United South End Settlements- Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement will build on our success of more than doubling our annual fundraising program and lead USES’s fundraising and donor relations, marketing & communications, and community relations efforts through an ambitious growth phase.
USES is implementing a strategic plan and multi-million-dollar comprehensive capital campaign that will grow philanthropic support to at least $3M annually by FY23. As a member of the Executive Team, the Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement will report to and partner closely with the President & CEO to set our direction for fundraising, communications and community relations, as well as actively contribute to the development and implementation of USES’s strategic goals and objectives, annual budget process, talent-related decisions, and overall organizational direction.
The VP will manage a team of five development and communications staff including a Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, Individual Giving Manager, Development Operations Associate, and Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate. The VP will foster a culture of philanthropy among staff, participants, volunteers and the Board of Directors.
WHAT YOU WILL LOVE
Being a part of a committed, dedicated and fun senior management team that drives organizational strategy and impact
Leading a department and team that builds impactful relationships to support our mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families
Partnering with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to create a culture of philanthropy that allows USES to achieve ambitious annual and campaign fundraising targets
Serving as an external face of the organization and raising USES’s visibility to external stakeholders and partners, including funders, community partners, and media
Cultivating and managing a portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors and ensuring USES’s relationships, both new and existing, are leveraged to optimize fundraising opportunities
Working with the President & CEO in the management of her relationships and identifying opportunities to promote her as a thought leader in media (publications/interviews), events, conference presentations, and similar settings
Building strong relationships with Program Directors, positioning Directors as partners in their program’s fundraising success and collaborating on the development of innovative programs
Serving as fundraising liaison to the Board of Directors and volunteer committees, managing and coaching these individuals to ensure their success in development
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
A commitment to USES’s mission, vision and values
A minimum of 7 years of experience that demonstrates success cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting donors and direct experience managing a development department
An ability to lead in an organization that is fast paced, growing and changing
Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and setting and achieving ambitious goals
An ability to coach, lead, and inspire a team to achieve goals
Experience working collaboratively with a Board of Directors and volunteer committees
Superb written and communication skills, public speaking skills; highly interpersonal
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times
A working knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM
CORE COMPETENCIES: We look forward to getting to know each candidate and their unique talents. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the competencies listed below:
Strategic Thinking – Analyzes and synthesizes data and information. Listens, observes and questions. Defines and monitors strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others. Articulates expectations of self and others. Supports, inspires and motivates others to perform well. Effectively influences actions and opinions of others. Is thoughtful and decisive. Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Managing People/Coaching – Develops relationships. Listens, understands and is available to staff. Demonstrates emotional intelligence. Holds self and others accountable to defined expectations. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops and supports direct reports’ skills and encourages growth.
Oral/Written Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and with excellence. Listens and provides clarification as needed. Responds well to questions. Varies communication style to meet recipient needs. Presents data clearly and effectively.
Business Acumen – Understands the fundamentals of their functional area of development including development operations and reporting, corporate and foundation relationships, individual and major gift fundraising, moves management and capital campaigns
Project Management – Develops short and long-term plans, tools, processes, and procedures, which enable the organization to meet objectives/goals and timelines, all while monitoring and managing resources.
COMPENSATION + BENEFITS:
USES offers its staff a robust compensation and benefits package including access to high-quality health, dental and vision benefits, 12 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays and your birthday off, 4 professional development days, a 403B retirement plan, and an opportunity for an end of year merit increase based on individual performance and the success of the organization in meeting its goals for the fiscal year.
The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building a community of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at www.uses.org.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.
Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.
Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.
OUR ORGANIZATIONAL NORMS
Collaboration: Finding ways to work together with each other and across our departments and positions
Positivity: Having a “can do” attitude even when things are tough or stressful
Transparency: Having open communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other
Excellence: Doing the best we can all the time with everything we do
USES is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We believe that tolerance of diversity and inclusion is not sufficient but that we are most effective when we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services, and our community. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
Location: Boston, MA