Deputy Director, Development (ANC)

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU NorCal is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations. For most of the last century, the ACLU NorCal has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state. 

Our mission is to ensure that constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made. We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. We are committed to fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning. We are the resistance. Join us.


The Opportunity:

The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) seeks an experienced leader for the position of Deputy Director of Development. This is an exciting opportunity to direct frontline fundraising for the ACLU NorCal and ensure our program integrates thoughtful strategy, authentic engagement, and the right mix of innovation and best practices. You will make a difference by providing strategic direction, supporting staff to do their best work, and cultivating a healthy working culture. At this time in our history for both philanthropy and movements for equity, you will be essential to our work to further ground our development approach and practices in racial and social justice.

The Position:

You are a leader with at least ten years of experience in the non-profit or philanthropic sectors, with at least five years of management experience, including supervising staff in varying stages of their careers. You have experience establishing and strengthening strong, long-term partnerships with philanthropic stakeholders, primarily through the oversight and direction of major, leadership, and planned giving programs and staff. You support your staff’s success through your planning processes, goal-setting and related accountability measures, and management practices. You think creatively about new ways to engage donors more deeply in the ACLU’s work and our broader movements, and to demonstrate the impact of their giving. You have a strong commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU NorCal, and you are excited to address the tensions that exist between philanthropy and our work for racial and social justice. You treat every person with whom you work with dignity and respect, and you actively work to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for donors, staff, and other partners in your work. You are open to learning new approaches, skills, and practices, even when this may push you outside your comfort zone. As Deputy Director, you will supervise five gift officers, report to the Director of Development, and act in place of the Director of Development in their absence.


Starting salary range for this position is $115,726.68 - $135,014.46.


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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-03-18 16:54:10 -0400