Director of Development
Organization Overview: Springboard Enterprises is a 21 year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of supporting women entrepreneurs. Our programs and community of venture capital investors, entrepreneurs and advisors serve as the catalyst behind some of the most innovative companies in the Life Science, Digital Health, Retail Technology, and Digital Media/Technology industries.
Position Overview: The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for developing Springboard’s strategy for philanthropic growth with a focus on corporate partnerships and growing a culture of philanthropy at Springboard. Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for all facets of philanthropic giving. You will work closely with the CEO, the Board of Directors to identify, solicit, cultivate, and increase general operating and program support from individuals and foundations sources, to meet or exceed a fundraising goal of $3 million annually.
It is expected that you will be a collaborative, entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and natural fundraiser and are well-versed in all aspects of the fundraising loop from cultivation to solicitation to stewardship and back again. With flexible work location, as the Director of Development, you will need to be highly self-motivated and personally accountable.
Working closely with the CEO, you will pursue new opportunities with corporations, and foundations while managing and cultivating existing relationships, implementing corporate initiatives and driving overall engagement to achieve Springboard’s mission priorities and significant income targets. You will also build a culture of giving amongst the alumni and other prospective donors to achieve fundraising goals.
Serves as the primary relationship
manager for a portfolio of priority corporations, corporate
foundations, CEOs, C-Suite executives and other high impact
individuals with responsibility for prospect research, pipeline
development, recruitment, cultivation, and retention of
Works closely with the Board and CEO
to develop and cultivate relationships to achieve individual
development goals, support enterprise goals, and to further our
impact, with a focus on securing revenue partnerships.
Drives comprehensive corporate
alliances through engagement, corporate foundation gifts,
fundraising events and mission funding opportunities.
Primarily a high-level individual
contributor, but may manage, coach, develop, and train 1 or 2 staff
Leverages volunteers and board
members as door openers and relationship builders.
Oversees the delivery of high-level
stewardship experience and recognition programs in order to
cultivate new expanded opportunities; Collaborates with program
staff on the ongoing cultivation of existing donor
Create and maintain a yearly
development plan to implement new strategies
Maintain a strong database inclusive
of moves management, call reports, and acknowledgements
Provide detailed and accurate reports
on fundraising progress to the CEO and Board of Directors on a
Manage donor-related events and
Research, cultivate, and secure new
foundation funding prospects
Work closely with the program team to
ensure that all development materials convey a clear, consistent,
and effective message about the mission of Springboard
With the help of staff, send timely
and accurate acknowledgement letters
Create new or update existing
communication tools to engage with donors and prospective
Utilize social media tools to
cultivate interest and excitement for Springboard programs and
outreach to potential funders
Create ways to use Board Members
thoughtfully in the fundraising process
BS/BA or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of 5-7 years successful experience in fundraising, corporate engagement, and executive relationship development.
Demonstrates the following Corporate Partnerships Competencies: Action oriented - Builds networks - Business insight - Collaborates - Communicates effectively - Drives results - Situational adaptability - Strategic mindset
Established ability to build and
cultivate relationships and influence strategies and techniques for
high-level corporate executives, foundations, high net-worth
individuals, and diverse constituents.
Knowledge of entrepreneurship,
venture capital industry, and women’s initiatives.
Outcome driven with ability to
respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
Excellent oral and written
communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Remains composed under stress,
handles multiple priorities tactfully, and delivers on
Ability to deeply analyze and
integrate information from relevant sources.
Proficient in computer-based
information systems and CRMs
Excellent project management,
planning, and organization skills.
Ability to thrive in fast-paced
Strong strategic planning
Some travel required
How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Development@springboardenterprises.org
Compensation & Benefits: This position offers competitive compensation including health insurance, paid vacation, national holidays. Springboard is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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