Join a Team at the Crossroads of Higher Education and Democracy!
Salary: $150,000 Annually Plus Benefits
Location: Remote (Preferably in New York or Washington, D.C.)
Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt
ABOUT THE ANDREW GOODMAN FOUNDATION (AGF)
The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in our democracy. Inspired by the actions of Andrew Goodman and other young activists, the AGF’s mission is rooted in the powerful historical narrative of the Civil Rights Movement. In June 1964, at the height of the Movement, Andy joined with other college age Freedom Summer volunteers to register African Americans to vote and to establish Freedom Schools and Freedom Houses in Mississippi. The Ku Klux Klan murdered Andy and two other civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, in the late evening of Andy’s first day as a Freedom Summer volunteer. Robert and Carolyn Goodman established the Andrew Goodman Foundation in 1966 to carry on their son, Andy’s work and commemorate the contributions of so many other young Americans like Andy, Michael, and James, who committed themselves to joining a movement to combat injustice – and in doing so changed the world. Today, our work harnesses the legacy of these courageous young civil rights leaders to cultivate the next generation of civic entrepreneurs that are so desperately needed to face the challenge of today. Our campus coalitions spread a culture of participatory democracy, and to protect the right of young people to vote while incubating a new civic-minded generation.
Our Mission, Vision, and People:
The Andrew Goodman Foundation has assembled a hero citizenry, a collective of individuals who take responsibility for righting the world’s wrongs. From our leadership team to our Andrew Goodman Ambassadors, our “citizens” are bound by a passion for democratic participation, and the collective good. We support youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to students. Our vision is that young people will become more active, engaged citizens who ensure a just democracy and sustainable future, so we’ve assembled a diverse community of visionaries who are creating systemic change through civic engagement and intergenerational coalitions.
Why You Should Join Our Team:
The Andrew Goodman Foundation supports programming on 81 campuses and 26 States and Washington, D.C. Join our movement as we spark leadership and ignite heroism. We are a 501(c)3 non-partisan organization that focuses on continuing Andy’s legacy by advocating for equal voting rights for all Americans, no matter their political affiliation. If you are excited about the opportunity to forever transform our society and our world for the better and use your spark to motivate today’s young voices and votes that will result in a change, tomorrow, then join us during this critical time for American democracy and help shape the next generation of civic leaders.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Do you excel at relationship building, organizing resources, and want to make a significant impact supporting voting rights, youth leadership, and campus organizing while combating voter suppression? We encourage mission-driven, passionate people like you to apply to this Vice-President, Development position. This role is responsible for fueling the fundraising for not only a range of programs, but also the core operations of a legacy organization building for long-term people-power. We’re looking for someone who can manage a portfolio of major and mega donors, lead a team, and coordinate their work across revenue streams, including corporate partnerships, mid-level donor strategies, mass donor outreach, and alumni giving. We aim to find someone with a combination of 10+ years of experience working in democracy, voting rights, youth organizing, and/or social justice fields, 5+ years of experience in development, fundraising, and/or donor organizing, and 5+ years of experience as a supervisor and team leader, as well as expertise in supporting non-profit organizations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and implement The AGF’s Development and Fundraising Plan including strategies for raising for The AGF’s core operations, programs, and operational reserves annual goals.
- Inform Board of Directors and CEO throughout the year about The AGF’s Development and Fundraising Plan.
- Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Advisory Board on increasing engagement with new and existing donors.
- Lead efforts to diversify and expand individual, foundation, corporate and other funding sources.
- Coordinate development work across revenue streams.
- Oversee the management of the AGF donor database and improve existing development fundraising systems including ongoing evaluation of database programs.
- Encourage cross-team collaboration and transparency.
- Manage a portfolio of major and mega donors.
- Engage and collaborate with the AGF Special Legal Counsel and Programs Team around creation of rapid response strategies and communications.
- Work closely with the Director of Operations to develop the annual budget and to ensure, over the course of the year, that AGF is meeting its budgetary fundraising revenue targets and controlling budgeted expenses
- Initiate, plan, and execute cultivation of strategy briefings, donor engagement, and fundraising events.
- Supervise Development Team as well as the development work of all staff, Board, and volunteers who hold primary relationships with donors and institutions that give.
- Able to travel to other locations where AGF conducts its activities, such as, but not limited to, donors’ offices, conferences, as well as college and university campuses.
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree; or equivalent work experience.
- 10+ years working in democracy, youth leadership, campus organizing, social justice, and/or voting rights fields.
- 5+ years working in development, fundraising, and/or donor organizing.
- 5+ years of experience supervising teams.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Expertise in moving resources to non-profit organizations
- Demonstrated effective use of CRM platforms
- Demonstrated success planning and facilitating donor briefings and fundraising events
- Proven experience securing major and mega donors
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with an established track record of creating and implementingeffective systems that foster collaboration and improve efficiency
- Familiarity with the philanthropic community and relevant innovations in the field
- 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 build and foster a team culture that values collaboration, engaged participation, and transparency
- Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
Other Requirements and Preferences:
- Pass a background check.
- New York or Washington, D.C. location strongly preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Andrew Goodman Foundation offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. The Andrew Goodman Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employee and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment 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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, and training.