East Austin College Prep is an innovative, tuition free public charter school district. EAPrep serves as a model community school that successfully prepares all students,
regardless of economic background, for graduation and success in college and
career. As EAPrep grows to serve over 1,000 students in its 5 th year, we are seeking a Development Associate to work with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) at an exciting and critical time to support the vision of the school and its community partner, Southwest Key, to become a nationally recognized math and science academy. The Development Associate will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding donors and prospects, engaging them in Employee Giving, events and other programs. It will be this staff member’s responsibility to cultivate strong relationships between the School and the donor, involving appropriate staff members, faculty and volunteers. This is an opportunity for a professional to part of a new, comprehensive fundraising program and initial phase of a capital campaign that enables EAPrep to achieve its operational goals and impact youth in the community.
The Development Associate is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding donors and prospects, engaging them in Employee Giving, events and
other programs. They are responsible for cultivating strong relationships between the School and the donor, involving appropriate staff members, faculty and volunteers.
Leadership & Management
In close partnership with the Chief Development Officer, create and lead a development plan to grow East Austin College Prep Charter Schools (EAPrep).
Formulate an understanding of EAPrep mission and goals and be able to articulate clearly a compelling case for support to foundations and high net worth individuals.
Leverage qualitative and quantitative information to develop revenue strategy and build the systems and process to execute that strategy.
Execute critical day-to-day development-related operational systems including, but not limited to: donor database system, communications systems, and regular reporting on key metrics.
Create fund development policies, procedures, plans, goals and budget to support the current EAPrep operating budget of $6M.
Personally cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors, as well as oversee a portfolio of identified donors.
Maintain donor portfolios, monthly budget forecasts and variances, and plan the production of donor briefings and profiles.
In consultation of the CDO, develop and execute programs/events to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors.
Coordinate organization of high-profile visits, including site visits, meetings and presentations.
Draft briefings, contact notes, stewardship plans/letters and other correspondence for prospects, working closely with colleagues and other staff.
Partner with other groups or departments to coordinate strategies and processes across the organization.
Bachelor’s degree required and 3-5 years of major/leadership giving experience.
Flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial,
results-oriented, and hands-on environment.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to represent the organization publicly and passionately to potential funders and other
partners, as well as listen and respond to the interests of a variety of stakeholder groups.
Solid grasp of fundraising systems.
Experience in school fundraising.
Southwest Key Programs - 21 months ago