Room to Grow is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the vision that one day all parents will have the resources they need to unlock their families' potential and become champions for babies and their community. Its mission is to offer structured parent support, material goods, and community connections to support parents as they activate their natural strengths and expand their knowledge, so children thrive from the start. Room to Grow was founded in New York in 1998 and expanded to Boston in 2005, currently partnering with over 1,500 families with an annual budget of $5M and a team of 50 passionate and dedicated staff members.
Room to Grow uses a two-generation, preventative, and strengths-based approach to engage families. Through its unique program, parents and caregivers partner with program staff to develop strategies to support their child's development, select the material items that their child needs, and connect with community resources that can expand their support network. Room to Grow program staff work alongside parents and caregivers as they build upon their existing skill sets and parenting styles and promote the well-being of their children and family.
As an impact-driven and growth-oriented organization, Room to Grow is in the midst of an exciting period of development, as it continues to expand its reach and impact in New York and Boston, and plans to expand to a third region in the near future. In 2020, Room to Grow adapted and digitized parts of its model to continue supporting families during COVID-19, and it will continue to leverage best practices and resources to support low-income communities families return to placed based supports in Room to Grow's community based centers. For more information, please visit their website.
Room to Grow is seeking a passionate and driven individual to lead Room to Grow's fundraising, community relationships, and communications work. Reporting to the CEO, the Chief External Engagement Officer (CXEO) is a member of Room to Grow's leadership team and will lead a team of twelve through five direct reports. The CXEO will be responsible for implementing a strategy that will raise $6M in philanthropic funds in 2023, deepen community partnerships and in kind support for families, and oversee RtG's brand and visibility. Over the next three years, Room to Grow will scale to serve 1,850 families across three cities with an operating budget of $9M. The CXEO will be an integral driver of this growth by serving as a lead external champion of the organization and its work, both with donors and in the community.
The CXEO and their team play a critical role in supporting the New York and Boston regions in achieving their external affairs goals, serving as a thought partner, coach, and advisor. Additionally the CXEO will play a vital and external role in fundraising for the National office and helping RtG expand to its third region, developing the fundraising strategy and relationships needed to scale in a soon to be announced new market. This is an ideal opportunity for a strategic, external, and results-oriented leader to drive significant impact in a dynamic and growing non-profit setting.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Organizational Leadership and Management
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience within a range of $175K and $200K. The extent to which a candidate's professional experience, and track record of fundraising, most closely align with the role's functions will determine where within this range a candidate will fall.
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Diversity Statement: Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at Room to Grow to build a diverse team that reflects the communities it serves in NYC and Boston. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, especially those with proximity to those communities.
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