Director, Institutional & Individual Giving of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation

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The Black Economic Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that drives economic mobility and wealth building for Black Americans through programs, policy analysis and development, and research. The Foundation is an affiliate of the Black Economic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of business leaders and allies committed to driving economic progress for the Black community through public policy, advocacy, and engagement with government and business leaders. Led by a board that includes executives from a range of industries including media, finance, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, and tech, BEA uses its collective power and business acumen to advance public policies and private sector practices that will improve work, wages, and wealth for Black Americans.

Position Overview

The Director, Institutional & Individual Giving, will be instrumental to the success of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation (“BEA Foundation”), providing dynamic and invaluable leadership in every dimension of raising and stewarding the financial support to fuel the Foundation’s work. Reporting in the short-term to the BEA Foundation President, and at a later date to the head of development, this leader will be responsible for building and executing a fundraising, prospecting, and donor stewardship strategy for the BEA Foundation. Working closely with the BEA Foundation President and BEA Director, Member & Donor Engagement, they will identify prospective donors, create supporting pitch documents and reports, and be the primary liaison between the BEA Foundation and prospective and current donors. This leader will significantly grow the BEA Foundation’s base of support and secure the multi-year financing that will enable the organization’s success and growth.   

Duties

  • Develop a fundraising strategy for the BEA Foundation, in partnership with the Foundation President
  • Execute the fundraising strategy to successfully increase the Foundation’s base of support and the multi-year financing to fuel its success and growth
  • Establish and maintain outreach strategy to prospective and existing donors
  • Build strategy for multi-year engagement with corporate, foundation, and individual donors
  • Prepare and support the Foundation President, board of directors, and advisory board members’ fundraising efforts
  • Oversee creation of fundraising collateral, including one-pagers, pitch decks, and other materials – with support of external design and communications consultants
  • Lead grant-writing and application process to seek funding from institutions and individuals
  • Lead reporting process for grants
  • Help build the development team for the Foundation; at a later date, manage 2-3 development team members

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation
  • Strong knowledge of prospective corporate and private foundations and individual donors
  • Track record building and growing a fundraising strategy and/or campaign
  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 6-8 years of prior development experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills, including ability to multi-task, continually re-prioritize, and self-manage deadlines
  • Intellectual flexibility to work with wide range of internal and external colleagues across a wide range of subject matter areas
  • Team player with a collaborative attitude, always willing to “roll up your sleeves” 
  • Great discretion and integrity handling confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter
  • Ability to move projects to timely completion working with multiple stakeholders who have competing priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail with proven ability to work
  • Content knowledge of the challenges and solutions relevant to building generational wealth for Black Americans
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite and CRM systems

Salary/Benefits

Competitive/commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Other

This is a full-time position, located in New York City.

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