As The Acceleration Project (TAP) enters its 10th year, our mission of supporting under-resourced small businesses has never been more urgent. This past year we doubled in size to support small business owners struggling to survive the devastating impacts of Covid, and the demand for our services continues to soar. TAP is seeking a Director of Development who will join us at this exciting and pivotal time to help us generate the funding necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of our organization.
The Acceleration Project is a female-founded, female-led business advisory firm dedicated to keeping small businesses vital and channeling talent into local economies. TAP supports under-resourced, high-potential small businesses, with a focus on those owned by women and People of Color. We work one-on-one with individual businesses to provide tools and resources that create financial stability and accelerate growth. We also produce scalable programs that can be delivered through webinars, workshops and microsites. TAP consultants provide support across a variety of functions, including financial analysis, marketing, strategic planning, operations and e-commerce enablement. As a 501(c)(3), we rely on fundraising to underwrite the cost of providing services and keep them accessible to all.
Position Summary: TAP seeks a Director of Development responsible for the creation and execution of a strategic development plan to generate revenue from a variety of funding sources, including corporate, government and foundation grants and sponsorships, advisory board activities, events, and individual giving. The Director will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, leadership team and board members to identify and cultivate major donor and sponsor relationships and secure support for the organization. The Director will forge ties with corporate, philanthropic and family foundations to secure long term multi-year funding, building capacity as well as programming. Additionally, the Director will work with other team members to identify and pursue funding opportunities to support new and existing initiatives, including fundraising activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary organizational milestone, the Annual Appeal and TAP’s Spring Benefit. The Director will work collaboratively with the CEO and Leadership Team to evaluate TAP’s operational strategy and goals, adjusting development initiatives as needed to support those goals. This paid position is full-time, partially remote, with an expectation of 40 hours/week, with day-to-day flexibility. This individual will also be asked to attend in-person meetings in Westchester as well as in-person meetings with potential funders.
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As The Acceleration Project (TAP) enters its 10th year, our mission of supporting under-resourced small businesses has never been more urgent. This past year we doubled in size to support small business owners struggling to survive the…
To apply for this position: Send resume, cover letter and up to three work references to Tracy Jaffe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Development Director in subject line.