This is a full-time position based in NYC. We are temporarily remote until safety allows us to transition to in-person operations.
Per New York City law, employees must be vaccinated to work in the office subject to disability and religious beliefs.
Girls Write Now strives to have a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We encourage candidates from diverse and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply for any of our opportunities/open positions. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or any other legally protected status
The Girls Write Now Development Director will lead a 25th Anniversary Campaign focused on major gifts and large institutional grants. Deep fundraising and major gifts experience is required—and a proven track record of success. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will work closely with and be supported by a cross-departmental senior team.
The Development Director will need to be agile with shifting priorities, enjoy learning while doing, and envision and mock up solutions to problems big and small. They must understand the power of interdepartmental collaboration, be able to meet deadlines, and lead others to desired outcomes with clear expectations and instructions. The successful candidate will have high emotional intelligence in order to work in a flexible, sensitive and compassionate manner with a community of diverse stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.
- A minimum ten years of professional work experience developing and executing on fundraising and/or marketing initiatives
- Strong track record of managing staff and teams
- Strong project management, administrative, communicative, and technological skills (e.g., Salesforce, WordPress, social media platforms)
- Experience developing, implementing, managing and evaluating complex strategic programs and initiatives in nonprofit and/or academic settings
- Strong systems-orientation and understanding and/or experience with the systems used for survey development, data collection and management of large data sets for the reporting and evaluation of complex strategic programs and initiatives
- Experience building partnerships and individual and institutional stakeholders
- Able to work regular Saturdays and evenings as the program calendar demands
- A Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred in a related field
- A deep commitment to the mission of Girls Write Now
Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package: $90,000+ range commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Girls Write Now strives to have a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We encourage candidates from diverse and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply for any of our opportunities/open positions. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or any other legally protected status.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those who meet the requirements for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.
About Girls Write Now
For 25 years, Girls Write Now, has been breaking down the barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor the next generation of writers and leaders. Together, our community channels the power of our voices and stories to shape culture, impact industries and inspire change. Learn more.