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Chief Advancement Officer

Vibrant Emotional Health
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 1, 2020

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications, Sales and Marketing
Advocacy, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), Vibrant Emotional Health’s groundbreaking solutions have delivered high quality services and support, when, where and how people need it for over 50 years. Through our state-of-the-art technology-enabled services, community wellness programs, and advocacy and education work, we are building a society in which emotional wellness can be a reality for everyone   Title:    Chief Advancement Officer Reports to: President & CEO   Position Summary: The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) serves as a key member of the leadership team and is responsible for all fundraising and development goals and activities. This role will expand and diversify Vibrant’s Advancement strategy, and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives in bringing emotional health and crisis support to all people. In addition, the CAO will work closely with the Board of Directors and support Board members as they take on more active fundraising roles. She/he/they will set the strategy for and manage philanthropic efforts across all platforms, including social and digital platforms, e-commerce, major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation support, volunteer management, special events, and donor communications. The incumbent will initiate, manage and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective donors.  She/he/they will be responsible for setting and achieving long-term and short-term financial goals in coordination with Vibrant Leadership and Board of Directors.   An ability to clearly communicate Vibrant’s mission, collaborate with colleagues, and empathize with donors will be key in achieving success. The CAO will work closely with the President & CEO and the Board of Directors in all philanthropic fundraising endeavors, as well collaborate with marketing and communications, new business development and other Vibrant leadership and departments.     Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Advancement Strategy.
  • Manage a portfolio of top prospects and donors.
  • Build and grow digital and e-commerce fundraising initiatives.
  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors and acknowledging donors through public and private recognition.
  • Establish a donor communications strategy, including appeals, updates and individual outreach.
  • Maintain donor files and provide metrics and analysis.
  • Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising and awareness events.
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools.
  •  Forecast funding sources and trends, to help position Vibrant in front of major funding changes or trends.
  • A Bachelor’s degree, with 7-10+ years minimum experience in fundraising.
  • Must embrace the mission and vision of Vibrant Emotional Health.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building.
  • Able to engage and collaborate professionally with all levels of staff, board members and prospective donors.
  • Excellent writing plus computer skills including MS Office suite, Salesforce and MailChimp
  • Self-starter with strong leadership qualities who can work closely with Board members, staff and donors
  • Organized, detail oriented and exhibit “follow through” on goals and tasks.
  *Excellent comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, supplemental income insurance, pre-tax transit/parking, pre-tax FSA for medical and dependent care, and 401K available. 4 weeks’ vacation, plum benefits, etc.   Vibrant Emotional Health is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  


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