The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) defends the human rights of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. With strategic focus and unparalleled legal expertise, CGRS champions the most challenging cases, fights for due process, and promotes policies that deliver safety and justice for refugees. We are the trusted partner and proven resource for legal services providers and human rights organizations and bring invaluable data and compelling personal stories to shape the public narrative. We use strategic litigation to advance sound asylum laws and protect due process rights. Through policy advocacy and education, we provide critical expertise to policymakers at all levels of government, leading the movement to honor our commitments to refugees and asylum seekers under U.S. and international law. Through technical assistance and training, we empower advocates to take on complex asylum cases, providing them with the tools they need to craft winning arguments and secure protections for their clients. CGRS is committed to building an anti-racist and anti-oppression organization that lives its values internally and externally.


Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Individual Giving Coordinator is responsible for supporting CGRS’s individual donor program and working collaboratively with the development and communications teams to create and implement strategies that result in greater individual giving across all gift levels. The Individual Giving Coordinator is critical to how CGRS builds and manages relationships with a wide range of individuals, including major donors, prospects and colleagues.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support the Deputy Director to establish goals, develop activities, and create programming to maintain and grow CGRS’s individual giving program, including major gifts.
  • Manage data-driven strategies for annual giving, major giving, monthly giving, and planned giving.
  • Organize and execute “moves management” plans to manage and grow relationships with existing and prospective donors, with an emphasis on upgrading donors and securing multi-year commitments.
  • Collaborate with CGRS communications team on a messaging and communications strategy for building a sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Manage a solicitation calendar and direct strategic participation of key staff and board members in individual donor development activities.
  • Coordinate the law firm giving campaign.
  • Ensure timely and accurate gift entry and acknowledgement process, including documentation and follow up of verbal and written pledges.
  • Create metrics and a reporting system to track development team progress.
  • Work effectively with the development team to foster a culture of philanthropy organization-wide.
  • Ensure systems and infrastructure readiness including the use, upgrade, and maintenance of existing development databases.
  • Understand CGRS’s mission, goals, and programming in order to effectively identify, research, monitor, and engage prospective donors.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Two (2) years of development/fundraising experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Creative and independent strategic thinking with ability to proactively develop new ideas, cultivate buy-in with other staff members, and manage implementation and assessment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and build relationships with internal and external constituencies, including colleagues and current and prospective donors.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills to express CGRS’s mission and goals with clarity and persuasion.
  • Experience with computer programs that support the development team, including Microsoft Office and donor database systems.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Attention to detail.
  • High level of productivity.
  • Enthusiasm for the role development plays in the critical work of social justice and supporting CGRS’ entire team to execute our mission.

SALARY $65,000 – $70,000


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For Your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (a defined benefit plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For Your Work/Life Balance

  • Fifteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume at this link. CGRS will begin reviewing applications on November 22, 2022.

Failure to provide the information as required on the application and/or instructions to apply shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

Please note: This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The position is open until filled.

The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Individual Giving Coordinator
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