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  • Dayana Salazar
    Job Announcement TITLE: Resource and Communications Director REPORTS TO: Executive Director SALARY: $60,000 - $68,000/Year plus Benefits Overview The Mayfair
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 9, 2004
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      Job Announcement

      TITLE: Resource and Communications Director
      REPORTS TO: Executive Director
      SALARY: $60,000 - $68,000/Year plus Benefits

      Overview
      The Mayfair Improvement Initiative (MII) is a nonprofit agency in San
      Jose
      that spearheads the Mayfair neighborhood�s efforts to rebuild itself
      into a
      safe, healthy and vibrant place to live and raise our families.  MII
      begins
      this work, first and foremost, by nurturing Mayfair residents to be
      thoughtful, effective and active leaders who can successfully advocate
      for
      neighborhood revitalization with local, regional and statewide policy
      makers, funders and institutional systems.  The neighborhood
      revitalization
      agenda calls for three fundamental goals to be met.

      � Housing - All Mayfair families shall have the opportunity to
      establish
      deep roots in genuinely affordable, safe and stable housing.
      � Early Childhood Education - All Mayfair children shall enjoy solid
      educational, health and family support foundations to ensure they enter
      Kindergarten ready to learn.
      � Employment - All Mayfair working-age adults shall have solid
      educational
      foundations to compete in the regional economy.

      History
      Since the early 1900s, the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose has
      been a
      predominantly Mexican immigrant neighborhood.  As in many working-poor,
      immigrant neighborhoods, Mayfair families struggle to deal with issues
      such
      as poverty, crime, neighborhood blight, failing school systems,
      deteriorating housing, and much more.  At the same time however, the
      Mayfair
      neighborhood is home to an abundance of assets to combat these
      problems.
      Strong community institutions (churches, youth centers, etc.), steady
      commitment from local political leaders, and a history of active and
      effective community mobilization are some of these assets.

      In 1996, a unique partnership was created when the residents of Mayfair
      joined forces with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the
      Community Foundation Silicon Valley to address the growing issues of
      crime,
      poverty and despair in the Mayfair neighborhood.  Through this
      partnership
      MII was formed.  Since its inception, hundreds of neighborhood
      residents
      have worked tirelessly to identify the major issues affecting the
      neighborhood and to build strategies and partnerships to effectively
      attack
      those issues.


      Opportunity
      This position is an excellent opportunity for resource development and
      marketing/communications professionals looking to expand his or her
      experience by leading a new resource development and
      marketing/communications office. Fundraising for the current fiscal
      year�s
      budget of $1.2 million is 85% complete, so the new Resource and
      Communications (RC) Director will be able to concentrate on building
      donor
      solicitation capacity; marketing and communications strategies; and
      implementation of the systems and the culture that make effective
      fundraising possible.


      Major Responsibilities
      As part of MII�s senior management team, the RC Director will be
      responsible
      for leading the fund development and communications programs for MII.
      The RC
      Director will develop fundraising and communications strategies and
      manage
      all aspects of MII resource development. In addition, the RC Director
      will
      provide resource development and communications related training and
      coaching to select MII staff and Board on an on-going basis. Prospect
      research and identification will be a shared responsibility with the
      Executive Director, other key staff, and the Board of Directors.  The
      RC
      Director will develop an annual giving program that includes funding
      support
      from individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies,
      special
      events and, over time, earned income sources. Additionally, the RC
      Director
      will have responsibility for the following:

      � Establishing a culture of fund development within the organization;
      � Developing effective and consistent marketing and communication
      tools,
      including newsletter production and web presence;
      � Implementing effective fundraising and branding strategies through an
      annual development plan;
      � Producing grant proposals and reports;
      � Developing protocols to track donor and grant development, including
      in-kind donations and leveraged activity;
      � Developing protocols to track and report impact of MII programs;
      � Representing MII in various meetings to different constituencies;
      � Working with the Finance Director to develop and monitor Development
      and
      Communications office budget
      � Provide supervision of the Resource & Communications Assistant


      Qualifications
      At least 3 years fund development and/or marketing/communications
      experience
      in a non-profit organization.  Required skills include: demonstrated
      successful experience in prospect identification, relationship building
      and
      solicitation; exceptional writing and communication skills; attention
      to
      detail; thorough advance planning; experience working with a board of
      directors; ability to work well with a diverse constituency under
      pressure,
      and to handle several projects at one time.  Must be computer literate
      and
      familiar with development databases.  BA preferred; bilingual (Spanish)
      a
      plus.


      To Apply
      Submit cover letter summarizing what you would bring to this position
      and
      why you want to work for MII, along with your resume, two short writing
      samples, and three references by 5:00pm August 9, 2004.  Five
      candidates
      will be selected for follow up and will be personally interviewed on
      Tuesday, August 17.  Send information by mail, fax, or email to:

      HR
      Mayfair Improvement Initiative
      2342 Alum Rock Ave
      San Jose CA 95116
      (408) 251-6900
      e-mail : ydominguez@...

      or visit our website at www.mayfairneighborhood.org


      Dayana Salazar, Interim Chair
      Urban and Regional Planning Department
      San Jose State University
      (408) 924-5854
      salmar@...

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