VICE PRESIDENT, DONOR IMPACT + ENGAGEMENT – United South End Settlements – Boston

Being a part of a committed, dedicated and fun senior management team that drives organizational strategy and impact
Leading a department and team that builds impactful relationships to support our mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families
Partnering with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to create a culture of philanthropy that allows USES to achieve ambitious annual and campaign fundraising targets
Serving as an external face of the organization and raising USES’s visibility to external stakeholders and partners, including funders, community partners, and media
Cultivating and managing a portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors and ensuring USES’s relationships, both new and existing, are leveraged to optimize fundraising opportunities
Working with the President & CEO in the management of her relationships and identifying opportunities to promote her as a thought leader in media (publications/interviews), events, conference presentations, and similar settings
Building strong relationships with Program Directors, positioning Directors as partners in their program’s fundraising success and collaborating on the development of innovative programs
Serving as fundraising liaison to the Board of Directors and volunteer committees, managing and coaching these individuals to ensure their success in development

A commitment to USES’s mission, vision and values
A minimum of 7 years of experience that demonstrates success cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting donors and direct experience managing a development department
An ability to lead in an organization that is fast paced, growing and changing
Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and setting and achieving ambitious goals
An ability to coach, lead, and inspire a team to achieve goals
Experience working collaboratively with a Board of Directors and volunteer committees
Superb written and communication skills, public speaking skills; highly interpersonal
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times
A working knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM
CORE COMPETENCIES: We look forward to getting to know each candidate and their unique talents. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the competencies listed below:
Strategic Thinking – Analyzes and synthesizes data and information. Listens, observes and questions. Defines and monitors strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others. Articulates expectations of self and others. Supports, inspires and motivates others to perform well. Effectively influences actions and opinions of others. Is thoughtful and decisive. Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Managing People/Coaching – Develops relationships. Listens, understands and is available to staff. Demonstrates emotional intelligence. Holds self and others accountable to defined expectations. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops and supports direct reports’ skills and encourages growth.
Oral/Written Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and with excellence. Listens and provides clarification as needed. Responds well to questions. Varies communication style to meet recipient needs. Presents data clearly and effectively.
Business Acumen – Understands the fundamentals of their functional area of development including development operations and reporting, corporate and foundation relationships, individual and major gift fundraising, moves management and capital campaigns
Project Management – Develops short and long-term plans, tools, processes, and procedures, which enable the organization to meet objectives/goals and timelines, all while monitoring and managing resources.

The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building a community of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at

Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.
Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.
Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.

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