Manager, Donor Engagement

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The Black Economic Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that drives economic mobility and wealth building for Black Americans through programs, policy analysis and development, and research. The Foundation is an affiliate of the Black Economic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of business leaders and allies committed to driving economic progress for the Black community through public policy, advocacy, and engagement with government and business leaders. Led by a board that includes executives from a range of industries including media, finance, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, and tech, BEA uses its collective power and business acumen to advance public policies and private sector practices that will improve work, wages, and wealth for Black Americans.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Manager, Donor Engagement will be instrumental to the success of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation (“BEA Foundation”), providing invaluable support to raise and steward the financial support that fuels the Foundation’s work. Reporting in the short-term to the BEA Foundation President, and at a later date to the director of development, the Manager, Donor Engagement will be responsible for executing a prospecting, engagement, and donor stewardship strategy for the BEA Foundation. Working closely with the BEA Foundation President and BEA Director, Member & Donor Engagement, the Manager, Donor Engagement will significantly grow the BEA Foundation’s base of support to secure the multi-year financing that will enable the organization’s success and growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW

  • Directly support the Foundation President’s frontline fundraising efforts
  • Establish and execute prospecting and outreach strategy
  • Build and execute stewardship strategy for corporate, foundation, and individual donors
  • Lead creation of fundraising collateral, including one-pagers, pitch decks, and other materials, with support of external design and communications consultants
  • Lead grant-writing and application process to seek funding from institutions and individuals
  • Lead reporting process for grants

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation
  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 5-7 years of prior development experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills, including ability to multi-task, continually re-prioritize, and self-manage deadlines
  • Intellectual flexibility to work with wide range of internal and external colleagues across a wide range of subject matter areas
  • Team player with a collaborative attitude, always willing to “roll up your sleeves”
  • Great discretion and integrity handling confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter
  • Ability to move projects to timely completion working with multiple stakeholders who have competing priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail with proven ability to work
  • Content knowledge of the challenges and solutions relevant to building generational wealth for Black Americans
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite and CRM systems

SALARY/BENEFITS

Competitive/commensurate with experience and qualifications.

OTHER

This is a full-time position, located in New York City.

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