This new Vice President role is designed for nonprofit executive level managers or consultants who are experienced working strategically with nonprofit CEOs, Chief Officers and board members on achieving vital organizational goals. Reporting directly to William Weber, Ed.D., President, this position is expected to play a vital role in the firm’s future.
The Vice President will lead DG DDI project teams in retained searches for Chief-level positions, as well as directing searches to build out fundraising teams across a broad swath of nonprofit sectors.
The VP will be expected to build a business development portfolio, contribute to best practices within the firm, and be a spokesperson for DG DDI. We are especially looking for individuals who will embrace the opportunity to develop and disseminate best practices in the field.
Individuals with executive search, fundraising or human resources leadership experience are all encouraged to consider this position. We will provide in-depth training in DG DDI’s executive search model, suitable for experienced search leads, for seasoned fundraising professionals or nonprofit consultants.
DG DDI’s executive search work is conducted nationwide, with an occasional internationally based client. Travel is an essential component for success in this position.
The Vice President position represents an opportunity for a senior-level professional to work closely with organizational leadership on impactful projects. Key responsibilities include:
Development Guild seeks a talented and experienced senior-level professional who shares our commitment to quality, innovation, and thoughtful change for nonprofit organizations. Successful candidates will have a strategic perspective, excellent writing and data analysis skills, and demonstrated success in a leadership or consulting role. More specifically, Development Guild is seeking the following qualifications:
We are a leading consulting firm that provides executive search, fundraising counsel, and campaign services to nonprofit leaders. We bring a powerful combination of discipline and innovation to every client engagement, delivering solutions that are both strategic and deeply rooted in experience and analysis. Drawing upon more than 2,500 client engagements and 40+ years working in every nonprofit sector, our collaborative approach is distinguished by candid dialogue and supported by cutting-edge technology. We commit to understanding each clients’ opportunities and challenges and to translating that knowledge into viable solutions.
Executive Search Services
Our executive search services are noted for delivering exceptional candidates. As retained counsel, we lead searches for CEOs, C-suite leaders, and fundraising talent. Employing a trusted search process that understands and respects each organization’s unique culture along with our proprietary research technology, we support our clients in hiring candidates ready for impact on day one.
We partner with our clients to drive fundraising opportunities from concept and vision to dollars raised and goals met. Our fundraising services include capital campaigns, assessments and planning, acquiring and training talent, and providing resident counsel while an organization builds its own capacity. We join client leadership in their efforts to increase philanthropic revenue and ROI – and deliver on their plans.
years in nonprofit management consulting
client engagements across the nonprofit spectrum
balance of search and fundraising services
successfully completed executive searches
in campaigns currently under our management
offices: New York and Boston
“The insights that Development Guild provides are unique in the field and in part this is a result of their search services being deeply informed by their fundraising practice.”
By providing both executive search and fundraising services and working across the breadth of the philanthropic sphere, we gather insights that expand and refresh our knowledge of industry trends. Our experience in fundraising informs our understanding of the marketplace and the qualifications necessary for fundraisers to succeed.
We are proud to have provided executive search and fundraising services to a variety of institutions, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Choate Rosemary Hall, Colby College, Fountain House, Kellogg Foundation, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Mount Sinai Health System, New-York Presbyterian Hospital, and Storm King Art Center.
Clients trust us. They know we share their passion. And they appreciate our track record of repeatedly creating tangible, lasting value. Explore Our Clients to discover the diverse range of nonprofit institutions with which we have partnered.
We strongly believe that talent is the critical differentiator in our ability to deliver a higher level of strategic thinking, high-caliber ideas, a collaborative work style, and solutions that offer real impact. We apply the same discipline and rigor to developing our own talent that we bring to our clients—and as a result have established a second-to-none team of professionals.
We are on a serious growth trajectory. Join us for the opportunities to deliver impact, to lead, and in our universal commitment to excellence.
Executive Search and Fundraising Practices
The number of client executive searches has doubled over the past year. At the same time, the number of fundraising and campaign clients have increased by 50% during this past year.
Innovative Service Development
We opened our doors originally with planning and evaluation services. Our Executive Search and Fundraising practices were developed to meet the nonprofit needs identified through this work. 20 months ago we began development of software which combines AI with human intelligence to engage large constituencies in major planning initiatives. Developing this new product and service matches our long-term commitment to innovation and ongoing development of new best practices.
Marketing and Business Development
We have been investing significant resources in our marketing and business development programs and have seen substantial results, including a 250% increase in sales referrals over last year, a 150% increase in RFP submissions, and a 23% increase in our website traffic.
We have begun a major five-year strategic planning initiative for 2020-2025. The Principals of the firm, our strategic leadership group, are committed to expanding Development Guild DDI’s national impact on nonprofit and educational organizations’ best practices and excellence.
Our key goal areas include plans for investment in:
For consideration, please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Director of Staff Development
Development Guild DDI
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.