Major Gifts Manager
Reports to: Director of Development
Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000 (FTE with benefits)
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Major Gifts Manager to join its 3-person Development team. The Major Gifts Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify and cultivate donors and make major solicitations. This position reports to the Director of Development. This is an exciting time to have a voice in developing strategic fundraising plans for the next three years for a respected organization that is building upon a significant track record of success.
AVP is the largest LGBTQ anti-violence organization in the country. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.
The Major Gifts Manager is a key member of the Development Department and will lead major individual donor cultivation and stewardship efforts, including moves management, prospecting and managing a portfolio of major donors. The Major Gifts Manager works with key stakeholders like the Board of Directors to develop and implement individual fundraising plans, and provide vision and strategy for individual giving including major donor cultivation, fundraising events and other cultivation activities and appeals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Major Donor Cultivation and Relationship Management
- Manage portfolio of major individual donors ($5,000 - $100,000). Identify gift opportunities that match individual donor interests and capacity; and personally cultivate, solicit gifts and continually steward major gift donors;
- Prepare briefings, donor profiles, and write proposals for major donor meetings;
- Leverage board members in service of funding opportunities and support board engagement in collaboration with Director of Development and Executive Director;
- Develop and manage individual giving plans.
Fundraising Strategy Development and Implementation
- Design and develop organizational fundraising plans and strategies in collaboration with Director of Development, Executive Director and Board Development Committee;
- Lead vision and strategy for major donor events (including annual gala and other benefits and cultivation events), in partnership with Development Director;
- Manage annual major donor solicitations, fundraising and donor engagement events, and giving campaigns;
- Write persuasive appeals and updates for major donors, in collaboration with other staff;
- Generate timely reports on progress and status of major donor gifts and prospects;
- Support the Development Coordinator in maintaining up-to-date records on major donors and prospects.
Skills, knowledge, and abilities:
- Excellent organization, time-management, multi-tasking, attention to detail, research and analytical skills;
- Strong writing, interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
- Knowledge of relevant fundraising systems, including databases and donor prospecting software;
- Ability to engage diverse constituencies including AVP staff, board members, and supporters;
- Proactive self-starter with ability to work independently and to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment;
- Open to flexible hours for fundraising events, including some evenings;
- Strong alignment with AVP’s mission to works to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing, education, counseling and advocacy;
- History of building collaborative working relationships that are dependent upon mutual trust and confidence, integrity, discretion, and good judgment;
- Adaptable and flexible.
- Minimum five years of fundraising experience;
- Demonstrated ability to establish long-term relationships with donors and prospects;
- Track record of creating and implementing fundraising strategy and donor cultivation plans;
- Demonstrated success in prospect management and donor stewardship, including all phases of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts ($5,000 - $25,000+) from individuals;
- Experience conceptualizing and coordinating donor events;
- Experience working with donor database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience soliciting gifts from corporations and foundations;
- Knowledge of New York philanthropy trends, and major donor and LGBTQ funding landscape.
AVP’s benefits include health and dental; 403b retirement plan; 15 vacation days (20 after one year), 4 personal days, and 12 federal holidays. Friendly work environment.
To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (1-2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Major Gifts Manager” in the subject line. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not be possible to respond to all inquiries. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those received after August 15, 2017 may not be considered.
AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses. AVP encourages candidates with a demonstrated commitment anti-oppression work, and to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to apply.
Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Executive Director
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a visionary and strategic Director for its Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) department to lead and grow AVP’s organizing, education, policy advocacy and research work.
AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.
The Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) directs AVP’s local, statewide and national organizing, advocacy, education and research; is a member of AVP’s Senior Management Team; and oversees the coordination of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) which is a project of AVP.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide Visionary Leadership to shape the department’s work in partnership with direct services to address and prevent all forms of violence.
Lead strategic visioning for the department and help lead organization-wide visioning.
Serve as a spokesperson for AVP: 1) in a range of settings such as hearings, conferences, funder meetings, press conferences, interviews and within coalitions; 2) with diverse audiences; and 3) through a variety of communication channels. ▪ Build and expand relationships to strengthen and amplify AVP’s work and impact.
Foster a positive, healthy, sustainable, innovative, results-oriented work environment.
Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure communication and cooperation.
Participate in AVP’s staff led Anti-Oppression Process.
Oversee Programs with clear and measurable impact to change policies, practices and attitudes, and establish replicable models for anti-violence work.
Work with department managers and across departments to develop innovative local, statewide and national community organizing, education and public advocacy programs that support affected individuals and have clear outcomes and impact.
Analyze policies and trends that impact public advocacy related to AVP’s mission.
Facilitate development of mechanisms for program reporting, documentation, evaluation and dissemination of replicable program designs and models.
Manage Staff Team to inspire creativity and excellence, to support professional growth and development, and to encourage collaboration with internal and external partners.
Oversee department work in three distinct and overlapping areas: local and statewide organizing and advocacy, education and training, and national advocacy and research.
Directly supervise, support, coach and evaluate the three staff leaders within the department: Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy, Senior Manager of National policy and Research and Training Coordinator.
Oversee the development and implementation of skills building and professional development plans for all department staff.
Oversee Administrative Systems to ensure smooth and consistent operation of the department.
Maintain and evaluate department policies, protocols, structures and records.
Oversee the management of all private foundation, government and corporate grant contracts and funder relationships.
Oversee the preparation and management of budgets and reports for the department.
Help ensure that AVP Board of Directors are knowledgeable about the department’s programs and impact by preparing reports and presentations and staffing board committees and meetings, as needed.
- Minimum five years of experience managing and building diverse staff teams.
- Minimum seven years of experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy and/or education campaigns and coordinating coalitions on a local and/or national level.
- Demonstrated commitment to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and other marginalized communities required.
- Ability to work collectively and independently, a sense of humor and commitment to a healthy work-life balance required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience public speaking required.
- Demonstrated experience integrating anti-racism, anti-oppression and intersectional values and principles into the daily practice of social justice work.
- Experience working closely with survivors of trauma, and commitment to creating and sustaining a trauma-informed environment.
- Ability to build relationships, work well in diverse settings and with a myriad of constituencies and communities needed.
- Experience working in or with direct service organizations preferred.
- Position requires significant night and weekend work and frequent national travel.
- Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Salary DOE. Good benefits packet. Excellent work environment.
Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and a short writing sample (1-5 pages) to email@example.com with “Director of COPA” in the subject line by August 15, 2017. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No calls, please.
AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.