FCYO is Hiring a Donor Engagement Manager
The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing is a philanthropic intermediary that brings funders and youth organizers together to ensure that young people have the resources, capacities, and infrastructure they need to fight for a more just and democratic society. FCYO believes that to move toward justice, BlPOC youth, working class young people, young women, and queer and trans youth have a critical role to play in transforming economic and social conditions. To build this kind of power, youth organizing must build bases at significant scale, develop broad strategic alliances, and elevate public narratives that promote our vision of social justice and true democracy. Our work is grounded in our close relationships with the youth organizing field and a commitment to meaningful partnerships between funders and youth organizers.
The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) seeks a passionate and multi-talented candidate with a commitment to building resources for youth led social change to fill a new Donor Engagement Manager (DEM) position. Reporting to the Co-Executive Director, the DEM will help manage FCYO’s efforts to deepen philanthropic commitment to youth organizing and build alignment between funding and organizing strategies. This includes supporting a learning community for FCYO funder members, organizing briefings for non-member funders, building FCYO’s individual donor program, and supporting our funder advisory services. The ideal candidate brings a strong commitment to social justice, knowledge of youth organizing, experience with philanthropy, individual donor fundraising experience, strong facilitation and communication skills, and the ability to thrive and succeed in a dynamic, fluid workplace environment. FCYO is a fully remote organization and the DEM can be located anywhere in the U..S. Some travel required when FCYO resumes travel (anticipated to be in fall 2021).
Donor Engagement (40%): The Donor Engagement Manager will support the Co-Executive Director in coordinating funder learning opportunities for FCYO donor members and the wider philanthropic community. This includes coordinating a dynamic learning community for our funder members to help them learn best practices for supporting effective youth organizing as well as how to build relationships and align funding strategies with social movements and each other. The DEM will also organize online and in-person funder briefings open to non-members to help build a wider pool of funders committed to supporting youth organizing. In addition, the DEM will manage FCYO’s Board Funder Organizing Committee which seeks to develop a coordinated strategy for building philanthropic support for youth organizing.
Fundraising (35%): The DEM will develop and manage FCYO’s new individual donor fundraising program. This includes meeting with potential new donors, prospecting, managing donor relationships, and organizing donor events. The DEM will also coordinate a team of staff, volunteers, youth organizers, and board members who all maintain donor relationships and make annual asks. The DEM may also support our Development Manager with institutional fundraising and grant writing and reporting as needed and support special fundraising campaigns on behalf of FCYO such as the Youth Power Pledge Campaign.
Funder Advising (15%): FCYO provides support and guidance to foundations to help them develop their strategy for supporting youth organizing. The DEM will support this work including conducting research, interviews, and focus groups; developing recommendations; and writing reports.
Admin and Program Support (10%): FCYO has a small staff team. All staff members support organizational activities including grantee convenings, board meetings, and funder briefings as needed.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in social justice work with some experience with youth organizing and knowledge of the national youth organizing field.
Experience with philanthropy as a funder, fundraiser, facilitator, or consultant.
Experience creating and facilitating dynamic learning and community building spaces for social justice leaders and/or funders.
Individual donor fundraising experience preferred.
Strong communication skills; comfortable presenting information at meetings and conferences, and representing FCYO in the broader community.
Excellent writing skills with grant writing experience a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects effectively.
Outstanding creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Periodic national travel required
Must be flexible to work some evenings and weekends around convenings and conferences
Work Environment and Physical Demands
The person in this position frequently interacts and communicates with staff and stakeholders, both remotely and potentially in person once travel resumes. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, video conferencing tools, and phones. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
All staff members support organizational activities that involve national travel by airplane, handling on-the-ground logistics for convenings, traveling and meeting with multiple vendors, and transporting meeting materials. Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 2-3 hours at a time; move documents and supplies weighing up to 25 lbs; and position self to file and retrieve documents.
Travel Requirements: 2-5 days of national travel per month. FCYO is anticipating resuming travel in fall 2021, depending on status of the virus.
Job Type: Full-Time, exempt.
Start Date: August 15, 2021
Salary is $70,000 to $80,000 commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is included.
FCYO is a project of and fiscally sponsored by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. FCYO and Bend the Arc value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, and provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter (in word or PDF file) that describes your experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background. You can apply and upload your documents via the GREEN APPLY BUTTON at the top. Questions should be addressed to Eric Braxton, Co-Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put “Donor Engagement Manager” in the subject line of your message. No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 12, 2021 and interviews will happen throughout.