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Individual Giving Manager (part-time)


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Voice of Witness (VOW) is an award-winning nonprofit that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by—and fighting against—injustice. Our work is driven by the transformative power of the story, and by a strong belief that an understanding of systemic injustice is incomplete without deep listening and learning from people with firsthand experience. Through our two key programs—our oral history book series and our education program—we amplify these voices, teach ethics-driven storytelling, and partner with advocates to:

- support and build agency within marginalized communities

- raise awareness and foster thoughtful, empathy-based critical inquiry and understanding of injustices

- inform long-term efforts to protect and advance human rights

The VOW Book Series [1] depicts human rights issues through the edited oral histories of people--VOW narrators--who are most deeply impacted and are often at the heart of solutions to address injustice. The series explores issues of race-, gender-, and class-based inequity through the lenses of the criminal justice system, migration, and displacement. The VOW Education Program [2] connects over 20,000 educators, students, and advocates each year with these stories and issues through oral history-based curricula, trainings, and holistic educational support.

Now in our 10th year as a nonprofit, we are meeting this present moment with more commitment than ever to our mission and responsiveness to narrator communities’ evolving priorities. We are currently embarking on year 4 of a 5-year strategic vision plan that honors our achievements while placing deeper emphasis on partnerships, advocacy, and education-based collaboration with narrator communities.


OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

With a staff and board that is committed to human rights storytelling and advocacy rooted in equity and empathy, a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds is crucial to our ability to pursue our mission. Candidates who identify as being from underrepresented groups and have nontraditional career paths, work skills, and community-based work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.


POSITION OVERVIEW

Voice of Witness is seeking a part-time (20-25 hrs/week) individual giving manager to join its 3-person development team (executive director, director of institutional partnerships and strategy, part-time development assistant). This hire will manage a small existing portfolio of individual supporters and new prospects for cultivation, taking ownership of a $150k-200k annual fundraising goal. This is an exciting opportunity for a smart and driven development professional to hit the ground running and make a significant impact on Voice of Witness’s capacity to advance its mission. This position will be managed by the executive director, supported by the development assistant, and will work closely with staff leadership and the board. The individual giving manager will ideally be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but national candidates will be considered for exceptional applications.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Secure $150k-$200k in first year through individual gifts (broad base, mid-level, and major donors) and ensure steady annual growth
  • Manage a portfolio of up to

  1. https://voiceofwitness.org/oral-history-book-series/
  2. https://voiceofwitness.org/oral-history-book-series/


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