stay aware of relevant fundraising best practices, particularly those that center equity and racial justice.
  • Support quarterly discussions to share learnings and ideas with our network.

Impact Investment Support (where capacity allows)

  • Support Impact Investment Pitch Materials for CCL & our Lending Partners.
  • Help Coordinate Impact Investment Pitch Days & Events.
  • Support investor reporting & communications.

Qualifications

Ideal Capabilities:

  • Expertise in communications and individual giving strategies
  • Ability to maintain & engineer systems for development operations
  • Interest in using expertise and lived experience to build a growing development program
  • Grounded in an abundance mindset, recognizing that our work is not done in a silo and that resources exist for CCL and our partners to achieve shared goals collectively
  • Excitement to innovate, iterate, and launch new ideas for CCL’s role in the community
  • Energized by being part of a small team, including staff & board
  • Comfort prioritizing multiple scopes of work and defining success
  • Experience as a fundraising generalist, comfortable meeting and engaging new people as well as reviewing grants as well as working in the database
  • Ability to see both the forest and the trees

Ideal Experience:

  • 5+ Years as a fundraising generalist (internally or as a consultant); if not a generalist, experience in communications preferred
  • A track record of success and progressive accomplishments in financial resource development and fundraising management.
  • Experience with a variety of office tools and databases; including Canva (or other design tools), Airtable (or other project tools), Copper (or other CRM), and Google suite office tools.
  • Experience and comfortability working on a small team
  • Experience working in Community Development, Impact Investing, or similar field preferred.

Things you have:

  • Empathy, honesty, and integrity.
  • Attention to detail and curiosity — you like to dig for answers.
  • Patience and community-centric mindset — you prioritize the people we seek to support, aim to understand their circumstances, and desire to work for them.
  • Accountability — you take ownership of the areas you are responsible for handling regardless of the outcome.
  • Growth mindset — desire to continue learning from external sources, internal guidance, mistakes and successes.
  • Flexibility – you are willing to dive in and help out wherever you can when you have capacity, even if a project might not be directly related to your area.
  • Strong analytical skills — you can reason through what makes sense to do and why.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-direction — you are fine without step-by-step instructions or someone else always telling you what priorities should be.

To apply

Community Credit Lab

Community Credit Lab (CCL) is looking to add a Part-Time Development Manager to our team, our first fundraising hire!

Our Vision

At CCL, our vision is to enable everyone to thrive by creating and supporting decentralized solutions that pivot capital and power to communities.

Our Mission

We enable regenerative lending programs at the direction of partners that represent communities facing barriers in the financial system.

Our Approach

CCL partners with community-based organizations to develop affordable lending programs that get capital to people on their terms. Our lending programs are designed in partnership with the community to center the needs, opportunities, and experiences of people with identities that have been institutionally discriminated against by the financial system. We are a small, fast-growing team working toward a paradigm shift within the financial sector to move capital and power to communities, reduce the wealth gap, and build individual, collective and generational prosperity.

Where You Come In

Our team has built a quickly growing lending model in the past 1.5 years, with an enthusiastic and growing portfolio of funders, donors, and investors. As we continue developing our giving program, it is the opportune moment to bring in someone to build on this foundation and tap into our growth potential. We are committed to building a funding model that is aligned with our values and are looking to hire a fundraising professional who has a critical lens about the world of philanthropy and is committed to community-centric fundraising principles.

The ideal candidate will be curious about impact investing and community lending and ready to own and develop approaches that balance the need to get things done while honoring the individuality of each borrower and community lending partner we work with. You will be an important partner in building alongside us as we work toward a more inclusive financial system.

This could be a great role for someone searching for a flexible work schedule with a desire to support a start-up at the intersection of impact investing, fintech, community investment, and nonprofit management.

Our Commitment to You

At CCL, we seek to build a team where each individual is supported to lead, adapt, and direct their work in support of our partners and the communities that our partners represent. As a team, we commit to supporting our partners and one another with humor, empathy, a desire for mutual learning, and a shared recognition that, although this work is professional, it is also deeply personal. We aim to support our partners, our borrowers, and each other holistically as we all continue to grow and evolve together. With the knowledge that our approach to this is not always perfect, we are always open to feedback on how we can improve individually and collectively.

Community Credit Lab is an equal opportunity employer and a firm believer that diversity is integral to effective strategy. We are committed to building a team, board and advisory committee that represents a variety of backgrounds including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and disability status. We know that our ability to support our borrowers and our partners effectively depends on the inclusivity of our staff and governance.