Monday, July 16, 2012
Chief Development Officer
People & Systems is assisting Roca, Inc., an innovative and growing at-risk youth organization in Massachusetts with their search for a dynamic Chief Development Officer.
NOTE: Your information is NEVER shared with our client without your permission. 100% CONFIDENTIAL application process guaranteed.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO ROCA AS THEY HAVE ASKED NOT TO BE CONTACTED BY APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION.
Roca is an innovative, nationally recognized organization working with disengaged and disenfranchised youth in Chelsea, Revere, East Boston, and Springfield Massachusetts. Utilizing a model of “transformational relationships,” Currently, Roca intensively serves 795 young people. This is expected to grow to approximately 1,800 young people by FY 2016. Roca takes a unique approach to moving very high-risk young people out of violence and poverty. Roca doesn’t wait for these young people to re-engage in society on their own. Left to their own devices, most never will. Instead, we go out and find them on the streets. We tell them the truth, teach them to trust, and help them learn and practice the skills needed to transform their lives and get on the path to achieving economic independence.
Roca has developed and operates an Intervention Model designed to help the most high-risk young people break the destructive cycles of poverty, violence and perpetual incarceration. The Intervention Model pushes young people to identify, confront and overcome destructive behaviors and learn the skills needed to re-engage and succeed in society, education, and the economy. Roca’s Intervention Model is based the combined principles of cognitive re-structuring, skills development, motivational interviewing, and transitional employment. To the best of our knowledge, Roca’s Intervention Model for very high-risk young people is the only full-time, long-term, behavioral change intervention delivered on the street, for this population, by a non-mandating authority.
Serving and supporting high-risk young people is at the core of Roca, and every employee is fully committed to creating opportunities for young in an effort to help them lead happy and healthy lives. Roca’s organizational culture is described as extremely hard-working, collaborative, and responsive.
Are you a fundraising generalist with 7-10+ years of experience, a sense of humor and an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you seeking meaningful work with others who are serious about impacting the lives of people in need? Do you possess that rare combination of skills which include the art of people management AND the science of measured outcome delivery? As the Chief Development Officer you will operate as the senior fundraising professional for Roca in partnership with the Executive Director, the Chief Strategy Officer, and a small team dedicated to increasing gifts from institutions and individuals. You will help build the organization’s first comprehensive individual donor program and oversee a successful institutional giving program all while providing leadership to the department as a whole. As the first official development leader for Roca, the position requires fearless and demonstrated success in building diverse development departments. For those few development generalists able to successfully shift gears between the big picture and the smallest details, who possess a track record for engaging donors of all kinds and giving capacities through creative and solid fundraising skills/acumen, this may be your next career move.
The top responsibility of this individual is to lead Roca toward achieving their vision of organizational sustainability and to execute revenue strategies to ensure Roca has the capacity to grow and increase its impact in line with the organization’s strategic plan. Roca’s budget in FY’12 is $7.7M and is projected to grow to approximately $16.5M by FY’16.
The position requires a Bachelors Degree (Master's Degree preferred), 10-15+ years of senior management fundraising experience and a clear commitment to/energy for the mission. A strong strategic capacity, excellent verbal and written communication skills, political acumen and budgeting competency are a must. All candidates will be afforded the opportunity (paid) to shadow senior management and the founder for several days prior to making any career decisions.
HOW TO APPLY:
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