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.

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
  • Serve as an individual contributor, though with some opportunities to 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 10+ 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
  • Serve as an individual contributor, though with some opportunities to mentor and train junior members of the sales 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 8+ 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, Nonprofit Engagement

Essence of the Role

The Manager, Nonprofit Engagement strengthens our relationships with nonprofit members, pulls new nonprofits to Catchafire, and acts as a nonprofit subject matter expert. You are the face and voice of Catchafire for our nonprofit users, drawing people to you and to Catchafire. You will do this in several ways: (1) help to onboard our nonprofit grantees (2) support our Foundation Accounts team by facilitating and leading community events and cultivating relationships with our nonprofits (3) elevating the Engagement team by bringing your creative ideas and innovations.

Responsibilities
  • Act as a professional and enthusiastic ambassador of Catchafire
  • Run nonprofit information sessions to introduce new users to Catchafire
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with high performing nonprofit leaders in our community to leverage for case studies, speaking engagements, and feedback
  • Speak with individual nonprofit leaders to understand their challenges and recommend Catchafire solutions
  • Represent Catchafire at conferences and events
  • Write stories, case studies, and impact reports about our nonprofits’ success
  • Participate in the creation and management of topical webinars to increase nonprofit success on Catchafire
  • Up to 50% travel time (mostly US-based) required
Key Attributes
  • Storyteller: You can weave a captivating story, and tell your own nonprofit story in an authentic and compelling way. You can do this both in front of a group and through a carefully crafted written story.
  • Evangelist: You enjoy influencing and convincing anyone to come along with you on your journey. You convey such a passion when you speak that when you’re done, people will ask if you founded Catchafire!
  • Effective Relationship Builder: You’ve never met a person you can’t see the good in, and you are able to build instant trust and credibility. You’re as comfortable interacting with a room full of young professionals as you are with the director of a national foundation.
  • Energized by being on the move: You want a role that allows you to travel to anywhere from 2-5 locations in a month - you’re not ready to sit still. However, when you're back in the office, you know how to focus on leading projects and tasks that further our mission.
  • Collaborative Project Manager: You are able to organize project tasks, assemble the team and engage stakeholders from start to finish. You take the time to communicate with brevity and clarity and always bring a mix of open-mindedness and radical candor to make ideas, executions, and teammates better. You are empathetic and supportive, thriving in a team-focused environment.
Experience / Background

You must have:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong experience in/understanding of the nonprofit sector and its challenges
  • Experience building community and engaging others
  • Comfort with presentation and facilitation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Experience with both live and virtual events preferred

We’d love to see (but don’t require):

  • You’ve got a passion for and skillset in a particular skill area (websites/technology, marketing or design, strategy, finance & operations)
  • You’re passionate about and knowledgeable in a particular nonprofit cause area (environmental, arts, education)
  • You have project management experience
  • You’re a Catchafire nonprofit user

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Manager, Nonprofit Engagement" in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) If you needed to teach skills to nonprofits, what would you be an “expert” in?

Please send along any videos of you speaking or blogs or articles you’ve written!

This position is based in New York City, but you can work remotely after one year if you live near a major U.S. airport.

Head of Platform

About the Role

Are you a mission driven technology enthusiast looking to leverage your skills to generate massive social impact? Catchafire is looking for a senior leader to run the operations, people management and strategic direction of our Platform function - a team of technologists, designers and product managers responsible for our core digital product Catchafire.org.

Catchafire makes it easy for anyone to use their talents for good and provides nonprofits with access to skills-based volunteers who are professionals in their domain. It's an exciting time here at Catchafire as we double-down on our goal to develop top-of-the-line products and launch them successfully to our audience of passionate volunteers and inspiring nonprofits.

Our dream candidate is curious and hungry, has a user-first disposition and a track record of leading iterative product development in an Agile environment. The ideal candidate has a proven history of leading multidisciplinary teams, expertise in building best-in-class digital products and a strong point-of-view on the future of technology.

Responsibilities
  • Own the strategic vision of our core Catchafire.org marketplace
  • Strategically and functionally lead our technology team including product management, user experience, engineering and quality assurance
  • Support an inclusive product culture by facilitating information sharing and inputs from across the organization as we evolve the product offering together
  • Support the scaling of our revenue focused teams through the user of systems and technology as we grow our customer base year over year
  • Collaborate with the CEO, CPO, COO, and accounts, BD and finance function leads to drive strategic decision-making and foster a strong values-driven company culture
Attributes
  • Passion for people management & mentorship: You believe people management is a privilege and take pride in building strong, empowered teams who work creatively and autonomously to drive against company mission.
  • Orientation toward systems thinking: You have a knack for building scaled team cultures rooted in the smart use of systems and technologies to drive collaboration and execution.
  • Alignment with Catchafire mission & values: You want to spend your time driving social impact through technology and do so in a way that enables a growth and life balance for you and your teams.
  • Strong technology POV & strategic vision: Your finger is on the pulse of the best-in-class technologies and products available in the marketplace for digital consumers and you have a vision for how technology can shift the social sector.
Experience / Background

Must Have:

  • 10+ years related experience at a technology or technology-driven company.
  • Proven history of leading multi-disciplinary teams including but not limited to technical architects, developers, UX designers, product manager, data analysts and quality assurance analysts.
  • Experience working directly with executive and leadership teams to drive company vision and product offerings.
  • Track record executing in a fast-paced, agile environment.

Nice to Have:

  • Saas - experience working with Saas model platform or related digital workflow tool.
  • Marketplace - experience with dual-sided marketplace platforms.
  • Sector - experience working on digital product for nonprofit end-users.
  • Technical - experience guiding architecture, optimization and evolution of our technology stack and more competently manage managers on the technology team.

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Head of Platform" in the subject line.

Content & Engagement Strategist

About the Role

Catchafire makes it easy for anyone to use their talents for good and provides nonprofits with access to skills-based volunteers who are professionals in their domain. It's an exciting time here at Catchafire as our demand from nonprofits for expert help grows, we’re ready to take our marketing channels to the next level.

We’re looking for a creative writer and digital marketer to join our lean, centralized Marketing team. Our team of four is responsible for all visual design and copy put out across social, press, email marketing, and paid advertising. You will be working to build out our social media presence, email engagement and press opportunities. You will help build a content strategy and be supporting our cross-channel marketing approach that generates community growth, drives brand awareness, and establishes Catchafire as a leader in the social good and volunteer space. Ideal candidates are go-getters who are ambitious and love the challenge of uncovering interesting narratives and digital content angles. This role will report to the Senior Marketing Manager and is based in New York City.

We want to meet you if you are creative, resourceful and have a way with words. Look at a few of our recent pieces: The Future of Social Good Work Summit, 2019 Impact Report, and Nonprofits are Stronger Because of Skills-Based Volunteers.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Act as our lead writer and editor for our community newsletter, press releases and external branded content.
  • Partner with Marketing teammates to create and execute a cross-channel content calendar of timely and relevant content across email, organic social, blogs and press (copy and cadence).
  • Collect and track member stories and contact information, then lead the outreach for brand storytelling which can be through email, blog posts, and social media campaigns.
  • Pitch nonprofit stories to regional outlets.
  • Monitor and respond to comments and engagement daily.
  • Grow our social following using strategic growth strategies and innovative content.
  • Analyze performance of our social and email content.
MUST-HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Highly Systematic: You get stuff done, with a bias for action and execution. You can self-manage your workload and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Structured collaborator: You work methodically and like to create appropriate and effective structures to help you and your team accomplish goals. You are a star implementer and excellent team player who is able to manage up, down, sideways and crossways to ensure success.
  • Imaginative Communicator: You are able to write both creatively and directly in order to create powerful campaigns. You are hungry for responsibility and comfortable working in an agile environment with evolving strategies.
  • Brand Builder: You have an appreciation for the relationship between textual and visual elements. Copy doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and you believe words and design have to work together. Note: You’ll have a graphic designer to partner with and take your content ideas to the next level.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Ideal candidates must have:

  • 4+ years experience shaping compelling and standout marketing copy
  • Evidence building a social following
  • Experience with A/B testing
  • Familiarity monitoring engagement and analyzing data

It would be nice if you had:

  • Paid experience
  • SEO experience
  • Knack for shooting and editing photo and video content for use across all content platforms

You’ll love this job if…

  • You’ve spent at least 2 years in a similar role with direct experience working on digital platform deliverables and are hungry to have more ownership.
  • You’ve been part of a large brand strategy team (nonprofit or for-profit) and know the potential content marketing can have on business development.
  • You have an ear to the ground on social causes, movements, and current events.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. and:

  • Please specify "Writer” in the subject
  • Attach your resume
  • Share your portfolio of work that showcases your abilities as a highly creative and imaginative copywriter (press releases, blogs, and/or social copy are recommended)
  • Instead of a traditional cover letter, Include answers to the following questions:
    1. In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Be creative and say something that will catch our eye.
    2. In 2-3 paragraphs, tell us about a social cause you are passionate about with the intent to recruit volunteers.

This position is based in New York City.

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