Mothers Out Front is a fully remote, dynamic social impact organization with ambitious expansion goals. The Director of Philanthropy will serve on the senior management team, working side-by-side with senior staff, the Board Chair and other key stakeholders. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for a strategic, collaborative and energetic individual. Deadline to submit your cover letter and resume is April 8th - apply today!
Reports to: Executive Director, partners regularly with the Board Chair
Supervises: 1 FT Development Associate, 1 FT Development Coordinator, and 1 PT Grant Writer
The Director of Philanthropy will develop, oversee, coordinate and execute the Mothers Out Front (MOF) 2019/2020 fundraising action plan. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of facilitating the creation of long-term philanthropic relationships and growing organizational revenue by employing donor-centered tactics, ideally for a progressive social impact organization.
The Director of Philanthropy will have in-depth knowledge of major and principal gift philanthropy, and the necessary skills and expertise to develop and cultivate new relationships and effectively position MOF as a leader in the social impact sector. This person will be a proven staff manager, team player, and organization-wide collaborator.
Duties and Responsibilities
Action Plan Execution and Major Donor Expertise
Manage and execute the MOF strategic development action plan.
Cultivate, solicit and steward existing donors and funders while developing a robust donor/funder pipeline in concert with the Board Chair, Executive Director and other key organizational stakeholders.
Possess knowledge of venture philanthropy, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and family foundations, and have comfort and familiarity with High Net Worth individuals.
Work in concert with the Executive Director, lead volunteers, and key members of the staff senior management team to strategically elevate MOF’s visibility and position the organization as a leader in the field and beyond.
Work collaboratively with the Organizing Director and Communications Manager to develop and execute an integrated philanthropy, marketing and communications strategy to elevate the profile of the organization and attract new donors.
Facilitate the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with various stakeholders with an eye towards new philanthropy.
Effectively oversee all philanthropy activities, and ensure that such activities are designed and implemented in support of the organization’s fundraising goals.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s programmatic and fundraising activities, and partner with relevant program teams to develop and execute philanthropic strategies.
Manage a comprehensive donor/funder relations strategy in support of MOF’s strategic development action plan including proactive stewardship, responding to donor inquiries and concerns, acknowledging gifts, etc.
Develop systems and reports to assess fundraising activity and efficacy, and to provide metrics and analysis to senior executives and board members.
Establish annual fundraising goals and objectives, including the development and tracking of the department’s annual revenue and expense budgets.
Education and Experience
Minimum seven (7) years of fundraising experience in a social impact organization, specifically developing and implementing strategies with a focus on cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts.
Excellent communications skills, and experience presenting to internal and external audiences of varied backgrounds and skill levels.
Experience managing and empowering staff through active communication and delegation to foster accountability through clearly defined and measurable goals.
Demonstrated proficiency and experience in managing competing priorities while maintaining high standards of quality and responsiveness.
Demonstrated experience working with databases, and experience in translating data for use in developing plans to meet future challenges; experience with Salesforce preferred.
Experience in developing and managing departmental budgets.
25% travel encompassing both day trips and overnights required and expected.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work in a remote environment for a fully virtual organization.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be a highly energetic professional with a proven track record of cultivating donor relationships and facilitating the closing of gifts in the $10K+ range.
Multicultural competence and demonstrated ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, educational, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, as well as people of various physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and generations.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment where teamwork, collegiality and self-motivation are necessary for success.
Strong project management skills, coupled with sharp attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
Excellent solution-oriented skills with an ability to respond quickly to changing priorities.
Proven ability to follow up with colleagues to ensure tasks are completed in a timely fashion.
Highly computer literate, with some database management or data entry experience.
Enthusiasm for contact with donors and prospects.
Ability to think strategically and creatively.
Details: Mothers out Front is a virtual organization. Candidates can be based anywhere in the US and will work from a home office. You will report to the Executive Director and partner regularly with the Board Chair. This a full-time position.
Timeline: We are accepting applications for this position through April 8th and hope to fill the position by mid-May. We have a thorough interview process which involves a phone interview, video interview, writing exercise, reference calls, and an in-person interview for candidates who continue to advance through the process. We also have a commitment to building up a sizable and diverse candidate pool before moving applicants to the final interview stages, which means there may be a delay in getting back to you. Our hope is that our process allows us to make the best possible decision and for you to learn more about us and appreciate your understanding if there is a delay at any point. We will do our best to keep you posted on your status throughout the process and ask that you stay in touch too.
To apply: Visit https://www.mothersoutfront.org/job_opportunities and scroll to this listing. Click on “apply now” include a cover letter and resume, and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be accepted until April 8, 2019.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits: The salary range is $100K to $120K, depending on experience. Benefits include health and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and support for remote work set-up. We offer ongoing training opportunities, a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative setting and we are proudly women-led!
About Mothers Out Front
Mothers Out Front builds our power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. We are building a diverse national movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers dedicated to convincing elected officials and business leaders to work for a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy. We know that mothers have an important role to play in the climate change movement, and, when it comes to protecting their children, mothers are an unstoppable force for change! Our goal is simple: to enable mothers to take active leadership in climate change work by providing the structure, training, and tools for them to work together on campaigns in their communities and at the statewide level. We are a member-led, national organization that is growing quickly. Founded in 2013, this year’s operating budget is $4.3m. We currently have staff working in eight states and are a fast growing organization with no plans of slowing down.