ONE LOVE OVERVIEW The One Love Foundation was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, a UVA senior who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just weeks short of graduation. Prior to that day, Yeardley’s friends and family had no sense she was in danger. In the months that followed, they were stunned to learn that relationship violence is something 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in this country will experience in his/her lifetime. Research also shows that young women ages 16-24 are 3x greater risk and have limited awareness of this fact. One Love’s focus today is changing these statistics by sparking conversations in schools and their surrounding communities.
One Love works to give others the information that Yeardley and her friends and family didn’t have about what unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship behaviors look like, empowering them to help themselves and their friends. To do this, One Love focuses on building emotionally engaging, powerful content and tools that meet people where they are, show them the relevance of this issue in their own lives, and inspire them to join a movement for change. Our fundamental belief is with a clearer understanding of the behaviors that comprise abuse, this generation can reject such behaviors, work to build healthier communities and change the statistics around relationship violence.
POSITION OVERVIEW: DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIPS The partnership team is committed to philanthropically funding the development and distribution of its educational tools and initiatives in the interest of sparking a movement to end relationship violence. As such, fundraising is a critical element of our work. We are hoping to hire an experienced fundraiser to identify and engage donors in our mission.
Relationship management is at the core of our work and is an integral part of this role. He or she will build relationships from the ground up, raising awareness about and funds in support of One Love’s educational tools and campaigns. Partnership Directors will work to engage all members of the broader community deeply in our work, ultimately guiding the most motivated individuals to become leaders and financial supporters of this movement. The ideal candidate will love building relationships with people and will be comfortable calling new individuals to tell them about One Love and persuading them to get involved. The position requires strong entrepreneurial skills to leverage our small donor base and to build new relationships in our focused regions. This is not a traditional major gift officer position, but rather an opportunity to help a relatively new nonprofit grow and deepen in regions across the country.
Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic fundraising professional who believes wholeheartedly in our mission and is eager to identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals capable of making major gifts. This is a unique opportunity for a dedicated, results-oriented, relationship builder to make a significant impact at an innovative nonprofit.
Specific responsibilities include: Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and corporate donors at the major gift level ($2,500 – $100,000+). Develop customized strategies to cultivate and solicit donors. Work closely with the Regional coordinators in developing strong relationships with community members to engage them in community fundraising efforts, volunteer opportunities and events. Identify new fundraising opportunities that match One Love’s mission and priorities. Create and develop compelling proposals to donors that effectively make the case for support. Assist in the development of Regional Leadership Councils (Boston, Dallas, New York & San Francisco) and lead efforts to engage and empower these important stakeholders and donors.
REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree required. 5 to 7 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Must have success in soliciting major gifts and building and deepening engagement with donors. Preference for experience with a start-up or campaign-driven non-profit. Enthusiasm for sales skills to develop a portfolio of donors. Exceptional relationship management skills that enable him/her to manage multiple relationships in a thorough and efficient way: o Ability to create and manage schedules quickly, even when traveling o Ability to develop efficient travel plans that maximize time on the road Extremely self-motivated with strong multi-tasking abilities. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. This position is approximately 60% travel. Knowledge of Salesforce or similar donor database. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The compensation and benefits package is competitive with comparable nonprofits in the region.
The position is based in Westchester County, New York, a 35-minute train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
TO APPLY: Send the following to email@example.com Put: “I’m your next Director, Partnerships” in the subject line Include an attached resume in PDF format In 150 words or less, pitch us on why you’re the best candidate for the job.