Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives and Development (Remote, US)
- The Full Frame Initiative
- Massachusetts, United States
- $170,000.00 - $200,000.00
- Closing date
- Apr 12, 2023
- Position Type
- Fundraising, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration
- Other Fields
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The system is rigged and the solution isn’t just to create more programs for people harmed by these unfair systems. The solution is to reimagine these systems to make our country fairer and more equitable for everyone — which means ensuring that the places where we work, live, play and pray tap into people’s universal drive for wellbeing, instead of undermining wellbeing for some and enabling it for others. That’s what we do.
The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a social change nonprofit working toward a country where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing — the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. We partner with a growing cohort of pioneering public systems, communities and nonprofits across the country to fundamentally transform the structures and beliefs that perpetuate poverty, violence and oppression. We are bold, mission-focused, creative and committed learners and are willing to use our passion, humor and hope to fuel change. Please visit our website to learn more.
This is a new position at FFI, dramatically expanding the capacity for meaningful engagement and partnership with philanthropy, both as funders of FFI’s work, and as key levers in our change strategy.
As the Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives and Development you are fiercely committed to FFI’s North Star, a country where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing. Under the direction of the CEO, you will develop and oversee the execution of fundraising strategy for a growing, national nonprofit. Approximately 8o% of FFI’s funding is from philanthropic sources, with a core of deeply committed major donors. You will play a pivotal role in diversifying and expanding FFI’s pipeline of donors to create a portfolio capable of sustaining FFI’s growth from a $4.9 million operating budget in 2023 to a $7.1 million budget in 2026. You will act as a primary contact with many donors, strategically motivating and inspiring their new and continued contributions to our work while ensuring discretion and donor confidentiality at all times. You will lead grant application preparation, submission, and ongoing reporting. To ensure that you have the insight and access required to communicate the impact of FFI’s work to donors, you will spend approximately 20% of your time in project work including but reaching beyond the traditional boundaries of fundraising to influence the wider field of philanthropy. You are eager to learn and grow while working with the FFI team to spot and root out white supremacist norms in our work.
Deadline to apply Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by 5:00pm ET
Position Details, Compensation and Benefits
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Remote, United States
Work Hours: 40+ per week, flexible schedule with the ability to respond to urgent requests that may fall outside of regular business hours
Annual Salary: $170,000-$200,000
Travel Requirement: This position requires
travel up to 25%
Reports to: CEO
Supervises: 1 manager level employee
Health Coverage: national medical
coverage (75% of total monthly premiums paid by FFI),
national dental coverage (50% of total monthly premium paid by
FFI), and national vision coverage (24% of total monthly premium
paid by FFI)
Health & Dependent Care FSA, and
Annual Paid Time Off: 12 holidays, up
to three days of service/civic engagement, 120 annually accrued
vacation hours (increasing every two years), and up to 96 hours
Employer-paid life insurance,
short-term disability and long-term disability
403(b) retirement savings program,
with up to 3% employer contribution after 1 year at FFI
Annual stipend for professional
12 paid weeks for parental leave
3 months paid sabbatical after 8
years working at FFI
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Fund Development Strategy and Implementation
Assume responsibility for the
evolution and management of FFI’s fund development strategy that
matches FFI’s growth trajectory and values.
Develop and maintain knowledge of
FFI’s program and impact areas.
Work with the leadership team and
other staff members to turn program strategy into funder-ready
With the support of FFI’s
communication team, translate organizational strategy and updates
into compelling collateral materials such as concept papers,
powerpoint presentations and other introductory materials. .
Bi-monthly prepare board and
leadership team meeting reports.
Work with the Director of Finance
& Administration and CEO to ensure revenue forecasting is
Coordinate with and strategically
deploy FFI’s CEO, Board of Directors and leadership team to support
Direct staff prospecting and research
Lead donor stewardship and
engagement, ensuring regular communication that captures attention
and sparks continued interest and contributions, while also
identifying opportunities for new engagement and relationship
Leverage your networks to build and
manage a pipeline of new investors for FFI’s work with a primary
emphasis on high net worth individuals.
Design and oversee execution of 2-3
annual intimate engagement events (houseparties, etc.) relevant for
FFI’s prospective and current donor base.
In collaboration with engagements
& partnerships teams, identify and pursue opportunities for
funding project work.
Direct FFI’s annual appeal.
Institute other appeals as relevant
Expand FFI’s base of institutional
Lead funder identification and
Direct all aspects of the grant
application process, including relationship development, timely
preparation and submission of applications and reports.
Strategically increase FFI’s
visibility in philanthropic spaces.
Identify the places and spaces FFI
must be for networking and visibility.
Work with Chief Communications
Officer and CEO to secure speaking, and other opportunities to
position FFI as an expert in wellbeing justice.
Evaluate current development systems,
identifying and acting on opportunities for improvement.
Supervise staff, supporting their
individual professional development and collective team ethos to
set and meet bold goals.
FFI Partnership and Relationship Development
Approximately 20% of your time will be spent staffing
FFI projects in recognition of FFI’s commitment to cross-functional
impact and learning.
In 2023-2024, this may include
working with a philanthropy cohort coming together around the
Community Bill of Rights, developing funder resources and toolkits
to support their bringing a wellbeing lens into their operations
and giving strategy, or other opportunities you identify with the
CEO that would push the field of philanthropy.
All staff essential duties:
Prioritize ongoing learning and
Other responsibilities as necessary
to support a growing organization committed to cross-team
Passion to drive
transformational change – you are passionate that a
wellbeing orientation can open up entirely new solutions, reduce
inequity, and increase access to wellbeing.
experience – you have 5+ years experience in a senior
leadership position in philanthropy or fund development with proven
success in cultivating 6 and 7 figure major gifts. You bring a
depth of experience and best practices for development
infrastructure, planning, and growth oriented strategy.
- You are skilled in recall, capitalizing on network
knowledge to cultivate new and strengthen existing
Social change/social justice
experience – you have at least 3 years of experience,
preferably in a leadership role, working outside of the development
office in social change, social justice or a related
Project and team
management - You have strong supervisory and project
management experience, with the ability to create, delegate, and
oversee project timelines and plans. You are adept in building and
managing diverse, high-functioning teams that can quickly shift
priorities, amend plans, and respond to the unexpected while
maintaining project momentum.
Thriving in a fast-paced,
emergent environment – you can process a great deal of
information from multiple sources while remaining strategic,
flexible, organized and eager to learn. You are able to toggle
rapidly between strategic and tactical thinking.
Ability to work effectively
in a virtual environment – you can build authentic
relationships with diverse stakeholders while working remotely and
are an expert in utilizing a variety of software and technologies
to succeed, such as Google Apps, CRM (Salesforce experience
strongly preferred), and project management software.
Foundational knowledge of the
history and realities of systemic racism, intersectionality and
oppression in the United States – you have an
understanding of how U.S. systems deepen inequities, are fluent in
the core precepts of diversity, equity and inclusion and can apply
DEI skills in real-world situations while continuing to learn and
grow personally and alongside FFI staff.
Priority given to applicants with:
A demonstrated knowledge and direct
connections to donors and philanthropies focused on systems change,
social justice, and wellbeing. Ideally, this includes new
FFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and value a variety of experiences. People from historically marginalized and oppressed communities or identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
How to Apply
FFI is interested in building a high-performing, diverse team. In order to do that we approach hiring a little differently. Rather than analyzing resumes in an attempt to determine potential for success, instead we have built a recruitment process that actively removes unconscious bias. So rather than drafting yet another cover letter, instead, we ask you to begin your application by responding to the question prompts in the application.
If you are in need of any
accommodations during the application or recruitment process please
let us know in your application or by contacting our Senior Manager
of Talent, Samantha Moelter, email@example.com.
Please note that your responses to
the short question prompts are reviewed individually. In order to
allow a more thorough analysis by our hiring team, please do not
reference an earlier response when answering a later question as
the questions will not be reviewed in conjunction.
Please do not include linked
resources such as websites, social media or publications, as they
will not be reviewed by the hiring team.
While resumes are requested at the
time of application, they will not be reviewed by the hiring team
until candidates are invited to the interview phase of the process,
so you will not want to reference your resume in your
Deadline to apply Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by 5:00pm ET
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