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Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Brooklyn Org seeks an entrepreneurial and results-oriented Vice President of Strategic Partnerships to lead fundraising strategies to develop and grow new individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, including building a broad base of emerging donors through the Brooklyn Org membership program.

Important and Reporting Relationships

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships will report to the President and CEO and work closely with the Chief Operating and Financial Officer. They will serve on the senior management group, which is comprised of the President and CEO, Chief of Staff, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives, Vice President of Programs, and Vice President of Donor Engagement.

Challenges and Opportunities

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships will be expected to contribute broadly to all aspects of the fulfillment of Brooklyn Org’s mission and growth. The organization seeks a seasoned fundraising professional with both the capacity and the demonstrated track record to respond effectively to the following key challenges and opportunities:

  • Rapidly gain a thorough understanding of the scope and diversity of Brooklyn Org’s history, programs, constituents, donors, and special events;
  • Establish credibility with the President and CEO, development leadership, program officers, and staff to gain an understanding of the substantive priorities of the current strategic plan and translate those priorities into successful fundraising initiatives;
  • Set and achieve ambitious but attainable fundraising goals for new individual donors and corporate prospects with the President & Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, and the senior management group;
  • Lead the research, identification, engagement, and cultivation of new individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, completing research profiles and tailored cultivation strategies for each prospect;
  • Strategically engage the President and CEO, Vice President of Donor Engagement, and Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives in public outreach and fundraising activities, providing meaningful engagement opportunities and effective support;
  • Manage and implement Brooklyn Org’s institutional giving strategy, including research, grant writing, reporting, underwriting, and management of corporate partnerships;
  • Collaborate with marketing to establish the membership program and develop strategy and implementation goals;
  • Represent Brooklyn Org at donor meetings and events, articulating the organization’s unique value to the borough, community engagement practices, strategies, and successes;
  • Ensure the growth of Brooklyn Org’s donor base through list acquisition, direct marketing strategies, and broad-based fundraising campaigns;
  • Manage fundraising revenue reporting and reconciliation with Finance team;
  • Develop budget projections based on historical and market assessments;
  • Ensure documentation of all development activity related to donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship in Salesforce/CRM platform;
  • Direct and coordinate the work of relevant consultants and vendors; and
  • Oversee growth, maintenance, and enhancement of the organization’s development database in collaboration with the Vice President of Donor Engagement and Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives.

Ideal Qualities

The successful candidate will be an effective and entrepreneurial leader with the ability to actualize the relationship between the development program and the organization’s mission and goals. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Passion, commitment, and understanding of Brooklyn Org’s mission and values, with a deep commitment to racial equity, justice, and Brooklyn communities;
  • Proven track record of providing strategic direction, leadership, and operational management of fundraising initiatives, resulting in marked improvement and growth;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supportive leadership and effective management;
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to enhance the infrastructure of Brooklyn Org’s prospect and grant writing programs, with knowledge of prospect research methods and tools;
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic leader with the ability to adapt to changing priorities, refine strategies after feedback, and multi-task to meet deadlines;
  • Genuine team player with the ability to build long-term, collaborative relationships based on good judgment, collaboration, mutual trust and confidence, integrity, and discretion;
  • Excellent communication (writing, speaking, presentation and listening) skills and keen attention to detail, with the ability to effectively communicate with key internal and external constituencies.
  • Affirmative, positive, and motivational style, combined with a strong, results-oriented work ethic;
  • Grace, poise, confidence, and history of meticulous follow-through in staffing top leadership;
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree, CFRE, or CAP certification highly desired.


Brooklyn Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Organization is committed to maintaining a staff that diversifies philanthropy, including lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in the field and those directly affected by structural racism, centering them in decision-making. Additionally, the Organization does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation and benefits package will be competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience. The compensation range for this position is $120,000 to $130,000. For extraordinary candidates, Brooklyn Org may consider higher compensation.

Confidential Inquiries and How to Apply

Brooklyn Org has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC (FPS) to assist in this executive recruitment. FPS is a national leader in recruitment for the nonprofit sector and related concerns and brings a proven track record of recruiting top talent to diverse institutions.

Please send all confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations directly to FPS via email at

All applications must include (1) an up-to-date resume (2) a letter of intent (addressed to FPS) that specifically cites the experiences that best prepare the applicant for this role and why this particular opportunity is the logical and desired next step in their career, and (3) a list of references. Additional materials and information will be requested during the search and interview process.

Office Assistant

The Office Assistant maintains daily office functions and responsible for supporting administrative and office support activities. Specific duties will include, but not be limited to, reception coverage,  general office maintenance and kitchen duties, mail distribution and flow of correspondence, set up and clean up for in-office meetings, assist in the management of office supplies.

This is a full-time position based in Brooklyn and reports directly to the Operations Manager.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following as needed to meet the goals and objectives:

Office Management:

  • Answers, screens, responds, and directs calls, office emails, and mail in a courteous and professional manner; takes messages and/or forwards to appropriate employee
  • Meets and greets all visitors; determines their needs and directs them to the appropriate employee/locations
  • Orders and maintains supplies, in house pantry, and keeps reception and pantry area organized
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the office
  • Prepares and maintains meeting and conference room reservation and catering schedules; circulates schedule to appropriate staff
  • Manages planning and execution of internal events (employee engagement activities, monthly birthday celebrations, staff outings, farewell events, holiday party, etc.)
  • Manages memberships and subscriptions including logins and renewals
  • Maintains paper and electronic filing systems, including required records and documentation
  • Posts open positions on job boards and assists with orienting and onboarding new employees, as needed
  • Negotiates and maintains contracts with outside vendors
  • Support accounts payables and reimbursement procedures
  • Performs general clerical duties including but not limited to filing, photocopying, faxing, and mailing as required
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
  • Manages office communications such as weekly newsletter and disseminate to all staff
  • Support Chief Operating and Financial Officer and management as directed

Abilities and Competencies

  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities as competing projects vie for attention
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Keen sense of discretion, especially when handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability and desire to interact with a broad cross-section of constituents with a positive, customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently, but also be collaborative; to take both initiative and direction
  • Passion for creating opportunities for Brooklyn’s residents
  • Commitment to Brooklyn Org’s racial equity focus and core values
  • All other responsibilities as directed


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years’ work experience preferred
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and other virtual platforms
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to Brooklyn Org’s vision and values, specifically racial equity, and social justice

Salary Range: $56,000 – $65,000 annually


How to Apply

Email cover letter and résumé to (no reference letters or phone calls please!) and please list Communications Associate in the Subject line.


Additional Information

Brooklyn Org offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 30 days paid time off, 11 holidays, birthday PTO, summer Friday half days, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment.

Currently, full-time employees are required to come into the office at least 3 days a week, subject to workload and in person collaboration needs.

Brooklyn Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Organization is committed to maintaining a staff that diversifies philanthropy, including lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in the field and those directly affected by structural racism, centering them in decision-making. Additionally, the Organization does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.