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Vice President of Resource Development

Arab American Family Support Center
New York, United States
$135,000.00 - $175,000.00
Closing date
Mar 21, 2024

JOB TITLE: Vice President of Resource Development


REPORTS TO: Executive Director

LOCATION: Hybrid – 2-3 days in-office (Downtown Brooklyn)

SALARY: $135,000 - $175,000



The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, established in 1994, to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Our mission is to empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities. While our doors are open to all, AAFSC has developed cultural and linguistic expertise in serving members of NYC’s Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) immigrant and refugee communities. AAFSC promotes mental and physical well-being and community power. We ensure families are knowledgeable about their rights and equipped to participate in civic society with confidence and security. We help prevent child abuse, and work to end domestic- and gender-based violence. We provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed. Finally, we help lift up the voices and needs of under-represented communities and champion gender-, racial-, restorative-, and immigrant justice.



AAFSC has more than tripled in size—and expanded to a citywide service area—over the past five years by providing our in-language, culturally competent family support services through several governmental contracts. This has provided us with the chance to work with AMENAMSA communities in all five boroughs. AAFSC seeks to further increase its impact sustainably by maintaining our partnership with public sector funders while finding ways to expand our philanthropically supported service delivery.


The Vice President of Resource Development has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the team engaged in fundraising and partnership development, ensuring that our critical programs have the resources to meet the needs of vulnerable community members.


The successful person in this position will have a track record of developing and implementing high-impact fundraising plans; building, managing, and nurturing effective teams; and identifying/stewarding six-figure gifts from institutional donors, public funders, and/or major donors. They will have at least some familiarity with NYC-, NYS- and Federal government-funded nonprofit contracts. Experience in a nonprofit organization that is navigating the opportunities and challenges of growth would be beneficial. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities is essential.


We estimate the well-qualified candidates will have about 10 years of relevant experience for this position, but our review of candidates will focus on how well a candidate meets the needs of the position and not merely on years of experience.




Resource Development

  • Design and oversee the execution of an updated fundraising strategy. This includes establishing plans and goals, stewarding current funders, diversifying our revenue streams, overseeing our city and state fundraising efforts, strengthening our institutional donor portfolios, and deepening our engagement with prospecting and moves management.
  • Share regular updates on progress towards goals with senior management and the board of directors.
  • Coach the Resource Development team on building the pipeline, stewarding donors, and securing gifts.
  • Directly manage a portfolio of larger funders, ranging from five to eight-figures.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the board of directors’ Development Committee and work with the entire board to leverage their networks, relationships, and ideas to generate funding opportunities in support of existing campaigns and new initiatives, support with growth and development of the board’s Advisory Council.
  • Represent the organization in a variety of settings including meetings with potential funders, public and elected officials, community members, and other external stakeholders.
  • Host meetings with and visits for foundations to share the inspiring work of AAFSC and encourage investments in our organization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal/state/city laws, regulations and agency guidelines for proposals and negotiations, as well as the evolving strategies of philanthropy.


Team Leadership

  • Provide consistent and supportive supervision to a new and growing team.
  • Continue strengthening the culture of philanthropy on the team, with organizational leadership, and with the Board of Directors.
  • Lead AAFSC’s relationship with our lobbying firm.
  • Help improve coordination of our donor management systems and our development administrative infrastructure.


Grants & Contract Management

  • Provide strategic oversight to donor materials and external stakeholder communications.
  • Review requests for proposals from public and private institutions and collaborate with staff to develop a strategic response to funding opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with grant regulations.
  • Oversee funder site visits, audits, and desk audits.
  • Support and oversee contract management process to ensure that awards are in place.


Internal Collaboration

  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Finance and Program teams to meet current as well as future programmatic
  • Identify opportunities to use financial resources more effectively to achieve program
  • Communicate changes in funding and expectations with program teams; ensure appropriate buy-in is in place and monitor for progress against goals regularly.
  • Support with preparation of grant budgets, program budgets, and the preparation of the annual organizational budget.
  • Provide guidance to program teams about available funds and permissibility of use.
  • Ensure that invoices are being prepared and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Monitor for payments against pledges and follow up with funders as needed.
  • Provide informed guidance about potential funding opportunities so that appropriate hiring decisions can be made.


Communications & Advocacy

  • Oversee external communications efforts; ensure that messaging is aligned with AAFSC’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Support with organization’s advocacy work, including oversight on campaigns, coalition engagement, and partnership building efforts.


Other duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in AAFSC meetings, trainings, and
  • Perform other duties assigned as
  • Attend external meetings and trainings as


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with demonstrated results in fundraising and progression of leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proven track record raising institutional and public funds.
  • Thoughtful ideas on increasing major individual gifts.
  • Strong team leader with a coaching orientation who can build and maintain cohesion.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and/or enhancing development processes and infrastructure.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends to attend events, or meetings.
  • Job contingent on pre-employment background check.
  • S. Work Authorization is required.


Compensation & Benefits:

The expected compensation for this role will fall within the range of $135,000 - $175,000.


AAFSC prides itself in supporting its team in and outside of the workplace. We offer 29 paid days off each year which includes 10 vacation days, 14 paid holidays, and 5 floating. We also provide up to 12 sick days. In addition, we offer:


  • Fully paid medical and vision insurance coverage to each employee, subsidized coverage to family members, and highly discounted dental coverage.
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403b tax-deferred retirement plan. AAFSCNY will match up to 5% of employee contributions.
  • Several other supplemental insurance programs are also available.


We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All qualified individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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