Director of Development

New Heights Youth, Inc.

Posted: 10/5/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Education

City: New York

Postal code: 11225

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$1M - $3M

Website:

www.newheightsnyc.org

Mission statement:

Our mission is “to educate and empower promising inner-city youth to be leaders, champions and student-athletes by developing the skills necessary for success in high school, college and life.” 

Position Details:

Job Description:

In order to build capacity and community impact for this new phase of rapid growth, New Heights is now seeking candidates to fill this new senior position.

The Director of Development will be responsible for managing and supporting daily department operations and staff. This position will also be a frontline fundraiser, managing a portfolio of community level donors and annual corporate sponsorships. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to a fast-growing, high potential organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

Departmental Management

● Assist in planning and execution of all Department priorities, including fundraising events

● Manage growing Development Team

Stewardship & Strategy

● Support the CDO and ED in achieving an annual revenue goal of $3M+

● Manage a portfolio of Community level donors, fostering a culture of philanthropy through intentional stewardship throughout the year

● Cultivate, Steward and Solicit a pipeline of individual/corporate donors and prospects

● Manage and monitor online giving initiatives

Event Management

● Support CDO in strategic planning and donor outreach for annual fundraising events including GameChangers Ball, MADNESS, and the Team Challenge Shoot-a-thon

● Manage event stewardship through timely follow-up strategy implementation & support

● Support with ongoing fundraising events and initiatives, including planning and logistics, ticket and sponsorship sales, auction, outreach, and communications

Communications

● Support New Heights in creating a cohesive external narrative

  • Assist with website updates, including monthly blog posts and funder spotlights
  • Manage the creation and execution of the New Heights bi-monthly newsletter for external stakeholders, including content creation, recipient segmentation, and design
  • Ensure brand alignment and messaging across New Heights Social Media accounts 


Qualifications:

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and project management skills
  • Self-starter with a proven record of multitasking
  • Proven record of working independently and managing and executing multiple projects
  • Team player who can collaborate across verticals and with external stakeholders
  • Minimum of 3 years development management experience
  • Experience working with youth-based organizations a plus but not required
  • Passion for the New Heights mission

Benefits:

New Heights offers a comprehensive benefit package, including vision, dental and 401k. 

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

12/4/2020

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Ashley Faison at: [email protected] Indicate “Director of Development” in the subject line. No phone or fax inquiries – we will respond if we require further information. New Heights is an equal opportunity employer. 


 

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