REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is the only philanthropy in the United States that invests exclusively in some of the most effective and innovative social enterprises focused on employment across the country. In addition to making grants and loans, REDF provides specialized advisory services to help the businesses grow, and their employees thrive, while assessing and learning from the results achieved. They connect this growing community of practitioners nationwide while applying principles of private equity and social equity to invest in solutions that generate a social return on investment-social enterprises that generate revenue to reinvest in employing more people.
REDF has one mission: jobs and a better life for millions of people who want to work, but whose histories of homelessness, incarceration, mental health challenges, addiction, and limited education form barriers to getting or keeping a job.
Since 1997, REDF has invested in 168 social enterprises in 26 states. Together, these businesses have employed over 33,340 people, and earned $650 million in revenue (and counting). It’s an investment that works—generating $2.23 in benefits for every $1.00 spent.
A key goal of REDF’s 2020 strategy is to support social enterprises that employ 50,000 people nationwide. They believe that providing more people an opportunity to change their lives through employment creates a stronger and more inclusive society. REDF is looking for a seasoned fundraising leader who shares their commitment to this work.
OVERVIEW OF POSITION
REDF seeks a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who brings experience and energy to fundraising and communicating on behalf of REDF and the social enterprises we support. Someone who enjoys creating change and doing what it takes to make things happen.
The VP, Development and Marketing Communications will partner closely with the President & CEO and REDF’s Board of Directors to close the 2020 campaign raise and provide inspirational and strategic leadership to develop a new plan for REDF’s next five years that will enable REDF to continue its’ trajectory of growth and impact well into the future.
The key focus of the role will be cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individual donors while stewarding and cultivating institutional funders, and accessing public funding when it is well-aligned. In addition, the VP will support and leverage development opportunities that result from programmatic partnerships, especially with corporations.
The VP will also provide strategic direction and oversight of REDF’s marketing and communication function, ensuring that it supports the organization’s development goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIFIC SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
The VP will embody the following characteristics and qualities:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a Master’s degree preferred in marketing/business or a related field (experience may substitute for education).
An attractive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidate.
REDF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. REDF encourages employment applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities REDF serves. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, REDF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY:
Please submit resumes and letters of interest to:
Tarek Azzani / [email protected]
Azzani Search Consultants
1 Market, Spear Tower, Suite 3600
San Francisco, CA 94105