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If Not Now: Director of Development

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Sales & Business Development
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

If Not Now: Director of Development




$60,000-$82,500 / Yearly


If Not Now



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See the full job description and apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqf-oDx8CiutOIfhDg9uSsEmdY9QYcEe5hzLzRn-L2lyqk_A/viewform. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications early; the position is available immediately and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please reach out to Morriah Kaplan, at morriah@ifnotnowmovement.org with any questions or if you have any trouble submitting this form.

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**Scope:** The Director of Development is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of IfNotNow's overall fundraising strategy. The Director of Development is a key member of the Operations Team, which is responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial and operational sustainability. This position is supervised by the Co-Executive Director of Finance/Operations. **Responsibilities:** _Fundraising Strategy & Leadership_ - Design, implement, and oversee the plan for meeting the organizational budget goals in FY2024 with a budget over $2M, in alignment with our organizational and movement strategy - Provide leadership on all fundraising activities, including growing a culture of fundraising across the organization, including both staff and volunteers - Assess and evaluate current funding needs, gaps, and opportunities; identify areas to increase support from individual major donors, foundations, and grassroots supporters - Identify and pursue opportunities to tap into new networks and organize donors and resources towards IfNotNow’s work - Work to integrate fundraising strategy into IfNotNow’s overall campaign and organizing strategy - Identify and pursue opportunities for solidarity fundraising with partnered and aligned groups in Israel-Palestine. - Develop metrics and tracking mechanisms and work with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure fundraising plans are on track and aligned with movement and organizational strategy; proactively identify risks to expected revenue and develop mitigation strategies. - Make sure fundraising projections are integrated into organizational and strategic planning - Lead all rapid response and crisis fundraising efforts, with an eye towards the conversion of rapid response donors to ongoing supporters - In conjunction with Director of Communications, ensure integration of fundraising and organizing strategies across all external communications - Hold a portfolio of between 20-30 major donors and 10-15 program officers. _Management_ - Oversee Fundraising Manager, and work closely with the Data Director and Digital Director to ensure integration between our digital organizing and fundraising strategies, and implement grassroots and distributed fundraising campaigns - Oversee key major gifts functions and bodies of work including, but not limited to, high level portfolio management, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship process; supervise Fundraising Manager to provide coordination and support to staff and volunteer stewards - Lead prospecting of new donors and funders and proactively identify new sources of revenue - Work with the Fundraising Manager to implement structures for volunteers to be part of fundraising efforts and understand fundraising as intrinsically connected to organizing - Manage board fundraising committee and ensure board participation in fundraising activities, in collaboration with the board fundraising committee chair - Manage donor and grant research and bottomline the preparation of grants - Work with Comms Department and Fundraising Manager to design and execute all donor collateral - Facilitate regular donor touchpoints, such as briefings, salons, and newsletters, to keep supporters apprised of IfNotNow’s strategy and the impact of their gifts. - Manage donor communications pipeline to ensure donors are contacted and followed up with in a timely and productive manner. _Direct Stewardship_ **Essential Qualifications** - 3+ years experience in developing and executing major donor fundraising strategy - 2+ years experience in grassroots and/or online fundraising - Excellent management and leadership skills; direct staff supervisory experience (not interns or volunteers) - Strong communicator and writer - An understanding of IfNotNow and our role in the larger movement ecosystem, and a sense of personal stake in the issue **Additional Preferred Qualifications** - Experience leading fundraising for an organization over $1 million and/or stewarding gifts of $50,000+ - Experience with CRM and wealth prospecting software (ideally EveryAction and iWave) - Orientation towards moving money and building power in service of IfNotNow’s mission, and to building a culture of fundraising in our movements - Experience working in organizations at times of rapid growth and an ability to channel growth towards long term financial sustainability - Relational, strong communicator, able to work in a fast-paced and highly-collaborative environment - Understands the interplay between the strategy, structure, and culture of an organization - Has awareness around dynamics around power and privilege and can work well with people from different identities