BACKGROUND Founded in 1986 by investment banker Peter Flanigan, Student Sponsor Partners has financed and supported thousands of students through high school by pairing them with sponsors who fund their private high school education, mentors who provide guidance, and dedicated staff at partner schools across the city. What sets Student Sponsor Partners apart is that we work with the most vulnerable kids in New York City. Many have been homeless, countless live in NYCHA, some come from highly unstable backgrounds, and all are in need. We believe in what we call the ?holy trinity? of support ? it includes a financial sponsor, access to a quality parochial school, and a dedicated mentor.
IMPACT SSP has made a positive impact in the New York community and uses metrics to show case their results.
Serves more than 1,100 students who all live below the poverty More than 76 percent live in one- or no-parent The high school graduation and college enrollment rates of our students surpass the results of New York City's public-school system. In fact, 85 percent of our students graduate high school via Student Sponsor Partners and 92 percent are accepted into college. Of our 2018 graduates, 99 percent were accepted into college and 86 percent enrolled immediately. Annually, mentors collectively spend over 7,200 hours volunteering their time to mentor SSP
SSP has a full-time staff of 18 and an operating budget of approximately $8.5 million. For more information about Student Sponsor Partners, please visit their website at
POSITION SUMMARY Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) is seeking a Vice-President of Development to oversee the Development Department. The Vice-President of Development is responsible for the preparation and management of an overall comprehensive fundraising plan, short- and long-term strategy, and action plans in order to meet the financial goals determined by the Executive Director and Board. This will be accomplished through an array of strategies including, but not limited to, soliciting and stewardship of major donors, foundations, corporate support, annual campaigns, events, and other fundraising.
COMPETENCIES The position calls for a person who is highly organized and capable of handling a variety of tasks simultaneously. It is important to be self-directed, confident, personable and able to effectively manage a high degree of exposure to the public and to high net worth individuals. She/he should be a polished and highly effective communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage the ebb and flow of projects as priorities change, always with an exceptional eye for detail and accuracy and high proficiency in meeting deadlines. This position requires a team-oriented person who understands the dynamic of working with a management team and board members to achieve organizational goals. Tenacity, ethics, creativity, and a strong sense of curiosity are helpful characteristics. A heart and passion for improving the lives of children are essential.
Work with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop a fundraising plan which includes strategies and Recruit, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate the performance of development staff in accordance with SSP's vision and fundraising Develop an annual operating plan and budget to support the comprehensive fundraising plan and submit for appropriate review and Determine and develop appropriate and diverse approaches to fundraising campaigns with financial sponsors/donors to fund 300+ incoming students per Run annual appeals and other grassroots outreach, and manage annual fund dinner and other special Solicit major gifts from corporations, foundations and Research and identify individuals, foundations, and corporations that have potential to support SSP's programming (restricted funds) and operations (unrestricted funds). Prepare letters of inquiry, grant proposals, funding requests and other materials to solicit funds, and schedule presentations and follow-up as Work with the Board of Directors and Sponsors Recruitment Committee to expand potential donor list and renew existing donors in order to support/sponsor 300+ students'
Identify, Cultivate and Solicit New Donors
Understand the current philanthropic landscape and develop a strategy to acquire major donors/sponsors and increase their level of engagement and giving with the organization. Create opportunities for the Executive Director and Board members to meet new, qualified potential Develop and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the fundraising department including, but not limited to, direct mail, email marketing, tailored/personal communications, social media, and personalized donor Work with the Development Team to cultivate and maintain relationships with key partnering corporations and Schedule speaking engagements and special events such as the ?Day of Giving?. Work with key corporate partners to increase engagement and identify potential sponsorship Manage cause-marketing and, when appropriate, crowd-funding projects or other social media initiatives that support individual
Retain Existing Donors & Re-Engage Lapsed Donors
Manage correspondence for the annual fund and work closely with staff of the Development department to ensure efficient, accurate and consistent donor Develop talking points and scripts for communication to Collaborate with Executive Director to create and update timeline and work plans for effective donor relations, including donor recognition, donor appeals, and donor interactions with the Maintain accurate records and keep the Executive Director apprised of all related interactions with major donors, partners and/or board Ensure that donor records are properly maintained and updated in Raiser's Assure the accuracy and transparency of all development records and adherence to all accounting and legal requirements for such
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) Certification Superior presentation and interpersonal skills and the capacity to inspire and motivate prospective individual donors and 8 to 10 years of not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within private schools or higher education Experience in working with Board Members in setting fundraising strategy and accomplishing annual fundraising Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes major gift programs, grant writing, annual appeals, donor stewardship and database management, special events, corporate/foundation giving, management of restricted & unrestricted grants, and donor cultivation and Strong familiarity with the network of philanthropy and employee volunteerism in New York Experience supervising staff; capability of working with a wide range of people in a team- oriented Ability to strategically develop and drive ideas from conception to completion, extremely goal Some evening and weekend work required as Skills in Microsoft Office Suite, inclusive of Excel and Power Point, Knowledge and experience in Raiser's Edge and other fundraising software packages preferred. Experience with online giving and social media outlets
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to ...@sspnyc.org Student Sponsor Partners is an equal opportunity employer.
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