Website Pioneer Valley Workers Center
The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) builds power with workers and immigrants. Through grassroots organizing led by those most impacted by injustice, we transform systems and institutions that exploit workers and threaten immigrants, locally and nationally. We incubate worker-led cooperatives and support our members through mutual aid. Our 500 worker members, primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants, guide our organizing campaigns and priorities.
The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) seeks a 40 hr/week Communications and Development Director to oversee and write grants, run individual donor fundraising campaigns, and provide outward-facing communications support (press releases, email newsletters, etc).
- Write and submit grants for existing and new funders.
Work with other staff to ensure grants reflect current work and priorities.
Track all grants, prepare and submit reports.
Research new grant opportunities.
Prepare appropriate budgets and grant materials, with the Finance Coordinator.
- Run twice-annual fundraising campaigns (paper mailings, online outreach, donor engagement, etc.)
Oversee, update and maintain CRM donor database, with intern help if desired.
Lead ongoing donor outreach and gift acknowledgement.
- Lead organizational communications, including press releases, posters, etc.
Work with the Staff Collective to develop and ensure that regular communications happen through e-blasts and social media.
- Staff Collective Participation:
- Meet regularly with the Finance and Development Team to coordinate overlapping work, as well as with the Organizing and Solidarity Economy Teams.
Pursue training opportunities in your field as desired, with PVWC support.
- Commitment to worker-led organizing and anti-racism.
Minimum of 3-5 years grant writing experience.
Familiarity with philanthropy, foundations, and grant tracking systems.
Capacity to work with the Finance Coordinator to write budgets for grants.
Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Experience using social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
Desire to learn, grow, and take on additional responsibilities.
- Strongly preferred:
- Spanish proficiency, fluency preferred.
Experience with democratic or collective decision-making.
Experience with CRM donor database systems.
Organizational Structure: Great flexibility and dynamic, supportive work environment. PVWC is revamping its democratic staffing structure with three work teams. This position will play a key role in the Finance and Development Team, while supporting the two program teams (Organizing and Solidarity Economy) through grant writing and communications. The organization is entering a time of change and growth as some team members transition out and new staff joins.
Structure & Supervision:
Overview of Organizational Structure: PVWC’s structure begins with our membership base, which determines organizational priorities and elects members to the Board of Directors, which provides oversight. Day to day, the organization is democratically run by the Staff Collective, which plays a significant role in decision-making, including electing the Co-Directors and Department Heads, and voting on new staff hires. The organization is in an exciting time of change and growth as some team members transition out and new staff has recently joined.
Supervision: This position will work closely with the Finance and Development Team Work Team, and receive mentorship from the Team Head and Co-Directors. Our collective structure also necessitates a strong capacity to be both self-directed and community-minded.
Work location: As we slowly return to our Northampton office following the end of the pandemic, this position will necessarily spend at least 3 days/week in the office, but some work may also be performed remotely for part of the week.
Compensation: $22-25/hour depending on experience, as determined by PVWC’s Staff Collective Pay Scale. We are currently implementing health insurance for staff members and offer a competitive benefits package of vision and dental insurance, 3+ weeks of paid time off/year, and a childcare stipend to parents of young children.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include a subject line that reads: Development and Communications Coordinator. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until 9/10, with priority given to those that come in before August 27th.
The PVWC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ people, and other people from marginalized groups to apply.