A wealth gap exists in our country that disproportionately impacts women and communities of color. Across the United States, financial assets remain a primary predictor of achievement, income, well-being, college access, and business ownership. Our team is working to end this.
As the Director of Development (DOD) at Compass Working Capital (“Compass”), you will help lead the direction and implementation of fundraising strategies and operations across individuals, corporations, and foundations. In partnership with the Chief Development & Communications Officer (CDCO) and other members of the Executive Team, you will contribute to expanding the organization’s revenue in line with Compass’ strategic plan to significantly increase its national scope and impact, in pursuit of its long-term goal to end asset poverty for 220,000 families with low incomes by 2030. This role will serve as an internal performance lead and external representative of Compass, engaging a broad spectrum of funders, partners, and supporters as the organization continues to grow and diversify its revenue streams.
For context, the Compass team, led by the CEO and the Chief Development & Communications Officer, is raising $4.75 million in philanthropy from foundations and corporations, and $725,000 from individuals this fiscal year. These targets will continue to rise in the coming years as the organization expands its work. As Director of Development, you will play a leading role in growing the financial support for Compass in key fundraising and development areas and execute on reaching Compass’ ambitious goals as you orchestrate major fundraising appeals, plan and launch cultivation events for current and prospective donors, and manage and grow relationships with corporations, foundations, and individuals.
The Director of Development will supervise a Development & Communications Associate. This role reports to the CDCO.
WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO
The Director of Development will be responsible for leading the implementation and operations of Compass’ fundraising strategy. The key responsibilities of this position include:
Individual Donor Management and Support to Leadership
Steward Relationships with Institutional/Corporate Partners
Management of Team and Development Operations
Compass seeks solutions-focused and collaborative leaders who have demonstrated alignment with Compass’ mission, either through lived, work, or volunteer experience in communities of people with low incomes. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on development leader seeking an opportunity to help build the development function in a growing, entrepreneurial nonprofit that values equity, innovation, and impact.
We seek candidates with previous experience in and a passion for development and fundraising. We’ll be most excited about your candidacy if you can demonstrate prior success delivering results in a collaborative, mission-driven environment. We do not expect candidates to meet all of the criteria listed below. Reviewing the qualifications can help you to better understand the expectations of this role.
If you believe you have “what it takes,” please submit an application. We will be excited to hear from you and each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Below you will find key experiences and mindsets we seek:
This position is currently remote, though we are expecting all employees to return to varying degrees of hybrid work as soon as we can safely return to the workplace following the COVID-19 pandemic. We seek candidates based in either Boston, MA or Philadelphia, PA, with the expectation of travel to the Boston office on occasion.
The salary range for this role is $85,000-$100,000. We’ll promote your professional growth and development by providing access to a competitive salary and benefits package and additional employee benefits that include but are not limited to:
Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application and cover letter through our online portal. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. Please email email@example.com with questions or for support submitting your application.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Compass Working Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We’re committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
Compass Working Capital is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities receive the accommodations required for them to interview and/or work as a member of our team. Should you require accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.