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Executive Director, AFP
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Cincinnati, Ohio
Job Summary

The AFP Cincinnati Chapter is hiring its first Executive Director to support the 300+ dedicated members, collectively committed to advancing the practice of fundraising. Our diverse membership includes seasoned professionals and emerging talents, all sharing a common goal of enhancing the impact of nonprofits in our community

Job Description

About Us:

The AFP Cincinnati Chapter is hiring its first Executive Director to support the 300+ dedicated members, collectively committed to advancing the practice of fundraising. Our diverse membership includes seasoned professionals and emerging talents, all sharing a common goal of enhancing the impact of nonprofits in our community. At AFP Cincinnati, we foster a collaborative and professional environment where knowledge is shared, connections are cultivated, and meaningful contributions to the philanthropic sector are celebrated. Joining our chapter means becoming a part of a respected community that transcends individual aspirations, working together to elevate the philanthropic landscape in our vibrant city.

About You:

You are a results-oriented professional, known for your ability to execute tasks with precision and efficiency. You have a strategic mindset and a proven track record of increasing membership/donors and spearheading successful fundraising initiatives. Your passion for making a positive impact aligns with our organization's mission, and you are ready to contribute your skills and expertise to drive growth and influence within the philanthropic community. If you are a dynamic individual who can execute, lead, collaborate, and elevate organizational success, we invite you to apply and become a pivotal player in shaping our future. This position will report to the AFP Cincinnati Chapter President (will be the AFP Cincinnati Board President in 2025).

Interested candidates should send a resume to:

Job Description:

Vision and Strategic Leadership (20%):

  • Collaborate with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan aligned with the organization's mission.
  • Seek out and foster relationships with key stakeholders in various sectors to identify new opportunities for funding and community engagement.
  • Act as the public face of the organization, participating in public speaking engagements, interviews, and contributing to articles to enhance the organization's visibility and impact.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications committee to support various initiatives, contributing to the development and execution of strategies that enhance the organization's visibility and brand presence.

Fundraising and Financial Oversight (30%):

  • Identify, cultivate, and expand diversified funding streams, including grants, sponsors, donors, programmatic revenue, and affinity programs, ensuring financial health and sustainability.
  • Oversee organizational finances, policies, and procedures to maintain the highest level of fiscal integrity. Monitor ongoing progress, cash flows, and investments, implementing necessary course corrections.
  • Ensure the relevancy, support, and evaluation of all signature programs, continuously improving and being accountable for funding outcomes.

Board and Event Management (25%):

  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the Chapter Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, providing support in the development and execution of board meeting agendas and minutes.
  • With direction from relevant committees, coordinate activities for key events, including National Philanthropy Day, in-person education programming, and member happy hours. This includes managing the registration, sponsor invoices, marketing materials, and logistics.
  • Review and monitor financial activities for proper budget allocations, complete required annual processes such as the AFP Chapter Accord Process and ensure ethical standards by approving job postings prior to publication.

Chapter Governance (25%):

  • Complete and submit the annual Chapter Accord, Ten Star Gold, and IDEA Champion applications in December/January, detailing various activities that may vary each year.
  • Occasional travel to attend AFP Global events (ICON and LEAD), for networking, sharing insights, and fostering collaborations to contribute to the professional development and success of the individual in the dynamic field of fundraising.
  • Serve as advocate and liaison to AFP Global offices and staff.
  • Lead a dynamic contract administration team, overseeing and optimizing work processes to ensure efficient contract execution and compliance with organizational policies, while fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.

Qualifications and skills

  • 7-10 years of leadership and management of fundraising and/or membership organizations, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Demonstrate a robust commitment to achieving impactful outcomes and promoting racial equity by actively fostering diversity across various facets of the organization, including membership, board representation, and educational programming.
  • Ability to leverage development strategies to advance organizational results.
  • Skilled at inspiring teams to deliver superior work and customer service.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, including management of individuals, committees, and projects. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and public speaking skills with the ability to simplify and articulate complex concepts to various audiences.
  • Ability to approach situations and challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Demonstrated team player who can incorporate diverse perspectives while affirming different cultures, styles, and approaches.

Compensation and Benefits

Benefits will be administered through our partnership with OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

Salary range: $80,000-$95,000 for 40/hours a week.

Work Environment

This remote position, based in the Cincinnati region, offers a flexible work-from-home schedule with an expected 40-hour workweek. The role requires availability during committee meetings and chapter events, fostering local engagement and proactive communication within a collaborative virtual environment.

Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

Employees contribute 20% of health insurance premiums. Dental coverage is also available.

Life Insurance

We offer life insurance coverage of $25,000.

Cell Phone and Internet Stipend

We provide a remote working stipend to help cover the costs of your cell phone and internet services.

Competitive Retirement Plan with 3% Employer Match

We are committed to supporting your long-term financial goals and offer a 3% employer match to help you build a secure and comfortable retirement. Candidates must also contribute a minimum of 3%.

All US Government Holidays Off

Enjoy the benefits of a healthy work-life balance with all U.S. government holidays off. The Board recognizes that religious beliefs are an integral part of individual identities. We acknowledge the importance of observing religious practices and understand that you may require time off for religious holidays, rituals, or ceremonies. We are happy to make the appropriate accommodations.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Our Paid Time Off (PTO) policy is designed to provide a flexible and comprehensive approach to time off, encompassing vacation, sick leave, and personal days. This policy is intended to support you in managing your personal needs, including but not limited to vacations, child, pet, and elder care responsibilities, medical and dental appointments, personal errands, and unforeseen emergencies.

As a new member of our team, you will start with 22 PTO days per year. Moreover, we recognize the value of your commitment and contribution over time; thus, your PTO accrual will increase with each subsequent year of your tenure in this role.

Interested candidates should send a resume to:

Hiring timeline:

  • July 15: Resumes due to
  • August 20: First-round interviews
  • September 3: Second round interviews
  • September 14: Candidate notifications (regrets or congratulations)
  • October 15: Expected Start Date

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