Who we are:
The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to inspire change around the most critical social issues facing our country. We produce and activate communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We are behind the iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and “Love Has No Labels." Our unprecedented efforts around COVID-19 now include the largest communications initiative in U.S. history, “It’s Up To You,” which educates Americans about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Job summary
The Development Department is responsible for all fundraising activities raising more than $11M in general operating support and assisting in raising more than $5M for the Annual Dinner. The department manages the organization’s 150-member Board of Directors and organizes all board member meetings and events as well as prospect events. The VP of Development plays an integral role in the Ad Council’s fundraising program by managing a portfolio of key corporate donors and developing campaign partnerships, helping to fundraise for special projects / “go big” issue campaigns, and developing new revenue opportunities for the Ad Council’s Edge.  This position reports to the SVP, Corporate Partnerships.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a portfolio of 30 – 35 accounts from the Creative and Media Agency dockets, responsible for raising approximately $2 million in annual general operating support; create a pipeline of new support to increase revenue
  • Lead monthly Agency and Media meetings
  • Work with SVP, Corporate Partnerships to initiate and secure strategic corporate partnership with major brands that provide impact and visibility
  • Develop programs to extend campaign impact through corporate channels
  • Responsible for corporate funder communications and updates, including stewardship reports
  •  Identify new revenue streams and develop model to engage non-Board member corporate partners
  • Identify prospects and new revenue opportunities to support the growth of Ad Council’s EDGE
  • Work with SVP to manage 30+ brand relationships and lead various engagement tactics for the Vaccine Campaign

What you bring:

  • 7+ years of experience working in a high-performance professional environment
  • Fundraising experience, or a combination of experiences that have a substantial client relationship management component including marketing, advertising sales, or traditional and social media
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated success in developing and maintaining executive-level client or donor relationships
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Excellent project management track record, strong organizational and follow-up skills, and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • The desire to make work a fun and rewarding experience
  • Some travel required
  • Ability to work East Coast hours

What you’ll get:
All full-time the Ad Council employees are eligible for:

  • Health: Ad Council provides private medical, dental and vision insurance for you and your family, insurance for your pets, health savings benefits, plus reimbursement toward health and wellness expenses
  • Growth: Eligibility to participate in 403(b) retirement account with generous company contributions, tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Happiness: Robust and flexible time off, fully paid parental leave, sabbaticals, hybrid working options along with community engagement opportunities.

What we’re committed to:
At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below.

How to reach us:
To apply online: https://www.adcouncil.org/join-our-team
Email: (careers@adcouncil.org)
Fax (212) 922-1676


Ad Council
Attn: Talent Team
815 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017


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