About The Center:
Established in 1983 as a result of the AIDS crisis, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown and evolved over the last four decades, creating and delivering services that empower people to lead healthy successful lives. The Center continues to serve the LGBTQ community through virtual support services, launched immediately after our building closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer a wide range of services, both in-person and virtual, including virtual one-on-one counseling; substance use treatment and support groups; youth drop-in space; online arts and culture programming; health insurance navigation, and a front desk open seven days a week to respond to community inquiries. To learn more about how The Center is serving the community during this time, please visit gaycenter.org.
About the Opportunity:
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing growth and success of The Center’s fundraising, ensuring we continue to reach - and exceed - our annual revenue goal (FY22 budget is $11MM, including $6MM in private contributions and $5MM in government grants). The incoming CDO will be focused on building and managing a portfolio of high-level donors and on our continued evolution as we strive to reach more inclusive fundraising opportunities and engage and activate new major donors. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the CDO will be responsible for overseeing a development team that is passionate about the work and bring an orientation toward the growth and development of these high potential leaders. Finally, the CDO will bring an energetic passion for the mission of The Center along with strong organizational leadership skills. This leader will assure the necessary systems, structures, and processes are in place to support the exciting growth taking place within the organization.
Areas of Leadership:
Fundraising Strategy and Execution:
Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
The Center’s Commitment to Equity & Inclusivity
The Center was born of community activism in response to the AIDS epidemic, ensuring a place for LGBTQ people to access information, care, and support that they were not receiving elsewhere. We opened in 1983 to help people who had doors constantly closed in their faces, ostracized by family, friends, and shunned by the general society. Since that time, we have continually provided a wide array of services and programs to serve our community, with an intentional focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable. We have always taken great care to be a space that responds to community needs; engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion work is another outgrowth of those ongoing efforts. We recognize that in order to help LGBTQ individuals and our diverse community achieve parity in health, justice, opportunity, and success outcomes, our organization must hold a strong foundation and competency in, as well as invest organizational focus on, equity and inclusion frameworks, practices and policies. This is also true in our hiring and retention of staff.
About The Center:
Established in 1983 as a result of the AIDS crisis, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown and evolved over the last four decades, creating and delivering services that empower…