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Community Engagement Manager -- Full-time Position
Fundraising & Events Manager -- Full-time Position
Community Engagement Ambassadors & Leaders (CEAL) Team -- Part-time check here

Community Engagement Manager -- Full-time Position

Position Summary: Catalyze SV (CSV) is hiring a full-time Community Engagement Manager to be the point person on our community engagement work. This includes 5 main areas:

  1. Prospect, plan, execute, manage, facilitate & expand CSV’s community engagement services

  2. Manage our Community Engagement Ambassadors & Leaders (CEAL) Team

  3. Plan content with our staff & partners for our educational events

  4. Lead our community engagement advocacy

  5. Communicate externally with stakeholders

Your Job Responsibilities: ​

1. Community Engagement Services (45%): 

  • Play a leading role on strategy for all CSV’s community engagement efforts 

  • Coordinate & collaborate with our clients/partners at key steps of the process

  • Plan & co-execute any and all community engagement activities, including: 

    • Build partnerships with other groups who might participate in them

    • Promote efforts & recruit participants using CSV’s communications channels

    • Help secure elected officials & government staff participation

    • Cultivate & train community members/CSV volunteers

    • Co-facilitate CSV public engagement activities such as meetings & workshops

    • Draft & distribute a final report after activities conclude 

  • Track your hours & CSV’s costs & submit invoices to entities hiring CSV

  • Work with colleagues to identify potential developments for community engagement

  • Play a leading role in business development to maintain & grow this body of work by: 

    • Identifying additional opportunities for CSV to provide our services

    • Tracking open RFQs & RFPs that may be a fit for CSV in our CRM

    • Building relationships with government officials & other nonprofit organizations

    • Designing scope of work and submitting applications

 

2. Community Engagement Ambassadors & Leaders (CEAL) Team (20%): 

  • Manage all meetings, including coordinating the location, date, agenda, remote access, food as needed, compensation, & emails to the CEAL Team

  • Plan curriculum for the CEAL Team in conjunction with CSV staff

  • Recruit new CEAL Team members if needed and track the Team’s participation & results

  • Coordinate activities with ShapeSV Stars program with our Technical Program Manager

 

3. Educational Events (15%):

  • Devise educational events connected to the programs you manage

  • Identify and recruit thought partners and speakers 

  • Partner with our Fundraising & Events Manager to plan & execute them

  • Assist with facilitation of events & recruiting volunteers to support them

 

4. Community Engagement Advocacy (10%):

  • Identify local governments willing to create or reform their community engagement practices, processes & policies

  • Meet with city officials, developers & other stakeholders re: these reforms, rooted in CSV’s recommendations from our Cultivating Community Initiative and resources

  • Research, understand, try out, & make recommendations for implementing community engagement best practices & new strategies, tools & technologies

 

5. Communications & External Affairs (10%):

  • Participate in meetings as a CSV representative

  • Develop, hone & present CSV’s messages to the public as a secondary spokesperson 

  • Create & publish content via CSV’s social media platforms, our e-newsletter, email blasts, text messages, flyers, video recaps, and more

  • Document CSV events & successes via film, audio, photos, notes, etc. 

  • Build, maintain & strengthen relationships with community members, developers, government officials, media, businesses, civic leaders & other nonprofit orgs

Our Expectations of You:

  • Experience in one or more of the following:

    • grassroots organizing 

    • community engagement 

    • meeting facilitation 

    • business development

    • event planning and/or 

    • policy

    • advocacy 

  • An entrepreneurial mindset 

  • Exceptional people & communications skills, particularly in building & maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders through frequent communication

  • Experience predicting & responding to different perspectives from different groups 

  • Skilled communicator, especially as a public speaker

  • Knowledge of how local government/politics works or can learn it very fast 

  • Agree with the strategies, goals & values of Catalyze SV

  • Comfortable with a CRM system (we use Little Green Light) 

  • Measure and meet regular performance goals

  • Able to work independently & track hours billed to clients

  • Can meet hard deadlines with thorough, quality work

  • Comfortable and can thrive in a small, entrepreneurial, resourceful organization where everyone pitches in and partners to get the work done 

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, ASL or Mandarin is a major plus

 

Compensation and Value

CSV is a fiscally-sponsored project of Social Good Fund (SGF). Thus, you’ll legally be an employee of SGF and governed by its employment policies (unless otherwise specified by CSV). 

 

You’ll receive several benefits as a full-time employee:

  • Adaptable vacation days (other entities referred to this as “unlimited”)

  • 14 holidays per year

  • 100% covered health insurance: medical, vision, and dental

  • Access to a 403b plan

 

Compensation for you:

  • A salary of $70,000 - $80,000

  • A $30 monthly cell phone stipend

  • A $25 monthly transportation stipend

  • A possible spot bonus for truly exceptional work


You'll be paid every other week. You’ll work remotely up to 60% of the time, with regular in-person meetings and events. CSV co-works in Downtown San Jose for about 16 hours per week. You may work nights 1-2 times per month and weekends a few times per year. Your regular work hours may vary at times, giving you some flexibility in your schedule. 

 

You’ll report to our Executive Director. CSV is invested in your success and growth, so you’ll have numerous opportunities for professional growth and mentorship.

 

Inclusivity:

CSV’s core values highlight our goal of building diverse, equitable & inclusive communities. That’s why we welcome folks of diverse, marginalized backgrounds and abilities to apply for this position!

 

While this job requires visual and auditory perception and the ability to communicate verbally, reasonable accommodations may be made so individuals with disabilities can perform the role’s responsibilities.

 

Application and Process

Email a cover letter (under 500 words) and resume or your LinkedIn profile to alex@catalyzesiliconvalley.org with “Community Engagement Manager - Application” in the subject. Apply as soon as you can because applications are considered as they are submitted.

 

The full application process will include 5 steps before an offer is made:

  1. 60-minute Zoom interview with CSV’s Executive Director 

  2. 60-minute in-person interview with CSV’s other staff

  3. Performance Task (up to a week to complete it)

  4. Final 60-minute interview with additional CSV stakeholders, such as our advisors

  5. CSV contacts 2 of your professional references and 1 personal one

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Fundraising & Events Manager -- Full-time Position

Position Summary: Catalyze SV (CSV) seeks a fundraising professional to maintain and grow our org’s revenue. You will work closely with the Executive Director to execute the 2024 Fundraising Plan. Your success will be measured by these key metrics:

  • Executing our Fundraising Plan 

  • Diversifying our revenue sources more evenly

  • Growing our revenue to $450,000 by the end of 2024 and $500,000 by the end of 2025.

  • Planning and executing successful fundraising events that meet or exceed revenue targets, namely our annual Catalyzing Change Awards in November

Your Job Responsibilities

  • Provide strategy and oversight to achieve balanced revenue growth for Catalyze SV 

  • Organize and lead regular fundraising meetings with our Executive Director & our Interim Deputy Director to track:

    • fundraising progress, 

    • donor prospects, 

    • grant applications, requirements, and reporting, and 

    • how we share the workload

  • Cultivate new donors and retain existing ones

  • Develop and manage a major gifts program

  • Track, monitor, & pursue improvements on fundraising measures such as donor retention and event revenue

  • Shepherd new and existing grants through the entire process from identification to submittal to reporting

  • Draft and transmit fundraising appeals to potential and current donors through email and social media

  • Using technologies such as MailChimp, Eventbrite, and Google Workspace to manage and promote events

  • Highlight donors through CSV’s communications channels

  • Manage and executive all aspects of our annual awards event with a focus on securing sponsors

  • Partner on the planning and execution of other CSV events 

CSV receives funding from numerous sources. These sources below will be managed by you and thus your primary responsibility:

  1. Individual Donors 

  2. Corporate Sponsors

  3. Events: Catalyzing Change Awards

 

These sources are your secondary or shared responsibility:

  1. Events: Tours and other Educational Events

  2. Foundations   

  3. Nonprofit Sponsors

  4. Government Grants 

Our Expectations of You:

  • Agree with the strategies, goals & values of Catalyze SV

  • Experience raising funds from individual donors, corporations, and/or foundations

  • Exceptional relationship-building and maintaining skills 

  • Communicate frequently and openly with colleagues and external partners

  • Comfortable with a CRM system (we use Little Green Light) 

  • Measure and meet regular performance goals

  • Able to work independently

  • Can meet hard deadlines with thorough, quality work

  • Comfortable and can thrive in a small, entrepreneurial, resourceful organization where everyone pitches in and partners to get the work done 

 

Compensation and Value

CSV is a fiscally-sponsored project of Social Good Fund (SGF). Thus, you’ll legally be an employee of SGF and governed by its employment policies (unless otherwise specified by CSV). 

 

You’ll receive several benefits as a full-time employee:

  • Adaptable vacation days (other entities referred to this as “unlimited”)

  • 14 holidays per year

  • 100% covered health insurance: medical, vision, and dental

  • Access to a 403b plan

 

Compensation for you:

  • A salary of $70,000 - $80,000

  • A $30 monthly cell phone stipend

  • A $25 monthly transportation stipend

  • A possible spot bonus for truly exceptional work


You'll be paid every other week. You’ll work remotely up to 60% of the time, with regular in-person meetings and events. CSV co-works in Downtown San Jose for about 16 hours per week. You may work nights 1-2 times per month and weekends a few times per year. Your regular work hours may vary at times, giving you some flexibility in your schedule. 

 

You’ll report to our Executive Director. CSV is invested in your success and growth, so you’ll have numerous opportunities for professional growth and mentorship.

 

Inclusivity:

CSV’s core values highlight our goal of building diverse, equitable & inclusive communities. That’s why we welcome folks of diverse, marginalized backgrounds and abilities to apply for this position!

 

While this job requires visual and auditory perception and the ability to communicate verbally, reasonable accommodations may be made so individuals with disabilities can perform the role’s responsibilities.

 

Application and Process

Email a cover letter (under 500 words) and resume or your LinkedIn profile to alex@catalyzesiliconvalley.org with “Fundraising & Events Manager - Application” in the subject. Apply as soon as you can because applications are considered as they are submitted.

 

The full application process will include 5 steps before an offer is made:

  1. 60-minute Zoom interview with CSV’s Executive Director 

  2. 60-minute in-person interview with CSV’s other staff

  3. Performance Task (up to a week to complete it)

  4. Final 60-minute interview with additional CSV stakeholders, such as our advisors

  5. CSV contacts 2 of your professional references and 1 personal one

Fundraising & Events Manager
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