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Deputy Director of Resources and Strategy

North Star Fund


Description
Are you passionate about inspiring people with wealth to support the work of grassroots activists? Are you an experienced fundraiser and strategist who's always striving to meet that ambitious revenue goal? Are you skilled at connecting with people, and enlisting them to get involved?

North Star Fund is New York's community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading the movement for equality, economic justice and peace. By inspiring donors to give and awarding grants for grassroots organizing and activism, North Star Fund is building a community of progressive leaders in a movement to achieve lasting social change. From affordable housing, to immigrant rights, to the rights of low-wage workers and women, our donors are moving resources where they're needed most - to the hands of community activists whose lives are directly impacted by injustice.

The Deputy Director of Resources and Strategy will lead North Star's development work on the heels of a highly successful capital campaign that raised $7.5 million for operations and growth. The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented strategist with excellent writing skills and a proven track record of major gift fundraising and team management. This position will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, and will supervise a five person development team of two staff and three consultant advisors.

Responsibilities
• Lead North Star's fundraising effort, including the creation and implementation of our multi-pronged development strategy and annual fundraising plan, in coordination with our communications strategy;
• Manage the fundraising team and oversee operations and systems, including supporting the Executive Director and the Board to realize ambitious fundraising goals;
• Manage and implement all aspects of our work with major donors ($5,000-$500,000) and mid- level donors ($500-$5,000), including research, prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship;
• Craft compelling written materials that communicate to donors the impacts of giving, including mail and online appeals, grant proposals and reports, and thank you letters.

Qualifications:

• Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social justice issues;
• Significant experience creating a compelling vision for fundraising and managing development operations at a nonprofit; experience with planned giving campaigns a plus;
• Ability to build strong relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including donors, grantees, and foundation partners; strong, persuasive communication skills and excellent writing skills;
• Strong management and supervisory skills, and ability to motivate a team;
• Able to meet deadlines, manage a project with many moving parts and sweat the details.

How TO APPLY:
North Star Fund is firmly committed to affirmative action and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, elderly and disabled candidates to apply. We appreciate all applicants, but please be advised that our capacity allows to only respond to those best qualified for the position.

Compensation Salary range: highly competitive, based on experience, and includes an excellent fringe benefits package.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to North Star Fund, 520 8th Ave. Suite 2203, NY, NY 10018-6656 or email search@northstarfund.org. No calls please. Application close date: Rolling with expectation to begin interviews in the fall and fill the position in December.


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