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Director of Development

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Upwardly Global Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 10 days ago

Position Overview  

Reporting to the Vice President of Development (VPD), the Director of Development  (DD) will be responsible for stewarding and growing a portfolio of funders including major donors, government, corporate, and foundation; and serve as the strategic lead for the national individual giving program, working closely with the Development team to expand and diversify UpGlo’s individual

donor base through individual fundraising campaigns, donor engagement and fundraising events. This individual will collaborate with the VPD to develop and manage the Leadership Councils to grow their capacity. This person may be called upon to act as the public face of UpGlo in the region at local, regional, and national conference, events, and other stakeholder engagements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

●     Provide leadership and management of the individual giving strategy to raise $1.2 million through a major donor program (UpGlo Ambassadors), two online fundraising campaigns

(spring and year end), and annual Gala.

●     Steward and grow a portfolio of regional donors both individual and corporate/foundation, to be determined based on hiring location.

●     Responsible for one in person major donor cultivation event in the local region.

●     Actively identify and explore opportunities for acquiring new donors, and strategies to retain

and grow individual donors

●      Serve as a thought partner to VPD to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include government, foundation, events, major donors and corporate revenues sufficient to meet strategic plan goals

●     Collaborate with VPP and other program staff to ensure funding asks and development

opportunities are aligned with organization needs and priorities

●     Complete other duties and/or projects as assigned


Knowledge and Skills Required

●     Bachelor's degree preferred

●   5+ years fundraising experience

●     Key competencies for this role include:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A professional and resourceful style with unparalleled tenacity
  • A strategic thinker who takes initiative
  • Relationship driven - building meaningful relationships is a core value
  • High energy and passion for UpGlo’s mission
  • Growth mindset
  • Strong organizational, project management, and time management skills

●     Key work experience for this role:

  • Deep knowledge of the immigrant experience either through personal connection or experience working within the immigrant community
  • Experience managing a major donor program
  • Proven track record of securing and growing individual donors
  • Experience with marketing for online fundraising campaigns and Galas

●     Other knowledge and skills preferred:

  • Experience executing a Gala or other fundraising events
  • Use of Salesforce or other CRM platform
  • Proven track record of securing funding from foundation, corporate, government funders
  • Grant writing experience


Work Environment/Physical Requirements

●     Requires the ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally

●     Must be available to work evening events and occasionally weekend sessions

Position Overview  

Reporting to the Vice President of Development (VPD), the Director of Development  (DD) will be responsible for stewarding and growing a portfolio of funders including major donors, government, corporate, and foundation; and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English (written & spoken)

Fluent in English (written & spoken)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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