The Vice President of Growth is responsible for continued growth
and innovation in PENCIL’s fund development and brand awareness
efforts. Currently, PENCIL’s annual revenue target is $3.6 million
spread across corporate, foundation, individual and government
sources. The VP of Growth will ensure successful execution of fund
development strategies that provide resources for PENCIL to
effectively execute its mission and contribute to a city where
every young person graduates with a pathway to a rewarding career.
The VP of Growth will manage and enhance existing strategies as
well as develop new opportunities to expand PENCIL’s pipeline and
bottom line. Specific responsibilities include:
Revenue Development Strategy
- Set priorities for
revenue growth and campaign improvement as a part of the
organization’s regular strategic planning.
- Create and lead
strategies to support total annual revenue growth of 5-10% year
- Ensure successful
execution of PENCIL’s three key revenue development strategies:
Principal For A Day®, The Great Give, and the Celebration of
- Collaborate with the
President and VP of Programs to operationalize new initiatives and
offerings aligned to major government or foundation grant
- Support Associate
Directors of Development to meet campaign and portfolio renewal
- Identify and expand
pipelines for corporate, individual and foundation
- Develop new, innovative
campaigns and strategies aligned with growth goals in the strategic
- Steward relationships
with key supporters, keeping them aware of PENCIL’s progress and
plans, exciting them to be more involved, and maintaining or
increasing their annual gifts.
- Collaborate with the
Chief of Staff to engage Board Members in all major fund
- Manage all facets of the
Celebration of Success including event logistics, invitations,
branding, sponsor outreach and recognition, and day of
- Assess level of effort
and return on investment for fund development activities to ensure
effective and efficient use of time and resources to achieve
- Refine and monitor
PENCIL’s communications and marketing strategies and
- Support the
Communications Manager in her management of all social media
platforms and creation of external facing materials ensure
consistent, compelling brand representation.
- Expand PENCIL’s
visibility to relevant audiences including potential corporate
partners, foundations, volunteers, and young people.
- Develop and implement a
celebrity and influencer engagement strategy to align with and
bolster existing campaigns.
- Develop and leverage
opportunities for story placements or interviews in local, national
and trade media.
- Ensure all
communications deliverables for corporate and foundation partners
- Provide effective and
inspiring leadership to ensure all development and communications
team members embrace and model the mission and values of the
- Supervise and support
two Associate Directors and a communications manager.
- Ensure all development
and communications team members are equipped with the training,
support, and information to achieve goals as well as develop
- Monitor team capacity as
aligned to growth and new opportunities.
- Contribute to annual
budget development and revenue projections to ensure resources and
expenses expectations align.
- Engage as a thoughtful
member of the leadership team by collaborating across departments,
advocating for team needs, and translating decisions and direction
to team members.
- Partner with the
President and the CEO to represent PENCIL with external
constituency groups, especially corporate and foundation
- Ensure high visibility
of development and communications updates and progress for the full
staff and Board of Directors.
- Serve as the staff
liaison to the Board Resource Development Committee.
- Serve as the staff
liaison to the Board Communications Committee
- Contribute to the vision
and agendas for high profile events/convening to share the impact
of our work and garner new support such as Principal For A
- Effectively distribute
thought leadership products to key funders and
- Stay abreast of
field-wide context to support scale of our models through strategic
leveraging of opportunities and exposure.
- At least 12 years of
professional experience overall, with a minimum of five years
- Experience developing
organization-wide strategies and vision for revenue growth
excellence while engaging and exciting staff, community partners,
and Board Members.
- Strong relationship
builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work
- Passionate about
PENCIL’s mission and values.
- Experience collaborating
as part of an executive team in strategic decision
resourcefulness in setting priorities, assessing team capacity, and
identifying necessary resources for success.
- Strong team management
skills and the ability to provide supportive and constructive
- Strong and creative
decision making and problem-solving skills.
- A desire and willingness
to collaborate in an honest and transparent manner.
- Demonstrates integrity,
strives for excellence in their work, and has experience of leading
others to new levels of effectiveness and impact.
- Prior experience in
education and non-profit management.
COVID-19 vaccination is required for hire. The
position is hybrid but will be required to be in-office or
in-person at times based on the work and team’s needs.
Application Form to apply. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Studies have shown women and
people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet
every single qualification. At PENCIL we are dedicated to building
a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you’re excited
about the role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with
every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to
apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for