Development Manager

Coalition of Communities of Color | Portland, OR

Posted Date 3/15/2023

Position Overview

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) is hiring our first full-time Development Manager to grow and sustain our work for racial justice. As Development Manager, you will power CCC’s work through your strategic leadership and execution of development activities. You will  grow our base of supporters, communicate the impact of our work, sustain relationships with partners and donors, secure grants that invest in our work, and build organizational data systems. Throughout this work, you will receive meaningful support and work in a deeply collaborative, cross-team environment. In this role, you will draw on your creativity, skills, and dedication to build the financial health of the organization so that we can continue to change systems across the state and build a vision for racial justice in Oregon. 

About the Coalition of Communities of Color

Formed in 2001, the Coalition of Communities of Color is an alliance of culturally-specific community based organizations engaged in collective action for racial justice. We work to improve outcomes for communities of color through advocacy, environmental justice, and research. Learn more about the Coalition of Communities of Color and our member organizations.

Job Activities

Strategic Leadership - 20%

You will lead the CCC’s overall development strategies and functions to advance the organization’s mission and programs by.:

  • Planning and implementing an annual development strategy to support the organization’s overall financial health and donor engagement

  • Creating a narrative and organizational image that demonstrate the impact of CCC’s work

  • Ensuring CCC’s development strategies are aligned with the organization’s mission, vision and values

  • Tracking fundraising revenue and regularly evaluating development activities

  • Proactively researching and identifying new fundraising opportunities and strategies

Fund Development - 20%

By communicating the value of CCC’s work and envisioning future opportunities, you will move various audiences to action in support of our mission to advance racial justice by: 

  • Communicating CCC’s accomplishments and key updates to partners, donors, foundations, and government and private sector partners 

  • Supporting the Executive Director in individual and corporate donor fundraising

  • Researching individual donor prospects and new funding opportunities 

Grant Management - 25%

You will build a strong foundation to support CCC’s core operations and programs by:

  • Applying for and managing general operating grants, including submission of grant proposals, reporting, and financials

  • Collaborating with staff to envision and develop projects and program concepts for grant proposals

  • Supporting grant application and management for CCC’s program staff

  • Maintaining relationships with foundation program officers 

  • Managing invoicing and payments in coordination with administrative and program staff

Program Integration and Support - 15%

The Development Manager will work across the organization to build data systems that  are essential to our community engagement and development work by:

  • Building and growing our Customer Relationship Management system to ensure targeted communications, engagement, and fundraising strategies

  • Maintaining contacts and targeting engagement of individual supporters, partner organizations, and other key contacts 

  • Cultivating a culture of data use and philanthropy within the organization

  • Supporting program and administrative staff with managing contracts and invoices 

Events - 15%

Through our annual fundraiser, CCC builds community with our supporters, celebrates our successes, and raises flexible funds for our work. 

  • Developing a vision, program, and theme for annual fundraising event

  • Producing fundraising events in collaboration with event planning staff

Administrative Duties and Support - 5% 


Required Qualifications

  • Two years of experience in development or related nonprofit programs or combination of professional and educational experience

  • Commitment to racial justice

  • Experience writing and managing grants or similar funding proposals

  • Ability to develop and track budgets and other financials

  • Ability to work collaboratively 

  • Self-motivated and willing to proactively pursue new opportunities

  • Ability to learn/navigate and utilize database systems

  • High attention to detail, managing deliverables, and adhering to deadlines 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of nonprofit funding landscape in Oregon

  • Strong racial and social justice analysis with knowledge of BIPOC communities and issues in Oregon


This is an exempt position with a salary range of $67,000–$76,000.

Benefits include:

  • Paid time off — 15 days paid vacation in the first year of employment, increasing with tenure at the organization; 10 days of sick leave; 12 paid holidays and one week office closure in December.

  • Insurance — Medical, dental, vision, and short and long-term disability insurance for the employee, with 100% of premiums paid by CCC.

  • Additional benefits — Monthly phone and transportation stipends, 100% employer-paid contributions for the Paid Leave Oregon program, health savings and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts, Transportation Savings Account, life insurance, and disability insurance. Employees may enroll in a matching 401k retirement plan after one year of employment.

CCC also provides resources to support the training, skill-building, and professional development of our staff.

Work environment: Standard CCC work hours occur between 9:00–5:00 PM. Our office is located in Portland, Oregon close to transit and with a hybrid work schedule. The Development Manager must live in or be willing to move within commuting distance of the Portland metro area. 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to, with the subject line “Development Manager — [your name].” Applications are due Monday, April 3. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of April 10, with an anticipated start date in late April. You will be contacted if selected for an interview. 

Download the detailed job description here.

Listing Type
Jobs | Hybrid
Fundraising/Development | Marketing | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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