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Director of Advancement 


POSITION: Director of Advancement 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Mama Sana Vibrant Woman (MSVW) is a nonprofit cooperative in which the executive leadership of the organization is shared among the Program Director, Operations Director and the Director of Advancement. Co-Directors share supervisory responsibility of each other and operations staff and contractors. They ultimately report to the MSVW board. 

LOCATION: Work from home/remote work with occasional in-person meetings; must live in the greater Austin area by date of hire 

POSITION TYPE: Full-time exempt 

SALARY: $80,000/year 

BENEFITS: Unlimited PTO, paid holidays, flexible family-friendly schedule, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, professional development opportunities, four day work week 

START DATE: Estimated February 2023 

MSVW is a woman of color led nonprofit cooperative and sisterhood of 8 full time staff and 12 contractors dedicated to disrupting capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and institutional abuse through shared leadership and focus on whole-woman wellness. We work as community members, birth companions and organizers to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective and community based projects through education, training and companionship. 

Our programming ranges address the full spectrum of reproductive care with an emphasis on the relevance for Black women, mental health & wellness and a network of holistic support services. 

The MSVW collective is currently composed of staff members, birth companions who assist families with prenatal and postpartum care, volunteers, interns and an active Board of Directors.

We began our community work in 2009 as Mamas of Color Rising and transitioned to nonprofit status in 2016. In 2023, we transitioned to a worker led cooperative model. 

We are committed to supporting each other as a collective with shared power and autonomy within the organization. Mama Sana Vibrant Woman is more than a job; it is a project that we are passionate about, a support system, and a space to enact and build our lifestyle, politics and our vision for the world and the movements we want to see. 

Envisioning a just and loving world where all parents receive attentive, quality, loving care, Mama Sana Vibrant Woman (MSVW)’s mission is to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for communities of color in Central Texas by providing education and support services. Established in 2012, MSVW provides culturally appropriate, quality prenatal and postnatal care to people of color through prenatal and postpartum groups, one-on-one support, childbirth preparation workshops, wellness clinics, and a birth companion (doula) program. These programs provide care to the most vulnerable in our community while also training the next generation of birth workers of color in Texas. 

We are hiring new staff 
We are looking to hire a full time Director of Advancement. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in both fundraising and organizational leadership. It is of utmost importance we hire individuals interested in working in collaboration under a shared leadership model. We are looking for a leader that is excited about committing to and growing with MSVW for years to come. We are strongly invested in equipping staff with the necessary skills to make decisions within their role that uphold holistic reproductive justice and creating new ways of being outside of capitalism, homophobic, racist (particularly anti-Black) and patriarchal systems. 

Due to the nature of our work, this role may work occasional evening and weekend hours. 

This is who we are looking for 
We are looking for people who have an unwavering commitment to social justice. We want people who are excited about the prospect of working with organizations to help them transform and grow, who feel passionately about building leader-full movements, and who feel energized and confident engaging the community. We want people who have a passion for reproductive justice and energy to build up this area of expertise. 
We all are currently engaged in political work outside of our work at Mama Sana Vibrant Woman that helps to inform, grow, and challenge MSVW as an organization. We want to bring on people who are similarly engaged in their communities and movements.

The Director of Advancement is one of three Co- Executive Directors and will primarily oversee all of the organization's fundraising and manage financial relationships with grantors and donors. You would collaboratively build and implement a strategy for sustaining and increasing the organization's revenue. This includes interacting with donors, planning fundraising events, and seeking out opportunities for financial support through sponsorships. The Director of Advancement is responsible for leading MSVW fundraising efforts and managing the grant writing and communication consultants. You would support MSVW to create and access resources in the spirit of abundance, ensuring that funding opportunities are in alignment with our values and principles and focused on our participant and community needs. You would join us in working with other community institutions and economic justice nonprofits. 

Fundraising | approximately (50%) 

  • Fundraising Strategy & Relationships 

    • Design and execute annual fundraising strategy and campaigns to raise funds from grants, major and mid-level gifts, and events 

    • Build out infrastructure and procedures for organization’s fundraising processes to meet fundraising goal and projected growth 

    • Develop a donor engagement strategy to steward, maintain and develop fundraising relationships with individuals, and foundations and City of Austin Public Health 

    • Process gifts and maintain fundraising and donor database 

    • Lead communication and coordination of fundraising campaigns, appeals and events to sisterhood and delegate accordingly 

  • Development Budget Lead 

    • Create and manage development budget 

    • Review monthly budget versus actuals and ensure finances remain within budget ○ Support the entire organization in understanding fundraising trends and fundraising goals using data to report goals and outcomes 

    • Organizational and Team Leadership | approximately (30%) 

    • Monitor overall organizational direction and health with other Co-Executive Directors 

    • Envision where team can grow, supporting professional development efforts, and identify and plan for needed resources and capacity, including hiring of staff and consultants 

    • Manage team work plan and ensure team members are being held accountable to their individual work plans and goals 

    • In lead capacity, collaborate with other Co-EDs to problem-solve and strategizing on the most effective paths to address emergencies 

    • Represent the organization publicly and act as point of contact for press inquiries

    • Support communication consultants with developing overall communications strategy and branding 

    • Manage any communications contractors and coordinate their scopes of work 

Other Duties | approximately (20%) 

  • Board Lead 

    • Act as point person with the Board, stewarding Board relationships 

    • Support agenda creation, materials distribution, meeting facilitation/report-outs, and Board committee work 

    • Facilitate board development, ensuring the board operates effectively as a governance body in relationship to staff and the greater community served

  • Administration 

    • Facilitate key meetings 

    • Attend all required internal and external meetings. 

    • Assist implementation and planning of organizational events 

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned 


  • MSVW is currently operating under a hybrid working model. Applicants must be able to work from home and attend in person meetings on an as needed basis. This model is subjectto change once the organization moves into a physical location. 

  • Three years previous experience in fundraising, donor relations, and / or grant writing.

  • Written communication skills: ability to communicate complex points concisely and clearly; ability to create thorough reports and resources 

  • Verbal communication skills: ability to speak confidently and clearly with donors about our work and convey the MSVW mission; ability to communicate respectfully and directly with co-workers and clients 

  • Strong commitment to Mama Sana Vibrant Woman’s mission and values, including a passion for equity and building an inclusive and antiracist organization. 

  • Comfortability and competency planning donor events, grant writing, grant reporting and evaluation. Must be able to engage conversations of reproductive justice, race, gender and other issues of power with comfort. 

Strongly preferred: 

  • Comfortable working across cultures, languages, and differences, including experience and comfort working with people of color, immigrants, English language learners, and gender expansive people. 

  • Experience working with non-profit board of directors 

  • Strong analytical , critical decision making, project management, and process improvement skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects.

  • Previous experience working within a collective or workers cooperative.


  • Experience working with Slack, Asana, Apricot, Network for Good and Google drive ● Comfortable learning and working with new technology 


Please email a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that describes why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position to by October 19, 2023 . Please, no phone calls. 

MSVW strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and people of color, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer, and individuals impacted by the legal system to apply. The majority of MSVW collective members are women of color.

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