Individual Giving Manager

East Bay Community Law Center
California, United States
$86,000.00 - $97,000.00
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters. With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

Individual Giving Manager

As an integral part of EBCLC’s Development and Communications Department (DCD), the Individual Giving Manager will manage a growing annual individual giving program of ~$625,000. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing the solicitation of donors, growing our alumni engagement strategy, and managing the day-to-day operations of EBCLC’s individual giving program. 

The Individual Giving Manager leads activities for EBCLC’s annual giving fund.  Key projects include management of 1) two seasonal fundraising drives (fall and spring), 2) giving through law firms, and 3) 1-3 fundraising events with a focus on board, donor, and alumni engagement.  The Individual Giving Manager will also oversee year-round engagement with graduates of EBCLC’s clinical education program, who comprise the majority of EBCLC’s individual donors.  A successful candidate is organized, collaborative, and a skilled communicator.


The Individual Giving Manager will work in close collaboration with the rest of the Development, Communications, and Data and Evaluation team, as well as the Executive Director, in implementing multi-prong strategies for sustaining and growing EBCLC’s individual giving program. The position reports to the Director of Development (DoD). 

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage the annual communication, cultivation, and solicitation plans for EBCLC’s individual donor base. 

• Lead EBCLC's annual giving fund with support from Development Assistant and DoD

• Manage two seasonal fundraising drives and support giving through law firms

• Plan fundraising events with a focus on board, donor, and alumni engagement  

• Develop and oversee a year-round engagement plan with alumni donors  

• Co-create effective digital strategies to supplement seasonal appeals and increase participation/engagement with donors year-round

• Manage donor database and oversee gift administration with the support of the Development Assistant

• Oversee acknowledgment process for individual donors

• Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure smooth and accurate gift processing

• Develop funding proposals, solicitations, and reports for major donors

• Research new prospects for individual donor support and create profile briefs on major donors

• Engage the Executive Team and Board members in major donor outreach

• Implement, test, and evaluate new strategies to increase donor retention, upgrades, and acquisition, and develop key performance indicators to ensure all goals are reached

• Represent EBCLC at donor meetings, conferences, and events as needed


 · Commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice-focused mission

· Strong project management skills

· Excellent communication skills, including written communications

· Works effectively with a diverse range of people, including Board members, funders, donors, attorneys, and community clients

· Four years of fundraising experience, with knowledge of individual giving strategies; comparable sales and account management experience may be considered

· Donor database experience

· Experience executing annual giving campaigns, special events, and direct/personal solicitation

· Experience with the following social media applications: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn

· Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

· Collaborative, self-motivated individual and outstanding team player

· Flexible and able to work in a fast-changing environment

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary for this exempt position is $86,000 – $97,000, based on relevant years of experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

Workplace Expectations

EBCLC is a hybrid workplace. Please note that this position will require attendance at in-person meetings and/or engagement in in-person fieldwork. Your supervisor will review EBCLC’s Office Use Protocol with you, which outlines the safety protocols employees are expected to follow when using the office.

Working at EBCLC

EBCLC is a unionized workplace and members of the bargaining unit are represented by the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, IFPTE. This position is part of the bargaining unit. EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued. In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

How To Apply

Qualified applicants can use the link below to submit an application. 

A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references.  The position will remain open until filled. EBCLC will review applications and interview applicants on a rolling basis and will only review complete applications. 


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