Urban Habitat Job Announcements
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Urban Habitat is an equal opportunity employer, and peopleof color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Director of Development is part of the executivemanagement team at Urban Habitat and is responsible for developing,administering, and implementing UH’s fundraising plan. The position will ensurethat the organization meets its annual and long-term strategic plan andprogrammatic and financial goals by growing relationships with existingfoundation, individual, and corporate donors, and by researching andcultivating new donors. The Director of Development will develop and implementa robust and comprehensive individual donor program, and will write and editfund proposals, reports appeals, stewardship reports, and otherfundraising-related materials as needed. The position will prepare externalpromotional materials for philanthropic community, including individual andcorporate donors, with President/CEO, UH Board, Management team, and staff.
- A Bachelor’sdegree or Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years experience in leadingnonprofit or higher education fundraising or advancement.
- Demonstratedexperience in securing foundation and other institutional grants, includingconducting prospect research, cultivation, and writing grant proposals thatmatch programs with funder interests.
- Demonstratedability to cultivate relationships, solicit and secure gifts from individualdonors by building a comprehensive individual donor program.
- Successleading a multi-faceted development program and effectively supervising staff.
- Experienceand proven ability to think strategically, plan effectively, and manageproductively to achieve multiple high-priority goals.
- Experiencein successfully leveraging volunteer, staff and board relationships to securegifts.
- Experiencein engaging board and staff in fundraising.
- Ability tocommunicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written forms, includingthe ability to prepare effective key messages for donors and utilize electroniccommunications.
- Experiencewith a donor database program is required; familiarity with SalesForce is aplus.
- Demonstratedcommitment to the advancement of Urban Habitat’s mission and vision.
- Experienceworking with social, environmental or racial justice organizations is a plus.
Other Characteristics of the Job
- Job willinvolve local, regional, state, and national travel.
- Job mayrequire some evening and weekend activities.
- Positionwill work closely with President/CEO. Therefore, building trust and chemistryis critical.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interestedcandidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, three references, and twowriting samples (sample proposal or report to a foundation AND an individualdonor appeal letter) to: jobs AT urbanhabitat.org
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Generousbenefits package, including full health coverage, paid time off (PTO), and401K. This is a full time position that reports to the President and CEO.
The Administrative Assistant is the primary support staff atUrban Habitat as well as the initial contact for people outside of theorganization, including funders, partners, and members of the media. As aresult, an ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, juggle multipledeadlines, and work well with others as well as be courteous and professionalis paramount. The duties of this position will consist of administrativesupport for the organization, as well as providing assistance to the DevelopmentDirector and President & CEO as needed. This is a demanding role thatrequires significant experience. Applicant must demonstrate maturity, discretion, strong organizationalskills, a positive attitude and the ability to remain calm and professional underpressure. This position may require someevening and weekend activities. These may include, but are not limited to,meetings and workshops.
Essential Functions of the Job:
- Associate degree and/or Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum three (3) years experience as an AdministrativeAssistant or related position.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, andinterpersonal skills.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, databasesoftware, and basic Internet search knowledge.
- Ability to control and handle information that is highlyconfidential and time-sensitive in nature.
- Commitment to issues of environmental, social and economicjustice.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diversebackgrounds.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interestedcandidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to:jobs AT urbanhabitat.org. Please put “Administrative Assistant” in the subjectline. No phone calls please.
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Generousbenefits package, including full health coverage, paid time off (PTO), and401K. This is a full time position that reports directly to the Office Manager.
The Policy Analysis Intern will be responsible for researching and creating tools to enhance the effectiveness of BCLI Alumni in moving forward equitable policy through boards and commissions.
Specifically, the Intern will create:
Policy Analysis Toolkit:
- Equity evaluation tool for current policies (i.e. for commissioners to understand what to promote, amend, or oppose)
- Templates of commission-level policy options/suggestions that promote equity around transportation, housing, land use and zoning, environmental health, and economic development
- Case studies of the process and players through whom equitable policies were successfully passed by boards and commissions (from the Bay Area and throughout the United States) - should include ideal scenarios, compromises, challenges, unlikely supporters, etc.
- Research on BCLI's targeted boards and commissions around key players, influencers, policies, and procedures through phone calls, meetings, and online research
- Synthesize and write up research findings on CommissionPedia, the BCLI Wiki space
Time Commitment: minimum 150 hours, maximum 400 hours (PT or FT)
Compensation: Class credit and letter of recommendation. Stipend may be available.
- Bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, political science, or urban planning
- Thorough understanding of environmental, social, and economic justice issues and a demonstrated interest in positively impacting low-income communities and communities of color
- Strong experience in policy research, analysis, and writing
- Strong oral and written communication, research, and analytical skills
- Strategic and creative problem-solver who can design, implement, and refine independently
- Computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office
Email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Uma Viswanathan at firstname.lastname@example.org