Job Opportunities

LSPC is currently hiring a Development Director.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) is a Legal Services Support Center that advocates for the civil and human rights of incarcerated parents, family members, former prisoners and communities most affected by incarceration.  We are seeking an experienced Development Director who brings an understanding of our work and a passion for social justice. The Development Director will report directly to the Administrative Director.


  • Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation and relations
  • Maintains contact with and writes grant proposals to foundations and corporations
  • Collaborates with the Admin & Ex. Director to create LSPC’s annual income budget
  • Coordinates weekly fundraising meetings, and other LSPC fundraising functions
  • Supervises a development assistant and fundraising interns when applicable
  • Creates development reports for the Ex. Director and the Board of Directors
  • Acts as primary staff liaison for the Fundraising Committee of the Board
  • Other duties as determined by the Executive Director


  • Maintains a schedule of upcoming grant and reporting deadlines, including both new funding sources and renewals
  • With the Ex. Director, maintains relationships with past and current funders, and cultivates relationships between program staff and potential funders
  • Works with program staff to support grant writing and reports; provides assistance as needed to staff, including reviewing drafts and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Writes grants as needed
  • Ensures that program staff have meaningful and timely input and review of proposals concerning their current and prospective work

Grassroots Fundraising

  • Creates organizational grassroots fundraising plan, including activities calendar and goals, before the first of January during each fiscal year
  • Maintains/strengthens relationships with major donors by coordinating regular meetings with development staff, board members, and/or program staff as appropriate
  • Strengthens organization’s use of online fundraising tools, including CRM emails and social networking sites; working with Communications Coordinator where appropriate
  • Supervises the production of direct mail pieces
  • Works with LSPC program staff to develop and implement project-specific fundraising activities
  • Organizes a fundraising team among the staff to produce an annual open house event and a minimum of one other special event every year
  • Leads LSPC Board in major donor campaign
  • Works with Communications Coordinator to oversee planning, recruiting reporters, editing, and producing the annual report
  • Develops realistic and challenging targets for annual increase in total number of donors; leads implementation
  • Develops strategies to maintain relationships with and increase the number of major donors; leads implementation


  • A minimum of three years’of experience in grant writing, grassroots fundraising and supervision
  • Ability to write well and in a variety of styles
  • Ability to work well with a broad diversity of people
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial, gender and social justice
  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically and tactically
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal daily supervision and as a team player who works well in a collaborative setting

Preference will be given to applicants with a personal history with communities disproportionately affected by the prison industry and/or experience with prisoners’ rights movement or community organizing.

Salary:  DOE and equivalent to the salaries of similar non-profit organizations.  LSPC provides employees with an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental and five weeks vacation annually.

LSPC is an equal opportunity employer that refuses to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity or sexual orientation.  We strongly encourage formerly incarcerated people, family members, and people of color, women, and all qualified people to apply for this position.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:

Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah
Administrative Director
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
1540 Market St., #490
San Francisco, CA 94102