Are you interested in
applying your expertise to the nonprofit sector on a national
scale? “I Have A Dream '' Foundation is a national
nonprofit supporting a network of seven affiliates in six states
and New Zealand serving thousands of youth and their
families living in under-resourced communities from 1st grade “to
and through'' post-secondary and career pathways. If
you are excited about making a difference, are a team
player, an exceptional fundraiser, good writer, and enjoy having
fun with committed colleagues, then this is the position
IHDF is an equal
opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from
people of color, persons with
disabilities, women, and people who identify as
Organization Mission and Vision
Founded over 40 years ago, the “I Have A Dream” Foundation
(IHDF) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to
empower children from under-resourced communities to succeed in
school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and
emotional support from elementary school through college, along
with a guaranteed post-secondary scholarship. Our dream is a world
where every child has equal access to the educational and career
opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.
The “I Have A Dream” Foundation has invested in expanding our
fundraising efforts to align with our recent merge with the New
York affiliate. We have recently launched Salesforce as our donor
database and are currently in search for a Development Manager to
bring their expertise in donor database and stewardship best
practices as we continue to build this department. In the next year
the ideal candidate will demonstrate success in the following
Diversify funding to meet program
Steward new and existing donors
Create and track metrics to reach
Ensure our donor database
(Salesforce) is set up and is able to track and analyze progress as
well as forecast.
There is room to grow in this role, as over the next 3 years we
expect this branch of our staff to be represented by a team of
four. This position will manage our development associate and
report to the CEO.
Position is based at the national headquarters in New York City,
combination of remote and in office required. Some evenings and
weekends and travel required.
Compensation & Benefits (FLSA Status:
IHDF offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s
compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. The
salary range for this position is $83,000-90,000 depending on
qualifications. We also offer comprehensive benefits (medical,
dental, vision and life insurance) and top of the market paid time
off (vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays).
- Manage new and existing Donor Relationships.
Clean and deduplicate existing data
(about 20k records) to upload into new software (Salesforce)
Establish systems and procedures for
data to support effective execution of our donor database
Streamline gift workflow to align
with developed systems in salesforce
Develop and implement a donor
stewardship plan to acknowledge and recognize the contributions of
our supporters and ensure donor retention.
- Methods may include but are not limited
- donor cultivation and recognition events
- personalized donor reports.
- Oversee all fundraising efforts, including major gifts, annual
campaigns, special events, and grant applications.
- Create and execute effective communication strategies that
promote the organization's mission and fundraising
- Oversee the production of annual mail and electronic
solicitation campaigns, including Giving Tuesday.
- Manage and optimize organizational development processes to
increase funding revenue.
- Research donor prospects and maintaining a donor prospect
- Reporting and Analytics (15%)
- Create and maintain key performance metrics, track progress,
and provide regular reports on fundraising activities to the
- Manage strategy for expansion of database usage on our
- Engage with the board of directors to provide regular updates
on development efforts and seek their support in fundraising
- Other Responsibilities (15%)
Directly manage and provide
mentorship to a Development Operations Associate, ensuring the
smooth functioning of maintaining data integrity in the donor
Oversee and implement the grant
application and reporting process, working closely with program
staff to ensure that grant deliverables are met.
Work with the finance team to develop
and manage the development budget, ensuring that funds are
A desire to support the mission and
vision of the National “I Have A Dream” Foundation.
Three + years of experience working
Donor management expertise
Ability to foster long-term
relationships with donors
Thorough understanding of project
management; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and
meet tight deadlines and goals.
Ability to build and nurture
relationships amongst many stakeholders to create buy in for a
final and successful outcome.
Understanding of the New York City
Supervisory experience in managing
Critical thinker with strong
conceptual and research skills.
Strong understanding of technology
and information systems, managing a large donor database
Professional fundraising experience
with a proven track record of creating and executing effective
fundraising strategies for diverse revenue streams. Proven success
in planning and managing small to large fundraising events, grant
writing, and soliciting and closing large gifts from individuals,
foundations and corporations. 3+ years preferred.
social media, and website management
is a plus.
Physical and Cognitive Requirements necessary to perform
decision-making, analytical, and cognitive skills.
- Conduct oral presentations, read, write, and
- Some evenings, weekends and travel.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following to email@example.com
with the subject: Last name/ development manager. We will start
scheduling interviews November 10, 2023. the position will remain
open until filled.
Cover letter about your professional
experience. Please include why you are interested in the position
and at least two examples of your contribution as a leader or key
stakeholder for a fundraising initiative, donor stewardship
strategy or a large event that achieved its goal.