Advocacy & Mission-Driven Nonprofits

Chief Development Officer Girls Inc. National, New York, New York


Founded in 1864 to help girls and young women cope with the impact of the Civil War on their lives, Girls Inc. today is a modern organization that responds directly and strategically to the issues girls face, through empowerment initiatives, research, training, and advocacy. Girls Inc. inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. It directly serves more than 130,000 girls through more than 80 affiliates across the U.S. and Canada. Girls Inc. programming is offered through more than 1,400 sites, including school partnerships, that open opportunities to girls who may not otherwise have access to them. Girls Inc. operates safe spaces, provides mentorship, and enacts research-based programming to combat bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual violence; promotes access to education and economic independence; supports girls’ mental health; and advances reproductive health, particularly for girls of color, girls with disabilities, and low-income and LGBT youth.

Girls Inc.’s most recent national advocacy campaign, #GirlsToo, aims to replace deeply entrenched norms that lead to sexual harassment and violence with a culture where young people feel safe, respected, and valued.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Chief Development Officer will lead, develop, and direct a comprehensive and integrated fund development plan to secure unrestricted and restricted contributed income to advance the vision, mission, business plan, and annual goals of Girls Inc. S/He will formulate, coordinate, and monitor all fund development programs within Girls Inc., including major gifts and planned giving, annual fund, special events, cause related marketing, institutional giving/grants, and capital and asset building campaigns. Ten or more years of experience, or equivalent, in diversified fundraising with demonstrated experience in strategic philanthropy, marketing, major and capital gifts solicitation, donor stewardship, long-range fund development planning, and proposal development and presentation are required.

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