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Welcome to the Keep America Beautiful® Careers page, where we post current full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities in our national headquarters, located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Current Openings

Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Corporate Partnerships Director
Events Specialist
Director of Marketing
Affiliate Operations Associate
Programs Associate

Keep America Beautiful’s national headquarters is walking distance from the Stamford Metro-North train station with a shuttle bus also available. The office features a free parking garage and gym in the building and is conveniently located near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

For the Vice President & Chief Development Officer position, please submit your resume directly to Koya Leadership Partners here. For the other open positions, please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

Note that based on the volume of resumes submitted, we unfortunately cannot reply to all submissions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Keep America Beautiful team!

Vice President & Chief Development Officer

The Opportunity

The Vice President & Chief Development Officer (VP&CDO) fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization. S/he assures that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. S/he leads staff to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization and plans, coordinates, and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. S/he assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing, and recognition. S/he maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

As the senior-most fundraiser, the VP&CDO is responsible for the transformation of the organization’s fundraising model by creating the overall development strategy and executing all fundraising initiatives including revenue-sharing initiatives for the nonprofit’s national network of affiliates and partner organizations. Fundraising responsibilities include: short-term and long- term planning; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship among corporate, foundation and individual funders; direct marketing; development of a comprehensive strategic plan for major and individual gifts, and corporate relations. This executive will also be accountable for creating additional revenue sources through innovative approaches to fundraising and new business models. The VP&CDO will lead the organization to become more innovative and sustainable.

  • The VP&CDO will be a key member of Keep America Beautiful’s senior management team, providing leadership and counsel to guide the overall strategic work of the organization as well as lead board development;
  • Will work closely with the Keep America Beautiful President & CEO and Senior Management team to operationalize the nonprofit’s vision to build and sustain vibrant communities; and
  • This work will include defining and differentiating the organization in the competitive world of national nonprofits, mapping the right strategies and action plans, rewriting the financial and sponsor stewardship models, and developing talent.

Role and Responsibilities

As a member of the senior management team, this is a high-level position that helps set the direction and ensures the financial health of Keep America Beautiful. The individual is expected to be a competent fundraising leader and an excellent organizational development specialist. The individual is expected to:

  • Participate with the President & CEO, staff, and Board of Directors to define the organization’s mission and direction;
  • Provide general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function and eight-member team, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body;
  • Ensure attainment of the organization’s fund development activities through the selection, development, motivation, and evaluation of human resources. Designs educational programs in fund development for staff, volunteers, and affiliates; participates as teacher and facilitator. Pursues formal and informal education for self and others;
  • Work with the President & CEO, development committee chair, and chair of the board to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management, stakeholders, and donors;
  • Design and assure implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment;
  • Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues;
  • Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community; and
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management and demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission and purpose of Keep America Beautiful;
  • Proactive team player, high energy, thoughtful colleague, creative thinker, likes to have fun;
  • Proven leader of hands-on cultural change management with ability to influence and drive for impactful results;
  • Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, with proven unique ability to lead a team to generate big results;
  • Expert knowledge of individual, corporate and foundation arena with supporting demonstrable results;
  • Proven track record of raising significant revenues ($10MM-$20MM) with limited resources in short time frame;
  • Proven track record of creating and executing innovative fundraising strategies;
  • Expert communications skills and demonstrated presentations to small and large groups;
  • Collaborative leadership style with abilities to work with three key stakeholder groups: Keep America Beautiful board of directors, Keep America Beautiful affiliate network, and corporate/foundation sponsors, among others;
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple audiences;
  • Strong analytical, execution and management skills, and extensive organizational skills with attention to detail and effective time management;
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in developing, growing, and executing a comprehensive, integrated development strategy in a nonprofit organization;
  • Skilled administrator with outstanding organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities and to consistently meet timelines and budget expectations;
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: The nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, direct mail, and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact

Keep America Beautiful has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Liz Lombard and Angie Sessoms. Please submit a resume to Liz and Angie here.

Keep America Beautiful does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristic covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.

Corporate Partnerships Director

Keep America Beautiful is currently seeking a Corporate Partnerships Director to develop donor relationships and fund-raise, focusing on corporate donors and Peer to Peer opportunities. This mission-critical role serves as a key steward for developing a portfolio of current and prospective donors and secure budget-relieving In-Kind support. He/she will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting major gifts from corporations and individuals. This person MUST work well under minimal supervision. The Director manages inbound leads, researches profiles for corporate, individual and foundation prospects and determines the appropriate course of action, referral, or response. Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles requests and projects expeditiously, pro-actively, and follows them through to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising:

  • Implements programs and activities in partnership with existing donors, leadership, volunteers, and the Development Team to identify, educate, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.
  • Meets or exceeds a minimum $2.SM annual fundraising target for the current fiscal year including renewable gifts and earned revenue.
  • Actively research, target, and solicit new prospects to meet prospecting portion of financial target.
  • Designs and implements multiple corporate donor strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; creates and maintains up-to-date donor profiles (Salesforce).
  • General fundraising support – proposals, letters of inquiry, online grant applications, introductory decks, P2P donor platforms, Mailchimp.

Assisting with fundraising projects:

  • Event fundraising support – KAB National Conference, annual Vision for America Award event, Employee Engagement activities, P2P, and Special Events

Writing and research:

  • Annual appeals to corporations and individuals
  • Donor correspondence (acknowledgement letters, e-blasts, and mailings)
  • Strong ability to ideate and develop comprehensive donor concept papers and proposals

Salesforce database management:

  • Gift entry, reporting, inputting, and updating donor information
  • Manages inquiries through the Salesforce database

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:

  • Proofreading and editing
  • Organizational tasks
  • Occasional late nights, weekends, and travel
  • Salesforce and Mailchimp knowledge are highly recommended
  • MS Office Suite + Asana

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree; excellent writing skills; dedication to fundraising at the national nonprofit level, 3 to 6 years of experience in a sales, fundraising or development role
  • Preferred: Progressive experience in a successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development; experience using the Salesforce database

Skills required:

  • Collaborative spirit, sense of humor
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities Fundraising, sales or development skills
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills Database management
  • Detail oriented and organized ability to meet deadlines
  • Requires travel, regionally and nationally, 25% of the time
  • Knowledge of computers and technology, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Salesforce
  • Ability to adapt to change with a positive attitude
  • Interest/knowledge in environmental issues, i.e. recycling, litter abatement a plus

Location and benefits:

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park

Location and benefits:

Events Specialist

Events at Keep America Beautiful are a vital tool in celebrating and communicating our mission to donors and local communities. Our events give voice to the passion of our mission. The Events Specialist position is key to the success of the Development Team and requires a highly organized, creative, detail-oriented and motivated person to serve on the team.

About the Role:

The Events Specialist will provide administrative events support to the department. Daily responsibilities will include; tracking and monitoring sponsorship revenue, event expenses, timelines, ROI reports, load lists, and production schedules. Reporting to the Special Events Manager, the Events Specialist position deals with a wide range of responsibilities including coordinating event logistics, communicating with event attendees, event marketing, contract management, vendor solicitation and daily follow-up. Events will include outdoor lifestyle events (Plogging), consumer activations, employee engagement, special events and our gala. The specialist will be tasked with organizing, developing and supporting initiatives that help the organization’s strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long-term goals.

Responsibilities include:

Special Event Support:

  • Support programs and activities in partnership with existing donors, external stakeholders, senior leadership, local affiliates, volunteers, and the Development Team
  • Develop a yearly event calendar, and vendor database
  • Support event planning/production meetings both internal and external
  • Support the planning of events from ideation to execution, providing enhancements for event’s success
  • Aid in the development of event budgets, timelines, production books, run of shows, wrap-up reports
  • Work with fundraising website platforms to support event campaigns
  • On-site event management, setup/breakdown for?events?as necessary
  • Organize the invitation, registration and attendee check-in processes
  • Main point of contact for event attendees for events
  • Handle invoicing and payment of vendors

Writing and research:

  • Develop project plans and activation decks
  • Event timelines
  • Event recap reports
  • Donor correspondence
  • Proofreading and editing project plans

Salesforce database management:

  • Inputting and updating donor information and revenue

Additional qualifications:

  • 3 years of event planning/activation experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Adaptable and can work in a very fast pace, ever changing environment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to offer creative input and solutions
  • Interest in fundraising at the national nonprofit level
  • Experience using Salesforce and any event management tools preferred, among other database management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Collaborative spirit, sense of humor
  • Requires overnight travel up to 25% (primarily regional and national)
  • Strong knowledge of computers and technology, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, SharePoint, Outlook 365, Excel, PowerPoint), Classy, Asana, etc.

Location and benefits:

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park

Director of Marketing

You are a master of execution delivering excellence day in and day out. You take pride in your ability to manage multiple workstreams in a chaotic environment, regularly delivering exceptional quality on time and under budget.

Your skill set is varied – you have some consumer goods experience, are fluent in digital marketing, understand and appreciate cause marketing, have an eye for design, and can write compelling copy. You have extraordinary attention to detail and are highly organized. Creativity is part of your DNA.

You have 10+ years of experience and are looking to turn your expertise towards the greater good. Agency experience is a plus, as is an MBA.

This role is the No. 2 position in a small marketing department, on a small team with remarkable impact. The successful candidate will have direct interaction with the Sr. Leadership of Keep America Beautiful and exposure to our Board of Directors. As of right now, it is an individual contributor role. That matters little to you as you live and breathe influence without authority.

We are Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest community improvement organization. Since 1953 we have been fighting litter, improving recycling and beautifying America’s communities through the scope and scale of more than 600 affiliate organizations. In 2018 alone we activated over 12 million volunteer hours to clean up almost 100M pounds of litter and recycling, cleaned 85,000 miles of roads, beaches, and trails. This effort resulted in over $386M in economic benefit to the communities we serve. You will be on point for helping to amplify and grow these results through partner engagement, program development, and building the affiliate organization. You also will get to play with the exceptional scope and reach of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) donated media models.

Accountabilities of this role include:

  • Working in partnership with the CMO to lead and inspire the day-to-day activities of a small marketing team in strong partnership with the rest of the organization.
  • Be the expert in the room for consultation with fundraising and development (sales), programs, and affiliate operations.
  • Own the flawless execution of our brand across print, digital, and broadcast media.
  • Lead digital marketing initiatives – with a focus on metrics and measurement.
  • Optimize and maintain marketing requests/workflow processes.
  • Lead the marketing revitalization of our suite of programs and initiatives using exceptional product/program management skills.
  • Assist in the development of branding and corporate identity initiatives.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans, including promotional calendars and programs, new product introductions and other marketing projects.
  • Develop and manage marketing budgets.
  • Monitor costs and budgets.
  • Partner with our data scientist to conduct customer, brand, and product research initiatives.
  • Manage agency providers, consultants, freelancers and other suppliers, including contract negotiation and management.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Oversee the operation of our websites and email marketing programs, including deep dives into analytics.

Required values and skills include:

  • Integrity and honesty – these are critical traits for Keep America Beautiful.
  • Intellectual curiosity – you like to explore ideas and understand the “why.”
  • Courageous optimism – you believe the world is getting better and you have the courage to be at the vanguard of positive change.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. You are clear, concise, inspire confidence and create consensus.
  • Expertise with the Microsoft Office suite. You can animate PowerPoint, use macros in Word, and create pivot tables in Excel.
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint – this is a key tool for internal communications.
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce – Salesforce is our system of record for all CRM.
  • Experience with Mailchimp – a part of the role is building out our relationship marketing platform and growing our email subscriber base.
  • Deep expertise with Google Analytics – measurement of all digital activity is key.
  • Experience with Hootsuite and Meltwater a plus.
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus.

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

  • NYC Metro market accessibility
  • Easy walk/shuttle form Stamford MTA stop
  • Summer Fridays
  • Volunteer time off
  • On-site parking
  • On-site gym
  • Health care (including vision and dental)
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending plans
  • 403(b) Plan with 5% employer match after one year of employment

Affiliate Operations Associate

As Affiliate Operations Associate, you will play an essential role in supporting delivery of excellent service to Keep America Beautiful and its network of 600+ affiliates. Your role is defined by program management and project support (including managing logistics and administration) as well as maintaining communications with affiliates and developing valuable solutions for the affiliates. You will work with staff and affiliates on a broad portfolio of programs and grants in our fast-paced, open, and collaborative working environment.

You will support the administrative needs of our Affiliate Operations team, which delivers customer service to the affiliate network, including documenting and managing affiliate data and interactions in Salesforce, managing communications, coordinating meetings, webinars, and trainings, facilitation and note-taking in meetings, knowledge management in SharePoint, and project management. You will contribute to the growth and support of our affiliate network by gathering data from the affiliates using multiple methods (e.g., phone calls, surveys), solving problems that affiliates are experiencing with our tools or programs, researching solutions and helping to communicate those solutions to our affiliates.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in review of report submissions and nurturing of affiliates that are not in good standing via phone and/or email, when applicable and/or with State Leader direction.
  • Troubleshoot issues on Affiliate Dashboard (password re-set, instructions on how to set up an account, etc.).
  • Manage process to track affiliates in meeting annual requirements including the review of affiliate records in Salesforce, creating spreadsheets or document(s) showing affiliate status, and annual recognition process. Communicate status to State Leaders, when applicable.
    • Maintain the affiliate contact database and on-board new directors including sending new ED packets and instructions on accessing reporting.
    • Manage annual affiliate fee process including invoicing and collection. Assist regional directors with follow up and collection of past due invoices, as needed.
    • Assist with program and employee engagement event execution.
    • Work with staff to maintain training materials and resources.
    • Coordinate, print, and ship training or program materials as needed. Assist with customer service intake and follow up.

You are:

  • Organized, process focused, and detail oriented; able to parse larger projects into smaller, achievable goals, and maintain physical organization of papers, data, and office supplies.
  • A person who finds joy in getting big projects completed.
  • A problem solver; proficient with most mainstream office software.
  • Excellent at executing quality work under tight deadlines; an innate sense of which projects to prioritize and a keen keeper of to-do lists.
  • Someone who loves delivering an exceptional experience for stakeholders we serve.
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team; confident and at ease when sharing and exchanging information with employees of varying seniority levels.
  • A team-oriented professional who brings a positive outlook to all of your work.

Requirements:

  • Experience using many different types of software and technical tools. Salesforce experience is strongly preferred. Experience with email marketing and/or marketing automation software, event software, forms or survey software, and content management software (CMS) is a bonus. You need to be proficient in the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) or similar, and comfortable working in a cloud-oriented environment (such as SharePoint).
  • 1-3 years related work experience
  • College degree
  • Customer service experience a plus

Location and benefits:

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park

Programs Associate

Responsible for managing and supporting the Keep America Beautiful flagship programs – Great American Cleanup®, America Recycles Day®, and Cigarette Litter Prevention Program®. Programs Associate to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties include: providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities. Provides support to the national network of community-based affiliates to execute programs on the local level. Works with all departments to keep the programs relevant and refreshed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interact with local affiliate organizations on the phone to place resources within their community.
  • Assist Programs Director with day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Manage registration and reporting processes for all participants (affiliate and non-affiliate).
  • Assist in providing technical support for Great American Cleanup and Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.
  • Answer customer inquiries based on Keep America Beautiful three pillars: End Littering, Improve Recycling, Beautify Communities.
  • Allocate program materials to participants and work with team to deliver in a timely manner without additional cost to Keep America Beautiful.
  • Assist with communication to State Leaders, affiliates, and program participants.
    • Timeline for in-kind materials allocation and shipping information.
    • Assist with planning webinars to keep participants abreast of new activities and timeline.
    • Assist with research for E-newsletter and other communications.
  • Provide counsel and technical assistance to affiliate network to execute programs.
  • Develop, negotiate, and manage relationships with vendors of program materials such as pocket ashtrays, banners, as well as shipping and storage.
  • Work with Programs Director to obtain and analyze reports on programs to monitor trends, aid in development, and meet affiliate and donor needs.
  • Assist with making meeting arrangements, preparing reports, and maintaining a filing system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as administrative assistant, virtual assistant or office admin assistant
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency is Google Suite (G-Suite)
  • Basic proficiency in Salesforce
  • History with working in customer service and direct interaction with clients/customers

Role-based competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and remotely.
  • Attention to detail in all tasks.
  • Proactive and creative problem solver.
  • Displays a high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Has the ability to gauge and audience and adjust messaging accordingly.
  • Ambitious and strong work ethic; holds oneself to a high standard.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time, and organize effectively.
  • Flexibility/adaptability.
  • Works well under pressure/deadline.

Company culture competencies:

  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Flexible
  • Collaborative
  • Demanding
  • Creative

Location and benefits:

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park