Marketing and Communications Vice President, Institutional Advancement
ExpandED Schools is a leading afterschool organization that advances educational equity for students from under-served communities across New York City. Founded in 1998 with a catalytic $125M from the Open Society Foundations, ExpandED designed the nation’s first city-wide, publicly-funded system for afterschool programming. Today, through advocacy, research, and program development, ExpandED continues to build the capacity of the NYC afterschool field to address the educational inequities that prevent far too many students from reaching their full potential.
Today, we continue to reimagine learning time – in school, after school and during the summer – developing scalable and sustainable models that provide more quality learning. Since our founding in 1998, we have reached more than one million students and trained more than 30,000 educators and teachers. Now more than ever, children need access to innovative, engaging ways of learning. ExpandED is designing online programming, organizing and uniting partners across the afterschool field, and leading the fight for urgently-needed public funding to ensure kids from communities most affected by COVID-19 will continue to have access to a robust public education.
Purpose of Position:
The Vice President, Institutional Advancement, is responsible for ExpandED Schools’ fundraising and communications functions. This position reports to the President and CEO.
- Lead a passionate and mission-driven Institutional Advancement team of four–Director of Institutional Giving, Development Officer, Director of Communications, Communications and Marketing Associate—to achieve excellence aligned with ExpandED’s mission, strategy and objectives.
- Develop and lead strategy for raising funds from private philanthropic institutions, corporations, and individual donors to support ExpandED, including prospecting and nourishing relationships ($4.4M in FY21).
- Work with staff across the organization to develop fundraising expertise in preparing compelling proposals, reports and other materials for their teams and prospective funders.
- Support the President in board development and serve as the main staff representative for the Board’s Advancement Committee.
- Lead special events for donors, such as annual gala and Jeffersonian dinners.
- Develop and communicate fundraising goals and progress for all funds, public and private, to cheerlead efforts with team, staff, and Board.
- Support the Director of Communications to ensure effective development and execution of organizational communications strategy to promote ExpandED’s efforts through publications, the web and the media.
- Serve on the executive team, setting organizational strategy and direction for ExpandED.
- Supervise and mentor direct reports.
- Represent the organization to funders and prospects.
- Drive ongoing efforts to improve current fundraising operations and donor accountability by improving data collection, donor tracking, grant reporting and maintaining the team’s budget.
- Mobilize, support, and train Board Members and other volunteers to fundraise for the organization from a diverse, dynamic and sophisticated donor base.
- Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and a good sense of humor.
- Bachelor’s degree and more than five years management experience or comparable experience
- Readiness to supervise leadership-level personnel.
- Demonstrated skill set and readiness to oversee and successfully meet a multi-faceted, $4M – $5M fundraising goal.
- Deep commitment to ExpandED Schools’ vision of equitable public education system that prepare young people for long-term success in the 21st century economy; knowledge of K-12 public education and afterschool.
- Enthusiasm for systems-building and fundraising for an organization that does not offer direct service to children and families.
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with humor and grace.
- Ability to create and implement project plans, work independently as well as part of a team, follow through on assignments and prioritize competing tasks.
- Attention to detail and high standards for presentation of written material.
ExpandED Schools offers a generous benefits package which includes:
- Full-time and eligible part-time employees receive medical, dental and vision plans for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by ExpandED Schools
- Health, dependent care and transit pre-tax accounts
- Employer-paid life insurance and supplemental disability coverage
- A generous paid time off package which includes 24 vacation days, 8 sick days, and 12 paid holidays (prorated for part-time staff)
- 403b retirement plan with eligibility for employer contribution of 5% of annual compensation after one year of employment (no match requirement)
- Commitment to work-life balance
- Partial tuition reimbursement offered to employees after six months of service
- Professional development opportunities, including funds to participate in external training and coaching opportunities
ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com, Subject: VP, Institutional Advancement. No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer