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VP of National Philanthropy

The Future Project is the fastest-growing American education nonprofit since Teach for America—a creative team dedicated to unlocking the unlimited possibility of all young people. After several years of designing and growing from coast to coast its pioneering model for empowering young people to see once impossible dreams and put them into action, The Future Project is preparing to make its service available soon to any school, anywhere.

Centered around the role of the Dream Director—the new role in schools that is now in demand in more than 30 countries and all 50 states—The Future Project helps students see new possibilities for their future and the change they can make, believe that change is possible, and develop the skillset and mindset to take bold action on their purpose. Everything The Future Project does in schools is predicated on three simple beliefs: that the most important outcome a school can optimize for is thriving in life, not simply receiving a diploma and learning how to follow the rules of an outdated system; that change starts with an orientation of  partnership, not imposition; and that every young person—not just a select few—deserve to learn how to build an extraordinary life.

As The Future Project prepares to grow from serving 25,000 students to millions, from seven states to fifty states, and from a non-profit with 100 people on staff to one of the leading nonprofits in the nation with—one day—thousand of employees, we are searching for all-star leaders to join our passionate and possibility-fueled team.

We’re hiring a VP National Philanthropy who is passionate about enrolling America’s foremost philanthropists and foundations in supporting our work by building a creative and inspired national portfolio of mega-gift partners.

Our VP National Philanthropy will:

  • Establish and implement the national  giving strategy, structure, and process in collaboration with The Future Project’s other revenue generating functions (sales and regional philanthropy).
  • Identify and establish relationships with values-aligned philanthropists and foundations—and take ownership over established organizational relationships—in order to earn the revenue required for The Future Project’s operations and major national growth
  • Collaborate with the executive, creative, and finance teams to create compelling asks that inspire would-be donors to make major contributions to our work.
  • Take accountability over raising $40M in national philanthropy through 2020 as part of a total $50M campaign.
  • Play a key role in the creation of a development team over the coming 6-12 months that integrates individual, foundation, corporate, and fee-for-service revenue.

Our VP National Philanthropy has:

  • Sourced, developed, and closed seven figure gifts.
  • Inspired existing donors to increase their giving levels.
  • Succeeded in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills and shown they are a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated a passion for empowering young people and a commitment to reimagining education.
  • Pursued their own dreams, and supported others in pursuing their dreams.
  • Ideally, they have established the strategy and structure for a major portion of an organization's revenue generating capacity.

The Future Project  is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, nationality, national origin, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, sex, pregnancy, or gender.

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