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Director of Development

Company: if, A Foundation of Radical Possibility
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility if, AFoundation for Radical Possibility envisions Black people andpeople of the global majority living powerfully, abundantly, andbeautifully in healthy, self-determined communities free of social,economic, and ideological violence. We achieve our vision bycentering the leadership and expertise of Black people and peopleof the global majority in the Washington, DC region who live at thesharpest intersection of systems of oppression, in particular race,class and gender identity. We carry out our work by adhering to thefollowing values: We believe that truth-telling is a part of healing and thatacknowledging past and current racial atrocities is integral tojustice.We build trusting authentic relationships with communities,partners, and colleagues where knowledge, power and resources areshared equitably.We are committed to innovation and risk-taking and embrace boldideas that disrupt the status quo.We stand firmly with communities that have been most harmed bysystems of oppression and support their ability to exercisepower.We prioritize radical learning and share lessons to make wayfor progress and effective action.We acknowledge the inconsistencies and contradictions inherentin the philanthropic enterprise and aim to model the vision webelieve is possible by ensuring that our own policies, practices,and operations are transformative and reflect the values wehold. Position Overview We are seeking a Director of Development who will work closelywith the Co-CEOs -----" and collaborate with Programmatic andCommunications colleagues -----" to design and implement if--------sdevelopment strategies and systems. A major emphasis for theDirector of Development will be supporting the Co-CEOs in theirefforts to advance the foundation--------s financial strategy, whichincludes: Rebuilding if--------s endowment to help the foundation advance racialjustice over the next 10 years.Building the financial capacity of grassroots partners byworking with them to build their own endowments if theychoose.Supporting if--------s programmatic work across our five pillars -community power, healing justice, reparations and economic justice,institutions and structures and culture. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to the vision,mission, and values of the Foundation; and will have demonstratedexpertise in building and managing a development department. Thisis a unique opportunity to build a development department within aprivate foundation. Overall responsibilities The Director of Development will be responsible forconceptualizing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive andstrategic fundraising program in support of if--------s vision, mission,and strategic priorities. Fund Development Management-- - Oversee the development and execution of best practices indevelopment infrastructure, including programs, policies, andprocedures to ensure effectiveness and accountability.Create an annual development plan, in partnership with theCo-CEOs.-- -Develop and maintain development systems, including prospectresearch, moves management, and analyze and make recommendationsfor a CRM.Develop KPIs and analyze performance against them on a regularbasis.Brief and support Co-CEOs to address revenue benchmarks andstrategic goals.Work with Co-CEOs and Board to establish and monitor giftacceptance policies. Individual Giving Oversee major donor prospect research.Direct and implement fundraising program to raise endowmentgifts and other support from major donors, supporting Co-CEOs inoutreach, cultivation, and solicitation efforts.Identify, cultivate, solicit, and maintain a portfolio ofindividual donors and prospects. Foundation Giving-- - Work with the Co-CEOs to identify foundation fundingopportunities for the endowment, programs, and grantmakingefforts.Oversee prospect research on foundation prospects.Prepare Co-CEOs for and attend funder meetings.Draft, edit, and ensure the timely submission of foundationproposals and reports.Collaborate with staff to ensure that funding guidelines arebeing properly met. Special Events Help plan and implement donor cultivation and fundraisingevents.Coordinate post-event follow-up. CommunicationsWork in collaboration with the Communications team to increasemedia, marketing, and online presence to expand the organization--------sdonor reach. Board of Directors Attend and report at Board meetings.Lead Board presentations and trainings related tofundraising.Work in partnership with Development Committee Chair to setcommittee meeting agendas, and engage committee members.Support Board fundraising efforts. Operations and Finance-- - Actively participate in staff meetings, leadership teammeetings, attend community events, and strengthen relationships inthe community.Review monthly financials with the Finance Director.Provide recommendations and suggestions during budget planningand forecasting.Monitor and ensure timely payment of pledges. Qualifications/Requirements 5+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector with significantresponsibility for fundraising and development.Experience building and sustaining relationships with high-networth individuals and foundations.Ability to conceptualize and describe funding needs, includingthe value of investing in a private foundation, in a way that iscompelling to prospects, donors, Board members, and otherstakeholders.Exceptional verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work independently and collaboratively with Boardmembers, staff, and other stakeholdersHighly detail-oriented with proven ability to accomplish goalsand meet deadlines.Commitment to working with diverse communities across race,class, ethnic, political and geographic boundaries.Commitment to if--------s mission and values. Salary and Benefits Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.Position is a full-time, exempt position.Salary: $110,000 - $120,000Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, paid timeoff, holiday pay, retirement plan (including matchingcontributions), and disability and life insurance. Application Process Resume (including a cover letter) should be emailed tohr@iffdn.org Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis untilthe position is filled.Please direct any questions regarding the position orapplication to hr@iffdn.org.if is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly supports theprinciple and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals,regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, creed,national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protectedcategory pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.PandoLogic. Keywords: Fundraising Director, Location: Washington, DC - 20009

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