Job Opportunities At CBLDF

September 7, 2010
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Staff Opportunity

Development Manager
(Full-Time, Salaried)

The Development Manager of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund assists the Executive Director and Board in the further development of the organization, with an emphasis on advancing the organization’s fundraising program. The Development Manager is based out of the CBLDF’s New York headquarters and is responsible for oversight of the organization’s fundraising program, including, but not limited to:

• Planning and managing convention and event appearances, and associated logistics.
• Represent the organization at conventions and events;
• Development and implementation of membership program;
• Developing and managing local and national events;
• Developing fundraising premiums and incentives;
• Managing web store and Diamond solicitations;
• Developing and maintaining an ongoing auction program;
• Developing and maintaining relationships with talent, pursuant to generating donations
• Developing and maintaining relationships with retailers for fundraising purposes, including membership, donations, and Missionfish.
• Recruiting and supervising regional teams of volunteers for fundraising purposes;
• Generating promotional copy for fundraising initiatives for deployment on CBLDF website and other avenues
• Maintenance and development of Social Networks and other web marketing
• Exploration and development of new fundraising avenues

The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director. The Development Manager will also participate in operations functions, including processing of cash at conventions, and assisting the operations manager in cashier functions.

Additional Qualifications:

• Experience in administration of small non-profit organization or trade association;
• Experience with retail and customer service;
• Experience with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel;
• Experience with design software such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat, preferred;
• Experience with eBay;
• Experience with web publishing and social media applications;
• Strong knowledge of comic book products;
• Strong financial, analytical and organizational skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to represent the organization in public;
• Ability to work under pressure and balance numerous priorities simultaneously;
• Ability to travel extensively;
• Ability to work with a small team of staff and volunteers;
• Experience with project/organizational management and strategic planning;
• Experience with recruitment, supervision and training of staff and volunteers;
• Knowledge and understanding of the comic book industry;
• Knowledge and understanding of First Amendment advocacy;

To apply for this position, please send a current resume and cover letter indicating why you want to serve the comics industry as part of the CBLDF, and how you’d aim to do so, as well as a completed CBLDF Employment Application to charles.brownstein@cbldf.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Development Team

The Development Team helps the CBLDF manage our ongoing fundraising program. Fundraising is the heartbeat of the CBLDF.

Joining the Development Team means you’ll get to work around rare and original comics and art and engage with members of the pro community.

Skills needed for the Development Team include: material handling, shipping and receiving, scanning and image editing, data entry (Excel & Word skills a plus), filing, and mailings.

The CBLDF is a small, fast-paced environment with new jobs occurring every week. Join our development team and get in on the ground floor of a great learning experience for comics and free-speech enthusiasts! This is a New York based job. To apply for this opportunity, please email the Volunteer Application to charles.brownstein@cbldf.org

Design Team

CBLDF is often in need of volunteer design work to help us communicate about our program. From creating flyers, ads and brochures, to assembling prints and other exclusive premiums, CBLDF has design opportunities that look good in every portfolio. This is a telecommuting opportunity. To apply for this opportunity, please email the Volunteer Application and a pdf of current design samples to charles.brownstein@cbldf.org

Editorial Team

CBLDF is seeking writers to aid us in creating content for the CBLDF website. We’re specifically looking for people who can contribute pieces in the following categories:

• CBLDF Educational Articles (Case Files, About the Organization)
• First Amendment News (New developments in First Amendment law and litigation)
• Fundraising News (Recaps and previews of CBLDF events, copy for the CBLDF Reward Zone webstore)
• Supporter Profiles (Profiles of prominent CBLDF supporters, including creators, retailers, and fans)

All articles will receive byline credit and look great in a portfolio. You’ll also get to help the CBLDF perform its education mission by contributing your talent to the Fund’s website. This is a telecommuting opportunity. To apply for this opportunity, please email the Volunteer Application and current writing samples to charles.brownstein@cbldf.org