Development Manager

About California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)

The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is a non-partisan, non-profit statewide organization founded in response to the 1996 passage of federal immigrant and welfare laws that profoundly affected immigrants. Today CIPC is the premiere, constituent-based immigrant rights organization leading the work of developing pro-immigrant public policy to improve the quality of life for all Californians. CIPC also provides technical assistance, training and education on immigrant issues. 


The Development Manager is responsible for developing and leading the long-term and annual strategic plan for a diversified funding stream for CIPC, including individual giving, private and family foundations, government grants, capital campaigns, sponsorships, and large-scale events. 

Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Administration and Finance and with hands on guidance from the Executive Director, this position is responsible for raising CIPC’s annual operating budget through a combination of grants, individual donors and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. CIPC is a growing organization and the Development Manager will support the Deputy Directors, Executive Director and the Board of Directors in achieving organizational fundraising goals including sourcing new income streams. 


Development Strategy

  • Execute annual fundraising plan to raise CIPC’s operating budget.
  • Expand and manage individual giving and major gift programs.
  • Collaborate with Board leadership to support their fundraising and board recruitment efforts.
  • Create programs of interest to foster relationships, cultivate, and solicit annual gifts from prospects and donors. 
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors, make appointments and meet with foundation officers and other prospects, provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors; conduct research to identify new funding prospects.
  • Support the growth and diversity of Board of Directors and the CIPC Advisory Circle by working with Executive Director in the identification of prospective members.

Events Management

  • Oversee the management and regular updates of CIPC’s development and marketing materials; and represent the CIPC at organization functions and events, particularly, fundraising associations and events. 
  • Manage the direction of a variety of events including mailings, rsvp’s, luncheons, receptions, invitations, catering, rentals, budgeting and staffing.
  • Plan and execute corporate fundraising efforts to support CIPC’s conferences, regional trainings and special events. 

Fundraising Operations

  • Oversee the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation, and corporate sources. 
  • Ensure the compliance of all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Oversee the maintenance of current records in CIPC’s fundraising and donor database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting. 
  • Develop written materials for donors highlighting the CIPC mission, vision and activities. 
  • Supervise Development staff, interns and volunteers.  


  • Education and/or Experience – Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years progressively responsible related fundraising experience. Master’s degree preferred, but not required. 
  • Proven Track Record of successfully raising an annual operating budget of $1+ Million. 
  • Proven track record of successful event planning, especially fundraising events. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, and prioritize well. 
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strategic Thinking – Ability to understand the fundraising trends locally and nationally 
  • Experience fundraising for low-income, communities of color preferred.  
  • Experience with and knowledge of computer operation; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), and database applications. 
  • Special Requirements – occasional overnight travel within the state is required. 


Salary commensurate with experience. CIPC provides a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contributions and parking access. CIPC provides generous paid time off to staff including closing each year for a week long winter recess at the end of the calendar year. 

Envision Consulting has been retained to conduct the search by California Immigrant Policy Center for their incoming Development Manager. 

The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. CIPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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