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Associate Director, Development

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The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Vera is committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities. 

  • We study problems that impede human dignity and justice. 
  • We pilot solutions that are at once transformative and achievable. 
  • We engage diverse communities in informed debate. 
  • And we harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice. 

We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement to the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable, marginalized, and harmed by crime and violence. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, commitment, and race equity.If you want to learn more about life at vera click here

 

What you’ll do

The Associate Director works with Vera’s Vice President of Development to help create and then implement Vera’s fundraising plans, which include both quantitative and qualitative goals. The Associate Director collaborates closely with Vera’s Development staff on plan implementation, helping to ensure the cohesion and smooth operation of a rapidly expanding team. The Associate Director will also carry a portfolio of individual and institutional donors, and s/he will partner with Vera’s executives and program leaders to cultivate and solicit those donors. The Associate Director manages day-to-day Development activity in the Vice President’s absence.

 

The Associate Director’s responsibilities include:

  1. Manage a portfolio of individual and institutional donors, partnering with Vera’s executives and program leaders to cultivate and solicit those donors
  2. Collaborate with Development staff to smoothly and successfully implement fundraising plans
  3. Help to build and maintain Development team cohesion and effectiveness as the team grows in size and complexity
  4. Work with the VP of Development to craft annual and multi-year fundraising plans and goals
  5. Oversee Development activities in the Vice President’s absence

 

What qualifications you will need

The Associate Director’s candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of fundraising experience, with demonstrated success with hands-on major gifts work and experience with multiple elements of non-profit development work
  • Management experience on a fundraising team
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and donor relations
  • Grant proposal and report writing and strong editing and communications skills
  • Self-starter, willing to pitch in on any aspect of development in the spirit of hands-on collaboration with teammates
  • Comprehensive attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments while meeting deadlines

The Nitty – Gritty

  • This is a full-time position available immediately
  • Salary is competitive plus excellent benefits

 

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Online submission in PDF format (through Vera’s career page) is preferred.  No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  

 

ATTN: Human Resources / Associate Director
Vera Institute of Justice
34 35th St, Suite 4-2A, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status. 

 

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission. 

 

For more information about Vera, please visit www.vera.org

 

 

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