Title: Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Director
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP works to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling, advocacy and legal representation.
AVP is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and since its beginning has been at the forefront of defining and shaping a movement to address and prevent violence.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND BACKGROUND
AVP seeks a Director of Development who has overall responsibility for the conceptualization, management and implementation of AVP’s fundraising programs. AVP is looking for a seasoned leader to help the organization strengthen its existing relationships with funders and build a larger, more engaged and diverse funding base. Over the past five years, AVP has experienced steady growth with our budget increasing from $3.6 M to the current $6 M budget.
AVP’s work is more relevant and critical than ever. The communities AVP serves are simultaneously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, increase in violence, and the uprisings and activism demanding an end to state violence and anti-Black racism. AVP’s work is directly connected to the urgency of this moment. During this time, when police and hate violence are at tragic levels, AVP’s core work addresses and aims to prevent violence and prioritizes those in our community most marginalized and impacted including Black trans women, other people of color, transgender, gender nonconforming and non-binary people, immigrants and low-income people.
Despite cancelling fundraising events and temporarily pausing anniversary activities during the pandemic, AVP has just secured the largest single gift in its history. We seek an innovative and inspiring leader who can help AVP develop fundraising strategies that speak to the challenges and opportunities in this particular moment. Our next Director of Development will have a vision for how AVP can continue to achieve ambitious fundraising goals during the reset of our anniversary campaign and beyond.
The Director of Development leads a three person department that includes a Development Coordinator and an Individual Giving Manager. The team also periodically utilizes consultant support.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and Implement Fundraising Strategy
Manage Development Team
Provide Visionary Leadership
Oversee Administrative Systems
This is a director-level, exempt position with a salary range of $95,000 – $110,000, depending on experience. Good benefits and working environment. This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan, but currently remote due to COVID-19.
Upload cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a single PDF to https://bit.ly/avpishiring by January 15, 2021.
No phone calls, please. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not possible to respond to all inquiries.
AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses. This is no minimum education requirement for this position.
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