ABOUT NEW SECTOR ALLIANCE: Founded in 2001, New Sector Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consulting and leadership development firm. We create sustainable solutions to pressing community challenges through cross-sector partnerships. Our mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow. To fulfill this mission, New Sector: -Delivers high impact professional services to strengthen the capacity and direct impact of organizations working to address society’s most pressing challenges and opportunities; -Cultivates a new generation of socially engaged civic leaders who bridge academia, business, government, and the nonprofit sector; and -Unlocks the potential of people and institutions across sectors to share resources, learn from each other, and work collaboratively to create sustainable social change. New Sector works towards these three goals simultaneously in partnership with leading academic institutions, corporations, nonprofits, and the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS/AmeriCorps). Specifically, New Sector operates two programs that place talented young professionals into social change organizations to serve full-time for a summer or a year on mission-critical projects. New Sector currently runs programs in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.newsector.org. ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE ROLE: The Development Associate will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing New Sector's fundraising activities at a key time as a key strategic focus turns to diversification of revenue sources. This staff member will work closely with staff at all levels, as well as outside consultants, to inform, refine and implement our fundraising strategy. This role will be filled by a member of the New Sector Impact Residency; to apply, please visit www.newsector.org. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Key duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: Fundraising infrastructure and processes Develop an annual fundraising calendar, in line with fundraising targets and program and other activity cycles Ensure our database is organized and optimized for effective record keeping, access, analysis and use; this will likely include some database design and "scrubbing" of data to ensure high quality inputs Refine and document acknowledgment and other internal processes supporting effective cultivation and solicitation Identify donor and funder targets, conducting research and cross-stakeholder communication to maximize viability of targets Develop materials including: Presentations Grant application materials Acknowledgement letters Solicitation letters Train staff on building our philanthropic profile through all our interactions on behalf of NSA Serve as ambassador to build New Sector's philanthropic profile, culture of philanthropy and program profile Support CEO and other staff in leveraging the Board for fundraising success, through developing materials, conducting and presenting research, liaising with Board member soliciting support on our behalf, and more Lead fundraising activities for the year, including An annual campaign (materials development, data readying, materials development/production/release) Alumni, Board and community-wide cultivation events In partnership with staff and consultants, develop a strategic development plan that guides the next 1-2 years KEY QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities -Bachelor’s degree required. -Impeccable attention to detail and strong organizational skills. -Exceptional communication and writing proficiency, including the ability to express complex information in a clear, concise manner that makes the material accessible to multiple audiences. -Outstanding verbal communication, interpersonal, influencing, and negotiation skills. -High level of maturity and ability to be discreet with confidential and sensitive information. -Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Exceptional judgment and decision-making ability. -Ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, entrepreneurial environment, responding appropriately to changing priorities - flexible, efficient, proactive and resourceful. -Ability to establish priorities, take initiative, maintain a variety of projects and activities simultaneously, and complete work in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner. -Experience with funders and fundraising. -Experience with relationship management, demonstrating a high level of maturity and professionalism in all interactions. Ability to effectively interface with senior level professionals, including funders, clients, Board members, and other key constituents. -Skill and comfort with technology and analytics, e.g., Google Apps, Google Analytics, PowerPoint, Excel, Salesforce, Vertical Response, etc. -Demonstrated commitment to and passion for New Sector’s mission, vision, and goals. Keywords: Fundraising
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