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Job Description: Vice President, East Coast
buildOn seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to strategically architect and drive all East
Coast fundraising efforts, including major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundation.
The ideal candidate is a revenue focused visionary with measurable results in development;
able to create and lead innovative fundraising campaigns to increase revenue. Reporting to the
Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President, East Coast will be an integral part of leadership
team, leading and engaging smart strategic partnerships that will help support buildOn’s
aggressive fundraising targets. The Vice President will work closely with an active and
engaged East Coast Board to lead all fundraising, awareness campaigns, and signature East
This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial yet process-oriented fundraiser who enjoys
thinking creatively to expand revenue opportunities and build a robust pipeline of donors in
support of buildOn’s mission. He/she must have the interpersonal and communications skills
necessary to capture and represent buildOn’s unique voice and business model. If you have
a history of leading successful fund raising campaigns with measurable results then buildOn
is the right place for you!
Who We Are:
buildOn is breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and
education. For the past two decades buildOn has mobilized urban youth to lift up their
communities and change the world through intensive volunteer service.
In buildOn’s afterschool programs across the U.S., urban youth contribute intensive community
service tutoring children, feeding the homeless and volunteering at senior citizen homes.
buildOn takes these same students, many of whom have rarely traveled outside their own
neighborhoods, to some of the poorest countries on the planet to build schools. Learn more
at buildOn visits www.buildOn.org.
The Vice President, East Coast designs and leads fund raising from individuals, corporations
and foundations (focused primarily on New York City). This individual will identify and cultivate
investors who will support our Programs and lead our growth.
You will be successful in this position if you can:
Develop strategies, products and initiatives to drive revenue in support of our After
School Programs on the East Coast and international school building programs.
Demonstrate success in securing major gifts from individuals, corporations and
foundations, targeting donors primarily in New York City
Strategically develop and manage a portfolio of donors while building strong
relationships, increasing donor renewal rates, and securing new major gift donors
Cultivate strategic partnerships that will lead to an increase in incremental revenue
Build an innovative fund raising model in support of our After School Programs in New
Work closely with the East Coast board, who’s focus is fund raising and awareness
You have 6-8 years of fundraising and sales experience with a proven track record in
major gifts, individual giving and corporate partnerships
BA required, Masters of Business Administration, Non Profit Management or related
Strong management and communications skills and a successful track record in
cultivating relationships with major gift donors and private foundations
Extensive knowledge of the East Coast (primarily New York City) philanthropic
community and ability to seek out and engage new prospects
Collaborative management style with a focus on results and revenue generation that will
lead and inspire their direct reports
To Apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and salary history to: Angie Espinal, Human
Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org