Note from the Hiring Committee: As we continue to work to refine
CEF’s leadership structure, we have updated this position
description to clarify roles and responsibilities, and to offer a
more competitive range of compensation.
This position’s primary responsibilities are to steward
CEF’s resource development and support the Chapel Hill team
. The position is one of three Co-Directors
who work both cooperatively and independently to steward
the organization as a whole, and in the Chapel Hill and
Durham offices. Each of the Co-Directors leads specific areas
of work, and as a team are responsible for fundraising,
financial management, organizational development, internal
operations, and communications for the organization. Additionally,
the Co-Directors serve as connectors with the broader community.
Read more about our Co-Director leadership model and organizational
structure here .
Create and lead achievement of annual and
multi-year development plans in close collaboration with
Draft and submit grant applications, letters of
inquiry, proposals, and reports in coordination with Co-Directors
Coordinate team efforts towards and engage actively in
individual donor development, including ongoing communication and
Identify and cultivate new funder prospects and maintain
CEF’s donor database.
Manage CEF staff, volunteers, and board members engaged in
development, including supervision of part-time development
Steward CEF’s operations, programs & community in Orange County
Coach, supervise, and support the staff team in CEF’s Chapel
Develop and maintain impactful and collaborative working
relationships with partners and stakeholders.
Hold long-term vision for the Chapel Hill office’s programs and
growth in the context of emergent local needs and
Work regularly with Members as an Advocate (expected
of all CEF staff).
Actively lead community-driven advocacy for local systems
Facilitate creative organizational vision & growth strategy
Guide annual budget development and support ongoing financial
management needs of the organization.
Support program design to improve CEF’s outcomes, impact, and
Support staff development and hiring processes.
Support the activities and ongoing development of the Board of
Position Qualifications Previous experience in non-profit
leadership, including demonstrated success in fundraising and
managing budgets of a similar size
Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, social justice, and
Experience with or commitment to a team-based organizational
culture and shared leadership practices
Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail,
with attentive follow-through on simultaneous projects
Affirming, empowering, and listening-based leadership style,
with a strong sense of self-direction and accountability to the
Compelling, authentic, and clear verbal and written
Experience and comfort working with people across abilities and
neurological differences, and from diverse racial, socioeconomic,
educational, cultural, religious, gender, and ethnic backgrounds
Facility with technology, including a willingness to learn new
Salary and Benefits Compensation is commensurate with experience
and education, with a starting annual range of $40,000-$47,000, and
an additional $3,330 annually as a health care stipend that allows
staff to choose their own insurance plan. A detailed description
of Employee Benefits can be viewed here.
To Apply CEF is an equal opportunity employer, and
strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with
disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.
Please send a resume and cover letter
to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Your cover letter
should be 1-2 pages and speak to your interest in working with CEF,
and your experience and skills in community-based leadership and
fundraising. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and
the position is open until filled. Please contact
email@example.com with any questions.
CEF works with people experiencing homelessness or financial
insecurity in Durham and Orange Counties to gain employment, secure
housing, and build financial well-being. CEF trains volunteer
“Advocates,” many of whom are undergraduate students, to work
one-on-one with “Members” with a holistic approach that meets
people where they are. We are passionate about sustaining
transitions out of homelessness, and combine flexible
relationship-based support with innovative matched savings accounts
to help Members achieve long-term dreams. Since launching our
savings program in 2010, Members have saved over $900,000 to secure
stable housing, build emergency funds, purchase vehicles, and even
buy their own homes. Our unique, evidence-based model has gained
CEF is committed to a team-based organizational structure, in
which responsibilities and decision-making are shared among staff.
We are a growing organization, with 13 staff, 244 volunteer
Advocates, and over 1,000 Members. CEF’s FY2018 operating budget is
approximately $500,000, with highly diversified financial
resources, and a relationship-based fundraising model consistent
with our organizational mission. Learn more at
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"It's not about the money. It's about the relationships."
-Thomas Owens, CEF Alumnus