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Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Brooklyn Org seeks an entrepreneurial and results-oriented Vice President of Strategic Partnerships to lead fundraising strategies to develop and grow new individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, including building a broad base of emerging donors through the Brooklyn Org membership program.

Important and Reporting Relationships

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships will report to the President and CEO and work closely with the Chief Operating and Financial Officer. They will serve on the senior management group, which is comprised of the President and CEO, Chief of Staff, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives, Vice President of Programs, and Vice President of Donor Engagement.

Challenges and Opportunities

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships will be expected to contribute broadly to all aspects of the fulfillment of Brooklyn Org’s mission and growth. The organization seeks a seasoned fundraising professional with both the capacity and the demonstrated track record to respond effectively to the following key challenges and opportunities:

  • Rapidly gain a thorough understanding of the scope and diversity of Brooklyn Org’s history, programs, constituents, donors, and special events;
  • Establish credibility with the President and CEO, development leadership, program officers, and staff to gain an understanding of the substantive priorities of the current strategic plan and translate those priorities into successful fundraising initiatives;
  • Set and achieve ambitious but attainable fundraising goals for new individual donors and corporate prospects with the President & Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, and the senior management group;
  • Lead the research, identification, engagement, and cultivation of new individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, completing research profiles and tailored cultivation strategies for each prospect;
  • Strategically engage the President and CEO, Vice President of Donor Engagement, and Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives in public outreach and fundraising activities, providing meaningful engagement opportunities and effective support;
  • Manage and implement Brooklyn Org’s institutional giving strategy, including research, grant writing, reporting, underwriting, and management of corporate partnerships;
  • Collaborate with marketing to establish the membership program and develop strategy and implementation goals;
  • Represent Brooklyn Org at donor meetings and events, articulating the organization’s unique value to the borough, community engagement practices, strategies, and successes;
  • Ensure the growth of Brooklyn Org’s donor base through list acquisition, direct marketing strategies, and broad-based fundraising campaigns;
  • Manage fundraising revenue reporting and reconciliation with Finance team;
  • Develop budget projections based on historical and market assessments;
  • Ensure documentation of all development activity related to donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship in Salesforce/CRM platform;
  • Direct and coordinate the work of relevant consultants and vendors; and
  • Oversee growth, maintenance, and enhancement of the organization’s development database in collaboration with the Vice President of Donor Engagement and Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives.

Ideal Qualities

The successful candidate will be an effective and entrepreneurial leader with the ability to actualize the relationship between the development program and the organization’s mission and goals. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Passion, commitment, and understanding of Brooklyn Org’s mission and values, with a deep commitment to racial equity, justice, and Brooklyn communities;
  • Proven track record of providing strategic direction, leadership, and operational management of fundraising initiatives, resulting in marked improvement and growth;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supportive leadership and effective management;
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to enhance the infrastructure of Brooklyn Org’s prospect and grant writing programs, with knowledge of prospect research methods and tools;
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic leader with the ability to adapt to changing priorities, refine strategies after feedback, and multi-task to meet deadlines;
  • Genuine team player with the ability to build long-term, collaborative relationships based on good judgment, collaboration, mutual trust and confidence, integrity, and discretion;
  • Excellent communication (writing, speaking, presentation and listening) skills and keen attention to detail, with the ability to effectively communicate with key internal and external constituencies.
  • Affirmative, positive, and motivational style, combined with a strong, results-oriented work ethic;
  • Grace, poise, confidence, and history of meticulous follow-through in staffing top leadership;
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree, CFRE, or CAP certification highly desired.

Diversity

Brooklyn Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Organization 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 Organization does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation and benefits package will be competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience. The compensation range for this position is $120,000 to $130,000. For extraordinary candidates, Brooklyn Org may consider higher compensation.

Confidential Inquiries and How to Apply

Brooklyn Org has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC (FPS) to assist in this executive recruitment. FPS is a national leader in recruitment for the nonprofit sector and related concerns and brings a proven track record of recruiting top talent to diverse institutions.

Please send all confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations directly to FPS via email at BrooklynOrg@glfreeman.com.

All applications must include (1) an up-to-date resume (2) a letter of intent (addressed to FPS) that specifically cites the experiences that best prepare the applicant for this role and why this particular opportunity is the logical and desired next step in their career, and (3) a list of references. Additional materials and information will be requested during the search and interview process.

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager will help develop and execute strategic campaigns, partnerships, events, and content to achieve the following goals: increase awareness of Brooklyn Org across target audiences in New York City, grow our base of partners and supporters among target audiences, and drive more traffic and engagement at brooklyn.org and our social channels.

In this newly created full-time exempt role in Brooklyn, the Marketing Manager will report to the Chief of Staff and collaborate closely with the Communications, Donor Engagement, and Donor Services teams to achieve Brooklyn Org’s strategic growth objectives.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following as needed to meet the goals and objectives:

  • Develop and executive creative marketing strategies to grow Brooklyn Org’s base of partners and supporters, including brand partnerships, outreach events, merchandise, paid media, and digital channels.
  • Research target audience insights, consumer trends, market analysis, and marketing best practices to build successful strategies. Gather customer and market insights to inform outreach strategies and meet growth targets.
  • Present ideas and final deliverables to the senior leadership team regarding marketing programs, strategies, and budgets.
  • Track and evaluate results of marketing strategies against growth goals, providing suggested pivots and revisions based on results.
  • Generate awareness for Brooklyn Org’s membership program as an entry point for a new, broad base of individual donors, families, and small businesses for long-term engagement.
  • Identify, secure, and cultivate partnerships for promotional opportunities in support of Brooklyn Org’s growth goals; negotiate and execute agreements; and manage partner relationships.
  • Plan and execute promotional outreach events to reach target audiences. Manage seasonal “street team” to raise awareness for Brooklyn Org at community events. Represent Brooklyn Org at external events and programs. Support the planning of public programs and member events with the Communications and Donor Engagement teams.
  • Develop and manage Brooklyn Org brand partnerships with retailers, artists, and designers.
  • Conceive, execute, and track digital marketing campaigns, email campaigns, and paid online promotions. Create visual and written content for social media campaigns, email campaigns, and other outreach strategies.
  • Build relationships and oversee content partnerships with digital influencers to promote Brooklyn Org among their audiences.
  • Manage the execution of print advertising campaigns and serve as a liaison with vendors, agencies, and consultants. Manage production schedules, budgets, and invoices.
  • Develop and oversee the design, creation, and distribution of Brooklyn Org merchandise.
  • Lead and manage design and production of marketing materials for outreach events, partnerships, and campaigns.
  • Ensure consistency of brand messaging, providing recommendations for updating and/or modifying based on results of marketing efforts.

Abilities and Competencies

  • Design: Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a collaborative team; to take both initiative and direction.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 5-8 years’ experience planning and executing marketing campaigns, promotional events, and strategic partnerships
  • Experienced nonprofit fundraiser, public relations strategist, or cause-marketer
  • Command of email marketing applications and analytics (Mailchimp), as well as social media platforms (Instagram, Tiktok, LinkedIn)
  • Enterprising self-starter and deft relationship builder
  • Excellent communication and editorial skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to evolving priorities
  • Facility with data and campaign performance analysis
  • Excellent Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) skills
  • Experience with graphic design applications (Canva, Adobe Express)
  • Commitment to Brooklyn Org’s racial equity focus and core values.

Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000 annually

How to Apply

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

Additional Information

Brooklyn Org offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 30 days paid time off, 11 holidays, birthday PTO, summer Friday half days, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment.

Currently, full-time employees are required to come into the office at least 3 days a week, subject to workload and in person collaboration needs.

Brooklyn Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Organization 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 Organization does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager supports the functioning, implementation, and management of the internal office operations to always ensure an inclusive and responsive office culture and climate. The Operations Manager is accountable for all Board activities.

This is a full-time position based in Brooklyn and reports directly to the Chief Operating & Financial Officer (COFO).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following as needed to meet the goals and objectives:

Board Operations Management

  • Acts as the primary Board liaison for all communications
  • Assists the COFO on preparation for and execution of timely and efficient Board meetings
  • Manages revisions and updates to Board Reference Guide
  • Manages revisions and updates to Board Member Contact List and Committee Assignment List
  • Ensures Board Drive is always updated and without errors
  • Records quarterly Board Meeting Attendance and Annual Attendance
  • Oversees Board Meeting calendar and invitations/RSVPs for Board and Staff
  • Manages Board Meeting space rental, room setup, technology, and food/beverage ordering and delivery
  • Records and prepares minutes for Board Meetings and specified Board committee meetings
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues

Operations Management

  • Develops strategies and processes to support accountabilities, internal collaboration, error free, and high-quality deliverables
  • Develops and executes strategies for office environment (physical and employee engagement)
  • Supervises direct report, Office Assistant
  • Ensure all office equipment is working properly at all times
  • Identifies, documents, and implements opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Manges CEO’s internal calendar
  • Special projects as directed by President & CEO and COFO
  • Liaison between landlord and Brooklyn Org
  • All other responsibilities as directed

Abilities and Competencies

  • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Excellent project management and communication skills, and ability to multitask
  • Strong management and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial approach to work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and other virtual platforms
  • Passion for creating opportunities for Brooklyn’s residents
  • Commitment to Brooklyn Org’s racial equity focus and core values

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-8 years’ work experience preferred
  • Ability to multitask, work in a high-performance environment, with tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Strong project management skills preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Experience with office relocation, configuration, and set up a plus
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and other virtual platforms
  • Experience supervising a team
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to Brooklyn Org’s vision and values, specifically racial equity, and social justice

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000 annually

How to Apply

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

Additional Information

Brooklyn Org offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 30 days paid time off, 11 holidays, birthday PTO, summer Friday half days, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment.

Currently, full-time employees are required to come into the office at least 3 days a week, subject to workload and in person collaboration needs.

Brooklyn Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Organization 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 Organization does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Communications Associate

The Communications Associate is a key member of Brooklyn Org’s Communications team. Duties and responsibilities support marketing and public relations efforts to increase awareness of BKO’s mission, grantmaking impact, donor services, and to advance our commitment to racial justice and overall vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.

This is a full-time position based in Brooklyn and reports to the Communications Manager.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following as needed to meet the goals and objectives:

Assists with the development and implementation of Brooklyn Org’s overall communications strategy and strategic plan with the internal team, partner agencies, and/or external consultants across the department.

Graphic Design: Coordinates and contributes to BKO’s design work, as it relates to creating social media graphics, videos, promotional material for departmental events and projects, reports, websites, etc.

Copywriting: Write copy for a variety of channels including but not limited to: blog articles, social media, donor and nonprofit profiles, fundraising appeals, talking points,  presentations, reports, etc.

Website: Responsible for keeping content updated for Brooklyn Org’s main website and Nonprofit Directory website (including text, graphics, and event calendars) and supports the Communications Manager on quarterly analytics reporting.

Email Marketing: Helps manage monthly content calendar and drafting and sending newsletters. Works with the team to develop and execute list-building strategies.

Social Media: Helps execute our social media strategy, social posts and templates, social media for live events, fundraising, and community engagement campaigns.

Analytics: Maintains communications dashboard, including quarterly analytics and metrics on email, website, and social media audience engagement.

Video & Photo: Manages photo library and video archive, coordinates with external photographers, and keeps track of photographer crediting, photo/video usage rights, and subject photo releases. Captures and edits video and photo content.

Events: Assists with planning and coordination of community engagement and promotional events, PR activities, fundraisers, donor briefings, and public programming (both in person and virtual/webinars).

Publications: Assists with the design, writing, and editing of reports and marketing materials, including the coordination of printing projects.

Administration: Handles meeting notes, responds to requests for information, provides Zoom webinar support, manages email audiences, updates Salesforce contact information, and provides internal communications support across departments.

Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years related work experience preferred;
  • Organized and detail-oriented;
  • Strong, clear writing required, including the ability to adapt messaging to different audiences, develop storytelling, receive and integrate feedback and copyedits, and maintain a consistent organizational voice;
  • Strong graphic design aptitude required, including an understanding of baseline graphic design principles and experience creating content that aligns to brand guidelines;
  • Great familiarity and ease with social media (particularly Instagram and LinkedIn – TikTok a plus) and content scheduling platforms such as Hootsuite
  • Experience with Mailchimp or similar email marketing software
  • Proficiency with Canva and Adobe Photoshop;
  • Experience maintaining a content library, familiarity with photo licensing/attribution
  • Proficiency with WordPress and basic HTML
  • Experience with Google Analytics and tracking metrics
  • Basic video editing skills (Adobe Premiere, iMovie, or similar software)
  • Familiarity with event planning, including virtual events (Zoom webinars or similar)
  • Basic experience with Salesforce, Classy, GiveGab or other CRM
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including PowerPoint design)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong racial justice competency;
  • Collaborative team player and problem solver with a willingness to learn;
  • Interest in community philanthropy and community engagement;
  • Understanding of and appreciation for Brooklyn’s communities;
  • Ability to work effectively with and communicate to our diverse audience of donors, nonprofits, and community partners

Salary Range: $55,000 – $60,000 annually

 

How to Apply

Email cover letter and résumé to search@brooklyn.org (no reference letters or phone calls please!) and please list Communications Associate in the Subject line.

 

Additional Information

Brooklyn Org offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 30 days paid time off, 11 holidays, birthday PTO, summer Friday half days, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment.

Currently, full-time employees are required to come into the office at least 3 days a week, subject to workload and in person collaboration needs.

Brooklyn Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Organization 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 Organization does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.