Bard Prison InitiativeAssociate Director of Development, Bard Prison Initiative (BPI)Employer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/90369
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) is nationally recognized for its innovative model of academic inclusion, offering access to top higher education and professional development through its renowned college-in-prison and reentry programs. This is an opportunity to join the development team as BPI enters a new phase of expansion, implementing a five-year strategic plan, growing new programs, and building key organizational infrastructure. The development office has grown to a staff of five, and is responsible for development/fundraising, stewardship and donor relations, advancement communications, special events, gift processing, research, prospect management, and corporate and foundation relations.
Working closely with program staff, the development team supports BPI’s mission and ensures the financial resources necessary for BPI to support its core programs and expansion. Integrity, collegiality, diversity, accountability, mutual trust and respect for the individual as well as the intentions of our donors are the values that guide the work of BPI development. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position reporting to the Director of Development.
The Associate Director of Development has three key responsibilities:
- Oversee the BPI annual fund
- Cultivate and steward a portfolio of “pipeline” and major donors
- Manage the Assistant Director of Donor Relations and the Development Associate.
The Associate Director of Development will also work alongside and in collaboration with the Director of Development and Executive Director to ensure BPI has the resources required to strategically advance the goals and objectives of the organization. More specifically, this position will play a key role in managing three distinct portfolios:Annual Fund
- Oversee BPI’s annual fund, working closely with Director of Development, Assistant Director of Donor Relations to meet key benchmarks, goals and objectives in support of BPI’s annual development plan
- Manage individual portfolios of annual fund donors with capacity to make major gifts to BPI
- Work closely with the Assistant Director of Donor Relations on identifying and cultivating major donor prospects through the annual fund, including planning of special events
- Oversee and conduct ongoing financial reporting and reconciliation between BPI and Bard College
Cultivating and Stewarding of Major Gifts
- Develop strategies for development communications with the Director of Development and manage execution of plans with the Assistant Director of Donor Relations (i.e. EOCY/EOFY fundraising campaigns, website and social media, mini-campaigns, donor conversion+retention campaigns)
- Cultivate and steward major donors at the $25,000+ level, together with the Executive Director and Director of Development
In addition, the Associate Director of Development will support Directors of College Operations, Reentry, Policy and Academics, and other special projects when appropriate.Qualifications
- At least five years of development experience
- Extensive depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in philanthropy and strategies, including campaign experience
- Advanced interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
- Grant writing experience preferred
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and the contact information for three references to Interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/90369Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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