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Development Manager

Posted on Jan 24, 2017
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Worksafe is looking for a Development Manager to support our mission and help us grow.

Position Description
Our new Development Manager will help us develop and implement a more robust fundraising plan, assist in grant writing, and support our external communications efforts. The ideal candidate has experience with fundraising and writing grant proposals, is an excellent communicator, resourceful, well-organized, tech savvy, has a passion for workers’ rights, and doesn’t mind rolling up sleeves to pitch in at a small office. This is a full-time position; however, we are open to more seasoned applicants interested in a part-time opportunity.

About Us
Worksafe is a California-based nonprofit that advocates for the basic right of all workers to a safe and healthy workplace. We advocate for strong worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers, engage in campaigns with worker organizations and activist networks to eliminate toxic chemical and other workplace hazards, and watchdog government agencies to ensure they are protecting workers.

In addition to advocacy and policy work, we are a support center for California legal aid organizations whose clients face workplace health or safety hazards, suffer injuries, or face retaliation at work for exercising their rights under health and safety laws. We provide legal aid groups with training, technical assistance, and litigation support, improving access to justice for low-wage and immigrant workers, workers most vulnerable to having their rights violated or suffering workplace injuries.


  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and execute individual and major donor fundraising strategies;
  • Plan and manage all aspects of our fundraising events, including our annual anniversary and awards program;
  • Make presentations to organizations on Worksafe’s mission and impact on worker health and safety;
  • Engage with our Board of Directors to support Board participation in fundraising;
  • Work with staff to develop and write grant proposals; and
  • Oversee our constituent relationship management (CRM) system.

Desired Qualifications

  • Superior writing ability;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Experience with fundraising and/or grant writing for a nonprofit organization;
  • At least three years of relevant work experience as a community or union organizer or activist, fundraiser or grant writer, social justice advocate, or in another relevant field;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar constituent relationship management (CRM) system;
  • At least one year of experience in data analysis and database management;
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent course of study in a relevant field;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, independently manage priorities, and manage and complete projects with minimal supervision;
  • Commitment to work with and advocate for low-wage and immigrant workers;
  • Knowledge of basic PC applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); and
  • Willingness to travel and to work some evenings and occasional weekends.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Worksafe is an equal opportunity employer -- all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF or .docx format to David Granberg, Fiscal Operations Administrator, at dgranberg@worksafe.org. If we consider you for an interview we will request references and a writing sample. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.

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