Careers

We hire individuals who are motivated to change the world. We seek diverse, mission-driven professionals who embody our values of 100% responsibility, entrepreneurial leadership, growth mindset, radical candor, and mindfulness. Our people are on a constant pursuit of professional and personal growth, and believe that time spent on high-value activities can ignite positive social change.

We are at the intersection of many worlds (for-profit and nonprofit; purpose and business; talent development and corporate social responsibility), and we seek to break down the barriers between these silos to allow talent and resources to flow more freely.

We’re searching for teammates who will help realize our mission. We are an ego-free, passionate, and collaborative team striving to make giving your skills commonplace. Our company culture– a blend of social enterprise, tech startup, and classroom laboratory– gives our employees a unique opportunity to create a more equitable, efficient and effective social good sector, and a more compassionate world.

Open Positions

*Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to your application. Please expect to hear from us if we are considering you for the role.

General Applications

If you’re passionate about the Catchafire team, but don’t see a clear role for you, we’d still love to hear from you. Email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "General Application” in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) What is your personal philosophy on work? (3) How will your unique skill set elevate the Catchafire team?

All Catchafire roles unless otherwise stated are based in New York City.

Foundation Accounts Associate (NYC or SF)

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the Accounts Associate, you will be a part of the team entrusted with managing some of our largest and most impactful partnerships with grantmaking foundations. You will support the Accounts team and will also work collaboratively with Catchafire teammates across marketing, business development, product and tech in order to create great experiences for our partners. The person best suited for this role is naturally organized, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and has exceptional attention to detail. You have a desire to learn about program design and implementation, client management, marketing strategy, and tech and product development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Accounts team on key program activities for either Catchafire’s West or East Coast accounts. This work may include:
    • supporting the development of a client management and engagement strategy
    • preparing client meeting deliverables and drafting pre and post meeting emails
    • managing junior level client contacts and owning those relationships
    • coordinating client and internal schedules
  • Support program launch activities by project managing internal and external stakeholders, including creating contact email lists, drafting copy, monitoring campaigns, and event planning
  • Prepare robust client decks that effectively convey program impact and illustrate compelling nonprofit stories
  • Monitor progression of ongoing programs against client success metrics and internal goals
  • Conduct background research and analysis to inform client engagements and share sector trends and learnings with internal stakeholders
ATTRIBUTES
  • Systematic: You work methodically and like to create appropriate and effective structures to help you and your team accomplish goals.
  • Unwavering attention to detail: You understand the professional standards that our clients expect, and you hold yourself and your teammates to a high bar of delivery. You ensure that every piece of work that is produced under your watch is excellent.
  • Relationship acumen: You begin by listening and asking rather than telling your opinions. You make your teammates feel heard and are able to explain a complex situation or process simply in order to establish buy-in and avoid confusion.
  • Collaborator: You are empathetic and supportive, winning the buy-in of your team by demonstrating servant leadership qualities. You ensure that your teammates understand their role on the team and that they work well together to achieve the right end result for the client.
  • Do what it takes attitude: No task is too small or arduous if it is in service of the larger mission. You are hungry for responsibility and can see how tiny pieces of work elevate an overall experience.
EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND

You must have:

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience supporting client facing or partnerships teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent creative problem solving and critical thinking ability
  • Project management experience

It would be nice if you had:

  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, data and task management tools
  • Experience in nonprofit or philanthropy
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits
HOW TO APPLY

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Foundation Accounts Associate" in the subject line, and include short answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to work at Catchafire?
  2. What does it take to be a great team player?

This position is based in either New York or San Francisco.

Foundation Research Associate

About the Foundation Research Associate

In the Foundation Research function, you are the hub between cutting edge industry research and our internal team. Specifically, you use your industry research and expert synthesis skills to support our Partnerships & Marketing teams as they develop unique and innovative industry events, forge new relationships within the philanthropy sector, and hone Catchafire’s value propositions. You are hungry for hands-on learning that spans operational work to increasingly complex opportunities to use your industry expertise to inform our strategy across the company.

This is a role for a driven professional who is motivated by learning through hard work and high levels of responsibility. This role is special as it will give the right individual an unprecedented learning experience by providing opportunities to increasingly contribute to thought leadership and strategy for a unique social enterprise.

Responsibilities
  • Track industry news and trends, conduct ongoing research into areas of opportunity, and maintain a knowledge database to support business development goals and curate Catchafire’s value propositions
  • Build case studies, impact stories and other forms of compelling collateral to help us increase foundations’ brand awareness and understanding of Catchafire’s value proposition
  • Research leads, and help build prep materials for the Strategic Partnerships team and Foundation Marketing teams, while increasingly helping to craft the approach for each lead or event
  • Support the development of presentations and proposals with both high quality content and preferably a strong design lens
  • Manage and optimize internal systems for knowledge sharing between the Research function and internal Catchafire teams
  • Manage special projects as they come up, including tracking metrics, event preparation and conference strategies among others.
Attributes
  • Structured collaborator: You work methodically and create appropriate and effective structures in service of the larger team and its goals. You are also a star implementer and excellent team player.
  • Ability to synthesize and structure complex information: You are able to take complex and often dense industry information and synthesize it down to the most important things. You are a clear and precise communicator and use your learnings to elevate the work across the teams you touch.
  • Do what it takes attitude: No task is too small or arduous if it is in service of larger goals. You are hungry for responsibility of any size and can see how tiny pieces of work significantly elevate the quality of a pitch or strategy.
  • Unwavering attention to detail: You hold yourself to a high bar of delivery, and you ensure that every piece of work that is produced under your watch is excellent. You are meticulous and have stellar organizational skills. You cringe at typos, you are the first to identify a formatting error, and you are able to work fast without cluttering your desk or mind.
  • Quick to learn and adjust: You thrive on being able to process large amounts of information quickly and learning from every experience. You are not afraid to try something new and are constantly thinking about what we can do better based on what we have learned so far.
Experience / Background

Must Have:

  • 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience supporting teams in areas such as business development, research & policy, or strategy or management consulting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb research, creative problem solving, and critical thinking ability
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Sense of humor preferred
  • Curiosity and a commitment to learning
  • A passionate commitment to make the world a better place, however you choose to define that

It would be nice if you had:

  • A strong research or academics background
  • Comfort with reading data analysis
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic sector or nonprofit sector
  • Startup life exposure

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Foundation Research Associate" in the subject line, and include short answers to the following questions:

1. Why do you want to work at Catchafire?
2. What is your personal philosophy on work?

This position is based in New York City.

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

About the Role

Catchafire’s Strategic Partnerships team is the key revenue driver of the company and supports Catchafire’s mission by accelerating the adoption of Catchafire by grantmaking foundations, philanthropic institutions, companies and, ultimately, professionals and nonprofits.

We generate opportunities via thought leadership and key relationships. The essence of your role will be to forge new business partnerships and shepherd our high quality leads all the way to close. This includes developing sophisticated and effective proposals, managing a robust pipeline, cultivating relationships, and effectively communicating the value of Catchafire to strategic stakeholders in complex organizations.

Your success in this role will require you to operate effectively as a stellar enterprise sales person and an extraordinary problem solver, project manager, and team player.

Responsibilities for the Senior Director
  • Lead our most innovative deals with high-profile clients from start to finish:
    • Shepherd qualified leads to close by selling strategically through a complex organization
    • Develop the arc of the sale and seamlessly lead client stakeholders along the way
    • Develop pricing, deal structure, proposal, and presentations to drive forward the sale
  • Negotiate terms and close
  • Help to mentor and train junior members of the partnerships team
  • Instill a culture of learning and innovation throughout the sales team
  • Work with the Product, Tech, and Accounts Teams to continually improve the design of our solution to meet Catchafire’s strategic objectives and best serve our long-term mission
  • Work closely with the Enterprise Accounts Team to set up the new client for success; work with the Enterprise Accounts Team to strategically position the account for renewal
  • Represent Catchafire at conferences and events as a speaker, panelist, or facilitator to improve build on our thought leadership
Attributes
  • Visionary: You have demonstrated ability to create demand and sustain relationships for a visionary product or service. You create trust through your thought leadership and build partnerships with authenticity.
  • Manage through relationships: You understand what it takes to get things done in a complex organization with many decision makers, and you are able to motivate different individuals up and down an organization to take action. You can effectively read people to know what is going on in the room in order to calibrate the level of interaction in a variety of scenarios. You see opportunities via relationships; you create a sense of mutual accountability, inspire action, and follow up effectively to ensure momentum.
  • Entrepreneurial: You maximize the resources around you to chart a path to the goal.
  • Keep many balls in the air: You are efficient and organized. You can take in a range of events at different levels of urgency and importance, formulate responses, and keep progress going on many fronts at once.
  • Structured delegator: You give clear, well-defined assignments, and you rely on people to own significant responsibilities, and you hold them accountable. Your scope is less of a manager and more of a "player-coach" and deeply engaged cross-collaborator who is probing issues and execution rigorously and ensuring that systems and processes are in place to service clients. An effective leader in this role can engage their team without falling into unconstructive micro-management, going deep while still conveying respect for team members and commitment to team members making and owning decisions.
  • Visualize path to goal: You are extremely strategic. You understand how decisions get made, you can take in multiple inputs at the same time, and you evaluate what choices are on the table in order to take action and chart a path forward. You are a seasoned project manager.
Experience / Background

Must Have:

  • You have 10+ years of relevant experience and 5+ years of closing large deals or building high stakes client relationships.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit, philanthropic institution, or social enterprise, preferably with experience in Development or Major Gifts
  • Experience that establishes an intuitive understanding of how large organizations work and an ability to quickly speak the language of different companies and/or large foundations. Ideally, both.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and verbal and written communications skills

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships" in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) What is your personal philosophy on work? This position is based in New York City.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

About the Role

Catchafire is looking for a Digital Marketing Coordinator who is passionate about creating and executing cross-channel marketing campaigns that educate, inspire and drive action.

As part of a growing Marketing team, your role includes coordinating projects that touch digital content, video, graphic design, as well as copywriting. You’re a double threat with the skillset to tell a story through design, copywriting, and data. Your day to day work will be executing on our email campaigns, copyediting content, and designing for our social channels.

As a lean, centralized team, being part of marketing means contributing to a broad spectrum of strategies to engage our volunteer and nonprofit end-users including client launches, content strategy, feature development and impact reporting. In the coordinator role you'll have the opportunity to take on a myriad of responsibilities and collaborate with accounts, design, product and user engagement teams. This role reports to the Marketing Manager.

Responsibilities
  • Execute flawlessly on our daily marketing activities including e-newsletters and social media, which includes designing, building, and proofreading.
  • Design email and social creative assets with support from our Design team.
  • Clued in on innovative marketing practices and social media trends.
  • Encourage the evolution of our email program and apply a customer-centric content strategy.
  • Monitor metrics and understand what success looks like in terms of KPI targets and help us capture, track and report on our progress.
  • Support as needed special projects that will help to build our brand including, but not limited to: conferences, speaking engagement, press engagements, etc.
Must-Have Attributes
  • Creative Judgement - You have a strong design sensibility and appreciate that the right combination of images and copy can be impactful, evoking emotions and inspire actions. You naturally double or even triple check your work without being prompted because you know that the details matter.
  • Superb Communicator - You are able to write both creatively and directly in order to create powerful campaigns. Internally, you keep your stakeholders in the know and elevate issues or questions clearly and promptly to keep workflows moving.
  • Humility - You can take critiques of your work well and respond to feedback thoughtfully without offense. You constantly strive to improve your skills, knowledge and personal development.
  • User Focused - You ultimately care most about how our users will respond to our messaging and campaigns. To ensure our messages land, you are curious and focused on what will resonate with and deliver value to our users.
What We're Looking For

Ideal candidates must have:

  • 2-3 years experience in digital marketing with a passion for great graphics
  • Prior experience working within an email management system
  • Comfort using design tools (i.e Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch); experience with digital and print design is a must
  • Excellent written communication and copywriting skills
  • Familiarity working with and analyzing data.
  • Superior project management skills and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • A storyteller who is looking to be equal parts marketer and designer
  • A team player who appreciates a quirky sense of humor
  • Video editing experience is a plus
Compensation & Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits

It's an exciting time here at Catchafire as we grow our Marketing team to reach & engage our thriving user base of passionate volunteers and inspiring nonprofits with a best-in-class product.

If our values resonate with you, email your resume and portfolio to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Digital Marketing Coordinator” in the subject, and include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) Tell us about a successful marketing campaign you worked on or a graphic you designed? What was the challenge or opportunity? Where did you get your creative inspiration for it and how did it influence your final product?

This position is based in New York City.

VP, Strategic Partnerships

About the Role

Catchafire’s Strategic Partnerships team is the key revenue driver of the company and supports Catchafire’s mission by accelerating the adoption of Catchafire by grantmaking foundations, philanthropic institutions, companies and, ultimately, professionals and nonprofits.

We generate opportunities via thought leadership and key relationships. The essence of your role will be to forge new business partnerships and shepherd our high quality leads all the way to close. This includes developing sophisticated and effective proposals, managing a robust pipeline, cultivating relationships, and effectively communicating the value of Catchafire to strategic stakeholders in complex organizations.

Your success in this role will require you to operate effectively as a stellar enterprise sales person and an extraordinary problem solver, project manager, and team player.

Responsibilities
  • Lead large, complex deals from start to finish
  • Efficiently and effectively create and cultivate leads that translate into qualified opportunities
  • Shepherd qualified leads to close by selling strategically through a complex organization
  • Develop the arc of the sale and seamlessly lead client stakeholders along the way
  • Develop pricing, deal structure, proposal, and presentations to drive forward the sale
  • Negotiate terms and close
  • Mentor and train junior members of the sales team
  • Collaborate with the Product, Tech, and Accounts Teams to continually improve the design of our solution and contribute to the setting of Company strategic objectives to best serve our long-term mission
  • Strategically cultivate relationships within the foundation sector so that they serve as advocates, ambassadors and connectors for us
  • Conceive of and lead innovative and compelling convenings of foundation leaders (i.e. a Summit, monthly dinners, etc) where Catchafire is a thought leader on capacity building and civic engagement
  • Translate industry knowledge and a keen understanding of sector challenges into opportunities and strategic new initiatives for Catchafire
  • Be an active leader at the company-wide level, sharing insights and learnings and helping to shape our offering to meet the philanthropic and nonprofit sector's needs
Attributes
  • Visionary: You have demonstrated ability to create demand and sustain relationships for a visionary product or service. You are often regarded as a thought leader.
  • Manage through relationships: You understand what it takes to get things done in a complex organization with many decision makers, and you are able to motivate different individuals up and down an organization to take action. You can effectively read people to know what is going on in the room in order to calibrate the level of interaction in a variety of scenarios. You see opportunities via relationships; you create a sense of mutual accountability, inspire action, and follow up effectively to ensure momentum.
  • Entrepreneurial: You maximize the resources around you to chart a path to the goal.
  • Set and execute a vision: You can see the long-term vision for the program and account based on where Catchafire is headed, and you are able to identify the steps and plan the path to get there. You are often the person that sees opportunities before anyone else, and you bring your team and client along with you because you can visualize the way forward.
  • Keep many balls in the air: You are efficient and organized. You can take in a range of events at different levels of urgency and importance, formulate responses, and keep progress going on many fronts at once.
  • Intentional leader: Over the years you have developed an effective and intentional leadership style that is true to your own personality. You are a leader who believes that you are both a teacher and a student. Some may call you a "servant leader," but you know there is much more to it than that. You manage to people’s strengths, and your goal is to help them become the best they can be.
Experience / Background

Must Have:

  • You have 15+ years of relevant experience and a strong proven track record of closing complex deals and building strategic client relationships.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit, philanthropic institution, or social enterprise, preferably with experience in Development or Major Gifts
  • Experience that establishes an intuitive understanding of how large organizations work and an ability to quickly speak the language of different companies and/or large foundations. Ideally, both.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and verbal and written communications skills

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "VP, Strategic Partnerships" in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) What is your personal philosophy on work? This position is based in New York City.

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