Development Manager (GCIR)


The mission of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is to influence the philanthropic field to advance the contributions and address the needs of the country's growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations. Since 1990, we have sought to promote effective grantmaking that improves the lives of newcomers and strengthens local communities. 

Each year, GCIR helps hundreds of funders connect with grantmaking colleagues, build new skills, increase their knowledge, share best practices, and develop effective funding strategies that advance diverse funding priorities through:

• A diverse slate of regional and national programming

• Practical research reports, funding recommendations, fact sheets, and other informational materials

• Training, technical assistance, and individualized consultation. 

GCIR also creates opportunities for our members to engage with one another on shared funding interests and to collaborate on special initiatives. For more information, visit


The development manager plays an essential role in managing fundraising; ensuring that all development operations run smoothly; and leading evaluation and organizational learning. This full-time position reports to a member of the management team and interfaces regularly with the entire staff on a wide range of activities. The position can be located in either our Sebastopol or Oakland office. The following is a breakdown of the duties and responsibilities of this position:

Development (85%)

• Manage funding deadlines, grant proposal and reporting requirements, and internal tracking systems

• Develop and execute annual fundraising plan in coordination with organizational leadership

• Draft and edit grant reports and proposals

• Oversee all support staff responsible for funding-related data entry and grant processing

• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major funders and partners

Evaluation and Organizational Learning (15%)

• Develop and execute an annual plan for evaluation and organizational learning

• Work with external evaluation experts and consultants

• Develop, manage, and implement internal systems for tracking outcomes and conducting ongoing assessments of GCIR’s activities

• Provide updates from the board of directors and seek their feedback, as needed

• Lead and engage colleagues in organizational learning 


• Outstanding writing and editing skills, including the ability to tell an engaging story about our work to diverse audiences

• 8+ years relevant of experience in grantwriting, fundraising, and evaluation; willing to consider candidates with exceptional drive and interest but fewer years of experience

• High level of ethics, commitment to quality, and strong sense of personal and organizational accountability

• Ability to apply common sense, exercise sound judgment in problem solving, yet take a creative approach

• A natural sense of curiosity and ability to work independently and confidently to meet competing deadlines

• A good sense of humor, desire to work as part of a dynamic team, and ability to thrive in a fastpaced environment

• Demonstrated knowledge of and/or commitment to social justice issues.

• Bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree a plus


Salary is commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package including employer-paid health insurance.


Please email a letter of interest along with a resume to Harmony Hayes at This position will remain open until we find the right candidate. No phone calls or email inquiries please.

GCIR is committed to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and those from immigrant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply