United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is currently hiring a full-time Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of USAS fundraising. The position offers a competitive non-profit salary, a comprehensive health benefits package, a union contract, flexible vacation time and opportunities for professional development and mentorship.
The position requires a two-year commitment and a willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. This individual would be joining two existing national staff members but will often be expected to work independently. While USAS is located in Washington, DC, candidates who are located in or within an hour of New York City may also be considered.
While we prefer a full time coordinator, strong candidates at a part-time basis may also be considered. Application deadline is September 15th.
Since 1997, USAS has been the largest student-worker solidarity organization in the country, with locals on 150 college and university campuses. USAS leverages the strategic role of college students to support the formation and continued strength of unions in the US and around the world, with a focus on unions representing campus workers and garment workers abroad who manufacture collegiate licensed apparel. USAS’s work falls at the intersection of the student and worker movements as an independent, student-run organization. For more information on USAS, please visit www.usas.org.
Responsibilities will include:
- Maintain and cultivate relationships new and existing funders, including foundations, labor unions, large individual donors, and small online donations
- Manage individual donor base platforms
- Oversee and manage organizational budget
- Research and pursue new funding opportunities
- Draft grants, proposals, letters of inquiry and reports
- Oversee and grow existing donor program
- Allocate appropriate fundraising tasks to organizing staff
- Coordinate development-centered communications (ie, website management, quarterly newsletters and digital communications)
- Participate in staff meetings
- Support financial management and organizational development alongside organizing staff, consultants, allies, and community members
The successful candidate will have:
- A strong sense of drive and commitment to the organization
- Minimum 2-3 years of experience in fundraising and development
- Excellent writing and communication skills, particularly grant writing and proposals
- High degree of computer literacy and comfort using Google Drive/Microsoft Office, WordPress, Mailchimp, and Facebook (Twitter and Instagram are a plus)
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to thrive in non-traditional work settings
- Commitment to the mission of USAS, including strong social and racial justice analysis
USAS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQI+ people, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.