The Toy Foundation
Position Type: Full-Time
Primary domain: Foundation/Grantmaking
City: New York
Postal code: 10010
State: New York
Country: United States
To promote play, and provide joy and comfort to children in difficult situations and to be the voice of the North American toy industry highlighting its charitable giving and social responsibility work.
The Toy Foundation (TF) is looking for an Executive Director. This is the perfect opportunity for a seasoned individual to bring a collegial and entrepreneurial leadership style to a role involving commitment to and understanding of effective management and philanthropy best practices within a business construct. The ideal candidate should be a collaborative and results-driven leader with expertise in child development, toys, and play. The ED will interact with the Executive Committee and Trustees of The Toy Foundation, and select Association board members as needed to help advance the Foundation.
5+ years’ experience in senior management and direct supervision of employees required.
Team player with superior interpersonal skills as well as capacity to engage in critical thinking and analysis of programs and service delivery.
Track record of successful organizational change and/or results-driven institutional advancement.
Proven ability to build and foster internal and external relationships with the goal of new partnerships and building consensus across all levels
An entrepreneurial leadership style that encourages teamwork, collaboration, staff development, and effective delegation while inspiring and motivating all parties
A minimum of 5 years’ experience of successful fundraising including major donors, grant-writing, and developing corporate partnerships
Proven experience as a creative fundraiser with the ability to secure revenue and financial support from new and diverse sources
A history of building and maintaining strong donor and funder relationships
Experience with cause-related marketing campaigns with demonstrated results
Passion for children with a commitment to advancing the mission of The Toy Foundation, the scientifically proven developmental benefits of childhood play, and building understanding of the broad toy industry's deep commitment to philanthropy, ethical production and societal benefit.
Prior experience working with industry associations and memberships preferably in the area of toys and play
Knowledge of child development or serving child and family populations
Prior experience with foundations and grant making preferably in a foundation setting
Foundation or nonprofit Board management and communications experience
Prior experience with foundation policies and procedures including compliance
Experience with events planning and volunteer management
Strategic planning and execution of mission driven strategy with the ability to measure and track impact with data and KPIs
Demonstrated business acumen and experience in developing a sustainable business model with secure and diverse revenue streams
Demonstrated administrative, financial, and budget management skills
History of effective grant making and program planning with the ability to implement strategic vision
Prior experience with building, developing or expanding programs preferably in the areas of toys and play and children and families
Appreciation of the role of research and the use of data to inform and support an effective outcome model that measures and communicates the vision, mission, success and impact of the organization
Experience with developing and launching innovative, new partnerships preferably with Fortune 500 companies
Communications: Internal and External
Ability to articulate TF’s mission, philosophy and core values effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders
Credible and persuasive verbal and written communication skills, especially with c-suite level leaders
Experience as a spokesperson for an industry or cause
Familiarity with iMIS and web-based donor management platforms
Familiarity with social media and web-based communications tools
Competence with Office productivity tools
Commensurate with Experience
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How to Apply:
See the following link for a full description including key responsibilities & the ideal candidate’s qualifications: https://rb.gy/bjd32u.
Applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter that references their experience in relation to the qualifications listed in the job description. No phone inquiries will be accepted, all inquiries and resumes should be submitted via email to [email protected].
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