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Director of Outreach and Communications

Position: 
Director of Outreach and Communications
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
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Job Description: 

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

All Stars Helping Kids is seeking an innovative and experienced Director of Outreach & Communications to lead our fundraising, outreach, and communications efforts to advance All Stars’ mission to break the cycle of poverty for Bay Area youth. The Director of Outreach & Communications needs to possess an entrepreneur’s mindset, coupled with strong skills in all areas of traditional fundraising, including major gifts, foundation grant seeking, and corporate relations.  The Director will also create and execute, in partnership with the Executive Director and Program Director, a customer-focused communications strategy that addresses different audiences (individual donors, institutional funders, nonprofit and community leaders, and philanthropic leaders) to increase our presence and enhance our brand.

POSITION OVERVIEW 

Backed by All Stars’ 30-year history of catalyzing change and deep network of philanthropic partners, the Director of Outreach & Communications is not only poised to grow our presence within the Bay Area community but also to progress a new model of philanthropic investment.

The Director of Development and Communications reports to the Executive Director and is the chief development and communications officer.  The Director is responsible for the planning, organization, and management of All Stars’ entire fundraising (60% to 65%) and communications (35% to 40%) efforts which are comprised of the following key components: annual giving; major gifts; foundation and corporate giving, grants, events, donor relations and stewardship, institutional positioning, marketing, social media, and public relations.

PRIMARY DUTIES 

  • Maintain and build upon All Stars’ comprehensive fundraising and communications plan, in alignment with the organization’s strategic vision, for periodic review and refinement by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
  • Participate as a member of the senior management team to formulate and implement policies and plans to meet the organization’s short- and long-term objectives.
  • Develop and demonstrate strategies for prospecting, cultivating, and stewarding a portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate donors to ensure the highest engagement and participation while increasing levels of giving.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the website/s, agency collateral, digital marketing and social media strategy and plan.
  • Develop annual fundraising projections based upon fundraising goals and past results.
  • Support and encourage the Board of Directors and Development Committee in their Development responsibilities. Engage, motivate, and align volunteer leadership and the Executive Director with prospects.  Serve as a resource for cultivation and stewardship efforts and track relationship progress in Salesforce database.
  • Recruit, hire, support, train, coach, assess, and supervise fundraising and communications staff as necessary and appropriate.
  • Provide regular updates to the Executive Director and board of directors.
  • Prepare proposals for prospects with appropriate gift strategies.
  • Ensure accuracy of donor records, prospect lists, donor acknowledgements and stewardship of assigned and prospective donors.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.
  • Execute all other reasonable duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  

We are seeking candidates offering the following qualifications: 

  • Passion for our mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for Bay Area youth.
  • A minimum of five years of fundraising experience.
  • A demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, to build public support, to develop and strengthen fundraising infrastructure, to inspire staff, to develop strong working relationships with Boards of Directors, and to develop effective fundraising programs.
  • Experience with leadership of communications strategies is a strong preference.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local funding sources, strong relationships with donors, funders, and community leaders.
  • Significant experience in and a successful track record of growing an annual fund and securing new and increased major gifts.
  • A record of quantifiable success in donor segmentation, research, and cultivation.
  • Exceptional management, organizational, and financial skills.
  • A strong interpersonal and communication skill set and demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of varied constituencies including staff, Board members, existing and potential donors, volunteers, and other key stakeholders.
  • A track record as an effective communicator, skilled at writing and public speaking; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other types of materials to enhance fundraising and communications. Ability to juggle many responsibilities at once, and to operate both independently and with the flexibility to be part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and experience with fundraising database software.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary: $100,000 - $115,000
  • All Stars Helping Kids offers a full range of competitive benefits for you and your qualified dependents including medical, dental, vision, & life insurance, 10 vacation days and 13 holidays, SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan: All Stars matches employee contribution up to 3% of annual salary.

All Stars Helping Kids is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor.

ABOUT ALL STARS HELPING KIDS

Based in Santa Clara, CA, All Stars Helping Kids (All Stars) is dedicated to disrupting the cycle of poverty affecting underprivileged youth in the Bay Area. The organization got its start in 1989 when NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen raised $100,000 in a single evening and elected to invest it in several South Bay nonprofits fighting poverty. Since then, All Stars has grown considerably and expanded its grantee profile, using the simple formula of raising money and redistributing it to create opportunities in education, health, and life skills for disadvantaged youth.

Today, All Stars personifies its mission through a variety of program and direct charitable activities:

  • Venture Philanthropy – the All Stars Accelerator Program invests in emerging and early-stage nonprofits with innovative programs providing Access to Education, Career Readiness, and Health & Wellness programs to disadvantaged youth living in low-income communities. We provide 3 years of general operating support, capacity building, coaching, and connecting to peer and funding networks.
  • Driving Innovation – All Stars incubates and supports innovative demonstration programs and initiatives.  Throughout our history, we have launched a number of programs and organizations including Champion Charities, Eric’s Vision, and Winning Play$. We have also created specific funding opportunities to meet specific needs in our communities such as the Helping Hands Fund, 2nd Chance Fund, and the Rapid Response Fund.
  • Thought Leadership – All Stars published articles, blogs, and research as well as presenting at conferences to help support more effective and impactful philanthropy.  All Stars believes that it is not just what you fund but how you fund is vital in advancing racial equity, social justice, and economic mobility.

Guided by a passionate Board of Directors, the organization is leveraging its unique role as a grant maker, convener, and advocate to activate a network of changemakers committed to increasing opportunities for underserved and overlooked youth and families.

TO APPLY

Please submit an updated resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications of the position to admin@allstarshelpingkids.org.