Lead Fundraiser

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Hours: 3-5 hours a week 
Pay: Per hour $30  
Benefits: N/A 


The Lead Fundraiser is a key role at the Peace & Justice Center.  Will lead all fundraising projects and initiatives. Additionally, they must retain, strengthen and grow PJC memberships/ Doners. They will work closely with the Director of Operations, Director of Programs, and Board Treasurer.  

Organizational description and mission 

The Peace & Justice Center (PJC) is a membership-based, statewide, 501(c)3 organization established in 1979. We address the intersecting issues of peace and human rights; and racial, social, and economic justice through education, advocacy, training, non-violent activism and community organizing. Through this work, we strive to institute the peaceful and just world that we envision. 

About You 

The ideal candidate will be an upbeat, organized, and dependable person with scrupulous attention to detail and a passion for and experience with our mission. You love numbers and like to work behind the scenes; you are someone who is self-motivated and is forward-thinking about systems and efficiency. You have lived experience of marginalization or a self-awareness of privilege and accountability. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Increase revenue through donations, memberships, and grants – with a particular focus on cultivating and increasing the PJC’s major donor base and maintaining recent grant growth  
  • Work with the staff and board to plan, implement, and evaluate annual fundraising activities, grant solicitation, and membership development.  
  • Keep donor database up-to-date including data entry, queries, reports, and ongoing clean-up  
  • Donor stewardship including meetings, calls to donors, correspondence, and networking.  
  • Consult with staff for specific item requests and solicit donations  
  • Provide monthly reporting on doner performance to the board, and staff  
  • Maintain a donor database and create tiers of thank-you’s for staff to follow-up on 

Other Work Requirements  

  1. Flexible schedule – hours will fluctuate from time to time based on the demands of the work  
  2. Access to reliable Wi-Fi connection for at remote work (office space is provided as well as company laptop and accessories) 

Work Conditions May Include: 

  • Working at a computer for long periods of time 
  • Making and receiving numerous phone calls and texts 
  • Speaking on behalf of the organization  
  • Meeting constituents and doners for extended periods of time  

Personal Work Standards — we expect all staff to demonstrate the following: 

  1. Professional conduct in and out of work environment, while challenging the characteristics of colonial, patriarchal, white supremacy culture. 
  2. Respect for the land, the animals, and all humans. 
  3. Active engagement in collaboration with a commitment to teamwork as a community. 
  4. Initiative and creative solution finding. 
  5. Empathy, with a willingness to understand different experiences.  
  6. Conflict engagement- We strive to create spaces that are safe and leave room for growth. We will inevitably have conflict as we engage in this difficult work together and ask that all staff attempt to resolve conflicts at the speed of trust and with an open heart. 
  7. Optimistic mindset to create social change. 
  8. Mission-Driven and hard working.  
  9. Strong leadership skills which engender trust, reciprocity, team spirit, creativity, empowerment, honesty, and dignity. 

PJC Culture and Environment 

We are committed to working intersectionally, addressing conflict, and putting the experiences of the global majority first. The PJC is a BIPOC led organization, our work environment is casual, however we maintain an emotionally and mentally challenging workload. As a team, we support and humanize each other to help create a healthy balance between our work and personal lives. We are passionate about what we do, mission-driven, and imperfect. We seek to continually learn, improve, and maintain a positive work environment while also allowing for a full range of emotions and experiences. Our organization places a great emphasis on teamwork amongst staff.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  PJC reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.   

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential responsibilities (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.  

Peace & Justice Center (PJC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. PJC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at PJC are based on organization needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. PJC encourages applicants of all ages and identities.