Restore Oakland Capital Campaign Manager (RO)

Organizational Background

A joint initiative between the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Restore Oakland is a community advocacy and training center that will mobilize Bay Area community members to transform our economic and justice systems and make a safe and secure future possible for themselves and for their families.

Restore Oakland Capital Campaign Manager

The Restore Oakland Capital Campaign Manager will lead Restore Oakland’s capital campaign fundraising efforts, which is now at 85% completion, as well as develop major gift donors through our naming opportunities program. Restore Oakland has 120+ opportunities and gift levels for donors to participate in naming spaces in the building for their favorite civil rights hero.

We are looking for someone who is an independent, self-starter who is excited to develop a major gifts program from these naming opportunities to support the long-term health and financial stability of this visionary project.

This position supports the Restore Oakland Capital Campaign, and is supervised by the Director of Development at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

This position is funded for two years with the possibility of renewal after that term. Schedule will include some evenings and weekends as necessary.


Full time, exempt

Primary Responsibilities:

Campaign Coordination

  • Manage and facilitate campaign working groups, including institutional gifts and the Campaign Executive Send out agendas prior to the call and ensure timely follow up of tasks.
  • Coordinate foundation gifts Track pipeline and collaborate with development teams to submit applications.
  • Communicate campaign updates with development staff from ROC and EBC. Write and disseminate a weekly development team digest to share news about funds received and to provide a centralized communication space for feedback and campaign
  • Facilitate communication between muralist and EBC/ROC Support fundraising efforts in collaboration with artist.

Naming Opportunities Program

  • Develop strategy for prospect research, cultivation, and successful solicitation for naming opportunities
  • Collaborate with prospective donors to determine best fit for name and room designation.
  • Track pledges and maintain updated prospects

Donor Engagement

  • Organize and lead building tours for prospective donors, collaborating with leadership at ROC and EBC to facilitate a successful donor
  • Develop and implement recognition plan for major gifts
  • Maintain open communication with donors and keep them abreast of exciting campaign developments.
  • Collaborate with existing groups of volunteer fundraisers to host events and house parties, and cultivate new volunteer fundraisers to support campaign

Grants, Writing, + Prospect Research/Management

  • Conduct ongoing prospect research and Provide some support scheduling EBC/ROC leadership for specific asks.
  • Write and submit grant proposals for funding opportunities identified by ROC and EBC development
  • Produce communications materials as needed for the campaign, including a regular impact report for all Restore Oakland
  • Manage post-capital campaign funder and report writing and
  • Supervise consultants on additional writing projects, including a case study of the capital campaign.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender
  • 4 or more years of experience in fundraising, with significant experience in individual donor
  • 3 or more years of volunteer management experience, preferably in a fundraising and/or campaign
  • History of working collaboratively with stakeholders (board members, volunteers, etc.) and coworkers while exercising individual leadership in meeting core job
  • Project management and/or campaign experience, including proven ability to successfully manage multiple time-sensitive
  • History of using CRM/database tools to successfully support donor

Salesforce experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience with prospect
  • Familiarity with online fundraising tools and peer to peer fundraising
  • Aptitude for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of fundraising

Preferred qualifications and skills:

  • Familiarity with criminal justice landscape in California and/or the Bay
  • Bilingual Spanish and English

Individuals of color, LGBTQ, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary range: $60,000 - $70,000


Compensation Includes a Competitive Benefits Package


To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Application open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.

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