Senior Director of Development

Employer
SAGE
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
May 24, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with SAGE in the search for a Senior Director of Development.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Senior Director of Development will support SAGE in realizing and exceeding its annual revenue goals including the development of a comprehensive, multi-pronged, multi-year fundraising strategy; oversight and engagement in fundraising activities; review of progress against revenue targets and benchmarks, and the development of reporting mechanisms that measure progress toward objectives. The Senior Director of Development will maintain their own portfolio of individual donors and provide leadership and engagement in the identification, analysis, solicitation, and cultivation of potential individual donors. The Senior Director will also plan, direct, coordinate, and participate in ongoing foundation and corporate fundraising campaigns, as well as provide leadership and engagement in the identification, analysis, solicitation, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate prospects and donors. The Senior Director will oversee SAGE’s institutional partnerships staff, major gifts, special events, direct marketing efforts, and database and development operations, and will play a critical role in SAGE’s upcoming strategic planning process. SAGE is headquartered in New York City. Metropolitan New York City area is preferred. SAGE will consider compelling candidates that are based elsewhere but able to travel to New York City as needed.

SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) older people. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT+ older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT+ life in later years. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE has worked tirelessly for over 40 years on behalf of LGBT+ older people. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging LGBT+ civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that LGBT+ older people could age with respect and dignity. SAGE formed a network of support for LGBT+ elders that’s still going and growing today. SAGE is more than just an organization. It is a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT+ community.

SAGE operates at the intersection of LGBT+ and aging experiences. Its work ensures that all LGBT+ older people have just and fair access to the opportunities they deserve and are free from ageism. SAGE values courageous creativity, openness, thoughtful risk-taking, and flexibility. SAGE is grounded in the spirit of "nothing about us without us." It listens respectfully to the full breadth of voices of LGBT+ older people and seeks to positively impact all LGBT+ older people.

SAGE believes that it has a responsibility to make the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion a centerpiece of its purpose, its people, and its work. Such principles will allow it to continually grow its relevance to SAGE's stakeholders in a diverse world; utilize the contributions of diverse individuals to strengthen all aspects of SAGE's work as the country's leader on LGBT+ aging; provide it with a larger pool of shared understanding thus enabling it to make better decisions; and increase its ability to recognize its biases and thus reduce the likelihood that it will be influenced by those biases. SAGE is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in providing services to its constituencies; in creating its Board; in hiring, training, and advancing its staff and volunteers; and in all that it does.

At least seven years of fundraising experience, preferably at a non-profit organization, is required for this position. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of SAGE as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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