Director of Development, New York City

COOP Careers - New York, NY
COOP Careers seeks a Director of Development, New York City to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that supports the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a significant pipeline of major gift prospects in metropolitan New York City. In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development will develop innovative fundraising approaches that advance COOP Career's mission and vision. As a member of a geographically distributed team, the Director of Development will work seamlessly with colleagues in different regions and time zones to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. The Director of Development will serve as a visible presence for COOP Careers in metropolitan New York City, building and nurturing relationships with a broad range of current and future funders and stakeholders in support of COOP’s college partnership and integration strategies.

COOP is building a diverse movement of upwardly mobile first-generation college grads overcoming underemployment through digital skills and peer connections. COOP wants to reignite the nation’s promise of upward mobility for those who strive to achieve a brighter future for themselves and their families—to ensure the American Dream is a reality for all. It connects un-/underemployed first-gen college graduates to one another—within cohorts and across “generations” of cohorts. By growing their peer professional networks, members of the community achieve upward economic mobility by building the skills and connections they need for the careers they deserve. COOP's intervention for underemployed graduates has produced compelling wage outcomes for thousands of first-generation and low-income grads in New York, California, Illinois, and Florida. Within 12 months of program completion, four-in-five COOP alumni are fully employed, earning an average of $50,000 per year (median pre-program earnings are $12,000).

"This is an exciting time to be part of COOP’s journey, one in which the Director of Development will build their professional legacy while ensuring the future financial success of our organization." — Kalani Leifer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.