Director of Development & Innovative Capacity Building

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • New York
  • City: New York

Website College & Community Fellowship

CCF is committed to boundless opportunities for womxn who have experienced the marginalization of incarceration. We work with justice-involved women through community support, access to higher education, and eliminating systemic opportunity barriers, especially gender.

We combine virtual teams’ best elements with a support structure that encourages innovation, fun, and mold-breaking social interaction. We see possibilities, lead with our humanity, and set precedents for change.
College and Community Fellowship has supported women with criminal justice backgrounds to pursue higher education for over 20 years. We want you to be a part of building College and Community Fellowship 3.0.

The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director. If you have a deep commitment to building economic sustainability to causes that matter, CCF (College and Community Fellowship) is lockstep with you. CCF is a nonprofit that wants to build optimal opportunities for formerly incarcerated women and their communities through self-sufficiency. We are interested in a self-starter who will spearhead a diversified fundraising and revenue-generating strategy that is in alignment with our narrative arc:  We amplify and co-create boundless opportunities for womxn marginalized through incarceration.
Apply to be the Director of Development & Innovative Capacity Building if you want to join a team who cares about social change, wellbeing, and impact.
CCF is a remote first-hybrid model, with offices near Columbia University in Morningside Heights, NYC. As a team we have mandated in-office one day per week. This role will require significant travel. Th exact percentage of time is to be determined.

Salary: $125,000 – $135,000

As our Team’s Director of Development & Innovative Capacity Building, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the fundraising initiatives and activities of the organization. You will be working closely with the executive team and board of directors to develop and execute a diversified strategic fundraising plan to support the organization’s mission and goals.
Your primary role will be to cultivate and nourish partnerships that drive CCFs economic self-sustaining capacity to provide life-changing support to everyone who touches our zooms, events, meetings, and media. This includes planning and executing events, events, and campaigns with various stakeholders. We are talking about individual giving, major gifts, sponsorships, corporate social responsibility, and foundations. We are especially interested in revenue-generating opportunities that add to the values of equity we hold.
As the driving force behind our fundraising strategy, you will define clear success metrics and creatively build a team to implement those strategies.

In the first week, expect to:
Onboard and integrate into CCF
Learn CCFs story, our value proposition, and our vision
Learn about your CCF Team, existing organizational partnerships and funder relationships
In the first month, expect to:
Learn about our programming.
“What is the narrative arc of CCF’s impact? What could it be?
Have constructed a well-defined framework for how CCF can leverage its narrative to generate more and enhanced funder relationships, with an emphasis on Return-on-Investment & Impact (ROII)
Started a role-specific audit of organizational giving over the 2-3 years.
Participated in up to 2-3 meetings alongside program staff as a student of narrative funding.

In the first six months, expect to:
Have designed a comprehensive fundraising narrative of CCFs past 2-3 years and where we could be in 3 years, strongly based on Return-on-Investment & Impact (ROII) and diverse fundraising modes.
Presentation to Executive Team, and Board of Directors
Become deeply embedded in the day-to-day operations and culture of CCF.
Plan the agenda for at least two staff meetings, including at least one special guest
Be able to navigate CCFs customized Salesforce database.
Generate and execute 2024 end of year giving appeal
Fully integrated into CCFs city government and nonprofit coalitions

In the first year, expect to:
Have added new donor relationships for organizational economic stability CCFs funder
Nurture and expand current donor relationships, including Board of Director giving
Oversee the development of an Associate Board of Young Professionals and Activists. Recruit members, lead meetings and facilitate communications and initiatives.
Co-create at least one cross-functional fundraising/revenue-generating project/campaign
Plan and lead the agenda for at least 5 staff meetings, with 3 special guests.
One of the meetings must have a wellness focus
Have played a decision-maker role in the execution of our strategic planning process
Be able to look back on role you played in building the pathway for economic and self-sustaining capacity to provide life-changing support to everyone who touches our zooms, events, meetings, and media
Be acknowledged for your work, both inside and outside of CCF.

Proven experience in fundraising and development, preferably in a leadership role.
10+ years in nonprofit management, business, marketing, or a related field; or
outstanding evidence that you can fulfill this role without 10+ years experience of the above-listed expertise.
Strong knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and techniques, including major gift solicitation, grant writing, and donor stewardship. Business development thinker.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively convey the organization’s mission and impact. Start-up ambitions. Comfortable belly-laughing.
Strategic thinker with the ability to analyze data and develop innovative fundraising strategies.
Comfortable, even excited, about using social media as a fundraising tool.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, board members, and staff.
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to quickly master CRM database software
Ability to quickly master donor research databases and work with data to identify trends and opportunities
Demonstrated leadership and innovative team management skills.

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CCF welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of society. CCF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. CCF recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Persons with an arrest and conviction history are encouraged to apply. 

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