SF New Deal is looking for an experienced and dynamic
fundraiser and marketing manager to join our team as Director of
Development & Marketing (D&M). The Director of D&M will
lead us in securing philanthropic and government resources across
multiple markets (local, state, national) to support small
businesses, workers and San Francisco residents, advancing equity
in our city.
Our Mission: SF New Deal provides supportive services and
financial opportunities for small businesses in San Francisco.
We work to address both the symptoms and root causes of inequity
by building pathways which connect local business owners, workers,
community leaders, and neighbors in need, for the benefit of the
Our Story: SF New Deal is an innovative nonprofit born out of
the Covid-19 pandemic. Launched in March 2020, we quickly evolved
from a volunteer-led emergency relief response, into a resourced
501c3 with a team of 18 working together to address some of the
City’s most persistent and intractable challenges.
Our first program model used private funds to purchase meals
from local restaurants and deliver them to food insecure San
Franciscans through a network of partnerships with long-serving
Community Based Organizations already working with impacted
communities. We were then awarded three community feeding contracts
in partnership with the City of San Francisco’s Department of
Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and the City’s Human Services
In addition to our direct service work, we offer consulting
services and launch pilot programs to support other high impact
efforts to advance equity and lower barriers to access capital and
Our team is a group of kind, collaborative, and hardworking
generalists that are driven by a shared desire to catalyze lasting
impact. In just 16 months, we have seen what’s possible, working
together with a sense of purpose and urgency. Here are some of the
- Disbursing $30 M in financial relief and revenue to 600+ local
- Delivering over 2.5 million meals for food insecure San
- Building trusted relationships across city agencies, community
leaders, small businesses, residents, and long serving neighborhood
- Making recommendations to public and private partners about how
to increase food access and food equity to underserved
- Launching pilot programs to support San Francisco small
businesses being great places to work.
We’re just getting started and would love for you to join us in
building a new model of community care!
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic fundraiser and
marketing manager to join our team as Director of Development &
Marketing (D&M). The Director of D&M will lead us in
securing philanthropic and government resources across multiple
markets (local, state, national) to support small businesses,
workers and San Francisco residents, advancing equity in our
Location: San Francisco, CA. We are a remote organization that
works from home but would prefer a candidate that calls the Bay
Area home and is familiar with the local philanthropic and business
The Director of Development & Marketing will be responsible
for leading our organization’s development efforts: identifying and
pursuing public and private funding opportunities, setting annual
goals, managing fundraising and marketing budgets, initiating
development strategies and campaigns (including Giving Tuesday, end
of year fundraising asks), engaging prospects, managing pipelines,
closing gifts and executing high quality cultivation, solicitation,
and stewardship processes, while working cross functionally with
the executive team, finance, marketing, and service operations to
lead communication and reporting, including the creation of our
The Director of D&M will collaborate with and directly
manage SF New Deal’s Social Media Manager & Designer to lead
campaign strategy and supervise asset and content creation. As
necessary, the Director of D&M will also engage with and manage
a freelance grant writer to ensure that we are able to effectively
apply for and secure funding from grants and government contracts.
The person in this role will be responsible for maintaining our
funder database and reporting to support those goals and build
relationships with philanthropic partners across major gifts and
corporate giving channels.
The ideal candidate for this position will leverage demonstrated
fundraising skills (a successful track record of raising in excess
of $1 million in private funds annually or being awarded
multi-million dollar government grants or contracts), marketing
strategy experience, leadership abilities, relationships in the Bay
Area’s philanthropic landscape, and will effectively build rapport
with our team, our supporters, and with the external stakeholders
with whom our organization partners. We welcome dynamic leadership
styles and an outcomes-oriented approach to development.
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Work closely with Executive
leadership to set quarterly and annual goals and build a strategy
that will engage private donors and philanthropic partners so that
our organization will be able to successfully raise the funds
required to execute high impact programs and operations.
Work with Executive leadership and
the Service Operations team to create a strategy around identifying
and applying for grants and publicly funded contracts so that we
can pilot and operate new programs.
Work closely with Executive
leadership to ensure alignment to strategy, process, and cross-team
collaboration at all times so that our organization can function
efficiently and effectively, leaving as much time as possible to
serve our stakeholders.
Secure funding through grants, donations, and government funded
Project manage new grant and RFP
applications. Work with our team and (as necessary) a freelance
grant writer, to outline, draft, edit and submit grant proposals
and reports about SFNDs programs and services for private,
community, and corporate foundations and government agencies so
that we can have increasing and lasting community impact long
Provide excellent editing and
proofreading for all grant materials to ensure that our
organization is always presented in a polished and professional
manner, giving us the best chance at winning proposals and
Conduct regular prospect research in
order to expand funding sources.
Manage cross-team collaboration to
gather insights and report to funders on progress toward grant
Help manage and strengthen
relationships with philanthropic partners, following up on
information requests, moving funding conversations forward, and
supporting periodic one-on-one check ins.
Keep grant acknowledgement letters
updated and ensure all funder contributions receive timely
Marketing & Communications (35%)
Align Social Media Manager &
Designer’s output with campaigns and fundraising targets so that
ideas are translated into high impact content, cohesive brand
assets and fresh design.
Collaborate with Social Media Manager
& Designer to draft emails (leading the copywriting portion of
longer form pieces), social media, and webpage content for our
community of existing and prospective donors.
Lead the creation of SFNDs annual
report—a digital-based reflection on the work SFND accomplished and
our vision going forward.
Help create fundraising campaigns
(end of year and issue-focused campaigns) that rally individual
donors and foundation partners to support SFNDs work.
Work with the leadership team to
design and implement a communications strategy that engages funders
in areas of SFNDs work that they care about.
As necessary, lead creation of press
releases, working with external agency if required
Manage inbound media requests and
Collaborate with Social Media Manager
& Designer to ensure website information is current and
Lead copywriting of longer form
pieces including emails, blog posts, website landing pages, funding
appeals, tax acknowledgements
Directly manage Social Media and
Design Manager to guide their asset creation, support their
prioritization of work flow, and their evolution and growth as a
You’ll be a great fit if:
You are energized by the opportunity
to help grow and shape a new, high impact organization
You are excited about the prospect of
helping small businesses and historically underserved
You are passionate about equity,
dignity and centering the needs of communities that are closest to
You listen carefully, ask questions,
and are able to build a plan from nascent ideas
You are a strong and confident
written communicator able to compose compelling and persuasive
prose, adapting voice to context.
You have excellent interpersonal and
communication skills and are someone who loves working both within
a team and independently
You have a strong attention to
detail, are extremely organized, and thrive managing multiple
You have a background in making or
managing the creation of marketing collateral and an eye for good
You bring an upbeat, can-do attitude
and feel energized by new ideas and challenges
You’re self-directed and eager to
roll up your sleeves and jump in exploring, building, and refining
opportunities, systems, and processes
You’re proficient in Salesforce or
other CRM platforms, Microsoft Office products, Google Workspace,
and third party giving platforms (Benevity, Blackbaud/YourCause
You have a minimum of 5-7 years of
experience leading development efforts with a successful track
record of fundraising millions of dollars.
You have a minimum of 2 years of
people management experience.
BONUS: you have familiarity with
government RFP processes (local, state, federal) and know where to
look for them
Compensation, Benefits and Perks
This is a full-time position with a
salary of $90,000 to $115,000 depending on experience.
We provide a total of 24 paid days
off per year across PTO, sick time, and paid holidays.
We offer generous medical benefits
(your choice of a Kaiser Platinum or Gold plan) along with vision
We offer a 401K plan with a match up
to 4% of your compensation/year.
We provide a one time work from home
stipend, a monthly wellness stipend, and an annual professional
development education reimbursement.
We are committed to building an
engaged and dynamic team of employees so that we can learn just as
much from our peers as we do from day-to-day challenges. To that
end, we offer professional development and growth opportunities to
our staff including: Annual Performance Reviews, Coaching,
Optional Trainings, and Bi-monthly Enrichment Sessions
How to Submit Your Application:
To be considered for this opportunity, please send your:
Marketing Content sample - this can
be a link to a portfolio or an example of a donor campaign or
marketing asset your created yourself or managed the process of
creating with a team or agency
Our Hiring Process And Timeline
We will read your resume and cover
letter, writing sample, and review your marketing asset. Please
tell us why you are interested in the role, what resonates the most
about SF New Deal’s work, and share examples of past work you’ve
done that makes you a strong candidate.
We’ll review a writing sample.
Provide the best example you can share that showcases your power
with words - to inspire and motivate people for causes you’re
Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis until the position is filled.
We hope the selected candidate can
IMPORTANT: If you are applying through a hiring portal, please
include all requested components of the application in a single
submitted PDF where it asks to upload your resume. Otherwise, you
can send an email with multiple files to jobs (at) sfnewdeal (dot)
Equal Opportunity Employment: SF New Deal is an equal
opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse
backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance: Pursuant to the San
Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment
qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Deadline: Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The
position will remain open until filled.
Please send your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and
marketing asset/donor campaign sample to email@example.com