Communications and Development Manager

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
August 17, 2020
Anywhere, California
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The Communications and Development Manager plays a critical role in three areas: grant proposals and reports, information resources, and external communications. The full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Communications and Development, interfaces regularly with the Operations and Programs Teams, and is located in either GCIR’s Oakland or Petaluma office. For the right candidate, the position can be remote. Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following:

Grant Proposals and Reports (~60%)

  • Research foundation requirements for grant applications and reports
  • Draft grant proposals and reports
  • Gather information on grant activities and outcomes from Programs Team and other staff
  • Manage internal drafting and review deadlines for staff teams
  • Submit grant proposals and reports in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Operations Team to ensure proper recordkeeping and compliance with all grant reporting and administrative requirements
  • Communicate with funders as needed

Information Resources (~25%)

In collaboration with the Programs Team:

  • Monitor immigration news, policies, trends, and statistics and prepare concise updates for funders
  • Compile, analyze, and summarize data from the field to identify funding needs and gaps
  • Create resources to inform grantmaking strategies, including presentations, fact sheets, infographics, issue briefs, and funding recommendations, based on interviews, secondary research, and other existing sources
  • Assist with researching, drafting, and editing external communications, including descriptions of briefings, webinars, and other programs
  • Work with a graphic designer on digital and printed information resources

Administration of External Communications (~15%)

  • Disseminate external communications through electronic mailings (via MailChimp), social media, and other channels
  • Maintain a fresh and timely website, working with the Operations Team
  • Curate information for and assemble GCIR’s eNews published 6-9 times per year
  • Assist in the production of the annual report
  • Maintain and amplify GCIR’s social media presence