The San Francisco School Alliance (SFSA) is a non-profit organization that develops critical partnerships, raises money and advocates so that each student in our city’s schools has access to quality education with the goal of graduating college and being career ready. Our vision is to become the trusted partner the community and educators turn to when they want to engage in and support public education in San Francisco. We are focused on transforming the learning environment through effective implementation of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts, Math and Science.
The Development Director works closely with the Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to build the development and fundraising capacity if the SFSA. The Development Director must be a strategic thinker with impressive interpersonal and diplomatic skills and be an excellent writer and communicator. He/she should have excellent internal team building, planning and budgeting skills.
The Development Manager must have a strong work ethic and sense of humor; a successful track record in non-profit fundraising; a passion for excellence in public education; and is personable and willing to work well as a member of a team of staff and Board members to fulfill the SFSA mission.
Responsibilities of the Development Director:
Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
- Builds, motivates, and promotes staff and board participation in the fundraising strategy of the organization.
- Helps craft and implement the organization’s development plan and strategy for the next three to five years.
- Develops and implements the organization’s fundraising systems, including tracking of all gifts, grant reports, and results to goals.
- Helps develop the strategic partnerships and strong relationships with funders and partners that will be critical to the Alliance’s successful development work
- Creates and encourages a collegial and participatory work environment where trust, integrity and open communication are valued.
- Event Organizing: Significant track record of success (and enjoyment of) organizing large fundraising events, including an annual signature citywide event with strong corporate and business support.
- Major Individual Donor Strategy: Experience with developing and building a major donor strategy to engage individuals in the work of the organization.
- Foundation Grant Strategy: A successful track record of working with private and public foundations, locally and nationally, to raise significant funds and multi-year grants to support the joint strategic work of the Alliance and SFUSD.
Communications, Advocacy and Political Savvy:
- Able to shape identity of Alliance through print materials, outreach strategy, events and the website.
- Ideas and experience with ways to use the internet and 21st century technology to reach new and current donors in new, creative ways.
- Superior writing, speaking and analytical skills.
Planning + Evaluation:
- Designs the immediate and long-range fundraising strategy with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, including benchmarks for measuring success.
- Develops and monitors the annual action plan based on the strategic fundraising goals adopted by the Board of Directors.
- Develops and oversees the fundraising/development budget which includes an accurate, realistic forecasting of revenues and expenses for implementing the fundraising plan, based on the goals established in collaboration with the executive director.
- At least 5 -7 years of successful non-profit fundraising
- Proven track record of successful grant seeking
- Working knowledge of Salesforce or other donor management software
- Experience working effectively with others and through volunteer committees and/or a board of directors
- Ability to be a team player with initiative as well as the ability to work independently on a variety of projects
- Willingness to handle new and evolving duties and roles as needed
- Commitment to strengthening public education
- Familiarity with public education funding
- Bachelor’s degree
- Board recruitment and committee-building experience
To apply, please send your resume, salary history and thoughtful cover letter. Resumes without salary history will not be considered.
Indeed - 10 months ago
The San Francisco School Alliance (SFSA) is a non-profit organization that develops critical partnerships, raises money and advocates so...