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Development Manager

About the Florida Justice Center

Our Mission
To reduce the number of justice-involved people in Florida.

What We Do
Florida Justice Center is a nonprofit legal aid and reentry organization that is at the forefront of an emerging model of holistic legal services. By combining quality legal representation with social services, we are able to treat the whole person and address the issues that brought about their involvement in the justice system.

Position Summary
The Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Florida Justice Center’s (FLJC’s) fundraising and special events. Additionally, this position is responsible for some public relations duties. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while minding all the details. This person will have a high level of capability and comfort engaging with donors, colleagues, board members, the press, and the general public. The candidate should be familiar with racial and social justice issues and be comfortable discussing them with others.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with funders, potential funders, and donors
  • Sell corporate sponsorship packages
  • Manage donor and funder communications and acknowledgements
  • Research and identify new funding prospects
  • Manage donor email newsletter, website, and printed materials
  • Produce annual development plan and budget
  • Maintain and increase stewardship and donor recognition programs
  • Manage fundraising volunteers
  • Work with the Executive Director and Treasurer to determine goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and funding needs for the organization
  • Support strategic partnerships and apply to appropriate membership/award opportunities
  • Keep accurate systems of prospect tracking and reporting by maintaining relational donor software (Salesforce)
  • Serve on the Fundraising Committee
Public Relations
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Oversee organizational response to inquiries about FLJC
  • Lead efforts to secure traditional and digital media coverage in local, regional, and national media as well as handle all press inquiries
  • Offer creative insight regarding communicating client stories and the FLJC’s impact in the community
  • Produce annual report
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in nonprofit management, business, public relations/affairs, marketing, communications, journalism, English, or related field
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive appeals, and proposals
  • Experience researching and analyzing potential funders including individual, corporate, and foundation
  • Experience writing press releases for conventional media
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Canva, mailing list software, and relational donor software
  • Commitment to FLJC’s mission
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States
  • Valid driver license and reliable transportation
  • Commitment to help people of diverse backgrounds without judgement, including those with substance abuse and/or mental health issues, and accused and/or convicted of a variety of crimes
Required Soft Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with FLJC team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignment
  • Ability to build relationships with supporters, partners and external contacts
  • Ability to maintain confidential records and information
  • Sense of humor
  • Public speaking
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Compensation and Benefits
  • Base salary range is $42,500 – $60,000 depending on experience
  • Performance bonuses for meeting predetermined benchmarks and/or commission for sponsorship packages as allowed by law
  • 50% paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • This is an exempt position in accordance with the FLSA
  • Travel within Florida may occasionally be required

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