This is an exciting opportunity for a highly creative and results-driven non-profit management professional with entrepreneurial passion, drive and vision.
The Save Ellis Island Foundation (SEI) is a partner of the National Park Service (NPS) at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Our mission is to raise the funds for the restoration and rehabilitation of twenty-nine unrestored historic hospital buildings on Ellis Island and to develop and administer programs based on the themes of Ellis Island.
Save Ellis Island, Inc. is seeking a Director of Development to provide comprehensive guidance and overall strategy to grow the organization’s donor base and increase revenue to help expand its mission and programs. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development is a key strategic advisor and partner to the organization. S/he is responsible for creating and overseeing innovation and best practices in all aspects of Save Ellis Island’s development streams: foundations, corporations, individuals, and government agencies. The Director of Development will design and implement a comprehensive strategy to grow revenue across all of these streams and to sustainably reach a $15 million annual revenue goal over the next five years.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
At least ten years of progressive development experience, with at least five years in a senior position; interest, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and building relationships
Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Track record of leading, managing, and integrating an ambitious, forward-thinking development program across multiple revenue streams.
Extensive individual giving experience, including a sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline.
Outstanding major gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a demonstrated ability to secure five- and six-figure gifts and to increase giving levels and revenue.
Experience working with foundation and corporate partners, including identifying prospects, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and overseeing the development of proposals.
Comfort with interacting and engaging a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior executives, staff, volunteers, all types of donors, and vendors.
Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team with diverse skill sets.
Ability to effectively build strong relationship, both internally and externally, through strong interpersonal skills.
Computer literacy required; experience in Salesforce and complementary tools preferred
Apply by email, do not call, resume must include sample of successful fundraising initiatives.
Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS
•Salary is commensurate with experience, generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days, medical benefits, retirement fund and more.
Save Ellis Island, Inc. (SEI), a national non-profit organization and the official fundraising partner of the National Park Service (NPS), our mission is to raise the funds needed to rehabilitate and prepare for reuse the unrestored buildings of the Ellis Island Hospital and to provide education and public programs.
Twelve million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island. Som...e were identified as ill or infirm by medical inspectors, these immigrants were admitted for treatment at the Ellis Island Hospital. Ultimately over 1.2 million people would be treated there before being allowed to enter the United States.
These are the stories Save Ellis Island is mandated to preserve. In 2014 Save Ellis Island opened select buildings of the hospital to the public for the first time in sixty years.
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