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Job Posting: Development Director

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC), Berkeley, CA

About East Bay Sanctuary Covenant:

Active in the East Bay for over 30 years, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to offering sanctuary, support, advocacy, and legal services to refugees and immigrants. EBSC offers free and low-cost services to low-income, poor and vulnerable populations.

EBSC is seeking a motivated development professional to oversee and successfully complete all efforts for a two-year capital campaign and expansion of unrestricted revenue sources, to ensure the long term legacy of the organization through sustainability.

This position is based in Berkeley, California.  This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative organization supporting immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

Primary Responsibilities:

Initiate and oversee all fundraising activities specifically to include planning and executing a $4 million capital campaign in the first two years; additional responsibilities will include development of major giving, special events, and annual appeals.

  • Lead and successfully implement a fundraising plan to achieve capital campaign objectives. Primary focus will be to raise funds from a coordinated outreach effort to individuals, private and public foundations, and corporate and municipal donors.
  • Work closely with Board of Directors and stakeholder network to identify and cultivate their contacts and prospective donors; provide tools to coordinate and expand the Board’s fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director and key staff to develop effective messaging and materials to support capital campaign efforts and public awareness.
  • Develop and manage donor meetings, fundraising events and appeals, including the annual campaign, to ensure critical fundraising goals are met.
  • Act as key spokesperson to donors, prospects, and prospective stakeholders at fundraising events and community events to build awareness and support for EBSC’s work.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws; maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with ethical standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.

Key Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years’ experience in Development.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and cultivate relationships with high net worth individuals, corporations, public and private foundations, with a proven ability to close.
  • Knowledge of grant funding organizations to support capital campaigns.
  • Well versed in planning and executing donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented with the ability to meet plan goals at key stages along the two-year time period.
  • Expertise with communication and presentation skills required, verbal and written.

Ideal qualifications would also include:

  • Experience in developing and executing strategic capital campaign plans from start to finish.
  • A. or experience in Communications, Law, or Immigrant/Refugee Rights a plus.
  • Known contacts with individuals and capital campaign funding organizations a big plus.
  • Passion for human rights and social justice.
  • Knowledge of Immigration, refugee and asylum issues a plus.


This is a full-time position with benefits and a competitive salary based on experience, or available as a two-year consulting job until completion of capital campaign.  Interested applicants must submit your cover letter and CV by May 30, 2016.  Please submit applications by email to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant.