Chief Development Officer
New York, NY
A civil rights advocacy organization, Children’s Rights
pioneered the field of class action litigation on behalf of
children in child welfare systems. Children’s Rights transforms
entire child-serving systems of care long beset by racism,
insufficient funding, mismanagement, and a lack of transparency. We
use our knowledge, expertise, the force of law and strategic
advocacy to compel governments to achieve and maintain high
standards of care. Our capacity for impact remains unmatched.
Currently, Children’s Rights has positively impacted the lives of
1.6 million children in 25 U.S. states.
Children’s Rights seeks a strategic, creative, and
entrepreneurial fundraising professional to serve as Chief
Development Officer (CDO). The ideal candidate will have a proven
ability to provide strategic direction, leadership, and operational
management of fundraising initiatives to ensure marked improvement
and growth. The CDO will lead and expand Children’s Rights’ current
fundraising activities in foundation relations, individual giving,
annual membership campaigns, and e-philanthropy while
systematically creating new opportunities with individuals,
foundations, and corporations.
In partnership with the Executive Director and Board of
Directors, the CDO will create and lead the execution of short- and
long-term strategic and operational fundraising plans in alignment
with the strategic plan, in an environment where the prospective
donor constituency is not immediately obvious. The candidate will
lead and further diversify income sources and build robust major
gifts and planned giving programs.
The successful CDO will partner with staff attorneys to elicit,
understand, and synthesize Children’s Rights’ impact and articulate
this information into passionate and compelling philanthropic cases
for support. They will serve as an articulate and persuasive
spokesperson and advocate for Children’s Rights’ impact, mission,
and vision to prospects and donors.
The CDO will report to the Executive Director and serve on the
Executive Leadership Team. They will lead the development team of
four, which is comprised of the Director of Individual Giving,
Senior Grant Writer, Database Manager, and Development Manager. The
successful candidate will serve as the liaison to the Board of
Directors regarding development.
Children’s Rights has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC
to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential
inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic
Services, LLC via e-mail at ChildrensRights@glfreeman.com.