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About Us

Boys Hope Girls Hope is the catalyst that helps young people achieve their full potential. We are connecting with youth when they are 10-13 years old, who are bright, motivated, and inspired to help their families break the cycle of poverty and create a new beginning. In partnership with their families and guardians, our job is to guide and nurture them on the way there. We help them find their purpose and passion by exposing them to life, educational, and professional opportunities they might not otherwise be able to access.

 

We make a long-term commitment to our young people from middle school, through high school, college, and into their early careers. There is one program with two unique but complementary pathways to meet young people’s needs. Our Academy provides year-round, out-of-school time programming. Our Residential pathway serves as the primary home for scholars who receive round-the-clock care in a structured and loving environment. We provide scholarships, wrap-around support and connections to internships and jobs for post-secondary/collegian students.

 

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members and 300 volunteers, who work together to serve more than 1,200 young people in cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico. Scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

About Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters provides comprehensive support to our affiliates across various domains. This includes strategic leadership, program support and design, knowledge building, training, and convening. We offer evaluation and performance management, finance and accounting services, technology support, risk management, corporate insurance, marketing and development consulting, employee recruiting and training as well as payroll and benefits management. Through these services, we ensure standardized practices, quality assurance, and efficient operations across all our affiliates, fostering the best possible outcomes for the youth we serve. We also provide direct support and programs to scholars, collegians, and alumni in a variety of formats. 

MISSION

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

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QUICK FACTS

Deadline: Open until filled
Status: Regular Full-Time
Type: Supervisory Level/Professional
Location: Hybrid Remote
Travel: Approximately 30%

Position Description

Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters seeks an experienced fundraising professional with major gift experience for the role of Senior Director of Philanthropic Impact. The Senior Director of Philanthropic Impact reports directly to the Vice President of Advancement and works closely with the President & CEO at the Network Headquarters. Responsibilities include cultivating relationships and meeting with major donors to secure significant financial support for the Network Headquarters annual operations and $25 Million Hope Ignites campaign, which will support the goal to triple the organization’s capacity by 2035. This person will collaborate with BHGH affiliates to identify and capitalize on joint funding opportunities that align with the organization’s strategic priorities. This position requires frequent travel (as needed and approximately 30% of the time) and occasional evening and weekend work for donor meetings and events. Although the Network Headquarters is located in St. Louis, remote candidates are encouraged to apply in order to increase our geographic coverage. 

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    Key Responsibilities

    • Collaborate closely with VP/Advancement and CEO to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts. 
    • Manage a portfolio of donors, demonstrating impact through effective stewardship and successfully securing gifts for the annual fund and campaign. 
    • Develop personalized cultivation and stewardship plans for major donors to maintain strong relationships. 
    • Conduct regular face-to-face meetings with donors to deepen engagement, qualify opportunities and secure financial commitments. 
    • Work closely with affiliate team members and board members to identify, vet and pursue collaborative fundraising opportunities to benefit the local organization and broader Network. 
    • Utilize prospect research to identify new major donor prospects and develop strategic cultivation and solicitation plans. 
    • Network and build relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. 
    • Track and manage relationships and contacts to support fundraising strategies, providing assistance to the VP/Advancement for the entire major gifts portfolio. 

    Benefits & Applying

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    Qualifications 

    Ideal candidates will possess the following:
    • Be passionate about the Boys Hope Girls Hope mission! 
    • Be an effective collaborator who contributes to a team-based environment where excellence, integrity, credibility, ethics, passion, intentionality, and thoroughness is modeled and celebrated. 
    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree or CFRE certification preferred. 
    • At least five years of experience in major gift fundraising, with experience in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. 
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to craft compelling proposals and presentations. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders. 
    • Experience working collaboratively with affiliate organizations or departments to achieve shared goals. 
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple deadlines effectively. 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and donor management software (e.g., Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge). 
    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION 

    Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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    The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network is constantly growing with team members, including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve an ever-increasing population of young people across the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico. With your enthusiasm to join us, our potential for an even wider reach is limited to nothing!