Young Women's Leadership Network
New York Position
YWLN Development Director
Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN) is an entrepreneurial, results-driven nonprofit organization which is changing the lives of low-income students through two highly successful programs: Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS), a high-performing network of all-girls' public schools, and CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), a school-based college guidance program for coed and single-sex public schools. Both programs have a proven track record in creating a college going culture in schools and making the dream of college a reality for a high proportion of our inner-city students. To learn more, visit our website at: www.ywlnetwork. org.
YWLN is seeking a Development Director to oversee all aspects of its fundraising and marketing efforts and to support the expansion of its programs. This position will report to the Executive Director and will supervise YWLN's development and marketing staff of three. The successful candidate will have at least seven years of professional fundraising experience and a demonstrated track record of fundraising leadership in a high growth organization. Additionally, they will have a demonstrated ability to effectively: develop strategic fundraising plans, attract new sources of funding; lead a development team; maintain a high level of productivity across multiple fundraising channels; and cultivate relationships with donors, board members and fellow staff members. A demonstrated passion for expanding educational opportunities for at-risk students is essential. Additional qualifications: a bachelor's degree; exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills; knowledge of fundraising best practices and donor management software including e-tapestry or raiser's edge.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Establish and implement annual and multi-year fundraising plans
-Maintain and expand funding from current sources including foundations, corporations, individuals, events and public (e.g. government) entities, for example:
-Develop Cultivation Strategy for Individual Donors
-Develop Corporate Sponsorship Program
-Identify and secure significant new sources of funding from foundations, corporations, individuals, events and public entities, for example:
-Oversee Creation of CBI 10th Anniversary Event
-Effectively supervise development staff members, including hiring and firing
-Support efforts to strengthen YWLN Brands: TYWLS and CBI
-Ensure that all development and marketing materials support TYWLS and CBI branding strategies
-Effectively leverage board member and donor relationships to support fundraising goals
-Report regularly on status of fundraising efforts to ED, funders and board of directors
-Effectively interface with development committee of board of directors
-Oversee and manage ongoing donor management systems (e.g. database, acknowledgement, reporting)
Compensation: Competitive/ commensurate with experience. YWLN is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) two relevant writing samples to jobs@ywlnetwork. org. No phone calls please.