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.

Digital Marketing Senior Associate

About the Role

Catchafire is looking for a Digital Marketing Senior Associate 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 Associate 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:

  • 2-4 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 us at careers@catchafire.org with Resume and Portfolio or work samples. Please specify "Digital Marketing Senior Associate” 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
  • Partnership builder: 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
  • Commitment, experience or interest in the social good sector
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and executing a prospecting and outreach strategy
  • 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
  • Exceptional 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) Please describe a sale or partnership that you led from start to finish that you would describe as “transformative”, “radical”, or otherwise particularly challenging to communicate effectively. Please include an explanation of why you feel that your example fits this criteria. 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 complex, transformative deals and building strategic client relationships
  • Commitment, experience or interest in the social good sector
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and executing a prospecting and outreach strategy
  • 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
  • Exceptional 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) Please describe a sale or partnership that you led from start to finish that you would describe as “transformative”, “radical”, or otherwise particularly challenging to communicate effectively. Please include an explanation of why you feel that your example fits this criteria. This position is based in New York City.

Manager, Volunteer Engagement & Program Evangelism

ABOUT THE ROLE

Catchafire’s mission to help nonprofits build their capacity and impact is powered by a community of thousands of active skills-based volunteers who are professionals in their domain. As our demand from nonprofits for expert help grows, we’re looking for a dedicated individual to grow this community, strengthens the relationships within it and acts as a skills-based volunteer advocate externally and internally.

Manager, Volunteer Engagement will do this in several ways: (1) help to onboard and create curriculum for our volunteers (2) provide a high level of customer service to volunteers seeking help with projects (3) build partnerships with organizations who provide a source of volunteers across critical needs areas (4) act as an advocate for our volunteer users both internally and externally.

Responsibilities
  • Develop curriculum to educate, on-board and set our volunteers up for success, with an eye on strategic decisions that will affect large numbers of volunteers at once.
  • Execute onboarding programming and events for volunteers both online and in person.
  • Identify, cultivate, and motivate volunteer “super users” to assist nonprofits and utilize for case studies, speaking engagements and feedback.
  • Identify targets and build partnerships with organizations who can provide skills-based volunteers across our most needed skills areas.
  • Represent Catchafire at conferences and events where we can build brand awareness and network with potential partners.
  • Communicate directly with volunteers facing challenges to ensure high quality volunteer & nonprofit experience.
  • Educate and inform internal teams on volunteer best practices and typical user profiles.
  • Track, analyze, and report on impact metrics of volunteer engagement activities and events.
  • Manage event logistics including planning, execution and follow-up
  • Up to 20% travel time required
Key Attributes
  • Natural presenter: You don’t fear speaking publicly, and can control a room. You inspire confidence in others as credible when you speak, and people will want to network with you when your talk is over.
  • Creative problem solver & deep thinker: You think through problems methodically before prescribing a solution. You can zoom out and see the bigger picture, abstracting trends & patterns from sets of occurrences.
  • Effective communicator & relationship builder: You’re charismatic, empathetic, and able to communicate clearly through any channel. When you speak, people listen. You can connect the dots to benefit Catchafire’s larger vision. Your passion for Catchafire is clear to those who hear you speak.
  • Entrepreneurial systems thinker: You’re always thinking of new ideas to test or ways to contribute to your team and end user and you structure your work in a systematic, scalable way.
  • Experience / Background

    You must have:

    • 5+ years of relevant experience
    • Experience in training, learning & development, product evangelism or sales, corporate social responsibility (CSR), or high-level volunteer management
    • Experience forging partnership relationships
    • Experience building community and engaging others
    • Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail

    It would be great if you had:

    • Experience working with or as part of a nonprofit
    Compensation / Benefits:
    • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
    • Comprehensive benefits

    If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Manager, Volunteer Engagement" in the subject, and please include a short answer to the following question: What is your philosophy on volunteering?

    This position is based in New York City.

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