Posted on August 17, 2012
Director of Development
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Director of Development, Network for Teaching Entrepeneurship
The NFTE New York Metro Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing long- and short-term fundraising strategies and collaborating with the Executive Director to set the strategic vision and ensure that the office meets its annual goals. Primary activities include cultivating and stewarding donors; building strategic partnerships; supporting the ED in managing relationships with Advisory Board members, Board Committees and the Young Professionals Group; coordinating reporting for restricted grants; and managing external communications. The Development Director will work closely with all members of the program office and headquarters development team.
The Director of Development will play a pivotal role in helping to conceive, design and execute a development plan for the New York Metro office, including non-NYC sites. The New York Metro Program Office currently has an operating budget of $1.5 million with plans to grow significantly over the next several years, with contributions from foundations, individuals, corporations, and events. The Director of Development’s primary responsibility will be to build a development system that increases revenues by managing and expanding the portfolio and puts the program office on a sustainable path by maximizing existing resources and developing new ones, and by acting as the primary author and editor of all grant proposals and reports. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in taking a solid nonprofit with an excellent reputation to the next level of prominence and sustainability.
- Develop and implement the annual fundraising plan, including research of funding sources and the development of an overall development strategy with the Executive Director;
- Assist with the development and implementation of strategic planning for the region;
- Accountable for all donor relations and fundraising goals for corporate and foundation giving;
- Manage and grow the pipeline of corporate and foundation giving;
- Write, submit, track and follow-up proposals and requests in an effort to raise funds for a variety of areas within the organization, including specific program support and general operating support;
- Report on program performance to address donor requirements;
- Conduct analysis on budgets and revenue projections, as well as financial reports to donors;
- Serve as an additional “face” of NFTE New York Metro to promote the organization and cultivate relationships with new, prospective donors (individuals, corporations, and foundations);
- Assist the ED in all development relationships, including with individuals;
- Represent NFTE at key social events in the community and build strategic partnerships with prospective donors, partners and other key stakeholders;
- Oversee relations with corporate partners related to the recruitment of volunteers and implement strategies to convert volunteers to donors;
- Assist ED with overseeing and managing staff toward achieving volunteer goals and expectations (including recruitment, training, placement, and retention);
- Assist the Executive Director with board development and training;
- Collaborate with Board to achieve annual goals for fundraising, awareness-building and developing leadership in support of NFTE’s activities;
- Lead efforts in the coordination and implementation of electronic communication, including social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, etc.);
- Participate in conceiving, planning and executing cultivation/fundraising events throughout the year, including the regional business plan competition and expo;
- Lead all efforts for New York-focused fund-raising event (tbd);
- Support the development efforts of the Young Professionals Group;
- Represent New York Metro in organization-wide meetings for development, plus other relevant meetings;
- Supervise any development-focused interns;
- Engage with NFTE national and other nonprofit professional development activities and learning as opportunities arise.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree a plus;
- Minimum of five years' relevant experience;
- Proven familiarity with building and enhancing relationships with corporations and foundations;
- Team-oriented with a strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
- Proven leadership qualities and strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills required;
- Enthusiasm for youth development, education and entrepreneurship;
- Strong analytical and communication skills;
- Capacity to deal with ambiguity;
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus;
- Experience with special events a plus;
- Experience in working with small nonprofits and/or youth development and education organizations a plus;
- Knowledge of program office area funding community a plus.
The Development Director position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director.
NFTE is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.
To Apply: Submit a detailed cover letter and resume with “Development Director” in the subject line to email@example.com
Visit our website, http://www.nfte.com for more information.