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Vice President, Peer-to-Peer

Virtual, NY
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are seeking a Vice President, Peer to Peer to assist our client who is a large non-profit global organization based out of New York City, New York. This opportunity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. This position is full time, permanent and has remote flexibility.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer VP, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is responsible for leading an ambitious effort to dramatically grow and sustain the P2P program. Working across teams - including Corporate Partnerships, Integrated Direct Marketing, Major Giving, Site Development and Brand + Communications - the VP drives the marketing, recruitment, coaching and retention efforts that scale our P2P program worldwide.
Our ideal candidate has significant experience in growing a well-known P2P brand and understands the changing landscape around live, virtual and hybrid events. Their P2P recruitment experience spans from direct marketing strategies to high-touch relationship management. They have a demonstrated track record of success with both cross-team collaboration and effective team leadership.
The VP, Peer-to-Peer is expected to:
  • Scale. Provide industry-leading innovation and implementation to radically scale the P2P program.
  • Lead. Build, manage and nurture a team of the smartest, most creative, innovative, devoted, supportive and collaborative members we can find (employees and agencies) to grow and sustain our P2P program.
  • Innovate. Lead implementation of innovative, best-in-class P2P recruitment, marketing and fundraising strategies to enhance our current programs and initiate new, groundbreaking campaigns.
  • Collaborate...A Lot. Work across teams to build and manage the execution of recruitment and retention strategies for P2P campaigns and the inspiring communications and programs that support them.
  • Integrate. Working cross-functionally to fully understand donor journeys and optimize the experience for audience development and acquisition.
  • Teach and Train. Provide the education and support our sites need to grow our P2P programs in their own geographies.
  • Budget, Measure and Evaluate. Regularly measure and report on the impact of campaigns and opportunities for improvement. Evaluate and extrapolate insights from the performance of the team. Oversee budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for revenue, spend, acquisition cost, and other performance KPIs.
  • Strategize. Participate in a collaborative and robust strategic planning process alongside organizational leaders to set, align and create strategies that lead to the achievement of transformational objectives and goals.
  • Carry Culture. Participate on the Development Leads team to drive our departmental culture, innovate new ways of bringing resources and offer support and community to the other heroes responsible for raising $70 million/year (and growing!) for the young people in our care.
  • You have a minimum 5-7 years of demonstrated experience growing and sustaining a successful, national P2P program .
  • You’re a change maker. Your commitment to human service and social change is profound and demonstrated.
  • You approach your personal and professional worlds with integrity and poise.
  • You have launched, managed and are familiar with the KPI benchmarks for a P2P program and are comfortable managing a team to those outcomes.
  • You know the proven ways of fundraising while keeping up-to-date about evolving strategies and new ways of working.
  • You are intensely driven and excited by the opportunity to help shape the future of our fundraising department and the organization as a whole.
  • You have a team-orientation and strong work ethic, essential for this demanding environment that continually strives for excellence.
  • You have experience in, comfort with and knowledge about donor relations and stewardship.
  • Your verbal and written communication skills are excellent.
  • You bring a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a strong attention to detail.
  • You have an intensely collaborative spirit, and your colleagues enjoy working with you.
  • Your projects and time management are highly organized.
  • When needed for emergency fundraising needs, critical meetings or special events, you have the availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and night hours and don’t hesitate to say yes.
  • You have the ability to work in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the Google Office Suite and project management applications.
  • You live in or are willing to travel to the NY area as required to carry out the responsibilities of this role. 
  • The amount of time spent in NY could be expected to be (a) for our events that are currently held in August, September, October, November and March, (b) in-person planning for those events periodically and (c) for all-team retreats and meetings 2-3 times a year.
Our critical mission demands that we have all voices at the table. A team of diverse people, perspectives, and experiences is smarter, stronger, and more effective for our young people. Every team member is valued, respected, heard, and supported, and we welcome honest and courageous self-reflection on any aspects of our work that are based on biased or outdated viewpoints. We deliberately create opportunities for our staff to grow and thrive.

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