Director of Resource Mobilization

WHO WE ARE

Movement Alliance Project (formerly Media Mobilizing Project) has been a part of Philadelphia’s movement ecosystem since 2005. Over recent years, Movement Alliance Project (MAP) has developed into a hub for local movement building for justice, dignity, and power. 

We’re conveners, facilitators, administrative professionals and former campaigners who enjoy working together. We strive to build the strength of the local movement ecosystem so that social movements can transform material conditions for Black, brown, poor, and working people to reflect the care, well being, and dignity all people deserve. 

WHAT WE DO

Movement Alliance Project works to build a healthy movement ecosystem where organizations succeed in making transformational social change. We collaborate with organizations and alliances to develop strategy, collectivize administrative capacity, and convene groups to deepen the interconnection and solidarity within and across sectors of organizing. We provide fiscal sponsorship to an array of projects working towards social justice. Core to our organizational practice is pairing study, evaluation, and reflection with action, collaboration, and experimentation.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Movement Alliance Project is in growth mode, and we view that as an opportunity to be intentional about the kind of organization we want to be as we continue to grow. To help us grow in accordance with our values and practices, we are hiring a Director of Resource Mobilization! MAP understands operations as a key part of our work. At MAP, finance, fundraising, HR, IT & operations aren’t afterthoughts; they’re central components of our work. We strive to create administrative policies, practices and procedures that strengthen our fight for social justice.

As the leader of MAP’s emerging Resource Mobilization program, the Director of Resource Mobilization seeks to share MAP’s capacities and connections to raise resources in ways that strengthen the fundraising for our programs, sponsored projects and collaborators. The Director of Resource Mobilization will steward a pipeline of foundation funding for MAP, identify and connect sponsored projects to prospective funders, engage major donors to support our programs and projects, and work to build the fundraising capacity of MAP sponsored projects and collaborators through training, knowledge sharing, and one-on-one support. The Director of Resource Mobilization will be accountable and take full charge of developing the Resource Mobilization program, deciding on at least 1 additional staff member hire for the program in the coming 12 months, and collaborating deeply with members of the Operations & Finance team and Movement Collaborations team. 

Apply here or learn more about the role below.

REQUIRED SKILLS FOR THIS ROLE

  • 7 or more years of relevant experience in foundation and grassroots fundraising, including fundraising training and planning assistance for grassroots organizers and organizations
  • Excellent writing abilities and oral communications skills, with a comfort for public speaking a strong plus
  • Excellent people skills, from donor relation management to collaborating with organizers and activists from various backgrounds
  • Prior experience in supervising staff

WE HOPE YOU BRING ONE OR MORE OF THESE BONUS SKILLS

  • Experience in community organizing; community roots in Philadelphia
  • Experience in development as a fiscal sponsor or across multiple entities
  • Experience with any or all of the following tools: Google Workspace, Asana, Miro, relational databases
  • Experience working in a virtual environment, strongly preferred

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Steward foundation pipeline, including prospecting, proposal development, review and reporting
  • Develop and maintain a major donor program for soliciting financial gifts to support MAP and our sponsored projects
  • Oversee internal grants management working with Finance Systems and Reporting Manager
  • Develop and maintain an analysis of local philanthropy and relevant national philanthropy and foster strong relationships with leaders in local and relevant national philanthropy
  • Identify and prospect development opportunities for and with collaborators and sponsored projects
  • Manage MAP’s contact database for donor tracking and engagement, including identifying if MAP will need to develop a new contact database system to replace our current civiCRM instance
  • Creating metrics and processes for tracking the impact of MAP’s work and the work of our projects and collaborators to support strategic decision making and raising resources 
  • Lead drafting and publishing general organizational communications and updates such as email newsletters, an annual report, and letters to donors and supports

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Executive Director, Bryan Mercer

WORK ENVIRONMENT & ACCOMMODATIONS 

Movement Alliance Project is a virtual workplace rooted in Philadelphia. 

Movement Alliance Project offers, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities during the application, interview, and hiring process. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please contact us.

BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

Salary: $85-90K, pending experience + benefits. Exempt, full time, 35 hours per week

To discourage practices of negotiating that have historically reinforced larger systems of inequality, starting salary offers will be determined by Movement Alliance Projected based on 1) the employee’s years of experience in positions of similar responsibility; and 2) any technical skill sets directly relevant to the position.

Benefits: 90% covered medical insurance, 401K plan, one-time home office stipend, flexible schedule outside of core working hours.

Holidays and Paid Time Off: 25 vacation days, 8 holidays plus 2 paid office closures annually (week of July 4 and December 24-January 1), plus sick, bereavement, and parental leaves.

OUR HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, because we believe that communities impacted by structural racism and capitalism are best positioned to make powerful interventions to transform our society. 

If your experience doesn’t exactly match the qualifications listed but you believe you would shine in this role, we want to hear from you! Please apply and tell us why you’re the right person for the job.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and answers to our application questions here.

Application deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis until September 15, 2022. We will prioritize applications received prior to Friday, September 2, 2022.

Hiring process: We will begin scheduling screening interviews in late August. After screening interviews, we will invite candidates moving forward to engage in a 2 to 3 round  interview process, including a brief exercise component.

Target start date: We would like to have the selected candidate start in October 2022 or sooner if possible. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, immigrants, women and femmes, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and formerly convicted, incarcerated, or systems-impacted people are highly encouraged to apply.


Movement Alliance Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, political affiliation, exercising one’s right to family care and medical leave, medical condition, including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are not offering US visa sponsorship at this time.