- California, United States
- $98,000.00 - $100,000.00
- Closing date
- Jun 15, 2023
- Position Type
- Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research
- Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, Education, Philanthropic Advisors, Youth
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Code2040 is a nonprofit activating, connecting and mobilizing
the largest racial equity community in tech, to dismantle the
structural barriers that prevent the full participation and
leadership of Black and Latinx technologists in the innovation
Through events, trainings, early-career programs, and knowledge sharing, Code2040 equips Black and Latinx technologists and their allies with the tools, connections, and care they need to advocate for and achieve racial equity in the tech industry.
“I joined Code2040 because I was committed to Black
liberation--starting with my own, and extending to my family and
community. I’m thrilled that we’re in a position to grow our team,
and I hope we will find others seeking growth, liberation, and
joy.” - Mimi Fox Melton, CEO
Code2040 is looking for a dynamic Development Director, energized by working at the intersection of technology and racial equity. Code2040 is at an incredible moment in its growth, attracting attention ranging from community-based allies and Black & Latinx technologists, to national foundations and international tech giants. The right candidate for this position will bring strong foundational competency and experience in fundraising, finance, communications, and data management. They will love building and maintaining fundraising programs on a variety of platforms to strategically meet ambitious revenue goals. They will also have experience and comfort with major gifts, moves management, public-private partnerships, and community engagement.
Code2040 is led by a visionary CEO who is a skilled and talented fundraiser committed to building and stewarding relationships with values-aligned funders and donors. The Development Director will collaborate with the CEO and Development team staff to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy with a focus on long-term sustainability. The Development Director will supervise a Development Associate and contractors.
Code2040 has an annual budget of $4.3M with half of that raised from contributed revenue sources, including institutional funders and individual supporters. The Development Director will be responsible for leading a cohesive fundraising program that seeks to grow Code2040’s revenue through ethical, values-aligned fundraising tactics. Additional goals include building and maintaining systems, structures and processes that support a healthy Development department, building a consistent Development communications practice, and helping take our organization to the next level.
Code2040’s work environment is rooted in transparent leadership, collaboration, flexibility, and relationships that allow team members to show up authentically and work autonomously.
Note: CODE2040 is a fully remote organization, and this position will be remote with light travel.
Key Priorities and Responsibilities:
Racial Equity: Our
focus is the full participation and leadership Black and Latinx
people in the innovation economy and commitment to these
communities is a must. Code2040 encourages candidates that have
lived or adjacent experience to that of our served community to
join our largely BIPOC leadership team.
Leadership, Collaboration & Team Management - 20%: During a time of heightened visibility, substantial growth and internal transition, this position will affirm healthy best practices and culture by utilizing an ethical approach to fundraising rooted in community-centric fundraising principles, and partner with the CEO and staff to foster a collaborative fundraising culture across the organization. Working closely with the CEO, the position will explore ways to engage Code2040’s Board of Directors to more effectively move resources to our work. Additionally, the role will provide leadership and mentorship to Development staff and guidance to contractors to ensure contributed revenue and other team goals are met. This person will be responsible for setting team priorities and project managing key projects toward desired outcomes.
Fundraising Strategy -
30%: The Director of Development will help shape and name
a fundraising framework that amplifies Code2040’s vision and
connect fundraising goals and tactics to the organization’s
strategic priorities. This role will lead the process to co-create
comprehensive annual fundraising plans for Code2040, including
strategies for institutional funders and individual supporters. The
right candidate will have a strong appetite for developing and
implementing new and creative approaches to engage our donor and
funder base, maintain and strengthen existing relationships, and
expand our network, especially in the technology world. In
partnership with the Development Associate and Fundraising
Consultants, the Development Director will also be responsible for
implementing fundraising strategy into an actionable work
Major Gift Fundraising - 20%: The Development Director will be responsible for managing and growing an individual giving program to more effectively manage relationships with supporters who have the capacity to move significant resources to Code2040. This includes portfolio management, designing and managing solicitation strategy, utilizing the donor CRM to track engagement and outreach, providing regular coaching and staffing the CEO and other senior leadership staff in their relationship building efforts.
Development Communications -
10%: This position will contribute to the strategy behind
development-related communications that support the organization in
community engagement and supporter retention goals, with an
emphasis on creating impact storytelling to help our community
understand the “to what end” of our work. This will include
strategic communications across multiple platforms and
collaborating with our Communications function.
Institutional Funder Strategy - 10%: In collaboration with the CEO and grants contractor, the DD will provide thought partnership and strategic support to steward, cultivate, and deepen engagement with current and prospective funders.
- Board Engagement - 10%: In collaboration with CEO and senior leadership staff, this leader will provide support to Code2040’s Board of Directors, helping ensure Board members have foundational understanding of the organization’s development strategy. The person will partner with the Board in co-creating ways that they can individually engage in and provide material support for our fundraising efforts.
Ideal Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
5+ years of non-profit development
experience, including previous experience as a Development
Intellectually curious and interested
in utilizing an ethical approach to fundraising
Solid foundational understanding of
development department functions and operations including donor
CRMs, online giving and communications platforms (ex: GiveButter,
MailChimp, YAMM), gift processing procedures, and gift acceptance
Experience with annual revenue goal
setting, managing budgets, and tracking outcomes for
Experience in developing,
implementing, and managing a robust annual giving program
Experience in developing,
implementing, and managing a major gifts program, including
demonstrated experience and comfort soliciting five-figure and
Excellent analytic and strategic
thinking skills, with comfort using data to analyze fundraising
metrics and outcomes
Highly organized with attention to
process and follow-through
Experience with a multicultural
workforce – people who are diverse in age, race, disability, gender
and gender expression – is required
A commitment to social justice and
sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is
Ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, staff, and
counsel from a diverse range of communities
Clear interpersonal communication
skills including the ability to communicate deadlines and
Proficient knowledge of Google
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time position with an anticipated salary range of between $98,000 and $110,000, depending on experience.
Code2040 offers a generous employer-paid benefits package, including excellent health, vision and dental plans.
Access to free medical,
dental, and vision insurance
100% medical deductible
Free annual access
to: One Medical with PPO, Kindb ody with PPO, and
- $200 per month wellness stipend because sometimes the things you need most for your care aren’t covered by traditional insurance plans
Free life insurance policy
with $50,000 coverage with the option to invest in
Access to 401K with
end-of-year match (dependent on the financial health of
An unlimited vacation
policy contingent on manager and team negotiation. Staff
averages 5-8 weeks of vacation per year – not including sick time,
personal time, and mental health days
2+ weeks off during the
holiday season (dependent on organizational health)
because we deserve to end and start the year with rest
$1500 work-from-home office
setup stipend upon starting your position, $500 every year
$1500/year for professional
development because we’re constantly growing and evolving
and that takes investment in our collective learning
$1500/year for a work for
anywhere stipend so you can get out of your house and see
and be somewhere different. Take that trip you’ve been thinking
about and take your meetings from a beach somewhere. Or wherever
else you wanna be!
$150/month phone and internet
stipend because you can’t do this job without reliable,
$75/month snack and food
stipend to keep you fueled throughout your day. We’d buy
you snacks in the office so why not remotely? :)
Code2040’s operations are
100% remote and its team is located across the United
States, primarily in California. We gather once per year as a team
with options for individuals and teams to travel to gather
in-person. This is contingent on following COVID protocols because
we’re still in this pandemic and we’re invested in keeping each
other as safe as possible.
HOW TO APPLY:
Our organization values relationships, feedback and celebration. As an organization, we sit in monthly practice centered around relationship building and ritual. We also practice active celebration of ourselves and others. You will thrive in this organization if you are:
Able and willing to engage in both
receiving and giving direct feedback and celebration.
Grounded in a growth mindset for
yourself and others.
Able to sit in discomfort, curiosity
and vulnerability during hard conversations.
Committed to growing your
communication, conflict resolution, and advocacy skills for the
sake of building strong relationships both internally and
If this resonates with you, please submit a cover letter with your resume or simply answer the application questions on Lever when submitting your resume/CV.
A few tips for responding to our cover letter questions: Don’t just repeat your resume; we’ll read that too. Your cover letter is your chance to shine and connect your past experience with what we’re looking for. Tell us:
The unique mix of skills and
experience you will bring to the role and our team.
How will you thrive in the role; what
have you done in the past that demonstrates you can be
What about Code2040’s mission excites
you? Why do you want to work with a passionate team committed
to mobilizing the largest racial equity community in tech?
What experience do you have in
working with or volunteering for an organization that does racial
We encourage all applicants to review our values and history to learn more who we are and what drives us.
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