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National Programs Director | National Deputy Development Director

New Leaders Council National Programs Director

–Position Announcement and Description –

New Leaders Council is seeking a Programs Director. The Programs Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Who We’re Looking For

The Programs Director is a rising star servant-leader who wants to work with thousands of the nation's best and brightest new leaders. You should be passionate about civic engagement, have a background in training, project management and organizing, and strong familiarity with politics and government.

You'll be happy being our Programs Director if you like to travel, have strong detail orientation, and enjoy wearing different hats and having broad exposure to all parts of the organization. Multi-taskers, independent problem-solvers, and bridge builders are strongly encouraged to apply. Since your job will including using several systems, it is preferred that you be very comfortable with online technology.

NLC is a young, energetic, very diverse, and progressive organization. Our organization’s leaders are very focused, and we strive make decisions quickly and execute with efficiency. We want someone who shares our values and our forward-charging style, but brings a well-honed strategic ability as well.

Role and Responsibilities

The Programs Director has the primary task to make sure that chapters are empowered to run successful Institutes.  A few of the responsibilities of the Programs Director are listed below.

Selections - prepare the Institute application with the volunteer Selections Director and the staff at HireTrue. Assist chapters with selections and the application process. Make sure the volunteer Selections Director is meeting the selections process benchmarks.

Curriculum and Institute - update supporting materials and provide these to chapter leadership via the NLC wiki. Assure that all chapters submit the dates for their Institute sessions by the due date. Arrange trainers for the Life Entrepreneurship (LE) train the trainers held in the late summer, LE Institute sessions held in January, Communications institute sessions held in either February, March, or April. Work with the national team for utilizing NLC Ambassadors as NLC Institute trainers/observers. Help recruit new trainers for other areas of the curriculum. Work with the national team to propose additions to the Curriculum guide. Make sure the volunteer curriculum director is meeting the selections process benchmarks. Facilitate the annual Fellows Fundraisers with the staff and chapter leaders, as well as Fellows.

General - maintain updated documentation for contact information of chapter advisory board roles (via a Google doc) and also tag board members in NLC's Nationbuilder database. Attend Chapter Directors quarterly conference calls. Provide guidance for Chapter Directors serving on the Board of Directors.

Technology - create official NLC email addresses, assist chapter leadership in creating contribution pages, sign up forms, and other outreach/fundraising pages, through the NLC database. Place dates for important institute events (institute sessions, Fellows fundraiser events, recruitment events, etc) on the NLC website calendar.

Outreach and Engagement – work with national staff to coordinate national and regional retreats and other programming, in partnership with local chapter leadership. Also in coordination with staff and local leadership, build new partnerships with like-minded progressive people and organizations.

Location

It is preferred that the NLC Programs Director can work in Washington D.C. though it is not required.

Salary

501(c)(3) nonprofit salary commensurate with experience

Start Date

Mid November

How To Apply

In order to apply, please email your resume, cover letter, name and phone number for three references, and a writing sample to NLC Executive Director, Mark Riddle at mriddle@newleaderscouncil.org . For the writing sample, please use one page to answer one of these two questions: (1) Based on the roles and responsibilities above, what hard and soft skills would you add or emphasize in the Programs Director role? or, (2) what aspects of the role and New Leaders Council appeal most to you, and how do you see yourself contributing to capacity building in the progressive movement?

Deadline To Apply

October 1

Notice of Nondiscrimination
New Leaders Council is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, familial status, or any other legally protected class.

New Leaders Council National Deputy Development Director

–Position Announcement and Description –

New Leaders Council is seeking a Deputy Development Director to assist the National Development Director in building NLC’s fundraising capacity. The Deputy Development Director reports directly to the National Development Director.

Who We’re Looking For

The Deputy Development Director position requires a rising star servant-leader who wants to work with hundreds of the nation's best and brightest new leaders, and to nurture relationships with notable donor figures across the country. You should be passionate about civic engagement, have a background in development and fundraising, and have a strong familiarity with politics and government.

You'll be happy being our Deputy Development Director if you enjoy getting to know people with influence in the fundraising sphere, have a thirst and talent for data research, appreciate the detailed process of donor maintenance and administration, and are able to work independently with minimal supervision.

New Leaders Council is young, energetic, and very diverse. It is a progressive organization dedicated to building next generation leaders across the country. NLC and its executive team is very focused, and we strive make decisions quickly and execute with efficiency. We want someone who shares our values and our hard-charging style.

Role and Responsibilities

The Deputy Director has the primary task of assisting the National Development Director in fundraising, both in person and through meeting and event projects.  The Deputy Development Director plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including chapter fundraising, helping the Development Director coordinate prospecting meetings, direct mail appeals, and special events. Additionally, the Deputy will, from time to time, assist the National Development Director coordinate travel for the Development Director, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board.
Among these responsibilities, the Deputy Development Director will be particularly focused on chapter fundraising and development. You will work directly with NLC local chapter leadership on fundraising initiatives and direct strategies.  
Lastly, data research and proper data maintenance are essential to NLC’s development department. As such, the Deputy Director will also:

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence;
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor file;
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed;
  • Continually update and correct database records;
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors;
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters;
  • Track tax credit donations in the database and keep a file for each tax credit donor; and,
  • Send appropriate documentation to process credits to donors.

As the outline of duties makes clear, it is essential that you be experienced with the relevant office and database software. NLC uses the Nationbuilder and NGP databases; knowledge of these is greatly preferred.

Location

It is preferred that the Deputy Development Director work in Washington D.C., though NLC will consider all applicants.

Salary

501(c)(3) nonprofit salary commensurate with experience

Start Date

Mid November

How To Apply

In order to apply, please email your resume, cover letter, name and phone number for three references, and a writing sample to NLC Executive Director, Mark Riddle at mriddle@newleaderscouncil.org . For the writing sample, please use one page to answer one of these two questions: (1) Based on the roles and responsibilities above, what would you add or emphasize of the Deputy Development Director role? or, (2) What change would you make to the overall NLC experience?

Deadline To Apply

October 1

Notice of Nondiscrimination

New Leaders Council is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, familial status, or any other legally protected class.


 
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New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.


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