For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP)
(buildingmovement.org)has cultivated the potential for nonprofit
organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive
social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about
what it takes for organizations to align their social justice
principles with their operating practices. Our research and
practical resources help organizations innovate to meet the needs
of the communities they serve and face the challenges of the
BMP concentrates on the following three main areas to accomplish
our goals and advance social change:
- Leadership: Analyzing how organizations can do their best work,
encourage diverse leaders at every level, and promote the most
effective and inclusive practices;
- Organizational Change: Developing the capacity of organizations
to both engage constituents in addressing systems barriers that
impact their lives and make nonprofit workplaces more equitable and
- Movement Building: Acknowledging and building on the distinct
role of organizations and networks in advancing movements for
The Building Movement Project is fiscally sponsored by TSNE
based in New York City.
We are seeking a full-time Senior Director of Institutional
Advancement who will be laser focused on the fundraising duties for
the organization (60% of role focused on fundraising), and ensuring
that BMP is financially stable, operationally sound, and
effectively communicating about the organization’s work and
impacts. As part of the Senior Leadership team, the Senior Director
of Institutional Advancement will work closely with BMP’s
Co-Executive Directors, participate in cross-organizational
planning and decision-making, and help manage and grow a high
impact, equitable and just organization, where staff across all
identities are supported and thrive. They will also directly
supervise a staff team working on communications, finance,
operations, and interact frequently with staff of BMP’s fiscal
sponsor (for more about TSNE’s services see here
Responsibilities of the Senior Director of Institutional
Advancement will include:
- In partnership with the Co-Executive Directors and other senior
staff, lead Building Movement Project’s strategic fundraising
efforts, to include:
- Develop and implement fundraising strategies and plans
- Identify funder prospects
- Draft grant proposals, budgets and reports
- Steward existing and new funders
- Develop and organize funder events, briefings and
- Develop and oversee the organization’s strategy for growth,
including financial forecasting and anticipating staffing
- Oversee Building Movement Project’s finance and operations, to
- Directly supervise the Finance, Grants and Operations Senior
Manager, who supervises the part-time Finance and Administration
- In coordination with BMP’s Finance, Grants and Operations
Senior Manager, ensure that BMP is in compliance with our fiscal
sponsor’s finance, legal and HR systems to include: financial
reporting, grants management, contract approvals, talent
recruitment, hiring, onboarding and performance assessments.
- In coordination with BMP’s Finance, Grants and Operations
Senior Manager and BMP’s fiscal sponsor, oversee all organizational
operations including, securing and managing needed technology and
software, processing and executing contracts.
- Oversee Building Movement Project’s communications, to include:
- Directly supervise the Communications and Operations
- In coordination with BMP’s Communications and Operations
Associate, manage the organization’s contact database, regular
newsletters and blogs, and supporting webinars and other
- Participate on the Senior Leadership Team, engaging in
cross-organizational planning, oversight and decision-making.
- Work collaboratively across projects with Building Movement
Project staff, team members, consultants and fiscal sponsor.
- Other duties as assigned.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a
strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills
The successful candidate must have the following skills and
- Extensive Nonprofit Fundraising Skills and Experience.
You have experience developing and implementing fundraising
strategies and plans for nonprofit organizations. You have a track
record of identifying and cultivating funder prospects and managing
all aspects of fundraising, from making pitches and drafting
proposals, to submitting grant reports and requesting renewals. You
are comfortable with the administrative tasks associated with
fundraising and have excellent organizational systems.
- Experience Overseeing Nonprofit Infrastructure and
Operations. You have deep familiarity with and experience
overseeing nonprofit infrastructure and operations. You are
familiar with nonprofit accounting and financial reporting
procedures, as well as contracting and payroll requirements. You
have experience overseeing talent management systems and policies,
and a general understanding of human resources legal regulations,
procedures and best practices. You have strong technology skills
and prior experience with Microsoft Office Suite and organizational
- Cross-Organizational Management Experience and Skills.
You have experience thinking and managing across the whole of an
organization. You have effectively managed your own portfolio and
team while also addressing and leading around cross-organizational
issues. You are able to meaningfully contribute to
cross-organizational discussions at the most senior levels of an
organization and make decisions that contribute to the overall well
being of an organization.
- Track record of effective staff and team management.
You have a high level of comfort leading and developing staff and
teams. You have a track record of implementing systems and
practices that support and develop staff, cohere teams, advance
equity and fulfill organizational goals. You bring a collaborative
style to staff and team leadership and can effectively identify and
leverage staff strengths and identify and develop coaching and
mentoring plans around areas for growth.
- Excellent Communication, Relationship-Building and
Partnership Skills. You have excellent verbal and written
communication skills. You can authentically connect with
colleagues, build lasting relationships and work effectively across
difference. You listen deeply, value the insights from people’s
lived experience, and have a high level of emotional intelligence.
You have experience building respectful and productive long-term
partnerships and can effectively navigate interpersonal and group
power dynamics. You have a track record of navigating conflict with
integrity, thought and care.
- Advanced equity analysis and practice with a clear
analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression impact
relationships, systems and culture, and a track record of working
and collaborating effectively in a multiracial, intergenerational
workplace and sector.
The most successful candidates will also demonstrate the
following skills and experience:
- Experience working with fiscal sponsors.
- Experience developing and overseeing organizational
communications, including newsletters and blogs.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those
for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is
performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is
- Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
- Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time);
occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
- The noise level in the work environment is usually
- Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental
- Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
- Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely from
your home office anywhere in the United States.
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is
$140,000 - $165,000 / year and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits
- Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks
vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for
- 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance
through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible
- Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent
- Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability
- Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
- ...and more!
TSNE/BMP strives to achieve excellence through a diverse,
equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our
individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of
Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or
Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents,
learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that
enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be
an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s
performance and job qualifications. TSNE/BMP prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed,
color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental
disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital
status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any
other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law.
Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof,
TSNE/BMP celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come
with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our
workplace culture, and it is who we are.
TSNE/BMP's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns,
contractors, vendors, and clients.