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Stepping Stones seeks an outgoing and experienced Advancement Officer to lead the Foundation’s fundraising. Reporting to the Executive Director, the position directs the annual fundraising and develops long-term goals to sustain the organization. The organization’s goal is to raise $600,000-$700,000 annually.

Background

Stepping Stones is nestled on the border of the hamlets of Katonah and Bedford Hills in the Town of Bedford in northern Westchester County, NY, in a suburban area approximately one hour north of Manhattan. The private, nonprofit, and tax-exempt National Historic Landmark, is the historic home and archive of William Griffith Wilson (“Bill W.”), who wrote the 12 Steps of recovery and cofounded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1934, and Lois Burnham Wilson, who cofounded Al-Anon Family Groups in 1951. The mission of the organization is to foster public understanding of alcoholism and inspire recovery by preserving and sharing the historic home, archives, and legacy of the Wilsons. Today their legacy touches more than 2 million people worldwide.

The home and archives include the Wilson’s residence, Bill W.’s writing studio, 8.17 acres of grounds (including flower and community vegetable gardens), 10,000 historic objects, and 100,000 manuscripts and photographs. The landmark offers tours, an Annual Picnic (2021 is its 70th year), and off-site and online programming including presentations and plays based on the Wilson’s archive. An online archive and website redesign are currently in development to better share the story and legacy of the Wilsons with worldwide audiences. For more information, visit https://www.steppingstones.org.

Position Overview

The Advancement Officer is responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the Stepping Stones’ fundraising and communications administration and programming. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Advancement Officer liaises with the Stepping Stones Foundation Board of Trustees committees, staff and audience to communicate activities and raise funds for the organization’s annual and long-term sustainability. Primary responsibilities of position:

Fund Development

  • Develop annual fundraising plans and appeals and works with outside consultant on long-term projects.
  • Build strategy for major donor, matching, planned giving, recurring, in-kind, and wish list donor programs.
  • Manage grant seeking activities and/or coordinate with grants consultant / writer.
  • Steward direct contact with donors and handle donor prospecting.
  • Maintain accurate data and oversee donor acknowledgements.
  • Organize donor and cultivation events.
  • Develop ambassador outreach program and oversee development volunteer activities.

Communications & Community Relations

  • Develop annual and long-term communications plan, strategy, and messaging.
  • Organize media and public relations activities, including media contact database.
  • Create content for publications (emails, WordPress website, social media, ads, etc.).
  • Oversee design, production, printing, and mailing of materials.
  • Spearhead community and promotional partnerships.

General

  • Co-supervise Foundation Assistant and Executive Assistant.
  • Coordinate Communications & Fund Development and Community Relations committees.
  • Participate as a member of the programs and events staff team.
  • Represent organization at events and with potential supporters.
  • Conduct research, tracks metrics and create reports.
  • Fill in for Executive Director and other colleagues as needed.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experienced nonprofit professional with demonstrated success in raising funds.
  • Past experience with similar organization, preferred.
  • Interest in learning about 12-Step recovery history and the lives of the Wilsons.
  • Reside in or willing to relocate to within an hour of site, but ideally within 30 minutes.
  • Knowledge of Salsa CRM and Salsa Engage or comfortable with similar systems.
  • Position requires occasional travel within the metro-NYC / tri-state area.
  • Automobile in good working condition.

Compensation and Start Date

Salary commensurate with experience; 80% of healthcare benefit is paid by employer; 401(k) with employer match the first 3% of the employee’s base salary. The start date for this position is planned for Fall 2021. Stepping Stones Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Some work for this position can be done remotely.

HOW TO APPLY

Management Consultants for the Arts is leading this search. To be considered for this position, you must submit pertinent information including name, contact information, and salary requirement and attach a current résumé, a cover letter (no more than 1 ½ pages), and at least four professional references (name, work relationship, email, phone) using the online application system. Once all materials have been submitted online, the applicant will receive a confirmation of their submission via the email address provided in the application.

OPPORTUNITY

Stepping Stones seeks an outgoing and experienced Advancement Officer to lead the Foundation’s fundraising. Reporting to the Executive Director, the position directs the annual fundraising and develops long-term goals to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 45,000 - USD 75,000Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Health; 401k; paid time off

Health; 401k; paid time off

Level of Language Proficiency

English (additional languages, especially Spanish, would be a bonus)

English (additional languages, especially Spanish, would be a bonus)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Katonah, NY
Associated Location
62 Oak Rd, Katonah, NY 10536, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Management Consultants for the Arts is leading this search. To be considered for this position, you must submit pertinent information including name, contact information, and salary requirement and attach a current résumé, a cover letter (no more than 1 ½ pages), and at least four professional references (name, work relationship, email, phone) using the online application system. Once all materials have been submitted online, the applicant will receive a confirmation of their submission via the email address provided in the application. For the online application go to https://mcaonline.com/searches/advancement-officer-stepping-stones

HOW TO APPLY

Management Consultants for the Arts is leading this search. To be considered for this position, you must submit pertinent information including name, contact…

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