Senior Vice President of Development
Educators 4 Excellence - New York, NY

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Position

Reporting to the co-founders and co-chief executive officers and serving as an E4E National Team member, the Senior Vice President of Development will build and execute a development plan for nationwide growth, ensuring E4E’s sustainability as a leading vehicle for teachers’ voices. This will include building relationships and soliciting individual gifts and foundation grants, and may also include the cultivation of gifts at special events or through small individual donation campaigns. The Senior Vice President of Development will create new systems to track progress toward development goals, manage donor relationships, and report progress to donors in a timely manner. Working in partnership with the co-chief executive officers, the senior vice president will manage relationships with current and potential donors and provide regular reports to them and the Board of Directors for finance, budgeting, and management purposes, as well as help chapter executive directors to fundraise and sustain growth at the local level. This individual will leverage prior experience with information technology, knowledge management, and familiarity with the education philanthropy community toward helping E4E build the capacity to grow sustainably over the next few years.

Responsibilities

Strategic Revenue Generation

  • Create and execute a development plan for national-level fundraising activities including major donor cultivation, foundation giving, fundraising events, direct mail and online appeals
  • Engage new prospects by identifying a broad spectrum of support from individuals and foundations and leveraging E4E team members to support donor cultivation and stewardship
Relationship Cultivation and Development

  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship management approach
  • Communicate with current and prospective donors and members of the Board of Directors to build a strong understanding of E4E programming impact and generate a high level of donor stewardship
  • Support the co-chief executive officers and members of the board to cultivate new prospects and develop relationships with existing donors, including drafting preliminary communications or providing analyses
Systems Building

  • Prepare and update development materials consistent with E4E’s brand identity and maximizing teacher voice
  • Provide regular reports to the co-chief executive officers and the Board of Directors for finance, budgeting, and management purposes
  • Work closely with chapter executive directors to develop compelling and creative approaches, materials, and resources to build and maintain local donor stewardship
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Prior demonstrated success in a nonprofit development function, cultivating and managing relationships with multiple donor sources
  • Demonstrated skill and success in strategic planning for development in one or more of the following areas: major gifts, annual giving, corporation/foundation giving or planned giving
  • Proven experience in developing effective processes and protocols to ensure effective, efficient, accurate data management, donor follow-up and financial reporting
  • Prior successful grant-writing experience (preferably education-related grants)
  • Knowledge of and experience with SalesForce
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, supplanted by an MBA, an undergraduate degree in accounting, business, finance, or economics, and/or previous finance experience (preferred but not required)
Moreover, all E4E candidates will have a/an:
  • Empathy for, understanding of, and respect for the teaching profession; previous classroom experience strongly preferred
  • Deep commitment to the values of E4E and passions for students, improving education, and closing the achievement gap
  • Understanding of education policy and the education reform movement, both locally and nationally
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated record as both a team player and a self-starter, including exceptional organization and time management skills; a demonstrated ability to design a work plan, prioritize and meet goals; grace under pressure and a good sense of humor; and an innovative spirit
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including weekday evenings and some weekends

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