Chief Development Officer

The GO Project’s vision is to close the opportunity gap for children from historically under-resourced communities who are struggling in their New York City public schools.  Since 1968, GO’s year-round out-of-school time student and family support programs have equipped thousands of children with the confidence and skills needed to make academic gains, enroll in high-performing middle and high schools, graduate on time, and achieve college success. By harnessing New York’s physical, financial, and intellectual resources, GO has grown from a group of volunteers serving 30 students on the Lower East Side into a $3 million organization creating equal opportunity for more than 700 students citywide. 


This is an exciting time for the GO Project. The organization is poised for growth with a five-year strategic plan that will deepen and expand GO’s impact in both its existing and future communities.


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The GO Project seeks an accomplished Chief Development Officer (CDO) who embodies both visionary leadership and hands-on expertise. As an integral member of the leadership team, the CDO will contribute as a content expert, helping shape the organization’s fundraising strategy and manage execution. Their development acumen of the NYC philanthropic landscape, particularly within educational or youth development nonprofit space, will be instrumental in translating broad organizational strategies into actionable tasks and maximizing the Board's potential towards fundraising outcomes. This role will work directly with the senior leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. The CDO will manage a small team and will work closely with all consultants, vendors and stakeholders connected to the organization’s fundraising efforts.


The CDO is responsible for accurately forecasting, cultivating, and closing on diverse revenue opportunities that meet or exceed the organization’s financial and impact goals of the current $3.2 million budget. The efforts of the CDO and their team will generate contributed revenue by increasing gifts, sponsorships, and grants through successful relationship building, solicitation, stewardship, event planning, and marketing communications. 


This role is ideal for a highly relational individual with an entrepreneurial spirit. This person is not just a thinker but also an organized doer, ready to collaborate, innovate, and address challenges head-on.  A successful CDO is a mission-focused, strategic, results-driven, and creative leader with a proven track record of growing a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio, and can serve as a thought leader in the organization. This is a full-time position with occasional time required on evenings and weekends. 



The salary range for this position is $145,000 - $160,000



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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-04 17:38:37 -0400