Founded by entrepreneur and activist Alexandre Mars, Epic is a global foundation that exists to empower and protect children, youth and our planet. Groundbreaking nonprofits often fall short of smart money to drive impact. Donors want to give more, but are held back because they lack trust, time, and knowledge. Epic serves as a bridge between the social entrepreneurs forging solutions to today’s pressing challenges, and the individuals and businesses who desire to drive positive change. Thanks to our board that covers our operational costs, 100% of the donations go directly to the organizations in our portfolio fostering lasting change. Since its creation, Epic has backed 48 nonprofit and social enterprises around the world and mobilized $54 million. For more information : www.epic.foundation
About the Role
We’re looking for a self-starter to grow, engage and manage our US community of Epic Pledgers. Epic Pledgers are founders, CEOs and venture capitalists who want to have outsized social impact and create a culture of giving within the tech ecosystem.
The Epic Pledge provides a way for individuals and companies to embed purpose into their success. They do so by committing a % of their equity or carried interest to social good. The current Epic Pledge community currently consists of 200+ founders and VCs building top tech companies around the world. We engage this community of like-minded founders and investors through updates from our portfolio of high-impact nonprofit organizations and curated events designed to empower tech execs to become strategic philanthropists and lead by example.
The US Development Officer will be based in New York City and work directly with the US Head of Development, in close collaboration with our Paris, London and Belgium development teams. This is a full time position, based in the NYC office with the possibility of 2 remote work days each week.
This role involves 3 main components:
1 - Growing the US entrepreneur/VC community. This involves developing strategic prospection lists and proactive cold outreach in the form of email, LinkedIn, in-person and digital networking, and pitching Epic and the pledge to individuals and startups.
2 - Managing the existing US Epic Pledge community. Tasks include organizing events (dinners, panel discussions, webinars, etc) with support from HQ, regular touch points with pledgers, and sharing donor updates from Epic’s portfolio organizations.
3 - Administrative - Ensuring Salesforce is up to date and providing additional administrative support to US team members (e.g. donor receipts).
Desired Experience & Qualifications
- 3 years+ experience in sales, business development or fundraising
- Strong presentation and relationship-building skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Nice to Have
- Demonstrated interest in philanthropy
- Existing network in the NYC and SF Bay tech startup ecosystems
- Knowledge of CRM systems (Salesforce in particular)
- International work experience and foreign language skills (French in particular)
Salary: $60,000-$65,000 with 3 years of experience, range negotiable depending on additional experience
Epic provides a friendly working environment as well as strong opportunities for professional growth and network building. This is a unique opportunity to join an entrepreneurial, mission-driven organization focused on achieving positive impact and results.
- 15 vacation days + winter break between December 25th and 31st
- Private healthcare for you and your family
- Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave policy (available after one year with the company)
- Up to one day a month of volunteering
- Other general wellbeing benefits, such as time off for certain types of family events and reimbursement of culture/sport costs (certain limitations for reimbursement amount and time at company may apply)
If our values resonate with you, send your cover letter, resume, and response to the prompt below. Please specify "US Development Officer" in the subject.
Describe a sale or partnership you executed that you would consider impactful or innovative.
We will interview candidates on a rolling basis. All candidates must have the right to work in the United States. Only candidates whose profile corresponds to the job description will be contacted. For more information on Epic: www.epic.foundation
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