On behalf of our client, Northside Achievement Zone, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Vice President, Development.
The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is an innovative collaborative effort to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Using a data-driven, achievement-focused “cradle-to-career” model, NAZ puts low-income children of color on a path to college. NAZ began in 2003 as the PEACE Foundation, which built a grassroots movement across race, class and geography toward the common goal of significantly reducing violence in North Minneapolis. Today, NAZ leads a collaboration of schools and nonprofit partners that work together on the single goal to end multigenerational poverty through education.
NAZ is seeking its next Vice President, Development. The person will be a smart, courageous leader strongly committed to the expectation that children growing up in North Minneapolis can succeed in academics and college.
The Vice President, Development should have demonstrated success developing and implementing a comprehensive resource development plan and bring significant hands-on experience in annual fund, major/individual gifts, corporate, foundation and campaign fundraising. The ideal candidate for this role is innovative, collaborative, and has the ability to instill a culture of philanthropy and best practice systems across an organization.