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We have several open opportunities at this time: 


Chief Operating Officer

This position will be part of the executive team responsible for the leadership, strategic decision making, execution of the mission and overall operation of this $125 million institution for Brooklyn. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will manage our growth and future expansion plans while overseeing, creating, and revising our organization’s ongoing procedures and operations to ensure we are moving towards the mission. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to racial equity, especially as it applies to Brooklyn communities. They will be a key spokesperson for the Foundation. The COO will optimize operating capabilities, assist fundraising initiatives, and manage employees and resources. They will be responsible for organizing, planning, developing and implement strategy as well as overseeing all day-to-day operations. From information technology to human resources, they’re expected to understand the major challenges of each department with an eye for establishing policies and procedures that actively support the entire staff and promote overall organizational success. The COO will need to understand the real-world struggles that stand in the way of productivity before determining the best approach to each challenge. The COO with the CEO will help to create a climate and culture centered in equity that demands excellence, accountability, and agency. They will have strong finance and business acumen, to assist in bringing structure and professionalism to all the important work of the Foundation. They will need to have strong problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities
To this end, we will count on the COO to:

  • Directly oversee finance, Information technology, operations, physical plant, human resources and all internal operations
  • Deeply understand and commit to the mission and vision of the organization to be a trusted steward and spokesperson of the foundation
  • Work with Foundation's President and CEO and organizational PEO to create a sound human resources program/strategy that ensures employee’s voices are heard while guaranteeing that the work of the Foundation is achieved
  • Advise, develop, guide and implement strategies, procedures and business plans needed to organize and enhance the Foundation’s internal structure and future growth
  • Spearhead strategies to steer the company’s future in a positive direction
  • Work with the finance and operations team to ensure there are appropriate financial controls and policies that include sound procurement policies and procedures
  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Develop and implements growth strategies
  • Measure effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes both internally and externally and find ways to improve processes
  • Promote communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that arise
  • Provide assistance in controlling organizational costs and introduce initiatives to improve total cost productivity
  • With entire team provide suggestions on activities, outings, books etc. designed to assist in employee skill sharpening and team building skills
  • Motivate staff to meet or surpass organizational goals
  • Coordinate with human resources department to recruit skilled talent and keep the best employees
  • Oversee the creation of and monitor employee performance reviews, salaries and benefits
  • Oversee the development, execution and communication of strategic planning processes with clarity, transparency and enthusiasm
  • Collaborate with President and CEO to prioritize the organization's operational goals
  • Prepare and present special reports to President and CEO
  • Oversee and supervise daily operations of all departments
  • Directly manage Finance, Operations, Facilities, and Human Resources
  • Build and direct teams you oversee
  • Assist President and CEO in fundraising ventures
  • Work with the Senior Team to set company-wide performance goals and metrics for staff
  • Regularly analyze and interpret data to reveal and devise strategies that will improve the efficiency of operations
  • With senior team establish and formally document company policies and procedures
  • Oversee the management of third-party vendor relationships
  • Perform employee reviews and develop corrective action plans if needed
  • Cultivate and provide opportunities for rising talent within the organization


Required Skills, Qualifications and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or another relevant field required
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Nonprofit/philanthropy experience
  • Data driven leader
  • Proven track record of managing complex budgets successfully
  • Proven employee relations skills
  • Ability to make business projections three years into the future
  • Experience drafting policies and designing high-level solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of information technology, networks, and business intelligence
  • Strong public speaking and leadership skills
  • Solid understanding of staff management, industry specifics and business strategies
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking-skills
  • Superior management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Strong emotional intelligence
  • Passionate about racial, social, and economic justice
  • Desire to serve Brooklyn Communities

Salary
$165,000-$175,000 in addition to a robust benefits package that includes employer paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, 403b plan, and matching contributions.

Additional Information
This is a full-time, senior position located in Brooklyn, NY that occasionally requires early morning, evening, and weekend work. The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes generous paid time off, and a friendly work environment.

Brooklyn Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Foundation is committed to maintaining a staff that diversifies philanthropy, including lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in the field and those directly affected by structural racism, centering them in decision-making. Additionally, the Foundation does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Email cover letter and résumé to search@brooklyncommunityfoundation.org (no phone calls please!). Please list "Chief Operating Officer" in the Subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

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Donor Engagement Assistant

The Donor Engagement Assistant reports directly to the Foundation’s Vice President of Donor Engagement. They support the functioning of the Development team and partners closely with the Donor Engagement Associate and the Vice President of Donor Engagement. This position plays an integral role in the growth, maintenance, stewardship, and cultivation of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s donor base through prospect research, database management, mailings, events, and relationship building and management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Data Management (40%)

  • Primary administrator of Salesforce database for donor information- includes updating donor data, tracking and logging account notes and emails, etc.
  • Process and track incoming gifts through Foundation mail, stock transfer requests, EFT, and Classy 
  • Process and track incoming gifts from external platforms (Benevity, FB, YourCause, GiveGab, etc.)
  • Assist with fundraising revenue reporting and reconciliation with Finance Team
  • Build Salesforce reports as needed
  • Assign and track engagement tasks in Salesforce for Donor Engagement Associate and the Vice President of Donor Engagement
  • Manage board and Development solicitation lists in Salesforce
  • Compile donor outreach lists for Donor Engagement Associate and the Vice President of Donor Engagement

Donor Relations and Admin Support (40%)

  • Generate and distribute acknowledgement letters (and/or handwritten notes, as necessary) for donations received
  • Provide administrative support for liaising with donors (recommendations, answering questions, etc.)
  • Follow-up on outstanding payments and pledges
  • Assist with Foundation mailings (annual appeal, impact report, etc.)
  • Assist with Spark Prize Committee management
  • Conduct prospect research on new/existing donors and sponsors, and maintain list of prospects

Donor Education and Events (20%)

  • Assist with the planning and execution of special events, in-home donor/board events, site visits, and webinars
  • Manage invite lists and track attendance and engagement in Salesforce
  • Field event related inquiries  

Racial Justice Work

  • Actively participate in the Foundation’s cross-departmental racial equity working groups

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least 2 years work experience (Development experience a plus).
  • Excellent project management and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a high-performance environment, with tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Experience with CRM database management; familiarity with Salesforce strongly preferred
  • Keen sense of discretion especially when handling confidential donor and other sensitive information
  • Ability to work independently and also be a team player
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values, specifically racial equity and social justice.

Salary

The salary for this position ranges from $55K-$65K, commensurate with experience.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position located in Brooklyn, NY that occasionally requires early morning, evening, and weekend work. The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes generous paid time off, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment.

Brooklyn Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Foundation is committed to maintaining a staff that diversifies philanthropy, including lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in the field and those directly affected by structural racism, centering them in decision-making. Additionally, the Foundation does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Email cover letter and résumé to search@brooklyncommunityfoundation.org (no reference letters or phone calls please!) and please list Donor Engagement Assistant in the Subject line.

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Operations and Data Manager

The Operations and Data Manager (ODM) reports directly to the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). The ODM partners closely with the COO to support the functioning, implementation and management of the Foundation’s internal operations.

Responsibilities:

Operations & Systems Management

  • Assist COO with general operations, including IT.
  • Work with COO to procure new vendors to support operational functions and maintain vendor relationships.

Data Management

  • Orient and train new users
  • Work with COO, staff and consultants to identify data needs
  • As directed by COO, manage and document changes and customizations in Salesforce, including liaising with consultants to communicate Foundation data needs and all third-party plug-ins and integrations
  • Handle all basic administrative functions, including user maintenance, modification of page layouts, dashboards, creation of new fields and other routine tasks as needed
  • Liaise with other department super-users to collect and process feedback from staff for improvement and share with the COO & consultants
  • Work with COO and consultants to plan for upgrades, seasonal releases, and long-term projects.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Solid knowledge of Salesforce or comparable grants management software
  • Excellent project management and communication skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Strong information technology skills and ability to quickly gain command of new systems
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills for effective engagement and communication with public audiences, in individual, small and large group formats.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4-7 years work experience
  • Ability to work in a high-performance environment, with tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Familiarity with designing, implementing, and monitoring effective workflow processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values, specifically racial equity and social justice.

Salary

Starting at $75,000

Additional Information

This is a full-time position located in Brooklyn, NY that occasionally requires early morning, evening, and weekend work. The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes generous paid time off, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment. Brooklyn Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Foundation is committed to maintaining a staff that diversifies philanthropy, including lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in the field and those directly affected by structural racism, centering them in decision-making. Additionally, the Foundation does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Email cover letter and résumé to search@brooklyncommunityfoundation.org (no reference letters or phone calls please!) and please list Operations & Data Manager in the Subject line.


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