ideas42 is looking for a fundraising professional to join its senior team in the newly created role of Director of Development. The Director will report to and work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director. This new role will take charge of and grow the fundraising efforts that are critical to ideas42’s future and ability to achieve its social mission.
In its first decade, ideas42 has operated predominantly under a project specific funding model. Our goal to further expand our capacity—and our impact—requires obtaining funding beyond the largely program-restricted grants we receive from institutional funders (foundations and governments). We’ve committed to building a major donor fundraising program to obtain unrestricted gifts from major donors. This new source of funding will enable us to build additional ongoing resources for the organization, diversify our funding base, and add the flexibility necessary to create innovative solutions and get them to scale. The newly created Director role will be instrumental in launching and executing this program for ongoing major giving, and an opportunity not only to build a vital strategic initiative with enthusiastic leaders and staff, but to forge connections between philanthropists and a unique force for social good.
The Director of Development will collaborate closely with ideas42’s Executive Director, Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Communications, other senior leaders, and the Board of Directors to create the major giving programs, identify potential donor networks, and execute on a comprehensive fundraising strategy.
This person will focus on strategy in addition to execution. The role will take on day to day responsibilities for CRM management, prospect research, pipeline development, and own relationships with external consultants as needed. Additional team members and resources can be added over time based on what is required to deliver success.
The role’s essential duties include:
We hire resourceful, analytical and entrepreneurial individuals. The successful candidate will be comfortable working both independently and across the team, advising and being part of senior leadership as a true thought partner within the organization, and thinking critically. A passion for unorthodox problem-solving and promoting social good is crucial.
Specific qualifications include:
We’re a non-profit looking for deep insights into human behavior—into why people do what they do—and using that knowledge in ways that help improve lives, build better systems, and drive social change. Working globally, we reinvent the practices of institutions, and create better products and policies that can be scaled for maximum impact.
We also teach others, ultimately striving to generate lasting social impact and create a future where the universal application of behavioral science powers a world with optimal health, equitable wealth, and environments and systems that are sustainable and just for all.
For more than a decade, we’ve been at the forefront of applying behavioral science in the real world. And as we’ve developed our expertise, we’ve helped to define an entire field. Our efforts have so far extended to 40 countries as we’ve partnered with governments, foundations, NGOs, private enterprises, and a wide array of public institutions.
We value diversity and inclusion and are dedicated to growing our teams with people who have diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills. We are committed to fair and unbiased hiring practices that support equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, abilities, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Working with Us
We are a culture-first organization where rules or processes do not take precedence – people and their ability to make well-reasoned decisions do. You’ll find that our team members are deeply caring, smart, and both tenacious and rigorous in their work.
Our core values are at the heart of everything at ideas42:
Benefits and Compensation
We hope that you are excited by the opportunity to work with us. We are proud to offer a comprehensive and behaviorally designed benefits package and other perks to support our team and allow us to focus on our work of solving tough social problems.
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