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Job Opening: Director of Development, Envision Education

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  • Joelle
    Director of DevelopmentEnvision Education Envision Education is seeking an experienced Director of Development to lead all development and communications
    Message 1 of 1 , May 14, 2013
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      Director of Development
      Envision Education

      Envision Education is seeking an experienced Director of Development to lead all development and communications functions within the organization.

      Essential Responsibilities:
      • Provide strategic leadership and planning for the development department and oversee all development activities, including major events, individual giving programs, corporate and foundation relations, and donor services operations
      • Lead team of experienced development and communications staff to support the growth of resources and awareness for the             organization 
      • Develop relationships with and directly solicit current and potential funders and partners that lead to increased contributed revenue for the organization.
      • Be accountable for organization development goals
      • Work closely with the Board of Directors and Board Development Committee to cultivate donor relationships and other partnerships leading to a more robust individual giving program
      • Manage participation of CEO and Senior Management Team in development activities to ensure that the organization's financial  objectives are met
      • Plan and evaluate financial needs and fundraising plans for the organization's future
      • Develop budget in conjunction with the senior leadership team and manage budget
      • Supervise and provide support to Grants Manager and Development Assistant in prospecting research, drafting grant proposals and reports, tracking and acknowledging funding sources, and other activities involving solicitation of major gift and institutional donors
      • Manage and provide strategic direction to Communications Manager tasked with managing the marketing, communications, and outreach strategies for the organization
      • Represent development staff on senior management team
      • Oversee maintenance of Sage donor services database 
      • Collaborate internally on special projects and provide leadership and strategic insight on cross-functional teams

      Reports to:
      Chief Operating Officer

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies
      • Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with other companies and organizations
      • Extensive knowledge of the corporate and foundation community
      • Ability to supervise, guide, and mentor development team staff
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Ability to serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization and articulate our mission to external constituents
      • Strong strategic planning and project management skills
      • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database management
      • Self-starter with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple tasks with solid deadlines
      • Flexible, people-oriented team player who is committed to the mission of Envision Education

      Minimum Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree required
      • Minimum 5-8 years of directly related experience, preferably in a development department of a non-profit or educational                   organization
      • Supervisory experience 

      Application and hiring process:
      To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter via www.envisionschools.org/apply

      This position is located at our Support Office in Oakland.

      As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

      About Envision Education:
      Envision Education transforms the lives of students—especially those who will be first in their family to attend college—by preparing them for success in college, in careers, and in life. 

      Vibrant learning communities apply compassion and high expectations to inspire and empower students. Our approach is specifically designed to increase student engagement, deepen integration and understanding, promote active learning, and ensure college success. Envision further distinguishes its campuses with:

      • Economic, ethnic, and racial diversity,
      • Rigorous academic discipline, and
      • Excellence at every level.

      More information can be found at www.envisionschools.org 

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