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Vice President for Advancement

Employer
Good+Foundation
Location
New York, United States
Salary
$180,000.00 - $200,000.00
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

ABOUT GOOD+FOUNDATION: Good+Foundation is a leading national non-profit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers, and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the whole family. The organization partners intensively with a vetted network of social service programs to reach long-term solutions to the problem of systemic poverty. We do this by pairing goods—such as cribs, car seats, and diapers—with counseling, employment assistance, co-parenting classes, and more. Central to this objective is our focus on systemic and individual obstacles that exclude fathers from their children’s lives and well-being. By giving fathers tools, confidence, and opportunities to re-engage with their families, Good+ is improving outcomes for children.

In recent years, Good+Foundation has added family cash grants to its in-kind donation model. This cash assistance, totaling more than $1 million to date, helps parents cover the cost of groceries, rent, medicine, and other essentials.

With operations in New York City and Los Angeles, Good+Foundation has provided more than $100 million in essential goods since 2001. In 2022, 91 percent of every dollar spent went directly into Good+ programs. The organization has, for the tenth consecutive year, earned a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator—the highest rating possible—as well as a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and accreditation by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance for transparency, efficiency, and operations. Visit www.goodplusfoundation.org for more information.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Vice President for Advancement (VPA) leads the strategic planning, implementation, and operations/budget oversight for the development, marketing, and public relations functions and will coordinate communication across the Los Angeles and New York offices. This is a unique opportunity for an energetic and creative advancement professional to join a passionate, committed, and mission-driven team. Good+ has created and been acknowledged for new and innovative models to deliver goods and services to community partners nationwide.

The VPA reports to the Chief Executive Officer and collaborates closely with the Chief Program and Operating Officer as well as colleagues across the entire organization. The VPA will also work closely with the Board and its relevant committees. Reporting to the VPA is a team of five including four direct reports.

 

FUNDING: Good+ has a current annual operating budget of approximately $17 million. Revenue sources include both philanthropic ($4 million) and in-kind contributions (valued at $13 million), special events, fee for service, and investment income. Most recently, the organization’s gala successfully raised $1.6 million net.

 

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A genuine appreciation for the Good+ mission.
  • At least 10 years of experience in a senior fundraising leadership position.
  • Track record of creativity and capacity for strategic thinking and planning.
  • Demonstrated success leading and building an innovative, strategic, superior advancement program.
  • History of success in major gifts work, including cultivating and closing high-level gifts and knowledge of moves-management fundraising.
  • An understanding of the social service sector and its unique funding sources and challenges.
  • An engaging relationship builder with a portfolio experience of significant donors across all revenue categories.
  • Successful experience working collaboratively with a board of directors and senior executives.
  • Openness to innovation, creativity, and willingness to incorporate new modes of fundraising techniques and tactics.
  • Familiar with commonly used software and an understanding of how technology can support communications and identify trends and results through data analytics.
  • Understanding the use of social media to increase brand awareness and drive contributions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • First-rate team leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access and building and leading a diverse team.
  • Cultural sensitivity: respectful of clients and the difficulties they may have experienced.
  • Ability and willingness to attend evening/weekend activities to cultivate/steward key donors and prospects.
  • Ability to travel to the Los Angeles office 1-2 times per year as needed.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • This is a hybrid position with 3 days onsite required. Good+ promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as an embodiment of our core values.

Howe-Lewis International is pleased to assist Good+ with this important search. Please click here to apply online via the Howe-Lewis Talent Portal. You may also email your resume and letter of interest to kirk@howe-lewis.com

 

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