Organization: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Location: Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, or New York City, NY

Express Interest

Summary:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit and the nation’s preeminent civil and human rights organization, seeks an entrepreneurial, results-oriented Director of Major Gifts.  The Director of Major Gifts will help develop a comprehensive giving revenue strategy for the NAACP that will impact growth over the next several years. She/he must have exceptional organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to plan, set and meet goals and objectives and follow-through. The Director of Major Gifts should have strong interpersonal skills and have an entrepreneurial and creative approach to development, as well as a genuine affinity for the mission and values of the NAACP. He/she should also be comfortable in a fast-paced environment that has experienced rapid growth and ongoing change. The overall ability to set, pursue, and attain achievable goals is a key quality.

The Director of Major Gifts is a member of the development team, reporting to the Executive Vice President of Development.  Together, he/she works closely with the Executive Vice of Development to sustain current fundraising initiatives and to develop strategies to broaden the fundraising potential of the NAACP. The Director of Major Giving works closely with Finance, Foundation Board, Executive Vice President of Development, the NAACP Executive, and Board office.

This is a full-time position located in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, or New York City, NY. For more information about the NAACP, please visit www.naacp.org.

Candidate Profile:

Reporting to The Executive Vice President for Development and working in close partnership with other members of the organization’s leadership, the Director of Major Gifts is primarily responsible for:

  • Directing three areas of individual giving fundraising including Individual, Major Gifts, Annual Fund, Planned Giving, and Direct Mail
  • Working closely with the Executive Vice President of Development to create and implement a strategic and diversified fundraising plan that will guide the organization to meet fundraising goals, maximizing opportunities around individual support.
  • Expand and diversify the NAACP’s donor base/pipeline by maintaining a proactive, creative leadership role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual contributions
  • Work closely with the NAACP Executive team and members of the board in building their fundraising capacity
  • Manage prospect identification, analysis and research
  • Manage direct mail process
  • Set revenue budget goals and manage an expense budget
  • Ensure that the appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals
  • Work closely with the Development team to ensure high-quality proposals, grants, reports, mailings, and acknowledgements required to support ongoing fundraising activities
  • Manage and participate in the planning, implementation and coordination of strategic and high-impact special events to cultivate or steward individual donors

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Minimum of 5 years professional fundraising experience, including, but not limited to, individual, solicitations
  • Demonstrated ability to research and generate leads
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Deep seated interest in building the development function of a growing/learning organization;
  • Proven problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player;
  • High level of analytical and organizational skills,
  • Exceptional writing skills; detail oriented, and ability to handle multiple projects;
  • Ability to exercise initiative in a hands-on environment,
  • Ability to work well with a diverse constituency, and
  • Possess commitment to excellence and to the mission of the NAACP
  • Bachelors degree preferred

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact:

The NAACP has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. To apply, please submit a compelling letter of interest and resume to Erin Reedy here.

It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.