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Job Opening: Development Director, Leadership Public Schools (SF)

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    POSITION: Development Director ORGANIZATION: Leadership Public Schools About Leadership Public Schools Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a non-profit charter
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 23, 2005
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      POSITION: Development Director
      ORGANIZATION: Leadership Public Schools

      About Leadership Public Schools
      Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a non-profit charter school
      development organization, based in San Francisco, whose mission is
      to open at least 25 outstanding, small, public, charter high schools
      in low-income California neighborhoods. LPS now has schools open in
      Richmond, East San Jose, Oakland, and Hayward. LPS will also open in
      Campbell, Oakland, and Stockton in Fall 2006, LPS is led by Mark
      Kushner, one of the country's most experienced charter school
      operators. A number of leading foundations support LPS, including
      the the Pisces Foundation, New Schools Venture Fund, and the Walton
      Family Foundation. LPS currently has more than 14 full-time staff
      members working out of the San Francisco office, as well as over 50
      staff members at its four operating schools.

      For more information about LPS, please visit http://www.leadps.org


      Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director is responsible for:

      - Planning, building, and executing LPS's comprehensive fundraising
      - Identifying and engaging individuals, foundations, and
      corporations in an active and systematic giving program.
      - Working with the CEO and Board Chair with reporting and ongoing
      relationship management for the major foundations with whom LPS
      already has close relationships.
      - Providing guidance and support to principals, teachers, parents,
      and volunteers raising funds for individual LPS schools.
      - Working with the Board Development Committee to increase the
      Board's fundraising capacity.
      - Writing and editing grant proposals and collateral materials.
      - Recruiting, training, and managing development staff as LPS grows.
      - Performing other duties and special projects as assigned by the

      Qualifications and Experience

      - A minimum of five years professional fundraising experience in a
      comprehensive development program.
      - Experience building a major individual gifts program.
      - Experience developing successful grant proposals to foundations
      and corporations.
      - Detail orientation with experience in developing comprehensive and
      organized prospect management systems.
      - Familiarity with creating and managing grant budgets and working
      with financial information.
      - Good verbal and written communication skills and an outstanding
      ability to build and nurture positive relationships.
      - Demonstrated success in working as a part of a team.
      - Enthusiasm for working in a start-up environment.
      - Experience with fundraising for an educational organization is a

      To apply

      E-mail cover letter and resume to lpsdod@...

      Applicants may be subject to background checks.

      LPS is committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. We
      encourage applications from people from traditionally under-
      represented backgrounds.

      For more information about Leadership Public Schools, please visit
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