Vice President for Development

New York
Mission Statement: 

Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.

Position Description: 

Re:Gender is currently seeking an accomplished Development professional to lead our Development team based in NYC.  Reporting to the President, the VP for Development will work with the Board and senior staff to provide vision and leadership that will result in strengthened philanthropic support for the organization. The VP is responsible for the overall strategy, management, leadership and implementation of Re:Gender’s fundraising program, which includes: major gifts; special events; and foundation and corporate relations, with a strong focus on identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of fundraising prospects. This is a superb opportunity for a skilled fundraiser and supervisor with the openness and passion to embrace and promote the mission of Re:Gender. The ideal candidate will thrive on the challenge of networking, building relationships, promoting the work and programs of the organization and securing and engaging diverse supporters. Major Responsibilities-Cultivate and steward relationships with individuals, foundations and corporate donors, including maintenance of existing donor base and implementation of strategies to increase support from current donors-Secure new funders; develop and implement measures to achieve the organization’s strategic goal of diversifying and increasing funding during the next three years, including expanding foundation, corporate and individual funding streams and pursuing government funding-Advise on, and collaborate with the President and Board to set strategic and annual fundraising goals, and to develop a pipeline of candidates for Board recruitment. And, work with the Development Committee of the Board to plan fundraising activities and to guide and support them in carrying out their responsibilities-Set and achieve organizational revenue targets; track and forecast projected revenue on a quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis; develop and manage department budget; maintain accurate donor records; and prepare timely internal and external reports-Identify and network through events that create corporate and individual funding and sponsorship opportunities and execute follow-up plans to solicit and secure support-Direct the successful planning, execution and follow-up for the organization’s annual gala and other special events-Oversee foundation fundraising, including solicitation, grant submission and reporting, and coordinate efforts in collaboration with program and finance teams-Manage and supervise development team-Track and maintain fluency in philanthropic trends; guide Re:Gender through changes in the fundraising environment


-Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred OR any similar combination of education and relevant experience in fundraising, business, public affairs, marketing, public relations or similar field may substitute for degree-Qualified candidates must possess at least 7 years fundraising experience with an emphasis on major gifts, as well as corporate engagement. Proven and successful track record in major gifts fundraising required-Five+ years of supervisory experience; experience in a senior management capacity a plus-Excellent writing, editing, project management and in-person and telephone skills-Strong verbal communication, excellent attention to detail and organizational skills-Independent worker-Passion for connecting nonprofits to resources-Ability to communicate Re:Gender’s mission and purpose to diverse stakeholders-Ability and willingness to multitask, meet deadlines and work cross-departmentally-Strong work ethic is a must-Must be comfortable with metrics (including annual targets), have advanced time management skills, embrace change including the use of technology and data analysis-Good computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, Donor Perfect or similar donor databases, and email/internet software- Must be willing and able to travel.  

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 27, 2014
Application Instructions: 

Please visit our job listings page at to apply for this position. Given the anticipated interest in this position, we will only respond to those candidates who best match our needs. No phone calls please. Re:Gender considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability. Re:Gender is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Level: 
Country/US Territory: 
United States