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Senior Development Manager

The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF), located in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey is actively seeking a diligent and driven professional for a promising opportunity as their new full-time Senior Development Manager. In this role, the Senior Development Manager will assist in the management and enhancement of a robust donor portfolio. Apply today!

Organization Description

Throughout its history, the AGF has helped shape the next generation of civic leaders, serving as a catalyst for young people to become active, engaged citizens who ensure a just democracy and sustainable future. During this critical time, the AGF seeks to increase youth civic power and implementing its mission to make young voices and votes a powerful force in American democracy.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s goal is to increase youth voting rates by supporting youth leadership development, voting turnout, and accessibility, and social justice initiatives on higher education campuses across the country with financial assistance to student activists and mini-grants to select higher education institutions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation and implementation of AGF’s annual Development Plan
  • Write and track grant proposals and reports
  • Manage our donor database and improve/upgrade existing systems
  • Track and Evaluate donor metrics to inform departmental goals and strategies
  • Initiate efforts to diversify The AGF’s funding from foundations, individual donors corporations, and events
  • Initiate and manage the research of donor prospects, initiate donor appreciation and cultivation activities, draft donor appeals
  • Initiate and organize direct mail, e-mail, and social media campaigns
  • Initiate and draft regular correspondence to existing and prospective donors and stakeholders
  • Initiate and direct cultivation and donor-appreciation events
  • Initiate and develop strategies to ensure long-term donor engagement and retention
  • Track and evaluate the success of each development strategy
  • Initiate and direct long-term donor engagement and retention projects
  • Work with support staff to align the Managing Director’s, Executive Director’s and President’s calendar with fundraising objectives
  • Manage Development Staff, specifically the General Development Manager and Administrative Assistant
  • Assist with implementing AGF’s Communications Plan to elevate our brand and increase visibility, specifically focusing on donor communications
  • Create content for donor engagement mailings and e-blasts, including newsletters and the annual report
  • Occasionally write content for the organization’s website and external audiences
  • Write articulately about The AGF, its history, and mission
  • Uphold excellence in both written and verbal communications, as well as a dedication to superior customer service

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of fundraising and development experience
  • Demonstrated success in donor stewardship
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, with a demonstrated track record of establishing effective systems that foster collaboration and improve efficiency
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage with highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times

Desired Skills

  • Strong familiarity with the NY/NJ philanthropic community
  • Experience working in a national organization

Other Requirements

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Daily access to a smartphone
  • Have access to a car
  • Extremely reliable, available on evenings/weekends for occasional events and travel

How to Apply

Please submit nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters via electronic mail to Sylvia.Goodman@AndrewGoodman.org.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

NON DISCRIMINATION AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. We encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as people with disabilities to apply!

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against current or prospective employees based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Senior Program Manager

The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF), located in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey is actively seeking an experienced and dedicated professional for a promising opportunity as their new full-time Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager will recruit and manage new Member Campuses in the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere’s fast-growing network. In this role, the Senior Program Manager will support and cultivate a diverse network of higher education campuses to build institutional and youth leadership capacity for increased student voting and civic participation. Apply today!

Organization Description

The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s (AGF) mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. To achieve its mission, AGF launched the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere (VE) program, a national non-partisan civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners which aims to increase student voting on campuses across the country. Since 2014, Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere has grown exponentially and today boasts a network of some 60 campuses in 25 states and Washington, D.C. comprised of over 400 student Ambassadors, university professionals, and alumni. The program seeks to increase youth voting rates through leadership training, advisory support, the provision of financial resources, as well as a network of student leaders, faculty, and administrators who advocate to remove voting impediments, register students, and develop informed and engaged student voters.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the operationalization of Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere’s expansion plans
  • Recruit and onboard new Andrew Goodman Member Campuses
  • Manage, advise, and support a portfolio of Member Campuses to increase student voting on their campuses, with an emphasis on removing voting barriers and GOTV
  • Foster peer-to-peer learning, engagement, and collaboration among Member Campuses, drawing on student promising practices and Member Campus needs
  • Oversee Member engagement in the Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit (NCLTS) and support NCLTS planning and training
  • Manage and mentor Program staff as needed
  • Support the Program Director with day-to-day operations and management of the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Network
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with campus administrators, faculty, officials, student groups, and partner organizations to facilitate effective implementation of Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere as necessary
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Member Campuses through tool development, refinement, data analysis, and reporting
  • Cultivate Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere’s network by contributing to communications/social media
  • Research and stay updated on youth civic engagement as well as national/state voting laws and procedures particularly in states where Campus Members are located
  • Represent AGF at relevant civic engagement, voting rights, higher education, and funder conferences
  • Manage other special projects as needed

Special Demands

  • Conduct site visits
  • Meet with funders and key stakeholders and attend fundraising events to promote Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred
  • Demonstrated passion for youth voting rights and youth civic/political engagement
  • Experience (7-10 years) with youth voting and/or social justice organizing on campuses preferred; campaign experience a plus
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff (2-3 years)
  • Understanding of voter suppression trends as well as knowledge of the youth voting and civic engagement landscapes
  • Experience managing projects from conceptualization to completion, including budget development and oversight
  • Excellent oral and written communications among diverse audiences
  • Experience establishing strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders in different organizational settings and levels, especially in higher education
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and track record of personal initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial work environment; ability to prioritize assignments
  • Working knowledge of data collection and reporting; experience developing reports for internal and external audiences
  • Experience with Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Office, and Mac OS preferred

Other Requirements

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Daily access to a smartphone
  • Have access to a car
  • Extremely reliable, available on evenings/weekends for occasional events and travel

How to Apply

Please submit nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters via electronic mail to Karena.Cronin@andrewgoodman.org.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

NON DISCRIMINATION AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. We encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as people with disabilities to apply!

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against current or prospective employees based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.