At Greyston, we unlock the power of human potential through inclusive employment, one person at a time, leading with our Open Hiring model. For over 40 years, Greyston has successfully helped individuals overcome barriers to employment – whether being justice impacted, having limited English proficiency, or any other barrier – by practicing Open Hiring. What is Open Hiring? To be hired for our entry level production floor positions, one needs only place one’s name on a list. No resume. No application. No interview. No background check. All that is necessary is a willingness to learn and to work. Leveraging the Open Hiring experience of Greyston Bakery, Greyston Foundation endeavors to inspire other companies to practice (replicate) Open Hiring and take a more inclusive approach to employment.
With our history as a social justice pioneer, Greyston is internationally recognized as one of the country’s leading social enterprises that provides individuals opportunities for employment; having received the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum Social Innovator of the Year Award in 2023. Our philosophy fuels community and economic development with a strong commitment to human growth and potential. With tremendous interest in socially responsible business and the massive economic dysfunction driven by poverty, recidivism, and a lack of job opportunities for people with barriers.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Greyston has pioneered the inclusive practice of Open Hiring through its for-profit and certified benefit corporation Greyston Bakery. Greyston Bakery is owned by its nonprofit parent, Greyston Foundation, which is focused on expanding the adoption of Open Hiring and inclusive employment practices. The Foundation seeks to hire an accomplished Director of Development to scale Open Hiring and support the Foundation’s workforce development programming. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development will have responsibility to fundraise in support of Greyston Foundation’s local and global vision to unlock human potential through inclusive employment. The global vision is focused on raising funds to support Greyston’s efforts to replicate Open Hiring with employers in various sectors. This includes measuring the impact and broadly communicating the benefits of Open Hiring to inspire other companies to join the movement. The local vision is focused on raising funds to support the Foundation’s work to provide workforce development education, training, and transitional employment opportunities to those with employment barriers, while also offering job placement and social service support. The role requires someone who possesses the ability to articulate and sell this strategy in fundraising communications in various audiences
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS
- Responsible for growing, planning, organizing, and directing all of Greyston’s fundraising including, private foundation and government grants, corporate donor program, individual donor program, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.
- Formulates development strategy to increase funding and prepares an annual plan
- Leads major fundraising campaigns to generate and close gifts of six figures and above.
- Collaborates with CEO, Executive Team, Board of Directors and staff to identify, cultivate and solicit donations, grants, and contracts with corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals.
- Conducts fundraising projects; solicits contributions and develops potential new donors while representing the institution effectively.
- Develops, maintains, and allocates department budget; operates within approved budget.
- Oversees the creation, writing, and coordination of development annual report; establishing goals and objectives for fiscal year.
- Oversees management of funding database and expanding individual, corporate, foundation, government donor and grant programs.
- Develops, plans, and implements fundraising events including but not limited to events, receptions, and parties.
- Develops policies and procedures and ensures that established procedures are followed.
- Represents the institution through participation at professional meetings and the like
- Supervises fundraising and grant reporting, tracking, acknowledgements, and receipts
- Oversees regular assessment, analysis, reporting, and projections of development and campaign activity, income, and pledges.
- Assists with special projects as required.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Five to seven years minimum experience in non-profit fundraising and development, preferably with social justice experience.
- Understands the intersection of Greyston’s mission with the needs of business, i.e. talent acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion.
- A track record in developing and effectively led the successful strategy that created major fundraising campaigns which fostered gifts of six figures and above.
- Grant writing and creative story telling experience, particularly federal, state and local, i.e. Community Development Block Grants, Departments of Justice and Labor
- Has an executive presence and strong communication skills.
- Effectively collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to achieve significant fundraising priorities goals.
- Brings an entrepreneurial, innovative and self-starting mindset to the role.
Greyston is committed to creating equitable employment opportunities for all individuals. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.