Purpose. You’ll be doing rewarding work that supports and empowers girls.
Community. Be a part of an amazing team (staff and supporters!) who are passionate about our mission.
Work you’ll love. A creative and collaborative environment where we value your unique skills and insights.
Our impact is growing. VOW for Girls believes that celebrations of love can change the world, and you can be part of the growing team making that happen.
Totally remote — work from anywhere in the United States.
VOW for Girls believes that celebrations of love – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and more – can be a catalyst for supporting girls whose futures, educations, and choices are at risk. This year alone, more than 12 million girls are at risk of child marriage, threatening their ability to own their futures. We invite individuals, couples, event professionals, brand leaders, and others to invest in the power, voice, and choice of girls everywhere. In doing so, we’re bringing much-needed funding and resources to effective yet underfunded community programs around the world that are in need of investment to engage young girls, helping them to stay in school, avoid child marriage, and have opportunities to thrive. VOW for Girls was founded in late 2018 by global human rights activist Mabel van Oranje and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker.
The Vice President (VP) of Fundraising will develop a vision and provide leadership for organization-wide activities and strategies focused on generating, maintaining, and increasing revenue. We are looking for an enterprising builder with a track record of delivering on fundraising targets while developing and leveraging diverse, high-level networks. Reporting to, and working closely with, the CEO, the VP of Fundraising will lead revenue generation across multiple channels. This includes developing external brand-building and revenue-generating partnerships with corporate brands, fundraising from high-net-worth individuals and foundations, and identifying new sources of revenue as the organization enters a new phase of growth, including non-traditional revenue sources and in-kind giving.
The VP of Fundraising will be responsible for the performance, strategy, and alignment of three frontline fundraisers with unique portfolios and a Revenue Operations Associate, while managing their own pipeline of donors and partners. They will work closely with the VP of Communications & Marketing to refine and integrate messaging, analyze campaign performance, and ensure we are running a unified enterprise rooted in modern best practices.
Revenue Generation & Strategy:
--Lead the organization’s fundraising strategy and deploy innovative tactics to reach revenue goals.
--Connect, align, and integrate revenue-related functions across the organization.
--Identify internal and external opportunities to expand and optimize revenue-producing activities, add new scalable partners in a strategic way, and pursue creative approaches for new revenue generation.
--Establish analytics and methods to measure and forecast revenue and market conditions, and develop effective, data-driven strategies.
--Develop fundraising strategies across channels (individuals, foundations, corporations, and events industry) and geographies—working in close partnership with all internal teams to stay aligned with our goals and mission.
--Manage an active portfolio of donors and prospects.
--Build and nurture strategic relationships with corporations aligned to our mission.
--Oversee the strategy around engagement of, and fundraising from, event professionals, those celebrating occasions, and general donors.
--Report quarterly on fundraising strategy and progress to the CEO.
--Work closely with the CEO and Board Chair to shape the composition and fundraising activities of the Board over the next era and ensure the CEO, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council are deployed and supported in their roles cultivating and stewarding donors.
Build, Develop, and Retain a Strong Team:
--Build and mentor a cross-functional, integrated team where total output exceeds the sum of its parts.
--Ensure performance and alignment across the marketing/communications, and fundraising teams, collaborating closely with the VP of Marketing and Communications.
--Build a values-based culture that thrives on learning, iteration, and results.
--As a member of the senior leadership team, play an integral role in the overall strategy and direction of the organization.
--Serve as a spokesperson for the organization when needed, including speaking at events that help promote the organization.
--15+ years of relevant experience, showing increasing levels of responsibility leading revenue-generating functions and success in driving at least $5M annually in philanthropy.
--A global orientation and knowledge of strategies and trends in global philanthropy.
--Track record of securing 6- and 7-figure major gifts and/or corporate commitments.
--Proven ability to build rapport and trust-based relationships with high-net-worth individuals and C-suite level executives.
--Exceptional interpersonal skills—compelling conversationalist, intelligent listener, and naturally intuitive.
--Superior verbal and written communication skills across all mediums; clear and concise writer, inspiring and persuasive speaker.
--Ability to hold a big vision, while executing tactically in a lean organization.
--Excellent organizational skills, detail orientation, and capacity to manage a high volume of work.
--The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
--Confident in leading a high-performing team and setting a standard for persistence, integrity, and creativity in driving revenue.
--Passion for the mission of VOW for Girls and a foundational commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
--Experience with CRM tools (Salesforce in particular) preferred.
--MBA and/or private sector experience is a plus.
VOW offers a generous benefits package, including:
Generous and flexible PTO in addition to 14 paid holidays, as well as personal and sick leave.
100% medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and 50% for family.
401K match of 1% that vests immediately.
12 weeks paid parental leave (available after 6 months of employment).
Home office setup stipend.
Funding for professional development opportunities The ability to work from wherever in the U.S. is best for you.
Quarterly in-person gatherings of the full VOW team.
The salary range for this role is $135,000-$150,000. This range is for illustrative purposes only and salary offers are commensurate with experience.
Location is flexible within the U.S. VOW for Girls is based in New York City, and we are open to candidates who are located near a major airport and willing to travel as needed.
Apply on our site with your resume and cover letter telling us why you’d be an exceptional candidate for this role. Please note that you must have the right to work for your location prior to your first day.
We still encourage you to apply! Studies show that women, non-binary applicants, and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. However, at VOW for Girls, our diverse backgrounds, perspectives, identities, and talents help us thrive.
VOW is committed to racial equity and social justice and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities to provide a wide range of perspectives, ideas, views, and insights into the strategy, policies, culture, and ambitions of VOW for Girls.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.