Location: New York City preferred (but open to other VFA Cities)


Are you an experienced fundraising or business development executive looking for a mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment? Venture For America is seeking an ambitious and results driven Vice President to lead all aspects of fundraising and new market expansion for the organization. VFA currently raises more than $6mm annually and has ambitious plans for growth in the coming years. The VP of Development will be a member of Venture For America’s Senior Leadership Team and report directly to the CEO.


What you’ll do:

  • Develop all fundraising strategy in partnership with the CEO and oversee its implementation across the country

  • Directly manage the national fundraising team (2 individuals) with dotted line oversight responsibilities for 10+ Community Directors across our VFA cities

  • Lead new market expansion, including research, site visits, and fundraising in potential expansion cities for the VFA program

  • Execute fundraising asks and personally raise $1mm+ in new revenue in your first 12 months on the job

  • Ensure fundraising systems are functional and efficient, including: grant writing and reporting process, goal setting, pipeline tracking, and Salesforce data integrity, and work with the Development team to build/refresh systems as needed

  • Coach and support junior team members and actively contribute to the Senior Leadership Team strategy conversations

  • Participate in Selection and Program activity, as is expected of all team members at VFA

  • Serve as a representative of the organization in external meetings and conferences, upholding our values and the VFA Credo at all times

  • Travel 25% or more of the time to current VFA cities, potential expansion cities and other key markets for outreach


What you may have already done:

  • Worked for at least 10 years in fundraising or business development, with a proven track record of successfully growing and scaling an organization’s revenue

  • Honed your people leadership skills so you are able to both manage  & support junior team members, while also providing subject matter expertise to matrixed, senior colleagues

  • Been the external face of an organization to potential partners, donors, and industry leaders

  • Lead the expansion or go-to-market strategy for a growing organization or business


Who you are:

  • A thinker, planner, and doer—you want to both create the strategy and then roll up your sleeves to execute it

  • A natural relationship builder who is extremely comfortable in externally-facing environments

  • Fundamentally mission-driven and love getting others excited about creating impact through entrepreneurship

  • A next-level communicator, you are adept at balancing multiple, sometimes competing, needs

  • Enjoy developing others and helping them achieve their goals, and have demonstrated leadership across multiple environments

  • Flexible and agile—ambiguity doesn’t scare you, it excites you


The good stuff:

  • High performers at VFA are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop

  • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience

  • We offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and gym, tech, and professional development stipends

  • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays

  • VFA is a dynamic startup environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)

  • You’ll work alongside an inclusive team of exceptionally motivated, high-caliber people