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Job Opening: Teach for America - Managing Director, Development - Bay Area Region

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  • muneerah67
    The Managing Director of Development will lead our campaign to raise more than $60 million in operating revenue over the next 5 years. The Managing Director of
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 9, 2011
      The Managing Director of Development will lead our campaign to raise more than $60 million in operating revenue over the next 5 years. The Managing Director of Development (MDD) will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director on setting and executing high level development strategy, manage a team of talented development professionals, and work directly with a portfolio of donors and prospects. Teach For America in the Bay Area intends to grow its funding base by 80% in the next five years – this includes building a campaign to garner hopefully $2M in state funding by 2012. This individual must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial
      environment, possess an exceptionally high level of personal responsibility, and be equally comfortable managing back end processes, engaging with donors, and creating strategy.

      About Teach For America

      Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for
      at least two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to
      expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational
      inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
      In the 2009-10 school year, over 7,300 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members
      will teach in 35 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members
      have reached approximately 3 million students. Nearly 17,000 Teach For America alumni are
      working in education and many other fields, where they continue to advocate for students and
      families in low-income communities. While only 1 in 10 corps members say they were interested
      in the teaching profession before joining Teach For America, more than two-thirds of our alumni
      remain in the field of education.
      We are a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $189 million budget and close to
      1,200 staff. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment, maintain focus on quantitative
      measures, and are committed to continuous improvement.
      Team Overview
      Founded in 1991, Teach For America Bay Area is currently one of the largest regions with a force
      of nearly 420 corps members reaching approximately 30,000 students in eight school districts. In
      addition, nearly 1,300 alumni are working from all sectors to channel resources toward the effort
      to ensure educational equity. The Bay Area is fully locally supported at $10 million by a diversified
      funding base of individuals, foundations, and corporations. By 2015, the Bay Area will increase to
      be a corps 600 with strong clusters in San Francisco, the East Bay, and the Silicon Valley,
      impacting educational outcomes for 25% of the students growing up in poverty in the
      communities we serve. At the same time, the regional alumni network will grow to well over
      2,000, and the local budget is projected to then be $18 million. Regional staff members work to
      train and support corps members, continually strengthen relationships with local schools and
      districts, foster the leadership of alumni living in the area, and grow the funding base to continue
      growth and ensure sustainability.


      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      · Working closely with the executive director and the regional board of advisors to create
      and execute the regional strategic and operational plans to ensure that the region
      maximizes opportunities, meets its goals, and significantly grows funding while building
      long-term sustainability
      · Analyzing historical and market data to set ambitious yet feasible revenue, donor quantity
      and retention goals for the next three years, and interim benchmarks
      · Regularly assessing progress to goals and adjusting course as necessary
      · Developing and executing pitches and strategies to reach goals for different segments
      · Managing a development team of six full time development staff to progress toward
      goals and develop them as professionals. Specifically ensuring the team:
      o Strategically builds and manages their donor portfolios, by designing and
      implementing donor engagement plans
      o Conducts excellent donor interactions and communications (i.e., events,
      operations, tracking systems and donor communications required to support
      the region's fundraising efforts are tightly executed and highly effective)
      · Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of donors through external meetings,
      events, and correspondence
      · Supporting the executive director in regional advisory board management by developing
      the regional board, preparing for board meetings, and corresponding with board
      · Serving on the Bay Area regional leadership team to:
      o Engage on region vision
      o Develop and execute regional priorities
      o Set the tone and culture for the region
      · Managing the planning and execution of the inaugural Bay Area gala with the goal of
      raising $1.7 million
      · Working in partnership with the Los Angeles region's development team and regional
      and national leadership to garner state funding by 2012
      · Lead focused growth in individual giving, corporate giving, and foundation giving, with a
      particular emphasis on major gifts ($100,000+ multi-year gifts.)
      · Collaborating with the region's district strategy team to secure local public funding
      · Managing the region's relationship with public funding agencies and ensuring
      compliance with these agencies' requirements
      Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites
      · Bachelors degree required
      · Minimum 4 - 5 years experience
      · At least one year of management experience preferred
      · Exceptional goal orientation and an excellent strategic thinker with a proven track record of
      · Excellent verbal and written communicator: can speak compellingly about our organization,
      mission, and goals and has a mature presence
      · Ability to build strong relationships with various types of people and to motivate superiors,
      peers, and direct reports to meet ambitious goals
      · Comfortable and excited about managing in entrepreneurial setting
      · Ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven
      · Uncommon level of personal responsibility and drive towards exceedingly ambitious goals
      Benefits and Salary
      Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a
      comprehensive benefits package is included.
      Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
      Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this
      position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage
      all those who can contribute to this effort.
      Apply Now
      Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter with your application. Apply now at
      www.teachforamerica.org/careers. For more information, please contact
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