New York, New York
The Job Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Leadership Gifts Officer (LGO) will work closely with the entire Strategic Advancement team at The Opportunity Network (OppNet) as well as the CEO, OppNet’s Board, and staff to support a growing leadership giving program at OppNet by building strategic relationships and partnerships with individual donors and prospects. As a key member of the Strategic Advancement department, the Leadership Giving Officer will execute year-round identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts as a key driver of new revenue for a fast-growing $10.3M organization whose bold growth plans ahead will require ambitious revenue growth.
This new position will build and drive a dynamic portfolio of approximately 100-150 leadership giving prospects and donors. The LGO will spend a majority of their time in direct interaction with prospects and donors, helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to OppNet. In service of this goal, the LGO will strategically partner with OppNet staff and Board leadership to expand OppNet’s network through Board introductions and build strong donor relationships with OppNet. Additionally, in close concert with the Head of Leadership Giving, this position will help manage and support 3Circles–OppNet’s newly launched leadership giving community (10k+). The LGO will help grow this revenue stream by building membership across their portfolio as well as engaging with members of the 3Circles Committee and OppNet’s Board. The LGO will be supported by and collaborate across OppNet’s Development team, as well as, Communications and Programs.
The Organization Since 2003, OppNet has ignited the drive, curiosity, and agency of historically and systematically underrepresented students on their paths to and through college and into thriving careers, powered by our commitment to access and community. This year, OppNet will reach more than 10,000 students of color across the nation to support them in achieving their college and career goals.
All of the work OppNet leads is in service of realizing our vision of a nation connected through vibrant communities and networks actively in pursuit of social justice and educational equity – a nation where all young people can freely create their own path to enduring success that honors their passions, ambitions, and full identities.
Our Core Values
The Person The ideal candidate will personally connect to the important work we do and value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) across the organization. The candidate will demonstrate DE&I values by actively participating in all organizational-wide learning sessions and self-reflection as well as working with others to enact changes that contribute to meeting the organization’s DE&I goals.
The candidate should possess outstanding professionalism and discretion, organization and attention to detail, energy and initiative, the ability to prioritize and complete a variety of tasks on time, and a willingness to work on a wide range of assignments. The ideal candidate is also someone who is excited by the idea of building an ambitious new revenue generation program in service of OppNet’s long-term sustainability and someone who values the art and science of building meaningful relationships
Responsibilities Portfolio Management (65%)
3Circles Community (25%)
Coordination and Operations (10%)
Beyond the responsibilities outlined above, it is expected that the Leadership Giving Officer meaningfully participate in OppNet’s DE&I working groups and other projects to help advance OppNet’s organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that she/he/they develop their own role- and person-specific intentions as she/he/they relate to OppNet’s DE&I commitment.
What Success in this Role Looks Like
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