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Vice President Resource Develoment and Communications
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- New York, NY
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- Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
- Bachelors Degree
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The Vice President of Resource Development and Communications is a senior-level position responsible for leading all of AFB’s fundraising and communications efforts. This includes the planning and implementation of an integrated fundraising and communications/marketing plan that accounts for the interests of all AFB programs; stewardship of current individual, foundation and corporate donors; execution of innovative strategies that will enable AFB to cultivate new individual and institutional prospects; creation and management of public relations strategies; and the coordination and distribution of all external communications.
1. Oversee Resource Development. Develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy and operating plan with tracking systems to ensure that all budget and revenue goals are met and accurate donor records (including national prospect database) are maintained. Oversee and support staff in the management of mass direct mail programs; individual and planned gift programs (including other sources of individual income, such as workplace and commemorative gifts); and corporate, foundation, and government grants securement. Oversee management and coordination of the 100th Anniversary Campaign.
2. Oversee Communications. Ensure organization-wide alignment, coordination, and integration of AFB's image and message. Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and media strategies to promote AFB and its strategic priorities. Provide leadership and support to other groups/departments in developing and implementing marketing strategies.
3. Oversee and manage fundraising and selected special events, such as the Helen Keller Achievement Awards, conferences, and meetings and ensure that income and promotional objectives are met, as appropriate. Provide services and expertise to other groups/departments in event, conference, and meeting planning, including the AFB Center on Vision Loss (CVL) Board and the CVL fundraising staff.
4. Supervise departmental staff, adhering to AFB’s policies and practices regarding recruitment and orientation; communicating expectations, policies, information, goals, mission, and strategy; supporting staff in areas of job responsibilities, problem resolution, and benefits; identifying professional development opportunities; ensuring policies and procedure compliance; and addressing areas requiring improvement and opportunities for rewards and recognition.
5. Oversee the production of donor- and communications-related print, video, and audio materials. Works with Web Operations to ensure that afb.org website reflects AFB’s overall branding strategy and supports AFB's fundraising and communications initiatives.
6. Provide information, training, and support to the Board of Trustees and National Center Boards as appropriate. Serves as primary staff liaison to the Resource Development Committee, the Communications Advisory Committee, and appropriate ad hoc Committees.
7. Carry out administrative responsibilities, including the development and implementation of annual plan objectives and budgets; participating as a member of the Management Team, providing leadership in the development of organization-wide plans and strategies; communicating information throughout the group and the organization; and managing relationships with contracted resources, such as fundraising, marketing, and/or public relations consulting firms.
8. Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: College degree or equivalent plus 10 years fundraising experience, at least five of which must have been spent overseeing all aspects of fundraising. Significant experience in overseeing communications/marketing in the nonprofit sector strongly preferred. Successful management of professional staff and key volunteers a must. CFRE designation preferred. Knowledge of or interest in disability-related issues preferred. Requires excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and the ability to effectively present, in public and one-on-one, the aims and values of the organization to numerous audiences including leadership volunteers, major donors, the media, and professionals in the blindness field. Must possess demonstrated appreciation for the level of detail, discretion, and good judgment necessary for effective solicitation and cultivation of donors and supporters. Travel is required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to Harriett Shohet, Professionals for Non-Profits at email@example.com
- Dental Insurance
- Flexible Benefits
- Flexible Work Schedule
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- 401K / Retirement Plan
- Sick Leave
- Vision Insurance