Senior Director, Resource Development
America’s Promise Alliance is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial individual to serve as the Senior Director for Resource Development. The Senior Director is a critical leader in the Resource Development team, responsible for raising the necessary financial support to meet the organization’s short-term and long-term needs through building and managing relationships with all revenue sources. The Senior Director will report to the Vice President for Resource Development and will work closely with other members of the Resource Development team and senior leaders across the organization. Specifically, the Senior Director will manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, planning and executing the necessary cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities to maintain and grow their support over time.
This position represents an excellent opportunity to play a lead role in the context of addressing a major societal issue. The successful candidate will be characterized by initiative, problem solving ability, flexibility, responsiveness, relationship building, and personal accountability. She or he will combine strong organizational skills with a meticulous attention to detail. He or she will listen carefully, anticipate and pro-actively address the needs and concerns of senior team members, as well as the team as a whole. A strong collaborator, he or she will be ready to help others on the smallest task or take initiative to solve a problem or lead a project successfully.
About America’s Promise Alliance
With over 450 national partners and 250 state and local communities, America’s Promise leads the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of young people. By leveraging our unique ability to raise awareness, forge connections, and create new knowledge, America’s Promise activates our Alliance and the broader field to spur national-level change no single organization can achieve.
America’s Promise is committed to creating the conditions of success for all children and youth through Five Promises – caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to serve. We recognize that historical and systemic inequities create barriers that keep many young people from experiencing these Five Promises and limit their ability to realize their full potential. We affirm that every child deserves the opportunity to pursue their American Dream and every adult has the responsibility to make it happen. To learn more visit, www.AmericasPromise.org.
Serve as relationship lead for a portfolio of current donors and warm prospects, identifying (and in some cases executing) the necessary cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities necessary to maintain and grow support from that assigned portfolio. Specific activities include:
- Drafting and compiling concept papers, proposals, and reports that effectively communicate the organization’s mission, vision, key activities that highlight the connection and alignment to the donor’s interests and priorities.
- Preparing and coordinating one-on-one engagement activities (e.g., phone calls, meetings, site visits, etc.), including preparing senior staff and key volunteers, documenting notes and next steps, and ensuring any necessary follow-up is complete.
- Executing additional grants administration activities (e.g., submitting invoices, supporting funder audits, etc.) as necessary.
- Work with VP to design overall fundraising strategy for the organization.
- Track and report overall progress of the assigned portfolio, including both activities and revenue projections, utilizing standard report templates and the organization’s contact management system.
- Collaborate with other teams (e.g., Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Communications, and Center for Promise) to ensure that all information and data shared with donors is correct, up-to-date, and reflective of the organization’s work.
- Execute other appropriate tasks as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum 7-8 years’ work experience required; relevant experience in development or relationship management preferred; experience and/or familiarity with education and positive youth development preferred.
- The potential to be a “front-line fundraiser,” directly executing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities with an assigned portfolio of donors.
- Strong oral and written communications skills, using appropriate and diplomatic language, grammar, spelling, and style.
- Ability to identify and anticipate problems, analyze situations and recommend solutions;
- Demonstrated achievement in a demanding work environment;
- Very well organized, with systematic and meticulous attention to details;
- Flexible and adaptable. Able to work with ambiguity and changing conditions and priorities.
- Ability to manage and balance a wide range of projects and duties in fast moving environment;
- A proactive, “can-do” approach; demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness;
- An excellent team player with a positive attitude and the ability to connect and collaborate with others;
- Accountable – willing to accept appropriate levels of responsibility for tasks, projects and outcomes;
- Flexibility in working hours– some evening and weekend work may be required;
- Intermediate or better proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products and general ability to learn new software; experience with Salesforce contact management system preferred.
Compensation & benefits
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
How to apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in this position to [email protected]omise.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of your e-mail.
America’s Promise Alliance actively seeks and welcomes diversity of all types on the America’s Promise Team and is committed to an inclusive environment that allows all team members to thrive. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.