Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS) is the only nonprofit architecture and real estate development firm in the country that innovates in and around the built environment to address the root causes of mass incarceration. With a focus on restorative justice and restorative economics, we partner with and serve low-income communities of color across the country. Our work counters the societal inequities evident in the dominant architectural models of justice — courthouses, jails, prisons, etc. — by designing and developing new prototypes such as peacemaking centers, mobile classrooms, and re-entry housing for formerly-incarcerated men and women. To achieve the mission and continue our ethos, the team is comprised of architects, designers, real estate developers, operations/events production staff, and community organizers; and projects often involve community members and systems-impacted individuals as experts, consultants, and contractors. Our work is founded on restoration and we incorporate it into our company culture and operations. We engage with our communities and partners with trauma-informed processes and patience. We value — and practice — self-awareness and personal growth in order for all staff members to be able to bridge the communities in which we work, from philanthropy to elected officials to those incarcerated and their communities of care.
We are thrilled to add the role of Development (Fundraising) Manager to the DJDS team. The main objectives for this role are to keep the team accountable for all fundraising activities, from individual giving to grant research, while following and contributing to the DJDS fundraising strategies and making adjustments to the strategies as-needed in consultation with the Chief of Finance and Operations. The Development Manager will keep the pulse of our grant pipeline, conduct individual donor research with online tools, support the creation of new processes and systems of individual giving, and manage the cross-disciplinary team for all tasks associated with meeting our annual fundraising goals.
This full-time position will keep abreast of all projects in the pipeline as well as the day-to-day philanthropic fundraising efforts of DJDS’ grants portfolio. The Development Manager will work closely with the Chief of Finance and Operations and the Executive Director, with the support of another team member with development expertise. Working closely with the development and finance teams, the Development Manager will contribute to the continued development and growth of DJDS, in the Bay Area and nationally, by contributing to a strategy that targets prospects in the geographic area of our projects in addition to national funders. This position is an opportunity to learn about innovative real estate and architectural solutions in the social justice sector. It will include partnerships with for-profit and non-profit developers, public agencies, and philanthropic institutions that address the root causes of mass incarceration. The Development Manager will report to our main office in Oakland, California; however, the role may include travel time for up to 10% of the job.
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Please, no phone calls or recruiters. All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.