Development and Marketing Manager

Newark, NJ, United States

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars provides free, daily afterschool programs to over 90,000 youth in over 450 school sites in 19 chapters across the U.S. Our goals for our All-Stars are: to be healthy and active, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find a job that they love and to give back to their communities. A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: After-School All-Stars is currently seeking a Development & Marketing Manager (DMM), with a focus on new business Fundraising for the New Jersey Chapter. Reporting to the Executive Director, the DMM’s primary responsibility will be to identify, steward, and secure new private funders to support the chapter’s operations and programming. The majority focus of role will be to cultivate new individual donors, steward corporate and foundation relationships, and oversee the chapter’s fundraising events. The DMM will work collaboratively with the Executive director, the chapter’s Board of Advisors, and the national development team. This is an ideal position for an up and coming fundraiser who is looking for an opportunity to establish a career as a leader in non-profit development. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan and strategize with the executive director and Board of Advisors to solicit large individual gifts and increase event revenue Research and identify new funding prospects capable of supporting ASAS major gifts and donations Develop and lead a comprehensive multi-year individual giving strategy that both complements and supports the chapter’s fundraising efforts and strategy Conduct cold outreach (email, phone, in-person networking at industry events), resulting in pitching to and soliciting large donations from new funders to the organization Develop strategies and plans for cultivating and soliciting meetings with donors Establish, cultivate, and maintain relationships with corporate/foundation program officers, government officials, marketing professionals, and executives Prepare and write proposals for new and continuing funding opportunities Prepare and submit grant reports to funders Manage internal processes for tracking donors, prospects, sponsors and funding, including maintaining accurate records of relationships, deadlines and funding requirements and ensuring compliance with applicable reporting guidelines Develop marketing partnerships that raise awareness of the ASAS brand, support the organization’s fundraising goals, and highlights the impact ASAS makes in the community Implement social media and online communication strategies Ensure that marketing and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans Travel to off-site meetings, trainings and events WHO SHOULD APPLY? The DMM should embody ASAS’s core values: accountable, collaborative, transparent, proactive, and entrepreneurial, and demonstrate a commitment to the mission of helping kids succeed in school and in life. This individual will have demonstrated success in development and fundraising, building new relationships, and working in a collaborative style. S/he will be excited to pitch and cultivate new donors and execution of donor activations. The DMM should be an ambitious professional who enjoys working in an entrepreneurial setting and is eager to build a growing development department. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with grants and a successful fundraising track record in New Jersey is preferable. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following: ·      3 to 5 years of relevant experience in fundraising, especially new business development ·      Excellent oral and written communication skills ·      Dependable, conscientious, detail oriented and capable of managing deadlines ·      Capable of working independently as well as part of a team ·      Flexible and able to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment ·      An undergraduate degree is required SALARY AND BENEFITS: The starting salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience of the individual candidate. ASAS promotes a healthy work/life blend and offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, a 403b match, 18 days of paid time off, flex time, and 15 paid holidays. ASAS is an equal opportunity employer and candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT ROLE: Please submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format via e-mail to: Please put “DMM” and your last name in the subject heading.