Chief External Affairs Officer
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief External Affairs Officer (CXO) serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting United Friends of the Children. In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for all communications, fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build United Friends’ visibility, impact, and financial resources. The CXO also will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.
The Chief External Affairs Officer will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow an $8M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.
The CXO will expand and diversify United Friends’ donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the CXO will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.
It is expected that the amount raised by United Friends will increase in future years as the Chief External Affairs Officer systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising and sector-shifting capacity.