Vice President of External Relations
Nontraditional Employment for Women
New York City (in-person)
ABOUT NONTRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN
Nontraditional Employment for
Women (NEW) is a workforce development organization dedicated
to preparing, training, and placing women in skilled construction
trades, utility, and building & systems maintenance industries
in the New York City metropolitan area. Through comprehensive
training, education, and job placement initiatives, NEW has
successfully transformed the lives of countless women while
advocating for policy changes that support gender diversity in the
workplace. As they continue to expand and grow, NEW is seeking a
dynamic and visionary leader to join the team as the Vice President
of External Relations.
The Vice President of External Relations (VP) at Nontraditional
Employment for Women (NEW) is a dynamic leadership role
encompassing internal and external responsibilities. Reporting
directly to the President, Leah Rambo, the
VP is tasked with internal team leadership, resource development,
and communications. Collaborating closely with the President, this
role plays a pivotal part in shaping NEW's growth trajectory and
responding to the increasing demand for its services. Core
responsibilities include identifying and cultivating donor
relationships, representing NEW in public forums, and fostering
effective communication within the organization and with key
stakeholders. The VP is instrumental in steering NEW's future,
driving fundraising strategies, cultivating funding sources,
leading a strategic communications plan, and ensuring the
organization's continued success in empowering women in skilled
trades. The ideal candidate will bring innovative thinking,
extensive fundraising and communications experience, and a
steadfast commitment to advancing NEW's mission of fostering
economic independence for women in construction trades, utility,
and building & systems maintenance careers.
Resource Development and Fundraising:
- Collaborate with the President to develop an annual strategy
for resource development activities to meet NEW’s fundraising goals
of approximately $4.5MM. This includes strategically managing
diverse funding streams, consisting of institutional funding,
government grants and contracts, corporate support, individual
giving, and event revenue.
- Build relationships with donors, philanthropists, employment
partners, board members, and volunteers.
- Collaborate with members of the Board and staff in planning and
executing the annual NEW Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon, a key
fundraising event with a target goal of $1MM.
- Work closely and openly with the Board and its committees,
ensuring ongoing communication of risks, issues, and
- Identify, explore, and pursue untapped areas of funding,
particularly in corporate giving, legacy giving, individual
donations, and earned income.
- Implement and manage CRM, utilizing Salesforce to streamline
processes and tracking.
- Oversee Ambassador Council activities, collaborating with the
VP of Programs, VP of Finance & Operations, and ensuring
coordination with fundraising initiatives.
Communication and Community Engagement:
- Drive communication and fundraising strategies, aligning them
with NEW's long-term and short-term strategy.
- Ensure effective and clear channels of communication throughout
the organization and with all stakeholders.
- Encourage bold and innovative ideas, leveraging community input
and advancing goals sustainably.
Leadership and Management:
- Develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan for external
relations, encompassing fundraising and communications initiatives,
to enhance organizational visibility, strengthen stakeholder
relationships, and achieve financial goals.
- Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of a new CRM
system (Salesforce) to streamline processes which will serve as a
central hub for tracking fundraising initiatives, including
timelines, donor information, donations, and other critical
- Supervise a team of 2-4 staff members and external consultants
(media & government relations).
- Leverage collective talents of the staff as an effective leader
of leaders, providing advice, guidance, direction, and
decision-making to make progress.
- Further build out and implement a high-functioning team that
effectively supports staff and aligns with strategic goals.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The successful VP candidate will be a passionate advocate for
women’s economic independence, and a dynamic, organized, and
ambitious fundraiser and communicator. The ideal candidate will
excel in maintaining institutional funders, while also cultivating
a cohesive communications strategy, and expanding a funding base to
match NEW’s growth. Specifically, the VP will bring:
- Minimum of eight years’ leadership experience in the nonprofit
sector, with a strong emphasis on successful fundraising
- Proven track record in securing and managing government
funding, corporate and foundation grants, individual gifts, and
driving fundraising events.
- Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive
fundraising strategies and communications plans & digital media
- Proven experience in establishing and managing fundraising
systems and databases, demonstrating a strategic understanding of
the significance of leveraging data for optimal development
- Demonstrated leadership skills with a proven track record in
motivating, recruiting, developing, retaining, and mentoring
high-performance teams, showcasing the ability to build and lead
collaborative teams effectively.
- Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills.
- In-depth knowledge of the labor market and funding streams that
- Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to diverse
audiences including board members, donors, participants, community
members, staff, and other key stakeholders.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to workforce and/or
economic development initiatives.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
LOCATION: 243 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Commensurate with experience. We anticipate that the salary
range for this position will be $150,000- $175,000 annually. In
addition, NEW offers a generous benefits package including
comprehensive medical, dental, & vision insurance, generous
PTO, 403b, life insurance and much more.
APPLY: To be considered for the Vice President
of External Relations role, please submit a resume and thoughtful
cover letter highlighting your commitment to the mission, industry
knowledge, and role-aligned experience as an executive leader using
this link: https://bit.ly/NEW_externalrelations