VP of Fund Development

Publicado por
Center for Economic Inclusion
Minneapolis, MN
Publicado há 13 dias


The Center for Economic Inclusion (the Center) is in relentless pursuit of an economy that works for everyone. We work to close racial employment, income, and wealth gaps, and building racially inclusive and equitable regional economies, by equipping public- and private-sector leaders and employers with the knowledge and tools to build and scale anti-racist workplaces in shared accountability with Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian people to close racial wealth gaps and build racially equitable and inclusive regional economies. 

Founded in 2017, the Center is the nation’s first organization dedicated exclusively to strengthening public- and private-sector civic infrastructures and collective capacity to disrupt systems and influence market forces while advancing an inclusive economy. 

The Center’s team is organized into six closely related departments to serve our clients, partners, and  communities: 

  • Innovation, Policy & Research Fund Development 
  • Employer Services & Consulting Business Operations  
  • External Relations & Engagement Marketing & Business Development 


At the Center, we take pride in bringing our values to life and “walking the talk.” We are a diverse team in many ways, and we believe our diversity of thought and experiences makes us stronger and our work more innovative and responsive to the communities we serve. 

We strive to maintain a collaborative work environment that also stimulates individual autonomy and accountability for performance goals and excellence. We invest in great talent, nurture it, and believe in the power of career pathways within the Center. 

We look for talented individuals who exhibit our values, and we strive to cultivate an environment  that harnesses the collective power of these values, traits, and the expertise that each team member  brings in pursuit of our mission: Love Shared Power Shared Leadership Shared Accountability


The Vice President of Development has primary responsibility for the design, management, and execution of a strategic fund development plan to raise $10 million annually to further the mission of the Center for Economic Inclusion and create streams of revenue for future growth of the organization. The Vice President is a respected fundraiser, capable of expanding and diversifying the organization's funder base and depth of relationships with its current investors.  

In partnership with the CEO and Board, the Vice President, Development is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The VP, Development also will design and implement a  comprehensive plan for developing key external relationships by cultivating individual, corporate and philanthropic support. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build the Center’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. 

The Vice President will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will build, lead and manage a  team of experienced fundraisers and an executive assistant. The Vice President will work with the  Marketing and Business Development team to develop a comprehensive donor communications strategy that effectively positions the Center for all relevant audiences by leveraging an array of communications channels.  This is a hybrid-work role. The candidate must be located in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul region.

Reports to: Founder and CEO


Strategy & Vision 

• Establish and implement the infrastructure and capabilities needed to meet an annual $10M budget including annual and major gifts, federal and state grants, event sponsorships,  corporate and foundation support, complemented by earned revenue 

• Establish and manage organization strategy to meet annual budget and long-term fundraising  goals 

• Develop and facilitate best practices for donor stewardship, performance metrics, principal  gifts, and donor and investor engagement  

• Partner closely with the CEO and Board Directors to cultivate existing and new relationships  with foundations and corporate leaders as well as individual donors to secure donations • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position the Center  ahead of major funding changes or trends 

• In partnership with External Relations and Engagement team plan and manage events for  donor prospecting and cultivation 

Impact & Partnerships  

• Manage a personal solicitation portfolio to prospect, cultivate and acknowledge corporate,  foundation and individual donations 

• Manage stewardship of donors, including prospecting, cultivation and recognition • Partner with marketing staff members to develop fundraising materials and donor  communications strategy

• Supervise staff to develop and manage donor database, including data entry and report  development with administrative support 

Operations & Organizational Effectiveness  

• Create an annual fundraising plan, including goals, strategies, tactics, resource requirements, and  budget 

• Monitor revenues and expenditures and report on fundraising progress and budget  management 

• Supervise Grant Writer and oversee research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and  stewardship of grant program 

• Supervise Donor Support staff  

• Direct Grant Writer to work collaboratively with staff to ensure timely and efficient  completion of highest quality grants and proposals 

• Support the research and identification of new grant opportunities with all Center  departments 

• Ensure compliance and quality of grant reporting 

• Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program

• Identify, develop, and mentor the development team 


• Understanding of, commitment to, high energy and passion for the mission, vision and values  of the Center 

• 10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in  a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)

• Demonstrable experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over  time 

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide  range of donors and build long-term relationships 

• Strong organizational skills 

• Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical  fundraising initiatives 

• Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also as a team player who will  productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of the Center

• Stature and confidence to gain the credibility and respect of a high-performing Board of  directors and external stakeholders 

• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and  output 

• Demonstrated understanding, commitment, and application of racial equity and inclusion principles 

• Demonstrated organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage  several projects successfully while also managing day-to-day priorities  

• Proficiency with MS Office Suite, and proficiencies with technology, including databases, and  willingness to adapt to new technologies

• Must thrive in a diverse, high-paced, multi-faceted environment and be eager to contribute to  a growing and evolving organization 

• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion  

• The work of the Center changes as we continuously seek to have a greater impact. Each  member of the team must be adaptable to changes in job responsibilities as the nature of  work changes to meet the demands of our environment  


• Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred in business, communications, public administration, or nonprofit administration. A degree in fundraising is a plus.


The Center for Economic Inclusion (the Center) is in relentless pursuit of an economy that works for everyone. We work to close racial employment, income, and wealth gaps, and building racially inclusive and equitable…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    31 de agosto de 2022
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
USD $140.000 - USD $155.000
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The Center for Economic Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity employer. We offer an inclusive, engaging, dynamic, and rewarding workplace; a competitive total compensation package; and an opportunity to contribute to one of the most meaningful issues of our region’s future.  

The starting salary range for this position is $140,000-$155,000 and is complemented by a full suite of benefits including health, dental, vision, life, STD, and LTD insurance; mobile phone stipend, wellness, and transportation benefits; and paid time off and retirement savings match.  


The Center for Economic Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity employer. We offer an inclusive, engaging, dynamic, and rewarding workplace; a competitive…


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