Development Director

Position Description

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (“NOC”) is hiring a full-time development director to lead the sustainable resourcing of NOC’s work on the front-lines of building power towards justice in communities of color. NOC is in a moment of extraordinary growth and momentum, and we seek a high-level, experienced individual with a commitment to movement-building and grassroots leadership.

This is a full-time senior staff position with competitive compensation relative to experience and ability and to include excellent benefits. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to and

Introducing NOC

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is a grassroots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities and works in an intersection of race, the economy and public policy. NOC is a collaborative, movement-building organization and seeks to leverage issue-based campaigns, leadership development, community organizing, and electoral organizing to achieve measurable outcomes leading to a more equitable state and nation.

In 2015, NOC is launching an ambitious project to develop the leadership in communities of color through strategic partnerships, community organizing, civic engagement, and intersectional issue-based campaigns.  Having created a solid foundation of members, campaign wins, and public credibility, NOC has the extraordinary opportunity to grow into a statewide and member-funded power organization capable of effecting structural change and bridging the outrageous racial and economic gaps in our state and nation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain and grow relationships with foundations, individual donor, and institutional funding sources.

  • Develop and implement ambitious organizational plan for fundraising and sustainable resources.

  • Manage all grant writing, submission, reporting, and tracking.

  • Grow and implement individual donor and major donor plan.

  • Direct NOC’s grassroots fundraising and sustaining membership program.

  • Create plan for fundraising events, social media campaigns, and innovative ways of engaging investment in NOC’s work.

  • Coordinate with executive director a strategic campaign planning process to maximize potential for sustainable resource generation and investment in NOC’s work.

  • Support and train leaders of color to become movement based Development professionals.

  • Benchmark ambitious goals for sustainable resource work, evaluate and course correction as needed.


  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience leading successful fundraising efforts with racial and economic justice-based networks, organizations, and strategic campaigns.

  • Familiarity with diverse grassroots fundraising models, tactics, and membership structures.

  • Proven track record of successful grant writing and relationship cultivation with institutional funders.

  • Experience with individual donor and major donor programs.

  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks in fast-paced environment.

  • High level of computer and web literacy with some database and/or CRM experience.

  • High level of judgment, maturity, and relational skills.  Superior accountability.  Able to produce results and solve problems with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated accountability to under-resourced communities and communities of color.  Ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-gendered, multi-sexed, and multi-racial settings.  Commitment to leadership by and for black, indigenous, and POC communities.  Have an active and developed analysis of power and structural change.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Brings empathy, passion, and humor to the work.

  • Ability to deliver both numbers-based and leadership-based results in self-directed environment.

  • Willingness to commit to a two-year minimum commitment to the organization.

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

We desire a diverse pool of applicants and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, the LGBTQ and immigrants communities.

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