FEATURED - Associate Director of Philanthropy

Alia | While we would love for you to be located near our St. Paul, MN office, if you’re our next right hire, we are open to remote working options.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $100,000

About Alia
Alia is a MN-based national nonprofit that is laser-focused on building a new way of work in child welfare that obsoletes the need for foster care by keeping families safely together, with a special emphasis on building anti-racist practices and systems. While we would love for you to be located near our St. Paul, MN office, if you’re our next right hire, we are open to remote working options. All positions are full-time and include benefits, and best-in-class organizational wellbeing support.

We are a team filled with optimism and joy; we laugh a lot. Of course, we each get bristly or off-base sometimes, and we apologize or provide loving feedback. Then we move on. As a 5-year-old agency, our goal is to bring the agility of a start-up into our next phase -- pairing focus and rigor with a spirit of learning and a mindset of planned abundance.

Moss does not grow underfoot at Alia! We’ve doubled in size every year for the past 5 years. We clip along with excellence, and we do not let perfection become the enemy of movement and learning. With our team-of-teams style of work, you will lead projects and be a strong team member. We work hard and make our own luck, yet also find that who and what we need arrive right on time. If your dreamiest dream job is fixed, linear, and task-oriented, this is likely not the best place for you.

Associate Director of Philanthropy Position
We are looking for an Associate Director of Philanthropy with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in fundraising to join our growing team. Well-qualified candidates are relational and will exhibit significant success as a fund development generalist with effective communication and writing skills and experience in securing national foundation funding. As part of the Philanthropy team, the Associate Director of Philanthropy is responsible for co-designing and implementing a sustainable fund development strategy to increase philanthropic revenue with a strong emphasis on securing national foundation funding.

This position will share in the responsibility to lead and strategically manage philanthropic activities to achieve organizational revenue and renewal goals. The individual must be able and willing to provide leadership and strategic direction and perform all aspects of the administration and management of fundraising tasks to accomplish our goals; in other words, this position will both map out the work and implement the plan. In addition, this position is responsible for helping to cultivate and grow a culture of philanthropy across Alia.

At least 5 years of fund development experience is required. We are open to all levels of skill and experience for this role and the salary range will depend on your experience and qualifications; salary range: $60,000 - $100,000. Candidates of color and/or candidates with lived experience in child welfare are highly encouraged to apply. All positions are open until filled with our ideal candidates; however, for first-round consideration, apply by April 2, 2021 at 4pm central.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrate a dynamite track record, bring authenticity, vulnerability, a sense of humor, an anti-racism approach, and can make fast friends, get in touch by sending your resumé, letter of interest, and salary requirements to kate@aliainnovations.org.

Minimum Requirements
  • 5+ years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience, including prospecting, soliciting and grant writing
  • A proven record of securing donations from a diverse mix of individual donors and foundations
  • A consistent track record of creating and executing effective fundraising strategies for diverse revenue streams
  • A demonstrated ability for handling multiple, complex fundraising initiatives simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to drive innovation, change, and growth
  • A detail-oriented implementer who can mobilize teams to translate strategy into results
  • Superb relationship management, interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills
  • The ability to inspire and hold accountable diverse internal and external stakeholders (including funders, peers, leadership, board members, and supporters)
  • A strong understanding of technology and information systems pertinent to the role
  • An in-depth understanding of major donor fundraising best practices