Director of Development

Recruiter
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Location
Brooklyn
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 01, 2016
Closes
Oct 25, 2016
Role
Editorial
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Board
NYCityWorks.com
Our History
Beginning with Children (BwC) creates pathways to higher education, self-sufficiency and community engagement for New York City children. Founded by Joe and Carol Reich in 1990 to support educational reform in New York City, BwC manages three charter schools in Brooklyn and operates an innovative Alumni Program. We are building on our legacy of over 20 years as we shape our model for charter school education in Brooklyn and prepare our graduates to meet the quickly changing expectations of the 21st Century.

BwC programs develop students intellectually through a challenging curriculum that empowers them to understand the world, express themselves and to use critical thinking skills to solve complex problems. In each school, we continually assess students to ensure that our programs are meeting their individual needs and helping them master important skills. We also expose our students to learning opportunities beyond the classroom through field trips, guest speakers and community service. BwCs Legacy Network alumni program provides mentoring, tutoring, internships, college readiness training and career networking opportunities for the graduates of our schools.

Summary of the Role
As the organization looks toward the future, the donor base will need to be maintained and diversified. As a result, BwC seeks a dynamic, creative, entrepreneurial development professional who wants to make a difference by joining our vibrant management team and providing strategic leadership across all areas of development. Reporting to the CEO, this position is responsible for all facets of individual and institutional giving.

The ideal candidate will work closely with the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the Leadership Council (Junior Board) to identify, solicit, cultivate, and increase general operating and program support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources to meet or exceed a fundraising goal of $1 million annually.

The candidate we are seeking:
We are seeking a collaborative, entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, natural fundraiser. We want someone who is well versed in all aspects of the fundraising loop from cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and back again.

Working closely with the CEO, you will need to build a culture of giving amongst the board. Engage with them and work in tandem to accomplish fundraising goals.

FRONTLINE FUNDRAISING

Conduct weekly donor visits
Develop and implement strong stewardship programs to engage and maintain donors year over year.
Manage donor related events and programs, including school visits.
Research, cultivate, and secure new institutional funding prospects
Work closely with Vice President of Operations to ensure that all development materials convey a clear, consistent effective message.
Manage an experienced grant writer responsible for the preparation of all corporate, foundation, and government grant proposals.

DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS

Send timely and accurate acknowledgement letters
Create new or update existing communication tools to engage with donors and prospective donors:


Utilize social media tools to cultivate interest and excitement for BwC programs and outreach to potential funders.
Work closely with the Director of Legacy Network and Chief Academic Officer to create school report cards/newsletters/Legacy Program news
Segmented solicitation letters/emails


BOARD MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Create and maintain a yearly development plan implement new funding strategies.
Develop and maintain a pipeline portfolio of high-net worth donors and prospective donors.
Maintain a strong database inclusive of moves management, call reports and acknowledgements.
Create annual income and expense budgets and manage the Development Department in a fiscally sound manner.
Provide detailed and accurate reports on fundraising progress to the CEO and Board of Directors on a regular basis.


DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS

Create and maintain a yearly development plan implement new funding strategies.
Develop and maintain a pipeline portfolio of high-net worth donors and prospective donors.
Maintain a strong database inclusive of moves management, call reports and acknowledgements
Create annual income and expense budgets and manage the Development Department in a fiscally sound manner.
Provide detailed and accurate reports on fundraising progress to the CEO and Board of Directors on a regular basis.


QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelors degree and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience. Comparable experience in other areas or advanced degree may be considered.
Well-versed in the use of all digital and social media A demonstrated ability to think creatively and bring fresh ideas and approaches to development initiatives.
A passion for public school education reform or issues related to social justice and economic/educational equality.
Excellent planning and organizational skills, detail-oriented, with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple ongoing projects from start to finish.
Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including the poise and presence to be effective with a wide range of constituents.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Knowledge of the New York City philanthropic community (individuals, corporations, foundations) and experience with Raisers Edge database a plus.
Flexibility, drive, a sense of humor and a roll-up-your-sleeves approach.


Application Process:
Please send applications and nominations, including cover letter, resume, one call report sample, one donor stewardship sample, three references and salary requirements to:

Geri Licurse
Chief Financial Officer
Beginning with Children Foundation
217 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11221

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