GGE is seeking a full-time Chief Development and Marketing Officer (CDMO). This role is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the organization’s annual fundraising plan, leading strong donor relations including cultivation opportunities, engagement initiatives, and stewardship as well as the identification, research, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts efforts ($50k and up) and planned gifts. In addition to development efforts, this position will develop and oversee marketing and social media planning, print and electronic materials, brand management and communications, and social media content.
40% - Fundraising & Resource Development
- Lead the Development Team (5 FTE) to identify, cultivate and steward strategic relationships with a diverse array of national funders to meet or exceed a $6M annual revenue plan;
- In partnership with the Executive Team, determine appropriate fundraising targets for private philanthropy and public agencies, in accordance with the strategic plan;
- Engage the Board of Directors in developing the plan for meeting fundraising and communications goals, and leveraging the time, talent and generosity of board members;
- Develop a comprehensive multi-year plan to meet annual organizational fundraising objectives;
- Lead team to manage all aspects of donor relations for the organization including foundations, corporations, major donors, public grantors, volunteer groups, and other contributors.
35% - Marketing
- Lead Marketing and Storytelling Team (5 FTE) to ensure that messaging and communication efforts reflect our brand positioning in all channels (website, social media, collateral, and campaigns) and drive improved results with donors, policy makers, alumni, community partners, and youth;
- Drive GGE marketing and storytelling that increases audience engagement, organization brand awareness, and resources;
- Develop collateral and reports including GGE’s annual report to internal and external stakeholders;
- Lead Marketing and Storytelling Team to develop and execute a cohesive cross-sector communication strategy to GGE audiences including but not limited to philanthropic partners, media partners, and stakeholders;
- Act as Editor-in-Chief for internal and external communications;
- Maintain a deep understanding of Black feminism and youth development practices, in order to proactively respond to opportunities and challenges, and position GGE as a leading cultural curator and thought leader in the field.
25% - Administration, Management and External Relations
- Contribute to organization’s fiscal health, strategy, leadership, culture, and morale;
- Supervise team directors and be accessible to mentor staff to update and maintain professional development, Individual Development Plans (IDPs), and to ensure professional growth;
- Act as conduit of key insights from stakeholders to Board and executive leadership to inform organizational imperatives and priorities;
- Represent GGE virtually and in-person at external program-related, community, and fundraising events;
- Build authentic and productive relationships with external stakeholders including funders, government officials, school districts, community leaders, families, and program providers;
- Establish and monitor departmental budget including revenue, expenses, and grant reconciliation;
- Work closely with CEO and C-Suite on organizational growth, strategies, and on other related duties as specified by the CEO.
The Skills You’ll Need
Success in the CDMO role will require a deep commitment to anti-racist, feminist/womanist/queer, and youth development work. The ideal candidate will also bring the following skills, attributes and experiences:
- Experienced and visionary fundraising strategies with previous professional role as part of an executive leadership team;
- A minimum of (10) ten years’ of successful work experience in a resource development leadership position at a non-profit agency or an equivalent combination of experience and education;
- Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred, equivalent experience considered;
- Strong collaborative leadership skills with a desire to contribute to the personal wellness and sustainability of the team and organization;
- A strategic communicator with excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills;
- Flexibility, energy, and organizational skills to handle multiple projects in an entrepreneurial environment;
- Demonstrated ability to be innovative in building best practices;
- Initiative-taker with a strong work ethic and efficient, results-oriented approach; and
- High level of self-awareness and ability to give and receive feedback well.