The Romero Institute — a nonprofit law and policy center at the forefront of social and environmental justice movements — seeks an experienced Development Director who will develop and implement successful fundraising strategies to help us support human rights and influence environmental policy.
We accomplish our mission to safeguard people and the planet through two primary channels. Our flagship, the Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP), focuses on Native American advocacy and voting rights and has an active, global online supporter base. Let’s Green California builds on years of local and regional level work, now expanding to focus on enacting effective statewide climate legislation. Are you passionate about a Green New Deal for the Golden State? Do you believe we must reach carbon neutrality as fast as we can? Now is the perfect time to join our team, because we’re engaging partners and legislators to keep California at the forefront of climate action.
Our legacy stretches back over 40 years making a difference as advocates for the people. Our leaders’ legal and organizing victories include filing the Iran-Contra Scandal RICO civil suit, litigating the Pentagon Papers case, the McCord Watergate case, and the Karen Silkwood case, and defending former congressional candidate and #NoDAPL activist Chase Iron Eyes after the protests at Standing Rock in 2016-17.
Dedicated to equity, we embrace diversity and take equal opportunity seriously. We’re committed to building and supporting a team that reflects a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We strongly encourage applicants from all walks of life. For more information, please visit our website at www.romeroinstitute.org.
The Romero Institute is committed to maintaining a safe and secure work environment during the pandemic. Compensation will range from $85,000 to $120,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications. The Romero Institute provides healthcare and a generous time off package.
Our Development Director will work in partnership with our Executive Director to increase and mobilize resources to empower Indigenous communities and local, regional, and statewide climate action in California. You’ll believe in activism, and you’ll love to gain and share knowledge of environmentalism, civil and constitutional rights, and Indigenous sovereignty issues. You will create and execute an annual development strategy to increase support from individual donors, partners, and foundations, and you’ll identify new opportunities for growth. You will liaise with the rest of our senior staff to plan and execute major fundraising events and communication efforts directed toward supporters. In addition, the Development Director will supervise our Development Associate, and you’ll work closely with our well-developed digital organizing and communications and video teams.
Our ideal candidate will: