Careers

Welcome to the Keep America Beautiful Careers page, where we post current full-time, part-time and paid internship opportunities in our national headquarters, located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Keep America Beautiful’s national headquarters is walking distance from the Stamford Metro-North train station with a shuttle bus also available. The office features a free parking garage and gym in the building and is conveniently located near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

Note that based on the volume of resumes submitted, we unfortunately cannot reply to all submissions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Keep America Beautiful team!

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Full-Time Position

Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization. S/he assures that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. S/he leads staff to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization and plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. S/he assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition. S/he maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for the transformation of the organization’s fundraising model by creating the overall development strategy and executing all fundraising initiatives including revenue-sharing initiatives for the nonprofit’s national network of affiliates and partner organizations. Fundraising responsibilities include: short-term and long-term planning; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship among corporate, foundation and individual funders; direct marketing; development of a comprehensive strategic plan for major and individual gifts; and corporate relations. This executive will also be accountable for creating additional revenue sources through innovative approaches to fundraising and new business models. The Chief Development Officer will lead the organization to become more innovative and sustainable.

The Chief Development Officer will be a key member of Keep America Beautiful’s senior management team, providing leadership and counsel to guide the overall strategic work of the organization as well as lead board development. The Chief Development Officer will work closely with the KAB President & CEO and senior management team to operationalize the nonprofit’s vision to create clean, green and beautiful communities. This work will include defining and differentiating the organization in the competitive world of national nonprofits, mapping the right strategies and action plans, rewriting the financial and sponsor stewardship models, and developing talent.

Performance Expectations

As a member of the senior management team, this is a high-stress position that helps set the direction and ensures the health of Keep America Beautiful. The individual is expected to be a competent fundraising technician and an excellent organizational development specialist. The individual is expected to:

  • Translate broad goals into achievable steps.
  • Help set and manage appropriate expectations.
  • Participates with the CEO, staff and board of directors to define the organization’s mission and direction.
  • Provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function and 6-member team, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.
  • Ensures attainment of the organization’s fund development activities through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human resources. Designs educational programs in fund development for staff, volunteers and affiliates; participates as teacher and facilitator. Pursues formal and informal education for self and others.
  • Works with the CEO, development committee chair and chair of the board to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management, stakeholders and donors.
  • Designs and assures implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.
  • Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues.
  • Plan and implement programs.
  • Establish strong and appropriate relationships with CEO, staff, governing board, volunteers, donors and the general community.
  • Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community.
  • Plan and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management.
  • Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development.
  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development. Requirements:
  • Commitment to the mission and purpose of Keep America Beautiful
  • Proactive team player, high energy, thoughtful colleague, creative thinker, likes to have fun.
  • Proven leader of hands-on cultural change management with ability to influence and drive for impactful results
  • Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, with proven unique ability to lead a team to generate big results
  • Expert knowledge of individual, corporate and foundation arena with supporting demonstrable results
  • Proven track record of raising significant revenues ($10MM-$20MM) with limited resources in short timeframe
  • Proven track record of creating and executing innovative fundraising strategies
  • Expert communications skills and demonstrated presentations to small and large groups
  • Collaborative leadership style with abilities to work with three key stakeholder groups: KAB board of directors, KAB affiliate network and corporate/foundation sponsors among others
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple audiences
  • Strong analytical, execution and management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and effective time management
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in developing, growing and executing a comprehensive, integrated development strategy in a non – profit organization
  • Familiarity with Salesforce is necessary.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required:

  • The nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices;
  • Standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, direct mail; and
  • Development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

Location and Benefits

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package, including flex schedule option
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.