Position: Vice President of
Reports to: President & Chief Executive Officer
Status: Full-Time, Exempt, Hybrid with travel to Hartford,
Compensation: $150,000 - $165,000 annually plus excellent benefits
Location: Candidates located within NYC, and/or Tri-state region
will only be considered
Everyday Democracy is seeking a proven fundraiser and leader
to serve as Vice President of Advancement. Reporting to the
President & Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of
Advancement directs the organization’s fundraising and stakeholder
engagement efforts and serves as a member of the leadership team.
With a primary focus on donor strategy, the Vice President of
Advancement leads the advancement team in development,
communication, and brand management efforts. The advancement team
serves to engage current and new supporters, increase financial
investment in Everyday Democracy, and build an increasingly strong
and diverse network of stakeholders across the nation. The Vice
President of Advancement spends considerable time building
relationships with and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects
and strategically partnering with the President and Chief Executive
Officer to cultivate and request major contributions and support
Additionally, The Vice President of Advancement collaborates
with the Board of Directors and leads an advancement team to set
and achieve annual and long-range fundraising and brand visibility
goals, measuring progress throughout the year to ensure success.
The Vice President of Advancement collaborates with program staff
to support funding needs and priorities and directly supervises the
Institutional Giving Manger and the Sr. Director of Communications
to ensure consistent branding, clear and targeted messaging, and
strengthened relationships with supporters.
Everyday Democracy is a national dialogue and pro-democracy
organization supporting people and institutions in building
racially just, inclusive communities for an equitable democracy. We
are expanding a model of community engagement where everyone has
not just a seat, but a voice, access, and power at the table. We
believe democracy is both a principle and a practice. Join us as we
work with communities to build civic infrastructure for equitable
community-led solutions where everyone can thrive.
What you’ll do at Everyday Democracy
Development, Stewardship, and Communications
- Develops and oversees
implementation of Development Plan in consultation with leadership,
programs, and advancement teams.
- Manages a portfolio of
donors and prospective major donors by leading cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship; maintains current documentation of
- Develops and strengthens
relationships with individuals, corporations, government agencies,
- Delegates and oversees
creation of donor-related materials including print and electronic
appeals, stewardship communication, and meeting packets.
- Collaborates with
Everyday Democracy’s leadership team to coordinate baseline annual
fundraising targets with organizational strategic objectives and
- Provides timely notice
to business office of impending gift requests to ensure clear path
of accounting and procedures.
- Conducts and records
outcome of measurable number of face-to-face visits with donor
prospects to solicit major and planned gifts.
- Prepares or delegates
preparation of written and verbal proposals, concept and
informational materials, endowment and planned giving agreements,
and other materials needed to secure major gifts in collaboration
with colleagues, as appropriate.
- Solicits a measurable
number of major gifts annually—in collaboration with the President
& Chief Executive Officer —while growing a pipeline of new
opportunities to support future major gift
- Represents organization
publicly when the President & Chief Executive Officer cannot to
strategically grow community of stakeholders, working with other
staff to coordinate strategic meetings and small-scale events as
- In coordination with the
President & Chief Executive Officer, creates opportunities to
increase the visibility of Everyday Democracy across the state
through strategic partnerships, events, and special initiatives as
schedule and budget permit.
- Coaches, supervises, and
evaluates advancement team of four and ensures staff members have
the tools needed to accomplish their jobs.
- Provides guidance to
reports and tracks performance against development plan.
- Communicates regularly
with advancement team to strategize about status of stewardship,
prospecting, proposals, and appeals; evaluates areas needing focus
- Contributes time to
collaborative opportunities across the organization.
- Explores new ideas
through professional growth opportunities.
Leadership and Board
- Participates actively
with colleagues to strategize and position the organization for the
- Meets regularly with
Board members to cultivate and solicit major gifts for organization
work and to grow our network of new investors.
- Coordinates meetings
every other month with Development Committee Chair(s) and prepares
Board Development Committee activities, reports, and meeting
- Bachelor’s degree
required; Master’s degree preferred.
- At least 7 years of
- Track record of success
in reaching and exceeding fundraising goals.
- Proven ability to
establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and
motivate a team to achieve goals.
- Experience hiring,
mentoring, and retaining staff.
- Demonstrated project
management, organization, delegation, and prioritization
- Experience motivating
and collaborating successfully with volunteers.
- Strong communication
skills, both oral and written.
interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships of
trust and respect with development staff, colleagues, volunteers,
- Demonstrated competency
to work within a multi-cultural team to build a welcoming,
inclusive, and equitable workplace with a strong commitment to
equity and racial justice.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyday Democracy is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.
Everyday Democracy will endeavor to make reasonable accommodation
to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation
would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If
you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to
participate in an interview, please contact us at
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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and level of the work to be performed by the
specified position. The statements are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities
to meet organizational needs as necessary. Applicants are
encouraged to confirm the information listed above with Everyday
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