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Director of Development

Organizational Overview

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 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 Position

TCF is seeking an experienced and visionary Director of Development to oversee all philanthropic fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for leading and expanding a development program that will be responsible for generating over $1 million in revenue in FY18-19. The majority of TCF’s revenue comes from private foundations, special events, corporate sponsorship, and a small but committed base of individual donors with potential for expansion.

Responsibilities

Strategic Development
    • Provide strategic direction and leadership to development infrastructure, activities, programs, and staff/volunteers to ensure continued growth and sustainability
    • Develop and implement strategies for expanding financial support, including prospecting, networking to identify/build known connections to funders, and relationship building
    • Bring new ideas, approaches, and perspectives – based both on previous success and on continuous learning/engagement – to stay on top of emerging trends and best practices, including fundraising online
  • Explore and lead efforts to diversify funding streams and sources in support of TCF’s programs and mission
Revenue Generation
    • Manage existing corporate sponsors/funders and develop new partners capable of providing major gifts to meet and/or exceed TCF’s funding goals
    • Oversee foundation grant proposal development, writing, submission, reporting, and relationship building, with support from the Development Associate (to be hired) and the Executive Director
    • Identify and cultivate individual and major donors to grow donor base and total revenue via direct mail, digital outreach, and in-person relationship building
  • Lead and/or support fundraising events, including TCF’s annual Upstander Legacy Celebration and 3rd party events supported by Board members and community partners
Relationship Management (internal and external)
    • Work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Board Advisory Council to ensure a coordinated and strategic approach to fundraising efforts/activities and relationship building
    • Represent TCF at external events, in public forums, and at professional conferences, as required
  • Enhance TCF’s growing, national network of individual and major donors through direct and online outreach, events, and other stewardship activities
Staff Supervision
    • Provide leadership and day-to-day management of a new, to-be-hired Development Associate, as well as volunteers and/or interns, including supervision and professional development
  • Coach Board members and staff to develop/improve fundraising comfort and expertise across the organization
Financial/Administrative Oversight
    • Help ensure that timelines for grant applications and ensure accurate and meaningful reporting on grants that maximizes renewals and additional opportunities for foundation funding
  • Play a key role, in partnership with the Executive Director, in assessing TCF’s needs and assuring that it is positioned to meet budget and fundraising goals

While no single candidate is likely to have equal expertise in all of the above categories, successful candidates will have a compelling combination of strengths in many of them and the self-awareness and wisdom to leverage other resources in the area(s) where she/he/they lack personal mastery.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), or equivalent professional/lived experience welcomed
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in nonprofit development as a fundraiser, including experience as manager/supervisor
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities, organized, able to multitask, administer multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build and work in cross- functional teams
  • Track record of managing by influence and persuasion, and by coordinating the work of colleagues and team members who are not direct reports

Work Hours

Monday through Friday, with flexibility to accommodate early and evening weekday hours and occasional weekend hours. There will be some travel outside of the New York Metropolitan Area.

Contact

Please send a resume with salary history and thoughtful cover letter to hr@tylerclementi.org with “Director of Development” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Tyler Clementi Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Please read our Diversity Statement: https://tylerclementi.org/diversity-statement/

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include:

    • Medical/dental/vision coverage
    • EAP from Health Advocate
    • 403b retirement plan
    • 5 Weeks PTO (combined sick and vacation) per year
    • 10 paid holidays per year
    • WageWorks commuter benefits
    • Life insurance (including spouse supplemental)
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance

Development Associate

Organizational Overview

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 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 Position

Busy development department is seeking an energetic self-starter for the position of Development Associate to provide support to the Director of Development and Executive Director for fundraising campaigns and events. Fundraising efforts will include grant writing, prospect research, and direct mail. There are numerous events throughout the year, including one gala, cultivation receptions, and 3rd party fundraisers.

Responsibilities

Grant Writing
  • Write and submit grants in a timely manner with the assistance of the Development Director and Executive Director
  • Manage grant proposal prospect, reporting, and renewal pipeline
Direct Mail
  • Determine criteria for mailing and communicate to database manager
  • Interface with direct mail vendor to coordinate mailings and manage the production timeline
  • Assist with writing, editing and drafting copy for letters
  • Work with communications team to develop multi-channel outreach, including email and social media campaign, to enhance traditional direct mail, in coordination with the Director of Development
  • Process gifts and pledges to ensure prompt data entry
  • Prepare pledge reminders, tax receipt letters, and acknowledgement letter
Events
  • Assist in special events logistics and overall event execution
  • Track invitations, event registration and attendance in the database; Keep accurate RSVP lists and provide key leadership with regular reports
  • Attend galas, donor receptions and other special events
  • Ensure thank you correspondence are sent in a timely manner
  • Provide operational support for a diverse roster of fundraising events
Prospect Research
  • Research and write profiles to support the cultivation and stewardship of individuals
  • Track prospects and donors through monitoring news and online “alerts,” and internal information
  • Assist with moves management
Additional Duties
  • Special projects and administrative support as assigned by the Director of Development
  • Field requests for information and direct calls and emails as appropriate
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned
Performance Standards
  • Represent the foundation in a professional and positive manner
  • Prepare precise, well-written, and articulate correspondence
  • Support the Director of Development with high standard of work for excellent top donor management

Qualifications 

Required
  • Bachelor’s degree and related work experience, including communication, marketing, public relations, and/or nonprofit fundraising and development
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and MS Office
  • Strong writing skills
  • Enthusiastic, accurate and extremely detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills, as well as time management and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Comfort interacting with staff, board of directors, and donors
  • Data entry and CRM database experience
  • Additional duties as assigned
Preferred
  • Experience working with EveryAction and/or SalesForce donor database;
  • 2-3 years’ non-profit fundraising and development experience.
Work Hours

Monday through Friday plus evening and weekend hours for events and meetings, as needed.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to hr@tylerclementi.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Tyler Clementi Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Please read our Diversity Statement: https://tylerclementi.org/diversity-statement/ 

Salary & Benefits

Generous benefits include:

  • Medical/dental/vision coverage
  • EAP from Health Advocate
  • 403b retirement plan
  • 5 Weeks PTO (combined sick and vacation) per year
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • WageWorks commuter benefits
  • Life insurance (including spouse supplemental)
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance.