Two Ten Footwear Foundation (Two Ten) has been supporting and uniting the US footwear industry since Depression-era 1939, when a group of footwear workers came together at 210 Lincoln Street in Boston to help a colleague who had fallen on hard times.
Eight decades and millions of dollars in grants later, Two Ten has evolved to become the footwear industry’s hardship and crisis relief fund, serving a national workforce of more than 300,000 employees and their families with emergency financial assistance, support services and scholarships that improve their lives and careers while ensuring a healthy future for the next generation of the footwear industry. Two Ten is a remote work environment leveraging technology to promote collaboration and communication across the entire organization. Occasional in-person meetings will be scheduled when possible in the future.
Two Ten is the only Philanthropic organization that serves its own industry, uniting footwear professionals to help each other during crises and strengthen the footwear community across the United States. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Two Ten has been more essential to footwear employees and more critical to the footwear industry than ever before. With tens of thousands of employees laid off or furloughed at the outset of the pandemic, and many still unemployed or underemployed, Two Ten has provided in excess of $3.5 million in crisis relief to 5,500 footwear families in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
Two Ten is seeking an Associate Director of Development with an interest in the footwear industry to develop and manage a portfolio of high net worth individuals (HNWI), annual individual donors, and the organization’s annual donor event. The Associate Director will create an Individual Giving program from the ground up, nurture emerging HNWI, grow the annual donor base, and execute large scale events.
The Associate Director will ensure that Two Ten meets its strategic objective of engaging individuals to support its mission and diversify its funding portfolio. Collaborating with Two Ten’s small but mighty team, the Associate Director will quickly build rapport with their portfolio to identify growth opportunities and develop marketing plans to support annual and seasonal campaigns. This role will have a direct impact on Two Ten’s ability to provide financial assistance to meet the needs of employees in the footwear industry.
Events and Data Management
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Senior Vice President, Principal
Development Guild DDI
For more information about Two Ten Footwear Foundation, please visit https://twoten.org/