Movement for Black Lives
June 8, 2021
Anywhere - Remote, United States of America
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Director of Resource Strategy & Development 

Location: Remote

Reports to: M4BL Strategy Table (pending management structure)

Salary: $120,000 - $150,000  with full health benefits (no relocation assistance)



The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is an ecosystem of organizations and individuals creating a shared vision and strategy to win rights and resources for Black people. Building on the legacy and strategies of past movements, the Movement for Black Lives has created a broad political home for Black organizers, activists, and their organizations. Our ecosystem is held together by politics of abolition, anti-capitalism and radical Black Queer Feminism and a value system that fights for the marginalized amongst us. 

The Movement for Black Lives’ budget has grown significantly to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the urgency of this political and cultural moment. M4BL’s donor base now consists of multi-year commitments from diverse funding streams across major individual donors, corporations, private, public and family foundations, trusts, and other assets. In this phase of our growth, M4BL is looking for a strategic leader to help design and manage a long term development and resource strategy and infrastructure. 


The Movement for Black Lives is looking to hire an experienced, organized, and values-aligned Director of Resource Strategy & Development to create and implement a strong fundraising plan that meets the resource needs of M4BL and strengthens the longer-term adaptability and sustainability of a healthy thriving ecosystem.

The Movement for Black Lives’ Director of Resource Strategy & Development will create and drive dynamic resource strategies that includes the following: 1) designing and managing all fundraising plans for the ecosystem; 2) overseeing individual and institutional donor relationships from cultivation to their participation in the portfolio; 3) collaboration with M4BL’s Director of Finance and Operations to manage revenue data management; and 4) Develop and manage a grassroots fundraising program.

This is a remote, exempt, full-time (40 hours per week) fully benefits-eligible position, joining the M4BL Senior Staff Team. The annual salary for this position is based on experience with a salary range of $120,000 - $150,000.

Essential Functions:

Resource Strategy/Development/ Fundraising 

  • Leading our prospect management strategy, including maintaining current prospects and identifying new prospects for funding and new strategies for securing funds;
  • Managing revenue projections with detailed information including the amounts  specific funders are projected to give and when;
  • Managing relationships with high net worth individuals and foundation officers;
  • Develop a digital fundraising strategy centering individual donors
  • Overseeing the development of all fundraising materials;
  • Overseeing all processes for proposals and reporting for prospective and existing donors;
  • Oversee systems of data entry, gift acknowledgment and volunteer/board management with respect to fundraising opportunities;
  • Ensuring that fundraising activities are conducted in alignment with M4BL’s values and adhere to our fundraising principles.
  • Working in partnership with other M4BL Directors, Staff and members in designing and implementing effective resource and capital strategies 
  • Managing appropriate contractor(s) and building the Development/ Resource Strategy team over time.

Qualifications & Skills 

  • Fluent in 501c3 and 501c4 fundraising from individuals and foundations;
  • A pre-existing network of relationships and deep knowledge of the landscape of progressive donors and foundations;
  • Previous experience as a Development Director or similar role;
  • A track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results and demonstrated success soliciting and closing major gifts. 
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by a  background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
  • Has a strong performance orientation and skillful strategic thinking. Establishes clear expectations, priorities and continuously measures performance.
  • Strong communications skills -- listening, speaking, and written;
  • Comfort with numbers, projections, and budgeting protocols;
  • Experience working with leaders in grassroots community organizing, systems transformation and movement building 
  • Strong in person and remote facilitation skills

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Equal Opportunity Workplace

The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the follow factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/ or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.  

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