About First Book: First Book (https://firstbook.org) believes that education offers children the best possible path out of poverty. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 175 million books and educational materials to children from low-income families. Reaching 5 million children from birth to age 18 annually, First Book has built the country’s largest and fastest growing network of educators serving kids in need. Today First Book reaches 375,000 educators nationwide with an additional 1,000 joining every week. In addition to our work in the United States, First Book also distributed books to children in more than 30 countries last year.
A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book harnesses the power of the private sector to advance social change. First Book has also been highlighted for its innovation and impact by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum and in case studies at Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the London School of Economics. Finally, Charity Navigator recently awarded First Book its highest rating, including a perfect score for Accountability & Transparency.
About the position: The Vice President of Development directs First Book’s philanthropy program for individuals and family foundations as well as Team First Book, the organization’s community-based volunteer fundraising program. This position is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to meet established financial goals and for developing new fundraising relationships, including with major donor audiences and institutions who serve them. In partnership with First Book’s Senior Advisor of Marketing Communications, this person will also design and implement a robust calendar of fundraising campaigns across multiple channels – direct mail, email, social and peer-to-peer. The Vice President of Development leads a talented team of two full-time and one part-time staff and works closely with First Book’s entire leadership team.
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TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter to http://firstbook.force.com/careers. No phone calls please.