Director of Development

Date Opened: June 18, 2024 

Title: Director of Development
Exempt, Full-time 
$130,000 to $145,000 annually
Reports to:
Executive Director 
Currently remote, with San Francisco office open as an option. Hybrid remote/office likely in future. Must be located in California within commute distance of San Francisco Bay Area.
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Are you energized by mobilizing individuals and resources to fuel bold progress toward civil rights and collective liberation? We invite you to consider joining us! 

About You
We are looking for a skilled fundraiser and development professional with a strategic vision for long term income sustainability and a track record of growing and diversifying an organization’s funding base to meet multi-year budget needs. This person is someone devoted to community-based social justice movements and dismantling unjust systems, passionate about racial and economic justice, and eager to galvanize LCCRSF’s team of enthusiastic fundraisers including the Board, staff, LCCRSF Members, and contract professionals to maximize resources to fulfill its ambitious mission. This person will take an immediate leadership role on the management team and be an essential caretaker of the organization’s overall well-being. This position works closely with an exceptional development team that includes the executive director, grants manager, communications manager, and communications coordinator. 

As one of the most enduring civil rights institutions on the West Coast, LCCRSF works to dismantle systems of oppression and racism and to build an equitable and just society.  

Formed in 1968 to bridge the legal community and the Civil Rights Movement, we’re known for advancing the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees, and low-income individuals. We also invest in legal fellows and support a network of over 1,000 active pro bono attorneys and volunteers. We use all the tools available to make systemic change on behalf of Bay Area community and local movements: direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy and communications. 

Our current work includes:  

  • Litigation to end San Francisco’s draconian practice of policing homeless residents who have committed no crime but sleeping in public amidst the City’s massive affordable housing shortage, and other fines and fees advocacy to end the criminalization of poverty;  
  • Services and advocacy for BIPOC and low-income entrepreneurs and commercial tenants; 
  • Asylum services and conditions of confinement litigation under the new Accountability in Detention Act to end abuses and profit incentives in private immigration detention.  

We are in this work for the long haul. Our goal is to make this work sustainable, to rest as needed and take care of each other and our communities, so we can be fierce in the face of power through our core issue areas of Racial Justice, Immigrant Justice and Economic Justice. Learn more at    

Your Work  


  • Design, implement, evaluate and update LCCRSF’s comprehensive fund development plan to raise $5M annually in collaboration with the Management Team and Board of Directors. 
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward multiple financial supporters including foundations, government agencies, law firms, and pro bonos/volunteers, LCCRSF members, and other individuals. 
  • Orchestrate and support the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities of other individuals such as LCCRSF staff, Board members, LCCRSF members and contract personnel. Serve as staff lead on the board’s development and membership committees.  
  • Design, implement, and evaluate multiple events related to fund development in collaboration with the development team, pro bono team, leadership and Board. 
  • Maintain, evaluate, and redesign (as needed) the operational components of the Development department, i.e. infrastructure. 
  • Supervise the Grants Manager and Communications Manager. 

Cross-departmental Collaboration 

  • Partner with communications and program staff to tell the LCCRSF story in a clear and compelling fashion, and support the development of marketing collateral. 
  • Proactively search for overlap between LCCRSF program development and new funding opportunities.  
  • Partner with finance and administrative staff to craft revenue projections, grant budgets, and grant reporting. 
  • Serve on five-person leadership team, proactively helping guide the organization. 
  • Participate in strategic planning processes. 
  • Join the entire staff in cultivating a positive work environment. 

Essential Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated commitment to LCCRSF’s mission and values. 
  • Minimum five years fundraising experience. 
  • Experience fundraising for an organization with an annual budget of at least $1,000,000. 
  • In-depth fundraising experience with at least two of the following revenue sources: foundations, government, law firms, corporations, individuals.  
  • Experience making successful direct solicitations of institutions and/or individuals. 
  • Experience with fundraising events and/or annual campaigns, and  excitement to play a leadership role in the planning and execution of LCCRSF’s annual MLK gala and campaign. 
  • Experience with integrating communications and/or public relations work with fund development strategizing and implementation. 
  • Experience with database/records management and donor analysis. 
  • Successful track record of supervising, training, and/or coaching in any context. 
  • Collaborative team-player who will work cooperatively across a team of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. 
  • Organizational leadership experience a plus  

Salary, Benefits, Work location  
This position is full-time, exempt, with a salary range of $130-145k annually depending on experience, and reports to the Executive Director. Full benefits package includes 100% paid medical + 80% for dependents, FSA and pre-tax commute benefits, and 403b. Paid time off includes three weeks vacation, sick time, a floating holiday, paid holidays, short Fridays, and winter break (office closure during the last week of the calendar year).   

Our office is based on downtown San Francisco but we have a flexible remote policy that accommodates remote work most of the time unless our work calls for in- person outreach and communication with the clients and communities we serve. We do not yet have a target date for return to the office, but we expect to offer, at minimum, part-time remote. While remote, staff may not work outside CA for more than 30 consecutive days at a time. Employees must be fully vaccinated according to CDC COVID-19 guidelines for in-person work.   

General working hours are 9am-5pm, M-F. LCCRSF is woman- and BIPOC-led, with 30 staff. We are flexible, family-friendly, and value health, wellness and balance. We follow ADA guidelines – reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions.  

Working Environment and Conditions   
The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to remain in a stationary position, constantly operate a computer, and must have the ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.   

To Apply 
Position open until filled, but applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3) contact information for a minimum of three references; 4) sample fundraising campaign materials for a project for which you were lead. Please visit this link to apply:

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your interest in the position and qualifications, please respond to the following question: What in your background and experience has prepared you to work for an organization dedicated to advancing racial equity and justice? Feel free to think broadly about your response, applying professional or personal experiences.  

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area thrives as an inclusive/equal opportunity employer. People of all backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to apply.