The Redress Movement - Director of Development
The Redress Movement is seeking a strategic, mission-driven Director of Development to support its groundbreaking work redressing deep and longstanding systems of segregation.
The Director of Development will manage all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and development, ensuring it has the critical resources to take direct action and work in deep partnership with communities. This role will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing a robust development strategy focused on grant writing, the stewardship of existing major donors, and establishing relationships with new donors.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will work closely with the Redress Movement’s leadership and Board of Directors to leverage networks, cultivate new relationships, and facilitate donor engagement opportunities. The Director will be a thought partner to the Executive Director in planning and funding the operations and strategic growth of The Redress Movement.
The ideal candidate is a creative, mission-centered leader who is passionate about redressing the harm caused by housing segregation. The Director will be a talented communicator who can build relationships with individual and institutional donors, develop systems and processes around donor stewardship, and bring a proven record of thoughtful leadership.
This is an incredible opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in a trail-blazing, growing organization that is dedicated to healing our nation by redressing the harms of the past.
The Redress Movement’s History
The Redress Movement is a newly formed nonprofit organization, committed to leading a multi-racial movement that empowers communities to take direct action to redress racial segregation. The Redress Movement works in deep partnership with local communities to repair the harm caused by intentional policies that segregate communities. The Redress Movement’s starting point is housing, but we work in solidarity with others who are facing the facts of history and healing our nation by dismantling the barriers that divide us.
The Redress Movement initially emerged in response to Richard Rothstein's book, The Color of Law, which documents the intentional laws, covenants, and processes that created housing segregation along with other seminal works published in recent years. Awareness of these truths, coupled with the unprecedented participation of 20 million Americans of all races and ethnicities in the spring and summer of 2020 in Black Lives Matter demonstrations, convinces us that a new movement to redress racial segregation is possible, if only we take the steps needed to help organize it.
In response to the book, a group of national civil rights leaders, convened by Ted Shaw, the former President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina, decided to create an organization to take on redressing racial segregation. The New Movement to Redress Racial Segregation, as it was initially named, was formed. The organization was formally launched in early 2022 as The Redress Movement.
The Redress Movement’s Values
- Justice: We believe that justice is always the center of the work we do.
- Healing: We believe that our country needs the space to heal from the intentional harms created in past policies, systems, practices, and disinvestment.
- Ground Truthing: We believe that before any healing occurs, we must face the facts of history and ground truth solutions that align with that history.
- Participatory Research: We believe that partnering with community residents to gather evidence and information that bolsters the case for redress, also empowers people to lift up their voices and demand change.
- Organizing: We believe that justice will only come through multi-racial organizing and narrative change.
- Solidarity: We believe in standing in solidarity with other justice-seeking individuals and organization who are organizing for an inclusive future.
- Accountability: We believe that redress demands accountability for the intentional ways our communities have been divided, separated, and kept vastly unequal.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that supports the organization’s ambitious vision and goals, in partnership with the Executive Director
- Cultivate relationships, facilitate engagement opportunities, and solicit contributions from new and existing donors, progressive organizations, and foundations
- Lead donor prospecting and identify grant opportunities that align with the mission and values of The Redress Movement
- Oversee the comprehensive grant process, including reporting and compliance, in collaboration with key staff
- Collaborate with The Redress Movement’s leadership and Board of Directors to establish and strengthen relationships
- Drive fundraising best practices, including systems utilization, prospecting, donor reporting, data review, and donor communications
- Evaluate and continuously develop strategies to effectively drive and grow the organization’s fundraising portfolio
- Collaborate with staff to identify and collect compelling content for fundraising materials, including donor reports and grant proposals
Key Qualifications and Attributes
The Redress Movement recognizes that the Director of Development could have a unique background and a wide variety of previous experiences. The organization seeks candidates who are passionate leaders with a track record of accomplishments and who ideally bring many of the following qualifications and attributes to the role:
- Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and to The Redress Movement’s overall mission to end systemic and structural racism in the United States
- 5+ years of experience in fundraising or a related leadership role, especially in a 501(c)3 organization
- Demonstrated success in securing grant awards and major gifts and growing and managing a fundraising portfolio
- Experience building strong relationships with institutional and individual donors and prospects
- Experience overseeing the entire grants process, including writing grant proposals and reports
- A strong command of fundraising best practices and demonstrated success building processes and donor management systems to track and steward funders
- Outstanding and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to successfully tailor messaging for different audiences
- Excellent listening skills, and an ability to engage with a diverse group of donors and prospects in a thoughtful manner
- Sound judgment, trustworthiness, and the ability to manage confidential information
- Excellent project management skills with a strong eye for detail and a focus on results
Salary, Location, and Travel
The expected salary range for this position is $110,000-$120,000.
This position can be located anywhere in the United States. The Director of Development will be expected to travel as needed.
To apply for this position, submit a resume and cover letter online at https://grossmansolutions.applytojob.com. The cover letter should be concise and compelling and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Redress Movement does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under local, state or federal law.