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VP of Development

Company: Education / Nonprofit, New York, NY
Location: New York
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Position Overview The VP of Development will lead the Development team, which is responsible for raising the private philanthropic and competitive public revenue to meet the organization’s short-term and long-term needs through building and managing relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals, and public agencies. The VP of Development will work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to develop and execute on the fundraising strategy. Specifically, the Vice President is the strategic thought leader, resident expert, and driving force behind all work related to meeting aggressive revenue targets that will allow the organization to expand its reach and impact. This position will report to the CEO and will manage a full development team. Responsibilities Develop and implement a comprehensive, multi-year strategic development plan designed to meet aggressive goals for growth and diversification across private philanthropic (i.e., institutions, individuals, and special events) and public (i.e., competitive public grants) revenue streams to meet annual and long-term operating needs Manage and deploy a team of development professionals to execute the organization’s private and public revenue strategy. Lead, manage, and inspire staff with a goal of building a high-performance, results-oriented team. Clearly communicate objectives and support people in reaching them while also providing opportunities for professional growth. Partner with Finance team on all budgeting, revising of projections, and setting financial strategy. Also partner with the Finance team to report on the organization’s progress toward both annual and long-term revenue targets to the organization’s senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and other key stakeholders Partner with the Board of Directors, President/CEO, regional Executive Directors, and other senior leaders to maintain and expand the organization’s donor base and support the overall development effort. Oversee day-to-day development activities, including submission of proposal and reports, major gift solicitation, various cultivation and stewardship activities (e.g., special events, one-on-one meetings, school visits, etc.), and internal development systems and operations (e.g., database implementation and maintenance) Drive the creation and evolution of best-in-class development systems and structures that will support effective, efficient, sustainable, and professional fundraising programs. Requirements Required Skills and Experience The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented professional who takes an entrepreneurial, business development/revenue generation approach to development. Specifically, s/he must have: A comprehensive understanding of high quality fundraising systems and structures and an ability to create a targeted and strategic development program that effectively supports revenue growth. Experience leading a comprehensive development effort and building a major gifts program preferred. Highly developed strategic thinking skills with an ability to analyze the existing donor base and determine the most effective way to expand it given the available human and financial resources. Strong leadership and management experience with a particular ability to set and communicate priorities and inspire a team of dedicated professionals to new levels of achievement. Highly developed oral and written communications skills. The potential to be a front-line fundraiser identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of donors. A sense of urgency in relationship to Turnaround’s work and a deep-seated commitment to transforming the lives of children living in impoverished communities. Experience managing and/or working with a Board of Directors, CEO and other senior leaders in an organization, effectively deploying them in service of fundraising as appropriate. An excellent team player with a positive attitude and the ability to connect and collaborate with others. Demonstrated achievement in a demanding work environment. Very well organized, with systematic and meticulous attention to details; Flexible and adaptable. Able to work with ambiguity and changing conditions and priorities.

Keywords: Education / Nonprofit, New York, NY, New York, VP of Development, Executive, New York, New York

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