CYAP is hiring a part-time Development Lead!
The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP) is an abolitionist organization that centers political education and community organizing to build power among girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth. We envision a South Carolina transformed by the radical organizing of girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth, where our communities work collectively to dismantle the existing structures of domination, violence, and punishment that shape their lives and create spaces for growth and healing in their place.
The Carolina Youth Action Project is seeking a Development Lead to manage the financial development of the organization through grassroots and foundation fundraising. The Development Lead will serve as a member of the core team who grounds and guides CYAP’s work. CYAP is a growing organization and this position provides opportunities for staff members to expand their roles and salaries as the organization expands.
We believe that our leaders should reflect the communities in which we work. Therefore, women, trans people, gender nonconforming people, people of color, working class people, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.
Establish and sustain individual donor relationships
Create annual fundraising plan
Plan and host annual fundraising events
Recruit fundraising team volunteers annually
Develop and conduct political education for fundraising team volunteers
Coordinate and facilitate year-round fundraising team meetings
Develop tools and materials for fundraising outreach
Create and coordinate fundraising communications on social media
Engage core team and Board of Directors in fundraising efforts
Conduct ongoing learning on best practices for grassroots fundraising
Research new funding opportunities
Develop and submit grant proposals and related materials
Develop and submit grant reports and related materials
Coordinate meetings and visits with potential and existing funders
Establish and sustain foundation partnerships
Track progress of grant deliverables and activities
Conduct ongoing learning on best practices for foundation fundraising
Attend and co-facilitate bi-monthly full core team meetings
Attend monthly check-in with full-time organizers
Contribute to strategic planning and organizational development
Support with future hiring and training of new organizers
Support with updating and maintaining organizational database
Support communications work
Travel to select conferences, trainings, convenings, and site visits
Develop and strengthen alliances with (potential) partner organizations
Create and be accountable to individual leadership development plan
Create and be accountable to individual wellness plan
Participate in semi-annual evaluations
Engage in continued self-reflection and political development
Communicate openly about any organizational questions, conflicts, and concerns
Attend and co-facilitate weekly check-ins between Operations Lead and Development Lead
Create and maintain monthly budget to actuals report
Maintain and audit merchandise inventory
Helpful Skills & Experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, eTapestry, Donorbox, and Squarespace
Ability to work independently and collectively
Base-building and outreach
Facilitation and curriculum development
Political education and skill sharing
Communications and social media strategizing
Experience working with criminalized youth, particularly youth of color, queer and trans youth, and poor and working class youth
Helpful Political Understandings
Prison abolition and transformative justice
Feminism / womanism, anti-racism
Trauma-informed youth work
Identity, intersectionality, positionality
Respectability and disposability politics
Impact of neoliberalism, capitalism, colonization, imperialism, militarism, and other forms of state violence on various communities
Political landscape in Charleston and the larger state of South Carolina
Legacy of violence and resistance in the Southeastern United States
Starting pay is $15 an hour/20 hours a week. Benefits include paid time off and a $80 monthly cell phone stipend. The Development Lead position will exist as a temporary role between August 2019 and December 2020. There is potential, however, for the position to extend beyond that time frame and/or become permanent.
Application deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:59 PM EST
Ideal start date: Monday, August 26, 2019
To apply, please send a resume and responses to the four questions/prompts below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What specific skills or experiences will you bring to the Development Organizer position?
Share a story that speaks to your belief in and/or commitment to southern political organizing and liberation.
What support structures have you and/or do you use to prioritize your own wellness (e.g. therapist, coach, support group)?
Submit a detailed outline for a grassroots fundraising event to raise $5,000.