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Make-A-Wish Metro NY and Western NY (Chief Development Officer (Search closed))

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Make A Wish Metro NY and Western NY seeks a strategic, collaborative, and inspiring leader to become its next Chief Development Officer (CDO). The successful candidate will be committed to the MAW NY mission and will serve as the leader of the resource development team. Working in partnership with the new CEO, Philip Lussier, the Board of Directors and the full Executive Team, the Chief Development Officer will be an integral member of the organizationÂ’s senior executive leadership and will be responsible for establishing and implementing all aspects of fundraising activities to support the chaptersÂ’ growth, budgetary goals and strategic intent.

The CDO will be a proven dynamic and strategic leader with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building and managing a development team and increasing revenue. S/he must be a skillful staff leader, effective in recruiting, supervising and mentoring staff. S/he will direct and manage a development team that encompasses major gifts, foundations, planned giving, research, and development communications. Development team members are located mainly in Long Island NY with regional offices in Rochester and Buffalo. Direct reports for the CDO will include Regional Directors, major gift officers, internal and external event staff with the full team being 14 staff.