Zone 126 is seeking to hire a Director of Development
(DOD) to work collaboratively with the Executive Director
to develop and spearhead the organization’s fundraising plan. The
DOD will be a thought partner to the Executive Director, this
individual will be creative, strategic, and be an experienced
fundraising professional. The DOD will identify solicit, cultivate,
and increase general operating and program support from
individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources to
meet or exceed our annual fundraising goals. They will create
reports and develop a system to track efforts to outcomes around
fundraising. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership,
communication, decision-making and time management skills along
with being an independent thinker and self-starter who is results
driven. This role is ideal for an individual who is a highly
relational individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who is ready
to establish foundational building blocks that catapults the
organization into the next stage of its work.
About Zone 126
Zone 126 is a community-based nonprofit organization in Queens,
NY whose mission is to ensure the most vulnerable youth residing in
Astoria and Long Island City have the education and skills needed
to thrive, graduate high school prepared for college or the
workforce. Our focus is to improve educational outcomes, promote
positive development and social-emotional growth, and college and
Zone 126 sees positive community transformation for the children
and families living in concentrated pockets of poverty in Queens.
Zone 126 partners with service providers within a public school,
afterschool, and community setting to deliver a variety of
supportive services and youth development programs including arts
and cultural enrichment, literacy, mental health, STEM, mentoring,
career exploration and college counseling.
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- 5-7 years of work experience in nonprofit fundraising and
proven track record fundraising in youth and community
- Expertise in fundraising planning and execution, with a
specific focus on foundation and corporate giving
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation
- Has effective communication and interpersonal skills including
ability to build productive relationships with various
- Experience as a senior leader working in a small team-oriented
environment in a fast-paced environment
- Experience working in a diverse environment that supports
equity and inclusion for marginalized communities
- Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative
- Experience working with people from diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
- Capacity to effectively use data for results-orientation and
Work Location and Schedule
- Full-time 35 hours per week.
- Hybrid role after initial training and orientation period
- Candidates must be available Monday through Friday 9 am-5 pm.
In addition to attending fundraising events that might fall outside
of the day-to-day schedule.
Salary and Benefits
- Annual Salary $100,000 to $110,000, with performance-based
- A comprehensive benefits package is available including paid
time off, Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible
spending, transportation benefits, and 401K.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.