Orr Group’s mission is to create tailored strategies and raise resources to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations. We offer the following services: 1) fundraising, 2) strategic planning, 3) event planning and production, 4) nonprofit management and 5) human resources and recruitment. We have partnered with an incredibly diverse and influential assembly of clientele to assist in generating revenue and leveraging their resources more effectively. Please visit our website at www.orrgroup.com to learn more about what we do and our sector impact.
Orr Group is looking for a marketing, communications and business development strategist who can help drive efforts to achieve aggressive growth goals. We have doubled in size over the past five years, growing on average 15% annually. Our objective is to double again over the next five years, which will require at least 17% average annual growth. Enhancing our marketing, communications and business development efforts will be crucial in realizing this vision. This leader will play a key role in achieving these results.
This position may be based in one of our emerging markets (Washington, DC | New York City, NY | Chicago, IL | Boston, MA | San Francisco, CA) and will manage growth regionally, nationally and internationally (as needed).
Serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, partner with Management to form aggressive marketing, communications, and business development strategies
Oversee complete marketing, communications, and business development efforts of the firm including supervision of a Senior Associate Director, Marketing and Communications and an Associate, Business Development
Provide ongoing leadership to the firm’s Growth Team, consisting of marketing and business development specialists; ensure a data-driven approach and efforts commensurate to meet goals
Provide ideation for business development, marketing initiatives, or relationship building opportunities that will result in lead generation for Orr Group
Provide advice and strategy for moving relationships and leads through the pipeline
Continually update, improve, and report on the progress of our marketing, communications and business development outcomes
Work closely with the Senior Associate Director, Marketing and Communications and cross-functional teams including Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, and other departments to gather information, and where necessary, develop new content to be used in marketing materials, thought leadership pieces, proposals and contracts
Lead staff in a variety of functions including proposal generation, social media, analytics and reporting, designing and executing thought leadership events, building a robust sales pipeline, supporting relationship managers as they advance and close leads and other duties necessary to achieve growth goals
Oversee website development and graphic design, working with external support to keep the brand fresh in the firm’s digital and print collateral
Maintain consistency of brand and brand values throughout collateral, communications, and media channels
10+ years’ relevant experience as a brand strategist or marketing director, preferably with a professional services firm
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Marketing, Communications, or other related field from an accredited College or University required (Master’s Degree preferred)
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Working knowledge of fundraising and the nonprofit sector
Highly proficient in MS Office products
Familiarity with CRM systems is an advantage
Strong focus on customer service quality and teamwork
Analytical capability to evaluate information and data
Systematic approach to conducting and synthesizing extensive research using multiple resources
High energy and comfort working in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to creatively and coherently compose text and publication materials involving technical and professional services content
Strong time/project management and organization skills and the ability to remain flexible and effective under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Flexibility to work long and varying hours (when needed) to meet fixed deadlines
Founded in 1991, Orr Group specialize in the business of philanthropy. We partner with nonprofit organizations nationwide to fundraise, design and implement new strategies, recruit and engage board members, secure and manage talent, and provide executive and fundraising leadership. Known for our ability to plan, lead, and scale transformational fundraising efforts and strategies, we work across disciplines and with every type of nonprofit organization to maximize growth. The depth and breadth of our work fosters a dynamic environment, one that encourages continuous innovation and collaboration.
With offices in Washington, DC and New York City, Orr Group has partnered in our clients’ success for three decades, helping more than 1,000 nonprofits raise hundreds of millions of dollars for their causes.