Careers at Restoration

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has been a leader in the development of Central Brooklyn. For its pioneering work, Restoration has been recognized locally and nationally as a model for community development. Through the years, Restoration has been able to attract the highest caliber of talent to advance its mission. Restoration is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Currently, Restoration has several positions available:


JOB TITLE

Vice-President of Development

DEPARTMENT
Development

DESCRIPTION:

Armed with a new strategic plan, capital campaign, feasibility assessment, and diverse range of programming, Restoration is committed to generating significantly more revenue. The Vice President of Development will provide strategic and energetic guidance for all fundraising activities at Restoration. Working in close partnership with senior management team and Board of Directors, this position will oversee: foundation relations; corporate sponsorships; individual giving; event fundraising; and communications. Currently, the preparation of government grant proposals, as well as the cultivation of government relationships is undertaken by the heads of the Restoration Art, and the Centers for Personal Financial Health, Community Asset Building and Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. The Vice President of Development will participate in determining the best long-term placement of this public sector fundraising, and the best strategies for maximizing public sector fundraising impact. In order to greatly increase Restoration’s fundraising capacity, the Vice President will need to build a comprehensive fundraising program, including the strategic hiring over time of a competent fundraising team. The Vice President will develop all systems (human, operational, and technological) to support a robust and diverse fundraising program. In addition to achieving the organization’s contributed revenue goals for annual operations, the Vice President will periodically oversee special campaigns. The Vice President of Development will assume a critical leadership role researching, planning and ultimately implementing an imminent capital campaign to support the re-envisioning and re-development of Restoration Plaza.
Additional specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Thoroughly understand Restoration — its mission and values, history, culture, programs, funding partners and key stakeholders, operations and potential;
  • Grow fundraising to meet organization’s strategic goals;
  • Foster relationships of trust and cooperation with Restoration’s Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair, Development Committee, senior management, and staff, forging partnerships that continue to bring forth everyone’s best efforts;
  • Assume leadership of Restoration’s fundraising strategies; establish specific and realistic fundraising goals and benchmark in consultation with the senior management team; affirm strategies for diversifying income sources; establish personal relationships with current Restoration lead donors (both individual and institutional) to encourage ongoing support;
  • Build and regularly assess Restoration’s development department; strategically hire staff to scale up the organization’s fundraising capacity; supervise and motivate the development staff, providing coaching, training and guidance regarding professional
    development opportunities, as needed;
  • Serve as one of Restoration’s primary fundraising liaisons to private constituencies, including corporations, foundations, major donors, etc. Develop external alliances and collaborations to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Leverage the organization’s diverse board, staff, volunteers and friends to help achieve contributed revenue goals;
  • Enhance the Board’s role in fundraising. Work with board members to develop individual fundraising plans and goals. Work with board members to host special cultivation events, as appropriate.
  • Reorient the Development and External Affairs Committee. Restoration’s current board has an external affairs committee which focuses on the organization’s annual benefit. The proposed fundraising committee will look beyond the benefit with an eye towards
    developing funding opportunities year-round;
  • Continue to enhance Restoration’s annual benefit, as well as create opportunities for additional event fundraising;
  • Diversify corporate fundraising. The banking and finance sector accounted for a significant percentage of Restoration’s private fundraising over the past ten years. Given the ongoing trend toward consolidation in the banking sector, new sources of support
    must be identified and secured;
  • Institute a formal individual giving campaign, which may include (but not be limited to): an expansion of the year-end appeal; exploration of bequest gifts targeting Restoration alumni; and instituting a Facebook and online giving campaign;
  • Enhance Restoration’s brand identity to raise the organization’s visibility locally and nationally;
  • Oversee execution of all aspects of private development process from stewardship to proposal development to grant reporting;
  • Revisit the feasibility process to determine the potential, scope and scale of a capital campaign in support of the new strategic plan.
  • As a senior manager of the organization, work with the executive staff to develop and execute the institution’s budget, strategic plans and operating priorities. Personally representing the interests of the development department within the context of
    organization-wide issues;
  • Organize the development department’s annual planning, goal setting and budgeting process. Manage department operating revenues and expenditures;
  • Direct efforts to develop and improve systems and procedures that track the cultivation and acknowledgement of gifts/grants, manage prospect research and monitor grant reporting.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, professional fundraiser with the ability to motivate and work closely with high net-worth individuals, corporate executives, foundation leaders, and others in the philanthropic community. The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of progressive fundraising experience, having executed multi-million dollar campaigns and held senior fundraising management posts, preferably having run a development department.
Other specific qualifications include:

  • Proactive, creative, self-initiating and resourceful;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to apply a sophisticated knowledge of fundraising strategies and tactical methodologies to achieve contributed revenue goals, including fundraising with social media, and a range of new technologies;
  • Significant knowledge of and successful track record in fundraising from a variety of sources, including individual, corporate, foundation and government. Fundraising experience in New York is desired;
  • Creative, with experience generating ideas for exciting cultivation & fundraising events;
  • Strong corporate sponsorship experience;
  • A systematic approach to fundraising strategies and the management of day-to-day operations. Experience developing and implementing a comprehensive system of fundraising procedures;
  • Collegial and collaborative work style. Adept at leading others through process. Able to be tough-minded if required to ensure goals are met;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build confidence and rapport among colleagues and stakeholders in a diverse organization and fundraising community. A demonstrated record of working successfully with sources of influence;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to promote and sustain a diverse team of professional staff and volunteers;
  • Unquestioned personal integrity and professional reputation;
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to conceptualize and express ideas and anticipate and act on events which may create opportunities for Restoration;
  • An outgoing and open personality, with tenacity, pragmatism, high energy, and patience;
  • A demonstrated interest in and understanding of Restoration’s mission and its goals.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: janglin@restorationplaza.org


JOB TITLE

Education Director, Restoration Plaza Innovation Campus

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking an exceptionally talented Director to serve as point person on development of Restoration Plaza’s innovation campus, specifically as related to the education and workforce development initiatives. The Director will report to the President and Chief
Executive Officer, and will work in close partnership with Restoration’s senior management team and the Restoration Plaza pre-development team on a number of key priorities, including management and development of organizational programs as related to the Restoration Plaza education hub, future forecasting and budgeting for the hub, and strategic fundraising and capacity building to sustain it.

It is anticipated that specific responsibilities will encompass:

  • Develop thorough understanding of Restoration and the Restoration Plaza campus vision plan — its mission and values, history, culture, programs, funding partners and key stakeholders, operations and potential;
  • Support development of Restoration Plaza’s education hub and programs and ensure integration with Restoration’s other economic mobility programs;
  • Convene focus groups and public outreach to ensure community engagement and input with program development;
  • Support development of pilot program to identify and test appropriate curricula and interventions that will ensure student success;
  • Identify and convene Advisory Committee to refine education hub programs;
  • Develop evaluation framework to measure success and track metrics of education programs;
  • Support launch and implementation of education hub programs;
  • Develop fundraising strategies related to the Restoration Plaza education hub and support efforts to raise funds for Restoration’s related economic mobility programs; and
  • Collaborate closely with pre-development team overseeing campus vision plan implementation to execute on workstreams as needed.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proactive, creative, self-initiating and resourceful;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Significant knowledge of and successful track record in fundraising from a variety of sources, including individual, corporate, foundation and government. Fundraising experience in New York is desired;
  • Collegial and collaborative work style. Adept at leading others through process. Able to be tough-minded if required to ensure goals are met;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build confidence and rapport among colleagues and stakeholders in a diverse organization and fundraising community. A demonstrated record of working successfully with sources of influence;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to promote and sustain a diverse team of professional staff and volunteers;
  • Unquestioned personal integrity and professional reputation;
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to conceptualize and express ideas and anticipate and act on events which may create opportunities for Restoration;
  • An outgoing and open personality, with tenacity, pragmatism, high energy, and patience;
  • A demonstrated interest in and understanding of Restoration’s mission and its goals.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: janglin@restorationplaza.org.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, unemployment status, partnership status, familial status, military status, religion, pregnancy, predisposed genetic characteristic, status as a domestic violence, stalking, or sex offense victim, arrest and conviction record, or citizenship status in all employment decisions.