The Atlantic Council promotes constructive US and European leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of influential policy practitioners, business leaders, and opinion-shapers on both sides of the Atlantic and increasingly globally, shaping policy through the papers it writes, the ideas it promotes, and the communities it builds. Since its founding in 1961, the Atlantic Council has become a preeminent, nonpartisan institution devoted to advancing transatlantic cooperation, international security, and global economic prosperity.
Over the past eight years, the Council has enjoyed remarkable growth in public impact, policy influence, and income. The Council has succeeded on the basis of a strategy which embraces a mission focused on the Council’s core of reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership but expanding it to a global set of partners and issues.
The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead its work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.
Location – New York, NY
The Atlantic Council is looking for a Deputy Director of Development, New York. The successful candidate will manage current New York donor and stakeholder relationships and build a pipeline of prospective donors that will generate increased revenue. The incumbent will be based in New York City and work closely with the Atlantic Council team in Washington, DC, including the Director of Business Development and New Ventures, the Deputy Director for Corporate Relations, and the Associate Director of Individual Membership, to situate the Council’s New York fundraising efforts within the larger context of Atlantic Council activities.
The Deputy Director will have knowledge of and experience with the New York investment community. The successful candidate will mobilize staff and board members and coordinate efforts across the organization to strengthen current relationships and generate new support. The Deputy Director will have an understanding of foreign policy and an ability to communicate that understanding passionately.
• oversee a portfolio of corporate members and individual donors based in New York and work with staff to manage these relationships and ensure benefits delivery;
• develop a series of Atlantic Council programs in New York that serve the Council’s current stakeholders and attract new prospective donors;
• work with the business development team to generate new funders for relevant Atlantic Council programs;
• lead New York fundraising for Atlantic Council’s annual New York gala, the Global Citizen Awards;
• develop new ways to retain, support, and attract new business;
• meet with donors and prospective donors to pitch/sell partnerships;
• conduct regular background research for meeting preparation, and be able to condense research materials into digestible written form and oral briefings;
• manage events related to business development; and
• assist with research and writing tasks as assigned.
The ideal candidate for the position of Deputy Director of Development, New York will have
• exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
• experience in proposal writing;
• the ability to meet tight deadlines and work in an ever-changing environment;
• an interest and understanding of international affairs and foreign policy;
• policy experience and/or education;
• excellent telephone presence and interpersonal skills:
• an ability to effectively communicate with both interns and senior officials;
• strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
• knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM applications; and
• a willingness to work irregular hours, evenings, and occasionally weekends.
A minimum of seven years of related experience with demonstrated success in development/fundraising, sales or marketing is required, as is a Bachelor's Degree. Seven or more years of experience, and a Master's Degree, are preferred.
How to Apply
Please apply online at https://b6.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=58BE2000c3e9e0g1f8e8c6g5d1b1&id=OER-DD0915&pos=Deputy%20Director,%20Development&loc=New%20York.
Deadline – N/A