Overview

About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.

Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our members, as well as our dedicated national team, span the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

Throughout our history, HHC has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young BIPOC voters across seven election cycles, produced HOME (Heal Our Mother Earth) – the first climate album to move over 60,000 people to action in support of the Clean Power Plan in 2014, and led the first protest in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and continually partnered with local organizations for annual commemorations.

In 2021, our community took over 2.1M actions on climate justice with Think 100% including petition signatures, EPA comments, event participation, social media post engagement, and more. We played an influential role as a national partner to the local Memphis community in the cancellation of the Byhalia Pipeline. We also raised and distributed $100,000 in direct relief to families affected by Hurricane Ida across 12 parishes in Louisiana.

Our Respect My Vote! Campaign developed a free resource for people with a felony record and their loved ones to check their eligibility to vote based on state legislation; since its launch, the tool has been used over 100,000 times. In 2022, we completed two successful voter registration and mobilization tours, mobilized 375,000 Black voters to the polls, and contacted 750,000 people ahead of the midterm elections.

Our breadth of accomplishments reflect our principled approach to organizing, advocacy, and campaigning. HHC pioneers culture and narrative to expand our impact, shows up with direct relief and continued solidarity with communities being harmed by systemic injustices, and builds nonpartisan democracy by engaging voters year round.

As an institution built by and for people and communities of color, we are rooted firmly in the belief that racial justice and climate justice are interwoven.

For more information on Hip Hop Caucus, please visit hiphopcaucus.org.

 

The Opportunity

As the HHC approaches its 20th anniversary, we are looking for an experienced Deputy Development Director to bolster the organization’s fundraising capacity at an exciting moment in its growth trajectory.

The Deputy Development Director will play an integral role in the oversight of departmental operations and high-level strategic functions, supporting the organization’s Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund, a 501(c)3, and the partner Hip Hop Caucus Action Fund, a 501(c)4. They will also support as a thought partner with the HHC’s executive leadership, requiring solid internal communications and collaboration.

Key areas of focus and responsibilities of the Deputy Development Director will include:

Operational Leadership

  • Oversee moves management tracking and revenue reporting for our portfolios/overall development reporting for the organization
  • Supervise the documentation, tracking, and management of all prospects, generating status reports, trend analysis, and revenue projections through the EveryAction database
  • Constantly assess and measure the department’s processes and systems and proactively work to align processes and the team, and build new process or infrastructure when gaps exist

 

Fundraising and Relationship-Building

  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with external funders through meetings, correspondence, and regular communication
  • Support the cultivation and stewardship of critical institutional and individual prospects by other members of the senior staff, participating in each step of the donor pipeline, and maintain the team’s list of prospects, donors, and partners for regular correspondence and engagement at high-level events
  • Coordinate unique donor-led fundraising activities with regional supporters, giving circles, and third-party supporters (progressive bloggers, influencers, etc.)
  • Write all types of donor communications as needed, including correspondence, proposals, pitches, reports, summaries, and presentations.

Team Leadership

  • Directly oversee and support the Development Coordinator in effective grants administration, reporting, correspondence, and database management
  • Manage a team of external grant writers, helping to ensure alignment of messaging and ensuring that proposals are thoughtfully developed, reviewed, and submitted on time with all supporting materials

Internal Communications and Collaboration

  • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to enhance donor relationships, creating greater fundraising and outreach possibilities
  • Oversee the monthly reconciliation, grant record keeping, and other key work in collaboration with the Finance department
  • Support in the development of messaging strategies for donors and prospects, at times in partnership with the Storytelling & Communications division

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate possesses the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • Experience with institutional giving, including securing gifts at the $250K+ level, and ideally within an advocacy organization
  • Understanding of both c3 and c4 environments and compliance requirements
  • Strong systems and process framework, with ability to organize and collaborate in the interest of ensuring that robust grants management processes are leveraged across teams
  • Ability to craft compelling donor outreach communications
  • Experience directly managing and developing team members
  • Technical fluency in utilizing spreadsheets and databases, ideally with EveryAction or a similar constituent relationship management software. Excel and Google Suite experience required
  • Knowledge of how to manage grant applications and reporting
  • Major giving experience a plus, but not required

Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this role is $95,000-$109,000, and the final salary will be based onexperience and qualifications. HHC also offers a comprehensive benefits package. The HHCteam has a remote culture, with physical offices in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. This opportunity is location-flexible, with a strong preference for candidates based in one of the office locations.

Contact

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement, which is being led by Molly Brennan, Meghan Franklin, and Dina Tyler. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume by filling out our Talent Profile.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Hip Hop Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. HHC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits and NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

For more information about Koya Partners, visit diversifiedsearchgroup.com/koya-partners/.