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Senior Director, New YorkStart Date: June 2017Job Location: New York City, NYDescription: Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a robust, skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 8,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to over 115,000 public high school students in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, PHE launched a five year strategic plan focused on growing our effective model while partnering with both the health and education systems to build a more integrated, sustainable model for health education. You will be joining an incredibly committed team, working together towards our vision of advancing health equity.PHE launched in New York City in 2004 and has trained over 3,000 volunteers at Barnard College, Brooklyn College, City College, Columbia University, Fordham University, Hunter College, New York University, Queens College, and York College and currently teaches 5,400 9th grade students in 43 Partner high schools. PHE is seeking a self-motivated, driven, passionate, and relationship oriented professional to join our NYC team to expand the scope and breadth of PHE’s local impact. The Senior Director, NYC must enjoy front-line relationship building & soliciting, as well as cultivating and driving development strategies. The primary responsibilities of the Senior Director, NYC are providing strategic leadership to grow the organization’s impact, managing the NYC Board, and cultivating relationships with current and new supporters to sustain and grow PHE’s mission. This is a senior leadership development opportunity for an aspiring Executive Director. The Senior Director, NYC reports to the Executive Director, NYC. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits package.Responsibilities50% - Donor Cultivation and Relationship ManagementIn partnership with Executive Director, develop and execute NYC’s long-term and annual fundraising plan to fully realize the potential impact of the PHE NYC programEngage a diverse and sophisticated philanthropic community by developing and maintaining direct, long-term relationships with major donors and prospectServe as an external ambassador to represent PHE wholly to any audiencePersuasively communicate the PHE program with donors through face-to-face opportunities, as well as ongoing written communicationPlan and support execution of creative, meaningful engagement opportunities throughout the year (e.g., targeted donor events)Maintain knowledge of historical data analysis, current trends and best practices25% - Strategic Leadership & Team Management Collaborate to craft and implement PHE NYC’s strategic vision, working with the senior leadership team of PHE NYC to determine strategic direction and mobilize internal and external stakeholders around a compelling plan for greater impactDevelop a comprehensive understanding of the PHE program (including weekly workshop observations during program year)Coach the Development Manager, NYC to a sustained high level of performance on individual giving and event planningAct as an ambassador of team culture by approaching the work in a way that is consistent with PHE core values, and by initiating and supporting team-wide activitiesSupport PHE NYC budget creation and management25% - Board Management Lead board development efforts for the NYC Board in partnership with Board Chair, Executive Director, and Governance Committee Chair, including board recruitment, performance management, board engagement and capacity building, and meeting design/facilitationManage the Development Committee of the board, mobilizing the Board to grow to next-level fundraising performance and providing tools and capacity building as neededWork with Executive Director to support individual NYC Board Members in their own fundraising efforts in mobilizing their communities in support of PHE NYCSupport the NYC local Board and committees to deepen their knowledge and build their own skills to serve as community ambassadors for PHEWith the support of the NYC Development Manager, prepare fundraising reports for the board and support in overall board materials packet creation for local board meetingsQualifications Peer Health Exchange is looking for someone who has the following qualifications:Has a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Public Relations, Business, Non-Profit Management, Marketing or a related field) OR 6-10 years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, sales, business development, and/or advocacyHas senior-level development or relevant experience, including a track record of success in fundraising with individuals, foundations, and/or corporations.Has a deep commitment to the Peer Health Exchange vision, mission, and core valuesHas very strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies including staff, board members, and supportersHas leadership experience supervising, managing, and training othersHas excellent interpersonal and organizational skills Is comfortable in a fast-paced, high-energy, entrepreneurial environment, with the ability to multitask and meet aggressive deadlinesIs a positive, proactive and personable team playerFamiliarity with the New York philanthropic community is a plusThe ideal candidate should:Demonstrate a strong passion for PHE’s vision to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people; mission to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions; and a strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health, Impact, Communication, Diversity, and Agency.Demonstrate cultural competence and humility, and the ability to translate both into all program management practices and volunteer trainingBe a dynamic and open-minded individual who values input and collaboration from colleagues on a fast-paced and goal-oriented teamExercise excellent judgment in decision-making and explain own perspective to others; as well as a high-level of integrityBe able to ask questions, communicate challenges, and seek assistance proactively to ensure alignment of priorities and to identify solution optionsHave excellent attention to detail, communication, and interpersonal details, as well as a high level of integrity.Excel in a sometimes ambiguous environment and be willing to make and quickly learn from mistakes to provide the best possible outcomeStrive to constantly learn, grow, and reflect on their work and encourage others to do the sameBe willing to explore and employ creative options to increase organizational impactBe emotionally mature and self-reliant; thrives working in a fast-paced, high-energy, entrepreneurial environmentBe committed to continually expanding their personal knowledge of both historical challenges and current events in community health and education ContactPlease submit a resume and a cover letter with your application. Only candidates who submit all materials will be considered for the position.For more information about Peer Health Exchange, please visit Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties. PHE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .

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