The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) is one of New York’s oldest and most well-respected youth development organizations and we are moving forward with an exciting and ambitious strategic agenda. Building on over 140 years helping boys develop into quality young men through character development, academic achievement, and physical fitness, we are committed to developing evidence-based programs that will be a model for youth development efforts across the field. To make this happen, we are putting together a strong team of talented professionals to deepen and broaden our impact. A key member of this team is a Chief Development Officer to lead our fundraising and communications efforts.
Summary of Position
BCNY recently completed a strategic plan to substantially enhance the quality and depth of BCNY’s services, increase organizational capacity, and expand to a high-need neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will play a central role in the success of the implementation of this plan. The CDO will lead an eight-person development and communications team to guide and leverage the fundraising efforts of BCNY’s strong and committed Board of Trustees, substantially increase the organization’s $12 million annual budget, and will likely coordinate a capital campaign over the next several years to build and operate a new clubhouse. The incumbent will develop and implement a diversified fundraising program that includes individual, corporate, foundation and government funding. The CDO will report to BCNY’s experienced, well-regarded CEO and will be an integral member of the executive management team.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Create a comprehensive development strategy and annual fundraising plans to meet BCNY’s current and future program needs.
Assume a hands-on role in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major individual and institutional gifts.
Develop an effective fundraising and communications team.
Engage, motivate, and effectively support the BCNY Board of Trustees and Women’s Board’s fundraising and outreach efforts.
Supervise and steward institutional fundraising efforts including foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals.
Work with the Communications Director to create a clear brand identity, raise BCNY’s profile, and support fundraising efforts.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate Degree preferred. Minimum of 7 years’ experience in fundraising preferably in a non-profit organization, 3 years in a supervisory role. Successful track-record leading a development team and developing a strategy. Successful experience creating and implementing marketing campaigns. Experience building and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, major donors, foundations, and corporations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Attention to Detail; Critical Thinking; Judgment and Decision Making; Time Management; Computers and Electronics Usage; Program Design; Relationship Management; Monitoring; Oral and Written Comprehension & Expression; Interpersonal Relations; Customer Responsiveness; Conflict Management; Adaptability; Organizational Knowledge; Project Management; Fund Development; Budget Administration; Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct; Fostering Diversity;
The Boys’ Club of New York is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 2307
About The Boys' Club of New York
The Boys'Club of New York is an organization serving boys ages 6 to 17 through after-school programs and activities. We have been in operation for more than 130 years and have clubhouses in East Harlem, the Lower East Side and Flushing, Queens.