Since its founding, City Year has relied on corporate, foundation, and individual partners to create meaningful social change. As the leader of the Development Team, this position is responsible for designing and executing the Development strategy that will allow City Year to leverage the resources, talents, and skills of the philanthropic sector to build City Year Columbia and create change in communities across the city.
Working closely with the Executive Director, plan the strategy of donor engagement across sectors: private, government, and education (state policy, district funding). Serve as a representative of City Year in the external community attending events on a frequent basis. Build meaningful relationships that result in securing both monetary and in-kind multi-year support for City Year.
Implement Growth Campaign
Work with the Executive Director to develop, plan, and implement a campaign to allow for City Year’s continued growth throughout Columbia. Additionally, add development capacitates to execute against City Year’s Long Term Impact goals.
Individual Giving Program Development
Develop innovative strategies to promote individual giving to City Year. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and future major donors. Refine City Year Giving Circles initiatives and increase participation with individual donor gifts of $10,000+. Work directly with the Executive Director to ensure annual Advisory Board giving is 100%.
Board Management and Engagement
Work with the Executive Director to manage the Board throughout the year and during quarterly Board meetings. Maintain engagement both financially and otherwise to ensure Board retention and satisfaction.
Corporate and Foundation Management
Establish corporate and foundation strategy and support the regional grant writer with the management of relationships and communication with City Year’s corporate foundation funders. Work to increase corporate and foundation multi-year gifts.
Grant Management: Management of the grant funding cycle for local accounts including prospecting/profiling new funding opportunities. Work in conjunction with the regional grant writer to provide support for national and local grants.
Develop strategies for increasing brand awareness and funding. Manage all media communications to include, creating marketing collateral, advertising campaigns, and social media campaigns. Participate and manage community relations to include speaking engagements, fundraising events, and communication tools like newsletters and social media platforms to reach donors and sponsors.
Manage a Team of Development Professionals
Work with Executive Director to develop DEVO team structure. As resources grow, hire, manage, and retain additional development professionals.
Work with the Executive Director in managing special events to raise the awareness of City Year; fundraise and engage individuals, foundations, and corporations as champions and donors. Events include but are not limited to: City Year Columbia’s Annual Gala, Specialty Market Events, and Private Receptions.
City Year Culture
Represent, respect, and role model City Year organizational culture and values on a daily basis internally as a member of the site Senior Leadership Team and externally as a representative of the organization.
Help shape organizational strategy and play a leadership role in implementing the site’s local operating plan as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Work collaboratively with other site departments on a frequent basis and with City Year’s national headquarters in Boston. Ensure accurate maintenance of records and donor information in the Salesforce database and in local network and paper files.
· 5-8 years of progressive fundraising/development experience with proven fundraising track record that includes multi-year giving. Comparable experience will be considered.
· BA/BS required. Preference given to MBAs, MPPs, and/or other relevant advanced degrees.
· Solid, persuasive writing skills required.
· Experience serving on diverse teams required.
· Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills required.
· Knowledge of the Columbia donor community preferred.
· Strong and efficient use of Microsoft Office required, knowledge of Salesforce platform a plus.
· Ability to work with diverse groups of young adults in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team environment.
· Schedule will occasionally require nights and weekends, and will involve periods of travel outside the Columbia.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and AmeriCorps members and their families; our students and school partners; and the community at large from COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment and service – all staff members, including remote staff, and AmeriCorps members are required to be fully vaccinated* no later than their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law. Notwithstanding any language herein, City Year will comply with any state, local, or federal orders, statutes, or regulations that may conflict with the COVID-19 vaccination policy.
*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccination (Johnson & Johnson).
Since its founding, City Year has relied on corporate, foundation, and individual partners to create meaningful social change. As the leader of the Development Team, this position is responsible for designing and executing the Development…
Full-time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k)-plan document.
Full-time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year…