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Vice President, Development


Black Girls CODE




$175,000 to $190,000

/ Yearly


Sep 28, 2022

Position: Vice President, Development

Location: New York/Bay Area/Remote-US


Black Girls CODE was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to showing the world that Black girls can code and do so much more. Through workshops and after-school programs, Black Girls CODE aims to introduce computer programming and technology to girls from underrepresented communities in areas such as web design, robotics, gaming, mobile app development, and more. By cultivating the next generation of coders, we hope to increase the number of women of color in technology as well as give underrepresented girls a chance to become the leaders and masters of their technological worlds. Our team thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and is made up of a variety of backgrounds, individuals with a wealth of experience, and an abundance of energy. 


Reporting to the Interim Executive Director, the Vice President, Development (VP) is a member of the Senior Leadership team and will have overall responsibility for leading the development operation and staff. In close coordination with the Interim Executive Director, the Vice President will develop an audacious development plan and fundraising strategy for the Board of Directors, chapter organizations, and development staff. This individual will be responsible for developing and leading BGC’s efforts to enhance unrestricted funding while generating new programmatic funding. The Vice President will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, government, corporate, and foundation donors, and driving efforts to broaden the donor base and revenue streams.

The Vice President will be a dynamic leader who is capable of developing and executing strategic plans that are thoughtful and ambitious and who will guarantee operational excellence. This individual will be a results-oriented motivator with high standards for excellence. A successful candidate will be able to communicate clearly, consistently, and empathically, and excel at building relationships. Candidates with a passion for tech diversity and inclusion and a strong sense of creating positive change in the world through social impact work are encouraged to apply. 


  • Ensure that the organization is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment
  • Ensure that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders and that the development office is achieving its strategic goals at an optimum pace
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, identifies and leads new business development opportunities and ensures highly productive and positive relationships for the benefit of BGC
  • Enhance unrestricted funding while generating new programmatic funding
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, government, corporate, and foundation donors
  • Serve as the Chief Fundraiser for the organization and successfully balance (at times) a rigorous travel schedule meeting with potential and current funders
  • Serve the role of coach, mentor, and leader of the development staff
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Interim Executive Director as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges
  • Develop, lead, attract, inspire, retain, and manage a diverse, talented, and high-performing team, to ensure that the mission and core values of BGC are put into practice by holding everyone accountable for quantifiable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Guide staff in their respective areas of functional expertise
  • Foster a shared vision for the important work BGC does—making the most of the staff’s collective talent in support of organization-wide success
  • Engage staff in strategic operations and execution through responsive and transparent communication and leadership


  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience, including at least five years of executive-level fundraising experience with private foundations, corporations, and major donors on a national and international scale
  • Demonstrated work experience and donor contacts in mission-aligned areas
  • A proven track record in fundraising from a variety of sources, including government agencies, private foundations, individuals, and the private sector
  • Must be skilled at building relationships among and working effectively with diverse groups, and preferably have knowledge of and/or experience serving underrepresented communities, neighborhoods, and populations
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability to develop alliances and coordinate shared interests of all parties
  • Excellent problem-solving skills designed to meet the challenges of the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with considerable experience in writing and presenting information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to use data and CRM systems to set fundraising strategy and priorities, measure outcomes, and drive superior performance
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred)

*Salary range: $175,000 – $190,000 annually 

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