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TITLE: Community Engagement Manager


STATUS: Full-time Exempt, Hybrid


SALARY RANGE: $70K-$80K depending on qualifications and experience plus benefits.


Job Summary

The Community Engagement Manager plays an important role in building an engaged 1951 Coffee Company community of individuals, coffee industry, and organizational partners that ensures that our programs are fully realized and that our organization flourishes financially. The Community Engagement Manager will work closely with the CEO to lead and implement action plans to deepen partnerships with donors, employment partners, community partners, and other key stakeholders. They will also work in collaboration with the Barista Training Program Manager and the Cafe Program Manager on community events and outreach.


This position is hybrid with in-person at least 3 days per week.  This position works a standard work week but must be available to periodically work on evenings and at weekend events.


Job Responsibilities


Fundraising (60%)

Execute strategies designed to sustain and grow charitable support for 1951 Coffee Company, currently at the $150,000 level annually.

  1. Develop and execute on an annual campaign to generate support from individual donors.
    1. Create and execute a schedule of targeted (primarily email) appeals to current and lapsed donors.
    2. Execute a donor acquisition strategy drawing on 1951 Coffee Company’s customers and other members of its broader community.
    3. Convey timely and high-quality gift acknowledgement.
    4. Update donor information in Salesforce and generate regular progress reports.
  1. Manage the strategic growth of 1951 Coffee Company’s major gift portfolio.
    1. In partnership with the CEO and Board Development Committee, develop plans for communicating and building relationships with a portfolio of 35 major gift prospects.
    2. Set up and manage follow up for meetings and other support for CEO’s relationship building and solicitation of major gifts.
    3. Update donor engagement notes and tracking in Salesforce, and generate reports as requested.
  2. Plan and execute donor cultivation activities, including Community Dinners and Cafe visits.


Partnership Engagement (20%)

Collaborate with managers to help initiate and sustain relationships with organizations that are or can be engaged in 1951 Coffee Company, i.e., “entity partnerships”.

  1. Coordinate and track incoming expressions of interest and partnership opportunities.
  2. Collaborate with program managers to establish regular and special communications with current and prospective entity partners.  Maintain regular communication with primary contacts to keep 1951 Coffee Company on their radar.
  3. Attend selected meetings, representing 1951 Coffee Company to generate interest in programs and activities.


Community Education and Awareness (10%)

Inspire customers and the broader public to learn more about and embrace the 1951 Coffee Company mission and to engage more actively and in an ongoing way.

  1. Contribute to 1951 Coffee Company’s social media presence by generating regular posts as requested by CEO (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  2. Collaborate with Training Program and Cafe Program Managers on campaigns and special events that raise community awareness of 1951 Coffee Company’s mission, activities, and impact, e.g., leveraging the cafe space and other physical community activities/touchpoints (e.g., open houses)


Operations (10%)

Responsible for keeping the database up to date and generating reports and queries as needed.

  1. Monitor and report using Salesforce Donor Management System. Track the progress and impact of donations and partnerships, providing regular reports to CEO, committee(s), board, and stakeholders.
  2. Ensure that all donations, donor engagement activities and meeting notes are entered into Salesforce Donor Management System.
  3. Ensure accuracy of all information, including updating emails, addresses, phone numbers, primary contacts for entity partners.


Desired Qualifications

  1. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to spark, cultivate, and grow relationships with a wide range of individuals.
  2. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to engage different audiences.
  3. Proactive and “go for it” approach to day-to-day work.
  4. Passionate about the cause of welcoming and promoting the well-being of refugees and asylees in the U.S.
  5. Comfortable with and demonstrates the ability to do work that is relationally connected, and challenge focused – building “eye-to-eye” donor relationships that center caring for others, building a more generous culture and doing something outside of one’s comfort zone to make a difference.
  6. Comfortable working collaboratively within a small, growing team made up of staff, Board members and volunteers.
  7. Detail-oriented and zealous about data integrity.
  8. Able to manage multiple projects concurrently and suggest creative solutions.
  9. Working knowledge and facility with Salesforce, Microsoft Office, other basic office software.



  1. Lived experience or prior professional experience working with and in the refugee and asylee community preferred.
  2. 2-3 years experience working in fundraising, development or sales and marketing.


About 1951 Coffee Company

At 1951 Coffee Company, we blend the warmth of coffee with the strength of community to uplift refugees on their journey to a new life in the United States. Founded in 2015, we are a non-profit specialty coffee organization that promotes the well-being of the refugee community in the United States by providing job training and employment to refugees (and similar humanitarian immigrant populations) while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Info@1951coffee.com.  To learn more about 1951 Coffee Company, please visit our website at www.1951coffee.com .