Growth and Development Manager
Are you interested in applying your expertise to the
nonprofit sector on a national scale? “I Have A Dream '' Foundation
is a national nonprofit supporting a network of 14 affiliates in
nine states and New Zealand who are serving 4,000 youth and their
families from under-resourced communities from 1st grade to and
through post-secondary and career pathways. If you are excited
about making a difference, are a team player, a good writer,
creative, and enjoy having fun with committed colleagues, then this
is the position for you.
IHDF is an equal opportunity employer and strongly
encourages applications from people of color, persons with
disabilities, women, and people who identify as
Organization Mission and Vision
Founded 40 years ago, the “I Have A Dream”
Foundation (IHDF) is a national nonprofit organization whose
mission is to empower children from under-resourced communities to
succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic,
social, and emotional support from elementary school through
college, along with a guaranteed post-secondary scholarship. Our
dream is a world where every child has equal access to the
educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate
Position can be performed remotely and/or at the national
headquarters in New York City. Some domestic travel required
for site visits, including some evenings and weekends.
Compensation & Benefits (FLSA Status:
IHDF offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s
compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. The
salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000 depending on
qualifications. We also offer comprehensive benefits (medical
and dental insurance) and top of the market paid time off
(vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays).
“I Have A Dream” Foundation is intentionally expanding its
national footprint to double the size of its reach by 2030, and is
seeking a Growth and Development Manager to
support this exponential and exciting growth in new states and
diverse communities. In partnership and
under the direction of the Chief Growth Officer (CGO), this
position will be integral in securing resources and ensuring
technical assistance is available to support growth and capacity
building to new and growing affiliates across the national
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Program Expansion and Recruitment:
Works in conjunction with the CGO to
implement expansion strategies and recruitment goals, including
hiring, training, new affiliate identification process and site
development start-up efforts.
Tracks and responds to inquiries
about “I Have A Dream”® Program expansion.
Orientation, Training and Ongoing Professional Development
Develops and maintains orientation
and training systems to support new and existing affiliate staff
members to assure organizational and programmatic consistency and
Keeps the Affiliate Playbook of Best
Practices updated with information about local, regional, and
national resources that are or may become available to local
affiliates to assist them to start and conduct their programs
efficiently and effectively.
Assists with the logistics and
planning process of the new Executive Director-Program Director
Technical Assistance, Fundraising and Communications with the
Supports local assessment process to
determine the capacity and professional development needs of
Researches, tracks and writes local
and federal grant proposals for new affiliate expansion and
capacity-building efforts (ie. AmeriCorps VISTA).
Researches and helps cultivate
potential new affiliate funders (individual, city, state and
corporate) in new regions.
Communicates by various and
collaborative means on a regular basis with local “I Have A Dream”
Executive and Program staff in order to apprise them of
information, assist with events and fundraising efforts, and
provide training and/or conference opportunities that will increase
their capacity to manage and expand their programs efficiently and
Prepares articles and other
informational documents for the National “I Have A Dream”®
Foundation to disseminate electronically, in hard copy or
Schedules affiliate expansion
meetings, coordinates agenda making with CGO and takes minutes to
disseminate to members.
A desire to support the mission and
vision of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation.
The ability to drive innovation,
change and growth, and be a detail-oriented implementer who can
translate strategy into results.
Thorough understanding of project
management; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and
meet tight deadlines and goals.
Ability to build and nurture
relationships amongst many stakeholders to create buy in for a
final and successful outcome.
Strong understanding of technology
and information systems, managing a large database (Salesforce
preferred), graphic design and website management experience (In
Design and Wordpress preferred).
Professional fundraising experience
with a proven track record of creating and executing effective
fundraising strategies for diverse revenue streams, with success in
soliciting and closing large gifts from individuals, foundations
and corporations. 3+ years preferred
CFRE and/or a Bachelor’s/Master’s
degree in a relevant field of study is a plus.
How to Apply: Please send cover letter
and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
with the subject: Last Name/Growth and Development Manager.
Applications received by October 15, 2021 will receive first