Company / Organization
Community Cycling Center
We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together 29 years ago, creating a nonprofit
organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. Our goal is to help create a
healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members. Our vision is to help build a vibrant community
where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all
Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy,
freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.
In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a
full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by experienced mechanics from diverse cycling
backgrounds. To stay relevant and provide stronger financial support to our essential bike programs, we
are in the process of changing this model to a membership space that aims to offer fee-for-service
educational opportunities. We also collaborate with numerous partners to generate pathways to
numerous supports to meet the needs of our community.
The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and
inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
The Development Director at the Community Cycling Center plays an integral role in ensuring the
strategic direction and financial health of a multi-faceted, community-based nonprofit organization. The
Development Director reports to the Executive Director and maintains overarching leadership and
accountability for prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding diverse revenue streams. They
directly supervise the development team, participate in annual budgeting, and help lead strategic
long-range planning efforts. The Development Director is expected to manage a 1M budget and to
individually bring in a minimum of $500,000 across all revenue streams during their first 365 days.
This is a fully remote position with opportunities to co-work with teammates in person.
Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will
be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally. In all aspects of
this position, we expect you to lead with racial and restorative justice with all of your work, and actively
practice Community Centric Fundraising methodologies
Strategic Fund Development (60%)
● Work as part of the Organizational Leadership Team (all staff Directors) and Board of Directors to design the
organization’s annual budget, and be a voice in larger organizational decisions.
● Provide leadership and direction for all revenue-generating activities related to individual donors, foundation/government grants, government contracts, corporate sponsors,
fundraising events, and strategic partnerships. Use data analytics as your strategic compass while planning, and pivoting when necessary.
● Assume primary responsibility for designing and executing strategies to secure gifts of significant value ($10K-$100K) and for cultivating and stewarding relationships with those donors, including events
● Strategize and oversee the Development Manager and Communications & Marketing Coordinator an integrated marketing plan: media relations, digital campaigns, mailers, Impact Reports, the CCC billboard, annual program video, and more.
● Utilize the Salesforce database to input and track specific cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship actions for constituents in a timely manner.
● Provide support to the Board of Directors and ED in planning, developing, and achieving Board-led fundraising activities and goals.
Leadership & Management (25%)
● Facilitate a successful, evolving development department that upholds the mission of the Community Cycling Center: Development Manager, Grants Manager, a Communications, Marketing Coordinator, and at times one or more contractors.
● Provide and/or support ongoing training for team members, both in development skills and in diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks.
● Ensure open communication between the Development Department and other arms of the organization.
● Partner with the Finance team around reconciliation processes.
● Work as part of the Organizational Leadership Team to participate in and enhance organization-wide work planning and decision making.
Community Mobilization & Development (15%)
● In collaboration with the ED and Development team, cultivate exceptional, transparent, and trusted relationships with supporters in order to elevate the organization’s work and fundraising potential.
● Actively work to bring people together around the Principles of Community-Centric Fundraising and hold an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strive to support and uplift all people within the communities we serve, inclusive of a diversity of ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, classes, disabilities, ages, and other factors that contribute to a vibrant and thriving region.
● Actively work to diversify our donor and volunteer base so that it reflects broad-based community support for our work and our mission.
QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS
● A deep appreciation for the mission and values of the Community Cycling Center, as well as an understanding of the unique and complex community development and social justice issues facing Portland residents.
● Practices Community-Centric Fundraising.
● At least 5 years of successful and progressively responsible nonprofit fundraising and resource development experience. At least 2 years of team management experience.
● Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts with a proven track record of procuring donations of $5,000+
● Advanced project management skills with success in executing multiple projects with competitive deadlines.
● Every September, must be available to spend a week off-site at Cycle Oregon’s Classic Ride.
● Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, corporate partners and foundation relations.
● Innovative, values-driven, self-directed, confident, and action-oriented personality.
● Exceptional, culturally proficient communication skills. Adaptable, accessible, compassionate, and professional demeanor.
● Demonstrated ability to work independently and responsibly, and collaborate effectively.
● High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office programs, QuickBooks, Salesforce, and Asana.
● Experience living in or working in low-income communities and an understanding of barriers to bicycling faced by people living on a low income.
● Lived experience as a member of a marginalized community.
● Experience using Salesforce.
● Coursework or training in DEI, fundraising, marketing, event planning, and/or other related fields.
● Fluency in one or more languages spoken in Portland’s marginalized communities (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali).
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “Development Director” as the subject line to email@example.com.
This announcement was originally posted on May 4, 2023.
The application deadline for this position is 5:00 pm on May 20th, 2023.