Development Manager

January 31, 2023

Website California Conference for Equality and Justice

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) is an


The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) is dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and racism through education, conflict resolution and advocacy. Since 1963, CCEJ has worked to transform communities to end discrimination, oppression and injustice. Our programs raise awareness, heal conflicts and bridge differences at two distinct levels: at the interpersonal level, changing hearts and minds with youth, adults and community leaders; and at the systemic level through policy shifts and engaging community to advocate for structural change. CCEJ works in many contexts where differences and conflict exist and can be resolved—in schools, colleges/universities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhoods.


CCEJ uses an anti-oppression and liberatory framework to guide our work and organizational culture.

  • No one is disposable: Everyone is important and we need everyone in this work.
  • Forgiveness and redemption are critical parts of justice.
  • The United States was built on oppression: Changing how it fundamentally works is the only way to truly end oppression for all.
  • No one is free until all of us are free: Oppression and justice for all of us are interconnected.
  • Justice can only be achieved together: Working for justice demands that we build solidarity and work to be allies.
  • Another world is possible: Oppression can and will end through our collective work.
  • Restorative choices are always available to us: Responding to conflict in ways that build accountability and trust is always a choice we can make.
  • Healing work is justice work: In order for us to work for the long run, we must center self-care, healing and building resilience in our process.

CCEJ’s work is focused on building individual and collective power to end structural forms of oppression and cannot happen without all of us. For this reason, CCEJ strongly encourages and welcomes applications from Black people, Indigenous people, LGBTQI+ people, women, people of color, people from working class backgrounds, religious minorities, and people with disabilities.


The Development Team is responsible for CCEJ’s fund development efforts, ensuring that the organization has resources to carry out our mission. The team works closely with all staff and Board to raise money to support CCEJ’s work from individual donors, foundation and government funders, and corporate partners. The team also manages all marketing and communications channels (electronic and print) to increase public awareness of the impact of CCEJ’s work to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism.


The Development Manager (DM) supports the organization’s fund development and marketing activities. The DM is responsible for production of content for marketing and fundraising material, donor engagement and appreciation, and planning special events to engage community members with CCEJ’s work. The Development Manager reports to the Chief Development Officer, and works closely with the Leadership team and all staff to build resources and connections which promote CCEJ’s mission and work.

If you were the Manager right now, you would potentially be:

  • Managing logistics, marketing, and logistics for CCEJ’s Interfaith Breakfast and Roots of Justice Convening
  • Finalizing design and content for CCEJ’s Annual Report
  • Updating CCEJ’s website and social media weekly with new content
  • Developing plans for donor engagement events related to CCEJ’s spring fundraising plan

Currently the Development Manager, like all CCEJ staff, works a hybrid schedule of at least two days a week in the office and remotely the other days, with team and staff meetings held in person.

Core Responsibilities

Donor Stewardship and Resource Mobilization

  • Contributes to the creation of an annual fund development strategy
  • Manages mailed and online annual fundraising appeals
  • Maintains CCEJ’s supporter database (Bloomerang/Kindful) with accuracy and integrity, including campaign tracking, updating donor profiles, and generating receipt letters
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with CCEJ donors and supporters; create opportunities for donor appreciation
  • Cultivates a culture of resource mobilization among CCEJ staff

Special Events

  • Manages the planning and execution of special events, including: venue & equipment rental; vendor communications; marketing and outreach; event logistics, including registration and stage management.

Communications & Marketing

  • Leads CCEJ’s marketing strategy, innovates new ideas for marketing and branding, and manages content calendars
  • Leads the design and production of content for the website, social media, e-newsletters, annual report, brochures, direct mail appeals, and specialty publications
  • Maintains website and social media; creates and posts content on all platforms
  • Maintains agency email lists for mass communications
  • Collects stories, testimonials and data to illustrate program impact

Organizational Support

  • As part of the staff team, contributes to organizational planning and input
  • Facilitates dialogues and workshops when requested and available
  • Organizes staff appreciation events and community building activities



  • At least three years of related work experience and/or equivalent education
  • Strong content creation skills, including writing and editing for print and electronic media (knowledge of design software such as Canva and/or Adobe a plus)
  • Comfort with using a range of computer software and donor database/CRM programs; if unfamiliar with a platform, willing and ready to learn (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, WordPress, Bloomerang/Kindful and Constant Contact)
  • Familiarity with grant seeking processes and grant writing; if unfamiliar, willing and ready to learn how to write grant proposals and reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills; patient and adaptable when responding to staff and stakeholder needs
  • Exercises good judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Highly organized, proactive and detail-oriented, with the ability to effectively and efficiently manage deadlines and multiple tasks
  • Strong ability to be self-motivated in executing work responsibilities
  • At least 2 years of experience working or volunteering in a social justice field with intersectional lens of power and liberation
  • Demonstrated experience working in a respectful and collaborative manner with marginalized communities targeted by the systemic inequities, such as People of Color, LGBTQIA+ communities, youth, people with disabilities, religious minorities, and immigrant communities
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License and proof of insurance and/or reliable transportation


  • Understanding of nonprofit funding structures
  • Event planning and logistics experience


This position is full time, exempt. Salary range: $62,000 – 67,000. Compensation is based on experience. Strong Benefits Package: medical, dental, vision, 50% dependent coverage for 1 dependent, Life/ADD/LTD insurance, 403b retirement matching, 33 total vacation, sick, holiday and wellness days (annual accrual), and funded professional development.


Please email your resume and responses to the below questions with the subject line “Development Manager” to Jessy Needham, Chief Development Officer at

Cover letters are not required.  Applications submitted by Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5:00pm will be prioritized. We are unable to respond to direct inquiries about this position (emails, phone calls, etc). Please submit your information following the process. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Please answer the following required question in no more than 200 words:

1)      The Development Manager will be actively engaging with donors, grantmakers and other supporters to raise money to support CCEJ’s work.

  • What are 2-3 reasons you would offer donors for why they should donate to CCEJ?

Please select one of the following questions to answer in 200 words or less.

1.       CCEJ is proudly iterative in how we live out our values, and we are always focused on deepening the alignment of our work. We are currently going through a Strategic Planning process, and are looking for team members who are ready to create the future of CCEJ with us.

  • Why is this position the right one for you at this time in CCEJ’s organizational trajectory?

2.      CCEJ is a values-driven organization where we consistently reflect on and seek to activate our core values in decision-making, program delivery, relationships, and other key parts of our organizational culture.

  • What values are central to your work and how do you activate them day-to-day?

3. Conflict is an important part of CCEJ’s mission and work. We approach conflict as a healthy and necessary part of relationships between individuals and within communities. We believe that engaging with conflict directly and honestly can serve as a path for change and justice.

  • How do you engage in conflict at work?
  • What are the places you are still growing in?

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