Community Power Collective - Resource Development Manager

Los Angeles, CA


The Community Power Collective’s (CPC) mission is to build power with low-income tenants and workers through transformative organizing to win economic justice, community control of land and housing, and to propagate systems of cooperation in Boyle Heights and the greater Los Angeles area. We are a member-led organization, established in May 2020 in this formation, but carrying a legacy of 25 years of economic and housing justice organizing in the Eastside and an active participant of LA’s housing justice movement and street vendor justice movement in California.

We are looking for someone to join our visionary team of organizers to lead our resource development strategy. The CPC  Resource Development Manager will guide a broad range of resource development strategies and tactics including grant writing and reporting; coordinate special events bringing together philanthropy and community, and support capacity building of program leads in resource development. We use the term “resource development” (instead of “fundraising”) to refer to all the assets and ingredients needed to help us realize our long-term vision and strategy, along with campaign strategy, base-building, leadership, infrastructure, and organization.

CPC has a collective accountability structure that includes coaching and supervision by Program Leads, a peer coach, and a Transformative Justice Committee of staff and members who perform evaluations and staff development plans. This position will be supervised by the Director of Organizational Strategy + will be assigned a peer coach. This is a full-time position with benefits and is secured for 1 year (12 months). CPC has the intention to secure this position long-term, however, employment past 12 months is contingent on future funding.

Job Responsibilities

Build and Manage Relationships with Philanthropic Sector (40% FTE)

  • Establish and maintain relationships with foundation program officers and other institutional funders. Identify and initiate new relationships with prospective funders.
  • Lead  grant writing and reporting. Develop other written materials for philanthropic audiences, including updates, strategy memos, and impact reports. 
  • Write and send program updates to funders and individual donors.

Individual Donors & Special Events (30% FTE)

  • Lead the planning and implementation of CPC’s annual fundraiser.
  • Plan and implement other special fundraising events and fundraising campaigns. 
  • Manage donor engagement through implementation of touchpoints such as donor events, creating published lists, sending personalized thank you’s and gifts, and coordinating special opportunities for direct contact.

Develop and Maintain Systems & Infrastructure (30% FTE)

  • Maintain a database for funder and donor contacts, tracking updates, deadlines, and next steps.
  • Work with fiscal sponsor staff to keep track of foundation contributions. 
  • Anchor CPC’s Resource Development & Finance Committee.  Provide regular reports to the committee and other staff as needed.
  • Develop templates and other tools that help build resource development skills of other staff. 

The Skills & Competencies We Are Looking For

  • Organizing Experience. At least 2 years of grassroots organizing, base-building and/or campaign organizing experience. Experience and/or openness to applying an organizing approach to resource development is a must. Familiarity with housing justice campaigns and/or transformative organizing a plus.
  • Building Movement Resource Infrastructure. At least 2 years of experience leading fundraising efforts, cultivating relationships with foundation funders, organizing donors, and/or coordinating fundraising events. Experience building systems, structures, and processes that mobilize resources toward grassroots organizing and movement-building work. Knowledge of common computer applications: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Dropbox, and Zoom video tele-conferencing systems. 
  • Training & Leadership Development. Ability to guide and mentor peers is a must. Comfortable in leading skills-building workshops related to resource development. 
  • Communications. Strong communicator, comfortable with public speaking in funder and movement spaces. Excellent written communications for multiple audiences. Ability to connect housing justice issues to a range of other socio-political issues and frameworks.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full time, non-exempt salaried position.  The salary for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. CPC is fiscally sponsored by the Right to the City Alliance (RTTC). RTTC offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package including 100% medical, dental and life insurance, employee-matched 401k retirement plan as well as sick and vacation paid time off.

How To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample through our hiring portal at:   References will be asked for candidates who advance in the process.  Candidates will only be contacted if our hiring team chooses to pursue an interview.

Right To The City Alliance is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from communities heavily impacted by gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.