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Fundraising + Grants Committee Chair

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ORGANIZATION: The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative

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We are looking for industry experts who want to give back to their community in an executive capacity by volunteering to be among the first Board Members of The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative. You should be motivated and willing to commit 5+ hours per week for at least three years to this new non-profit.

By joining our select group of diverse, skilled, and committed board members you will help us continue to lay the foundation of SJEI and work to champion social and environmental justice, through our mission by bridging resources with innovation to engineer solutions that target the meaningful involvement of people for the common good.


For this specific position, we are looking for individuals with past experience working with small and/or large non-profits in the Social Justice, Environmental Justice, or Engineering industries. If your experience does not match this and you are still interested please go ahead and apply and we will review on a case by case basis.

As a Fundraising + Grants Committee Chair you will work directly with the Fundraising + Grant Director and the Board of Directors to develop, implement, and manage all fundraising and grant activities to ensure our projects, programs, staff, administration are funded in order to support our mission. Further you'll help to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, government and corporations, manage the implementation of our databases, cloud software, and help to oversee staff and volunteers responsible for data entry and gift processing. Assist with the development and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors. Further, you'll assist with the creation and execution of our strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors assist with overseeing the organization of special events and finally assist with developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.

The Fundraising + Grants Committee Chair is a Board member without voting rights and supports the Board of Directors and collaborates with other non-voting Board members.Fundraising + Grants Committee Chair will also participate in SJEI's Initiative of 100% Board Giving and other Board member fundraising expectations and strategic planning initiatives. SJEI Board members are champions of SJEI.


· Three (3) year commitment

· At least five (5) hours per week


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • Five-plus years experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills



Commitment to Ethical Standards - serve as faithful agents of the organization. Avoid deceptive acts. Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully.


Achieving Results - sets clear, well-defined desired outcomes for work activity and tracks progress; demonstrates a strong sense of urgency and persistence about accomplishing them

Communication - demonstrates the ability to convey thoughts, ideas, and concepts clearly in writing and orally

Independence/Initiative - evaluates, selects, and acts on various methods and strategies to meet goals and objectives, even if objectives aren’t clearly defined

Planning - establishes plans that break complex projects into their component parts, each with its own timeline; organizes work into processes.


Board Member General Responsibilities may include some of the following in addition to specific role:


  • The board evaluates itself and the organization, ensures financial and program accountability and transparency, includes ---reviews effectiveness of programs; mandates needs assessment of constituency every few years, sets meeting agendas, creates necessary committees, keeps minutes, and recruits effective members.


  • Creates the mission and vision, sets goals and objectives, develops a strategic plan and fashions organizational procedures)

Oversee use of resources

  • Ensures sufficient funds are raised (includes marketing and public relations) and spent appropriately.


  • Conflicts, insurance, file required papers and act as a trustee/fiduciary; creates and abides by the bylaws.

Evolving Role of the Board Members

Support (fundraising, public relations and providing individual expertise)

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About The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative


112 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, US

Mission Statement

Our organization seeks to research, develop, and implement engineering practices, designs, products, and methods that promote social and environmental justice and overall sustainability. Further, we strive to educate, advocate, plan and engineer the future development of our cities, towns, neighborhoods, farms - our planet.


The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative is a conscious engineering, social justice, and environmental justice organization that seeks to implement sustainable engineering practices, designs, and developments that adhere to social and environmental justice.


Board Development
Justice & Legal
Race & Ethnicity
Board Development, Justice & Legal, Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Executive Admin
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 to 10 hours per week with the ability to remotely attend our board meetings which are held the last Wednesday evening of each month.
  • Fundraising, Grant Writing, Donor Engagement, Prior related experience volunteering or professionally.

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