CHIEF DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICER
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In today’s economy, over 50% of all jobs require some degree of technology and digital skill. A recent Microsoft Data Science report estimates that digital job capacity – or the total number of new technology-oriented jobs – in the U.S. will grow to 13 million by 2025.
NPower is a national nonprofit, rooted in the community, that is committed to advancing race and gender equity in the tech industry through skills training, real-world experience, support, and mentorships. The organization has helped young adults from underserved communities and veterans move from poverty to the middle class by training them with a range of tech skills and placing them in quality jobs. Students who enter the free, tech training program earn industry-recognized certifications and graduate with the competencies of an IT professional with one to two years of experience in less than six months. Eighty percent of students who enroll in the NPower program graduate, and 81% of graduates land a full-time job or continue their education. NPower graduates achieve an average salary increase of 420%. NPower is a vital solution to bridging the diverse talent gap that exists in the high-growth technology industry.
NPower currently operates in New York, Texas, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Missouri, and Michigan. There is also an affiliate in Canada.
NPower has grown in leaps and bounds since Bertina Ceccarelli’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Her ambitious, visionary leadership has led transformational change, with the organization growing from a programmatic presence in four U.S. states to seven states, from approximately 40 staff to more than 180, and from total annual revenues of about $6 million to more than $35 million in FY22. The organization also has a thriving Canadian subsidiary that offers training services across the country. More importantly, this burgeoning organizational footprint is driving life-changing impact for an increasing number of military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. NPower will continue its momentous growth in the near term and beyond, with new locations set to be added in Ohio and North Carolina and a well-honed, field-tested understanding of what is required for programmatic success.
This is an exciting time for NPower, and its future plans will require it to serve increasing numbers of students with intentionality and sustainability. The organization has indeed grown and diversified its fundraising to support expansion to date and will need to continue doing so to achieve its goals. NPower will formally launch the Impact Campaign in late 2023 to raise $50 million in incremental funds by 2025 and has secured a $15 million leadership gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The organization has strategically invested in parallel marketing initiatives to ensure the organization’s brand and messaging are aligned with fundraising.
Amid this environment of proven impact and remarkable, ongoing expansion, NPower is seeking a passionate mission-driven senior executive for the critical role of Chief Development and Government Affairs Officer (CDGAO) to lead the organization’s efforts to advance donor understanding and engagement with its programs and strategic priorities. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, leadership team, and a highly active and supportive Board of Directors, the CDGAO is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive development plan that will leverage NPower’s programmatic reach to raise substantial capital and ensure financial sustainability. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the CDGAO will serve as a strategic leader for the organization and as a member of the Executive Team.
The CDGAO manages a Development team of approximately 15 covering the following areas: Strategic Corporate Accounts, Corporate Relations, Foundations, Grants Management, Major Gifts, Individual Giving, Special Events, and Government Affairs. The team includes development staff deployed regionally at NPower locations across the nation.
A key priority for the incoming CDGAO will be developing and executing plans to significantly expand fundraising revenue from local, state, and federal governments, as well as from corporations and high-net-worth individuals. It will be critical that this leader forge an overall Development strategy that gains unified buy-in from NPower’s national and local-level stakeholders alike, ensures alignment between the Development team and colleagues overseeing NPower operations, and addresses the need for development program growth at the local level.
While NPower will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:
Download the full position description via the following link: https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/19819-npower
NPower is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
NPower has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) may be submitted at https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/19819, or directed to:
Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
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