Chief Advancement Officer Job Description
Movement Strategy Center is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to guide MSC’s storytelling and strategic communications, develop an impactful fundraising strategy for the organization, guide the philanthropic services program, and lead and catalyze innovations in MSC’s revenue model in order to deepen and accelerate the transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of resilience, regeneration, and interdependence. The Chief Advancement Officer reports to the Executive Director.
About Movement Strategy Center (MSC)
Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center over the last two decades has been a social and environmental justice incubator, serving as a movement a hub both housing visionaries and emergent networks, and providing core intermediary functions to advance ecosystem-wide impact: resourcing a robust and maturing ecosystem of leaders, networks, and projects, and offering core infrastructure support through fiscal sponsorship and philanthropic services.
In recent years, MSC’s in-house incubation efforts have focused on cross-sector movement building _ to cultivate the power necessary to accelerate a just transition _from a world of domination, extraction, and violence, where the few live at the expense of the many – to a world of interdependence, liberation and resilience, where the many govern for the benefit of all. MSC centers Black, Indigenous, and people of color intergenerational systems leaders and networks that are committed to transformation and boldly leaning into the future and whose communities are most impacted by extraction, domination, and violence.
MSC understands that transformative movements change the way we think, our structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are. We recognize that we are whole people, and whole communities, and because the issues and problems we face are interconnected, our systemic solutions and movements must be interconnected as well. The way we achieve our goals and with whom are just as important as our outcomes.
The Chief Advancement Officer will deepen strong collaborations with philanthropic partners and will engage MSC’s staff, Movement partners and community around the country. They will grow and strengthen a dynamic network of philanthropic partners who are engaged in a shared vision for Transition to a world of interdependence, resilience and regeneration; commitment to the infrastructure required for collective impact; and excitement about being engaged as partners in the Social Movement ecosystem. The DOA serves on MSC’s core leadership (executive) team, collectively guiding the strategic execution of our mission, and will engage the entire staff and our Movement Partners in our revenue strategy.
The Chief Advancement Officer will ensure that measurable goals, clear work plans and calendars, and a budget is in place for the department on an annual basis. The Director of Advancement will be held accountable for maintaining excellence in the operational systems that make fundraising, marketing/communications, and philanthropic services possible, and make sure that we achieve our revenue, business development, and engaged audience growth goals each year.
Storytelling, Meaning Making & Communications (40%)
Team Management Responsibilities (20%)
Fundraising & Business Development (20%)
Revenue/Business Model & Strategy (20%)
This position will supervise the Advancement Department, housing development, communications, and philanthropic services.
Expected hours of work
Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.
No significant travel expected during the pandemic.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Position Type and Compensation
o 20 days vacation leave per year;
o 12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;
o 12 sick days per year;
o 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;
o Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);
o 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;
o Access to a 403b retirement plan.
o Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.
Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Chief Advancement Officer Job Description
Movement Strategy Center is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to guide MSC’s storytelling and strategic communications, develop an impactful fundraising strategy for…