Website Project Color Corps
OUR BACKGROUND AND MISSION
Founded in 2011, Project Color Corps uses color as a change agent. Our mission is to help people infuse a sense of well-being, joy, and equity into the spaces around them. We transform schools into places where students want to be, where they are happier and energized to learn. We make community centers into spaces where people feel nurtured and valued. We turn libraries and playgrounds into magnetic areas of connection and pure joy. Through the powerful medium of color and education, we empower and transform underserved environments into places where people want to be, places where everyone feels like they belong and can be proud to be a part of—places where communities can celebrate everyday life.
Project Color Corps Collaborates with people to add color to their essential community spaces, creating beauty, belonging, and joy. We sit down with students and community members, and we talk about color—what it means to each of us, how it makes us feel, what memories it brings up, and so much more. During these conversations, we teach the fundamentals of color, the connection between color and emotion, and how color can be transformative. Mostly, we do a lot of listening. This is the time when we hear stories, we feel a lot of emotions, and we get to see people as they share themselves with us. Calling this our “process” doesn’t even feel right, because it’s not something that’s cut and dry or formulaic. It’s an experience that’s hard to put into words—just like color.
We have completed 14 projects to date with our Project Color Corps Chapters located in the Bay Area, Portland, Chicago, and New York. This year we are scheduled to complete 5-6 more projects, with one additional location in Seattle.
Learn more at: www.projectcolorcorps.org
Project Color Corps is seeking a part time Director of Development to grow our capacity and impact through fundraising, stakeholder management, and strategic relationships. The role will report to the Board of Directors and be supported by (reference to other staff members/volunteers).
FUNDRAISING AND REVENUE GENERATION (60%)
● Plan and implement Project Color Corps’ annual and long-term fundraising strategy.
● Cultivate relationships with major stakeholders for the purposes of fundraising –– including major gifts, grants, donor development, and events.
● Identify, recommend, and develop potential revenue streams and new opportunities for the organization’s growth and development.
● Oversee management of grant activities with our grant writer to ensure compliance and ensure accurate and timely reporting to donors.
● Lead donor cultivation and stewardship activities.
COMMUNITY AND BOARD ENGAGEMENT (30%)
● Support the growth and development of Project Color Corps’ chapters in raising funds and deepening community relationships to support their work.
● Perform a variety of public relations activities to communicate the value of the organization to new and existing stakeholder groups.
● Collaborate with other nonprofit organizations, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, businesses, and trade associations to support fundraising activities.
● Work with individual members and the entire Board to identify donor prospects, generate additional resources, and cultivate a culture of giving.
● Establish relationships and partnerships in new markets with donors as well as political and community leaders.
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT (10%)
● Support the organization’s strategic growth and development by identifying new ways for Project Color Corps to make an impact.
● Design and facilitate annual business planning and revenue generation activities.
● Identify and develop opportunities for national expansion aligned with revenue potential.
● Work with the Board to prioritize the organization’s needs.
● Help establish the organization’s annual budget and consider financial initiatives and objectives when making decisions.
● Report regularly to the board of directors, serve & advise committees, and build board involvement for strategic direction for ongoing local operations.
We are seeking candidates with proven leadership, fundraising, and relationship management experience. Successful applicants will be thoroughly committed to Project Color Corps’ mission and the implementation of quality projects and outcomes. The following qualifications demonstrate some of the skill sets and attributes we are looking for in our hire for this role.
● Demonstrated success in raising funds and building partnerships. Nonprofit management experience preferred.
● Proactive self-starter with ability to work on his/her own.
● Strong track record of grants acquisition and management.
● Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people both internal and external to the organization.
● A belief in our core work and our mission to use color as a change agent.
● Empathic and results-driven with an entrepreneurial mindset.
● Transparent, patient, with a sense of humor.
● Ability to and interest in supporting other team members and their projects and workload as necessary.
● Experience working with chapter-based organizations is a bonus.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required. Life experience and/or educational training relevant to the communities served by Project Color Corps preferable.
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