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Partnering with the President, Board of Directors, and senior staff, the Director of Development and Philanthropic Partnerships will be the primary architect and executor of all fundraising initiatives and a philanthropic partnership strategy.
Key roles and responsibilities
- Serve as the primary architect and implementer for all fundraising initiatives.
- Partner with and support the President and Board of Directors to advance the Council’s fundraising goals.
- Develop and grow the pipeline of major gift donors and manage a portfolio of individual donors, including the direct solicitation of major gifts and planned giving.
- Orient new board members to their fundraising responsibilities and ensure that they receive the support they need to be successful volunteer fundraisers
- Create briefing memos, presentations, and other materials for senior leadership in preparation for donor meetings.
- Oversee institutional giving that identifies, cultivates, and sustains multi-year foundation partnerships.
- With the President oversee the planning, execution, and follow-up of virtual and in-person fundraising events.
- Partner with the Director of Communications to raise brand awareness and identify and target new audiences for fundraising purposes.
- Work with designated staff to leverage the Council’s owned channels (website, social media, direct mail, etc.) for annual appeals and other fundraising appeals as appropriate.
- Using the database as a fundraising tool, develop moves management strategies, identify capacity and wealth markers, build and manage the pipeline, identify donor attrition, and support a streamlined and scalable development effort.
- Track prospect and donor contacts and determine follow-up as needed.
- Establish development goals and milestones, and implement benchmarking and progress measurement procedures.
Experience and skills
- Bachelor’s Degree in the humanities or social sciences, preferably in International Relations, Political Science, Philosophy, or related disciplines.
- Minimum 10 years of professional fundraising experience with significant major-gifts experience and success in leading or working closely on a substantial capital campaign.
- Track record of success in developing and implementing scalable fundraising plans, cultivating donors, and soliciting individual major gifts, as well as foundation support.
- Systems-oriented and data-driven leader with the ability to critically evaluate fundraising efforts.
- Ability to interact professionally with dedicated Board and staff members who have diverse backgrounds, professional skills, and perspectives.
- Exceptional writing, communication, and analytical skills.
- Familiar with nonprofit organizations and funders, particularly in New York City.
- Strong follow-through and attention to detail; proven ability to set and meet deadlines and benchmarks.
- Experience in database management and administration is strongly preferred.