Full-Time Director of Development (Hybrid in NYC)
PNP Staffing Group is excited to have been retained by WELL/BEINGS to lead their search for a Director of Development.
WELL/BEINGS is a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to underrecognized issues that underscore the interconnection between animal welfare, environmental justice and climate change. We aim to help animals, people, and the planet through creating and/or scaling programs, dynamic grant making and education/awareness campaigns. Focused on building a next-gen movement, WELL/BEINGS promotes sustainable lifestyle and consumer choices through program support, corporate partnerships, and behavior change campaigns. Co-founders are Amanda Hearst and Breanna Schultz.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will serve as a member of the Executive Management Team and be a key driver of organizational culture and will be the principal creator and eventual liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and key organization Members.
About the Position
The Director of Development will be a seasoned and creative development professional. He/she/they will be capable of developing, implementing and leading a comprehensive fundraising program with a high degree of professionalism, sensitivity and integrity. This person will also be responsible for enhancing the public profile and revenue of the organization through developing and implementing innovative fundraising and marketing concepts, and for maintaining and elevating partnerships with key member groups.
- Grow revenue generating activities to drive existing and expanded programs
- Use external presence and key relationships to garner new opportunities
- Create and implement short and long-term development plans, priorities and strategies that include measurable annual goals
- Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors
- Evaluate current fundraising efforts including, but not limited to, special events with the goal of increasing profitability of these activities
- Evaluate and refine information and reporting systems and strategies for accountability, compliance and communication of fundraising activities
- Serve as key member of the Executive Management Team, contributing to organizational culture and overall success
- Develop and liaise to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, collaborating to increase strategic and engagement in fundraising efforts
- Evaluate and refine existing recognition programs, policies and guidelines
- Maintain and grow relationships with critical organization Member groups, designing innovative ways to continue and increase engagement
- Strengthen and expand relationships and collaborations with individual major donors, foundation program officers and corporate contribution officers
- Seven – ten years of experience as a professional fundraiser for sizable non-profit organizations, including 5 years in a leadership role.
- Demonstrated success in leading a professional development function for a significant non-profit institution or an entrepreneurial scaling non-profit organization
- Demonstrated record of attracting and securing significant gifts from corporations and foundations
- Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to be an “active” listener
- Demonstrated ability to creatively assess and implement successful ways of identifying new donors and new sources of support from individuals, corporations and foundations, utilizing innovative approaches
- Ability to translate ideas into comprehensive fundraising and development plans
- Demonstrated experience and skills in working with individual donors, board members and leadership profiles
- Strong financial management skills, including budgeting and forecasting
- Experience with database systems and procedures for donor tracking and reporting
- Knowledge of the latest innovations in fundraising techniques and the skills to apply those that are appropriate to the environment
- Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree preferred
- Knowledge of national philanthropic landscape, including the New York City opportunities, highly desirable.
- Understanding of the conservation philanthropy landscape, including donor focused on the environment and climate change as well as field leaders preferred
- High energy, proactive, results oriented; able to set and surpass goals
- Ability to influence and persuade key stakeholders
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility
- Exceptional ability to work with teams
- Well-organized with close attention to detail and follow-through
- Strong executive presence
- Strategic, creative, progressive thinker
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment, with the ability to be adaptive
Salary is $115 – $125k plus a performance-based bonus program, and a full benefit package and hybrid work environment.