The Yleana Leadership Foundation is seeking a Director of Development. Headquartered in New York City, Yleana takes pride in serving rising high school seniors, the majority of whom are low-income, first-generation students of color from underserved urban areas. Their mission is to close the achievement gap through a three-week summer experience focused on SAT training on a college campus. The program is free to all participants; room, board, and all program-related fees (including transportation to and from students' schools/partner organizations) are covered by the endowment.
The Director of Development is a newly created role within the Yleana Leadership Foundation designed to establish a formalized development program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit, manage and steward prospects and donors through direct mail, phone calls, online giving strategies, social media, personal visits, general communications, volunteer management and giving societies in order to secure the funding needed to advance the mission of the Foundation. In close collaboration with the Board, the Director’s focus will be building program infrastructure to spearhead fundraising efforts while enhancing the culture of philanthropy among all constituencies.
Qualified candidates will have 6 to 10 years of fundraising experience with significant success in the stewardship, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts as well as corporate and foundation support. The candidate must be a visionary and possess strategic planning abilities to be applied toward developing the infrastructure of an innovative fundraising program and the leadership necessary to ensure its successful implementation. The successful candidate will have superior communication skills to express, orally and in writing, the mission, vision and goals for the Foundation with clarity, passion, and persuasion. Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends along with the ability to travel by subway, car or airplane including overnight travel. Must have an appreciation for the mission of the Yleana Leadership Foundation.
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About Yleana Leadership Foundation
The Yleana Leadership Foundation is headquartered in New York City. Yleana takes pride in serving rising high school seniors, the majority of whom are low-income, first-generation students of color from underserved urban areas. Their mission is to close the achievement gap through a three-week summer experience focused on SAT training on a college campus.