PNP Staffing Group is proud to have been retained by
Communities United for Police Reform to lead their search for a
Director of Development.
About Communities United for Police Reform
United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to
end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a
lasting movement that promotes public safety and reduces reliance
on policing. CPR runs coalitions of over 200 local, statewide and
national organizations and has won significant organizing, policy
and litigation victories since being launched in 2012 – including
the June 2020 repeal of New York state’s infamous police secrecy
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Position Summary: This
new position will lead CPR’s overall resource development and
philanthropic advocacy work. The Director of Development will work
closely with the Director, steering committee and others to build
and implement a robust multi-tiered fundraising strategy to support
the resource needs of CPR and CPR member organizations. This
position will oversee creative strategies to engage individual and
institutional donors, with a movement-building approach integrating
all parts of CPR in our campaigns and resource development efforts.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned fundraiser who has deep roots in
racial and other justice movements, understands fundraising as part
of community organizing and is passionate about CPR’s mission and
- Planning & oversight - In collaboration
with the Director and others, develop, implement and monitor
comprehensive annual and multi-year development plans to project
and raise annual budget goals and advance CPR’s campaign
priorities. This includes oversight and management of systems and
processes for effective identification, tracking, and engagement
with donors and prospects, including prospecting, data management,
acknowledgments, and ongoing communication with individual
prospects, donors, institutional funders and other key
- Team coordination - Coordinate and support
CPR’s Director, Steering Committee members, resource development
team, and others in fundraising efforts; recruit and supervise
relevant staff, vendors, consultants, interns and volunteers.
- Institutional fundraising - Research, develop,
submit, track and steward proposals for foundation prospects with a
long-term relationship approach; ensure timely submission of
reports; coordinate foundation site visits and ongoing
communication with institutional prospects and donors.
- Fundraising from individuals - Develop and
manage individual donor fundraising campaigns, including
crowdfunding, direct mail, prospecting and other tactics to expand
CPR’s base of individual donors and other revenue sources.
- Events - Oversee coordination and
implementation of special events, including but not limited to,
gala event, house parties and other related activities
- Philanthropic advocacy – Develop and implement
strategies to broaden support for the ecosystem of groups needed to
advance CPR’s overall goals, with particular focus on increased
philanthropic support for grassroots community organizing.
- Represent CPR at external meetings and events, as requested, to
- Share infrastructure/administrative responsibilities with other
staff, including assist in other campaign meetings/events, as
Qualifications and Skills of Ideal
- Passion for and knowledge of racial/other justice
movements, police accountability issues, and
demonstrated commitment to the vision and values of
CPR. Knowledge of key issues and relevant movement
landscape, commitment and demonstrated experience working with
diverse low-income communities of color directly affected by
discriminatory and abusive policing, including youth, LGBT and
gender nonconforming people, homeless people, immigrants, Muslim
communities, women, and people with disabilities.
- 6-8+ years leading and managing multi-tiered successful
fundraising campaigns and efforts, including strong
experience with individual and institutional fundraising; using
digital and online communications tactics in successful fundraising
campaigns; integrating fundraising with community organizing goals;
and philanthropic advocacy.
- Demonstrated success at raising $1M+ annually
from a mix of individuals, events, appeals, and foundations,
including success at cultivating, soliciting, and securing small
gifts and larger gifts from $50,000 - $100,000+ levels
- Excellent writing and research skills,
including ability and track record of writing well, quickly, and
- Strong track record with budget development and
- Strong interpersonal, management and facilitation
skills, including: experience coordinating teams;
facilitating meetings towards action; demonstrated experience
understanding and acting on complexities of group/coalition
dynamics; at least 5 years’ experience recruiting, retaining and
- Detail-oriented, results-driven, excellent time/project
management skills: creative, results and detail-oriented,
and able to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities within
deadlines and in resource-limited environment.
- Proficient in various database programs, fundraising platforms,
and social media platforms.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Wade Savitt, Executive
Recruiter with PNP Staffing Group. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
ethnicity, national origin, religion, or disability.