The Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Joseph and Jane Clementi to end bullying through inclusion, assertion of dignity, and acceptance, in order to honor the memory of Tyler: a son, a brother, and a friend. Its mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.In 2010, Tyler’s death became a global news story, highlighting the impact and consequences of bullying, harassment, and humiliation, while sparking a dialogue among parents, teachers, and students across the country. Tyler’s story also linked to broader issues affecting youth and families such as LGBTQ inequality, safety in schools, youth in crisis, higher education support systems, and cyberbullying.
Through free programs like the Upstander Pledge, #Day1, the Upstander Speaker Series, and Tyler’s Suite, TCF empowers individuals and groups to take a stand against bullying and to create safe spaces where individuals embrace diversity.
The Development Director will:
- Work closely with Chief Executive Officer to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan. This plan will include a presumption of growth and diversification of funding streams.
- Establish priorities to achieve goals for growth and milestones for progress against the plan and execute with the team.
- Under the leadership of the CEO and the Board, develop appropriate cultivation strategies, moving donors and potential donors to close and/or upgrade gifts, make solo solicitations when appropriate, maintain stewardship contacts and forge relationships with new major gift prospects
- Create and expand on current development strategies, such as online campaigns, donor leveling, building up the new membership program, stewardship programs, new donor prospecting, material development, in-house events and external support for third party events, institutional giving programs and mail
- Interpret and communicate status of development endeavors including how they compare against industry standards to Board of Directors.
- Attend evening/weekend programs in order to steward/cultivate current and new donors and to encourage further collaborative fundraising partnerships with key program partners. You must be effective at networking to be successful in this position.
- Draft compelling letters and fundraising proposals to solicit renewed and new major gifts as well as continual cultivation of annual donor relationships
- Should be detail-oriented around the many facets of events, deadlines, contracts, volunteers and working with vendors
- Perform other duties and tasks as related or assigned
Required skills, abilities or experiences
- The successful candidate must demonstrate remarkable abilities in management, communications (oral and written), event management, grant writing and other areas related to fundraising
- A proven successful track record of achieving major gifts goals
- Expertise in designing and implementing cultivation and/or stewardship events and initiatives, and committee development and management
- Strong organizational skills and discipline in safe-guarding donor information and database records. Adherence to the highest ethical standards with the ability to maintain the strictest of confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy
- Ability to articulate the organization’s philosophy, mission and goals succinctly
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies
- High level of self-awareness
- Experience working with and managing project teams and volunteers effectively
- Familiar with fundraising and communications software and G Suite, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
- Ability to handle multiple projects and work independently
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Bachelor’s degree, with master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in development, fundraising, or management in a mission-driven, nonprofit or academic environment.
- Strong organizational skills including planning, development, and task facilitation, as well as budget/grant/contract management skills;
- Exceptional written and oral communications skills and ability to make impactful connections with a wide range of constituencies;
- Experience working effectively and collaboratively with staff and volunteers is strongly desired.
Monday through Friday, with flexibility to accommodate early and evening weekday hours and occasional weekend hours. There will be some travel within and outside of New York State.
Salary Range $88,000 to $91,000. Generous benefits include:
- Medical/dental/vision coverage
- 401K retirement plan available
- 5 Weeks PTO (combined sick and vacation) per year
- 10 paid holidays per year
- WageWorks commuter benefits
- Life insurance (including spouse supplemental) available
- Short- and long-term disability insurance available