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Director of Development
Single Stop USA
Who We Want Single Stop USA seeks an experienced professional to serve as Director of Development, focusing on Foundation and Corporations. The Director will lead the cultivation and management of Single Stop's grants and relationships with Foundations and Corporations in coordination with Single Stop's overall fundraising strategy. The Director will manage the staff responsible for researching and obtaining grants from our ongoing, and new, foundations and corporations nationally, and in multiple states. The Director will report directly to the Chief Development Officer. The candidate must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a supportive and direct manor. S/he will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a hands-on management style, and the ability to address and solve problems as they occur. In addition, s/he will be diplomatic, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment.
Compensation & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Comprehensive Medical and Dental coverage
15 days paid annual vacation, plus holidays
Significant opportunities for professional growth and development
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Complete development work to secure matching funds for Single Stop’s two White House Social Innovation Awards. This work will include refining pitch materials, and helping to source, broker and lead meetings for Single Stop with potential prospects.
• Lead the development and execution of national and regional foundation and corporate fundraising plans. Regions of fundraising interest include New York City, Florida, Massachusetts, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, California, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
• Participate in, and lead, meetings with corporate and foundation donors or potential other donors as appropriate. In coordination with Single Stop’s in-house marketing advisor and others, assist in the development of marketing and communication materials focused on communications with donors and potential donors.
• Work with the development team on all development and communications projects to ensure that Single Stop is providing an appropriate level of communications with corporate and foundation grantees.
• Work with the Chief Development Officer in developing and managing relationships with high- engagement partners and donors.
• Help with sourcing, writing and reviewing proposals and reports to major donors, including, foundations, corporations, and where appropriate family offices and individuals. Ensure that appropriate research and networking is conducted to identify all such major corporate and foundation donors.
• Manage a multi-million dollar annual grant plan based on priorities with specified targets, timelines and roles/responsibilities, including research, development and submission.
• Potentially assist with the creation of marketing collateral materials to support the branding of the organization.
• Identify, cultivate and secure annual appeals, support from, foundations, businesses, and some individuals.
• As requested, assist with the direction of a variety of events related to fundraising, including cocktail parties, receptions, and site visits.
• Assist with the implementation of a strategic communications plan to increase the organization’s local and national visibility.
• Commitment to, and passion for, the mission and values of Single Stop USA and the challenge of helping SSUSA support its rapid grow and achieve maximum impact.
• An advanced degree from a major college or university is preferred.
• 10 years plus of fundraising experience in a non-profit sector.
• Proven experience in obtaining and stewarding a portfolio of 6 and 7 figure grants.
• Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; excellent oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events.
• Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.
• Other development expertise such as background in government grant writing or event planning a plus
• High energy, creative, outside-the-box thinker with an enthusiastic, positive, “can-do” attitude.
• Flexible, organized, and detail-oriented.
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a background and fingerprint check
How TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter stating specifically why you are interested in the position to email@example.com with “Director of Development” in the subject line.
Single Stop USA is an equal opportunity employer. For more information see www.singlestopusa.org
Who We Are Single Stop USA is the ambitious nationwide expansion of a remarkably successful program launched by the Robin Hood Foundation that connects the working poor in New York with government funds and services. In its first six years, Single Stop USA has delivered $2 billion in benefits to over 700,000 households in 7 states and was chosen twice as a recipient of the highly competitive White House Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Single Stop’s award-winning benefits technology platform and one-stop approach is changing the way America combats poverty by focusing on prevention rather than intervention. Under the leadership of a dynamic CEO with over twenty years of experience and a Board of Directors boasting expertise in civil rights, health and human services, poverty alleviation, youth development and the private sector, Single Stop USA continues to pursue dramatic growth and groundbreaking work in the community college and veterans-serving sectors.
Single Stop USA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income individuals access to critical resources that catalyze financial self-sufficiency. Single Stop’s unique approach strikes at the root of the cycle of poverty by leveraging access to critical resources with opportunities for education, training and support—a powerful recipe for lifelong economic mobility. Single Stop implements its model by partnering with existing institutions (such as community-based organizations and community colleges) rather than creating ground-up infrastructure or duplicative efforts. Single Stop is also a champion of the powerful role that technology can have in service delivery. Single Stop owns and operates Single Stop Technologies, a software development company that manages the Benefits Enrollment Network (BEN). BEN is an innovative benefits screening and case management tool that streamlines the benefits screening and application process and empowers Single Stop site coordinators to achieve greater impact. Technology is one of five components of Single Stop’s service platform, the others include Training and Technical Assistance, Program Assistance, Management Consulting, and Data Tracking and Evaluation.
Launched in 2001 as a New York City-based antipoverty initiative of the Robin Hood Foundation, by 2006 the program had developed into one of the most effective of its kind. Recognizing the organization’s potential for growth, the Atlantic Philanthropies funded a study, conducted by McKinsey & Co and Single Stop, to determine the viability of replication and expansion. As a result, Single Stop USA was established in 2007 to expand across the country. Supported by a founding grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the new organization absorbed the New York sites and began the process of expansion, nationwide. Single Stop USA now operates more than 90 sites in seven states. In 2012 alone, Single Stop USA helped 156,821 families access more than $470 million in such benefits and services as health insurance and SNAP, financial, legal and tax preparation services.
In 2009, Single Stop USA expanded to community colleges, launching three pilot sites in two states and growing to 11 community college partners in five states the following year while also forming a national partnership with the Association of Community College Trustees. With support from two White House Social Innovation Awards as well as a number of leading national and regional foundations, Single Stop currently operates at 17 community college sites in seven states and has system-wide partnerships with several of the nation’s largest community college systems – the City University of New York, Miami Dade College and the City College of San Francisco.
By partnering with community colleges, Single Stop harnesses two of the country’s most effective anti-poverty tools: coordinated access to America’s safety net and a post-secondary education. Community colleges offer an opportunity for low-income students to obtain a post-secondary education, and with it, a degree that significantly boosts their lifetime earnings. Sadly, financial obstacles and other barriers such as inadequate child care, food and transportation costs, housing and financial problems, health care access and immigration issues prevent the vast majority (almost 70 percent) of community college students from graduating. To ensure a holistic approach to the multitude of barriers that students face, Single Stop USA provides colleges with the resources, training, technology, and technical support to facilitate comprehensive case management, benefits access, legal counseling, tax preparation and critically, financial coaching to address issues like debt management, budgeting and credit clean-up. Single Stop aims to provide students with the tools they need to achieve a higher education, good jobs, and economic mobility.