Overview

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT – FAITH IN INDIANA

JOB LOCATION: Indianapolis, Indiana

SALARY RANGE: $100,000 – $150,000

 

 

ABOUT FAITH IN INDIANA (FaithIN)

 

Faith in Indiana unites tens of thousands of people across faith, race, and place to work together for racial and economic justice in Indiana.

In the ten years since its founding, Faith in Indiana has grown from twenty congregations in a single city to six county chapters that engage 125 congregations and partner organizations.

Faith in Indiana and our chapters are run and led by our grassroots leaders. We center the leadership of Black people, immigrants, Muslims, returning citizens, women, and young people, the drivers of our campaigns for restorative justice, immigrant inclusion, healthcare for all, a caring economy, and freedom to vote.

In addition to believing strongly that power must be shared equitably in our organization and our society, we believe that leaders are developed, not born; and that relationships grounded in trust and vulnerability coupled with radical accountability and direct, courageous communication allow for each of us to bring our full, brilliant selves to the table.

Faith in Indiana understands we need a bigger more powerful social movement ecosystem in Indiana to achieve the change we want. That’s why we’ve helped to incubate a set of new organizations to put more power in the hands of ordinary people, including Act Indiana, a 501(c)4 sister organization, a voter engagement coordination hub, a communications hub, and more.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Faith in Indiana seeks an experienced fundraiser to build an advancement department. Faith in Indiana understands power is organized people and organized money. The person in this role believes that to achieve transformative change our movements must be funded by the communities at the center of injustice.

This is an ideal job for a relentless fundraiser who is abundance-minded and able to build strong relationships with grassroots leaders and members of the owning class while also building and developing a team. It is an opportunity for someone at a point in their career where they feel like building a program from the ground up. If you are excited to create new relationships where none exist, thrive in a rapidly paced campaign environment, and are passionate about self-funded grassroots movements, please read on.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·       The VP of Advancement will be a positive force in reshaping a culture of philanthropy at Faith in Indiana.

·       Create and implement a vision and process for mission advancement with input from stakeholders. Review operations including systems for the department.

·       Build and lead a small team of Major Gift Officer and Data Manager. Set goals and KPIs and ensure their success through mentoring, professional development, and an integrated approach to work streams.

·       In consultation with stakeholders and communications staff person, develop clear messaging and communications internally and externally.

·       In consultation with leadership, build strong “cases for support” and annual priorities for fundraising. Increase participation in all levels of giving and build the portfolio. Set goals for visits, contacts and proposals. Increase year on year development revenue. Ensure a strong stewardship program is in place. Present and manage annual budgets for the department and report on all activities including revenue, number of donors and other statistics.

·       Carry a personal portfolio of donors and manage the portfolios for members of the leadership team and hold regular meetings for the staff, organization, and leadership to keep everyone informed and involved

 

 

LONG TERM GOALS & OUTCOMES

·       Build a culture of fundraising across multiple centers of power that understand money to be abundant, liberatory, and a core source of our collective power.

·       Develop a political home that advances the leadership and influence of Black people, women, and communities of color in the donor class.

·       Develop financial stability for grassroots organizing, leadership development, and movement building in Indiana.

·       Build new fundraising models for Indiana’s grassroots movements that utilize all the tools in our toolbox to advance our mission – from 501c4, PAC, fee for service, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS

We would love to talk to you if you have some (not necessarily all) of these experiences…

·       A passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.

·       7-10+ years of experience in some combination of grassroots fundraising, major donor fundraising, and other relevant social change and/or political organizing.

·       An organizer with experience building new relationships and developing people to take risks they never thought were possible.

·       Relentless, when obstacles get in your way, you figure out a path forward, exuding positivity that helps those around you stay the course.

·       Highly organized and able to manage multiple streams of work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

·       Excellent communicator who writes quickly and persuasively in a variety of mediums.

·       Innovative and strategic – incorporating new and effective systems and technology that amplify and optimize all aspects of the work

·       Recognize the impact of white supremacy on all our lives and bring racial equity, inclusion, and intersectionality to all levels of our work.

While not required, a strong candidate might have one or more of the following:

·       Community roots in Indiana or meaningful connections to the cultural or political landscape of Indiana.

·       Experience working in or with Black churches, Spanish-speaking immigrant communities, and religious minorities.

·       A history of active involvement in social movements that work to support racial justice, immigrant rights, economic justice and/or protect our democracy.

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary range of $100,000-150,000, commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including full medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 5% retirement match after 2 years, and generous paid time off. We also provide a cell phone with unlimited talk and data and a computer at the beginning of employment.

Regular in-state travel and infrequent out-of-state travel is required.  Work related expenses are reimbursed according to organizational policy.

This position will report to the Executive Director, Shoshanna Spector.

 

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to garrett@woodhousesearch.com

To apply for this job email your details to garrett@woodhousesearch.com

About Faith in Indiana

Faith in Indiana unites tens of thousands of people across faith, race, and place to work together for racial and economic justice.  Act Indiana is our 501(c)4 organization that gives us a platform to organize and advocate directly in our state’s elections and political process.

In our work, we center the leadership of Black people, immigrants, Muslims, returning citizens, women and young people.

Faith in Indiana is dramatically scaling up our organizing efforts to build a new people-centered democracy and win real change; reduce mass incarceration and gun violence, a caring economy, climate justice, immigrant rights, and freedom to vote.

Our chapters, including the Immigrant Coalition, are run and led by our grassroots leaders.  People of color are in positions of authority and leadership, and low-income people of color are the drivers of our campaigns and strategies.  Through six geographic and constituency based chapters, we work with 125 congregations and partner organizations with deep roots in the communities we organize.

In addition to believing strongly that power must be shared equitably in our organization and our society, we also believe that leaders are developed, not born; and that relationships grounded in trust and vulnerability coupled with radical accountability and direct, courageous communication allow for each of us to bring our full, brilliant selves to the table.

Faith values are also a big part of what drives us. We organize people through faith institutions, in partnership with Indiana’s 17 largest religious traditions. We amplify the prophetic voice of clergy from diverse backgrounds.

Our Immigrant coalition provides leadership to national campaigns for immigrant justice through La Red, a campaign of Faith in Action and  FIRM, a grassroots network powered by Community Change.