Job Opening: Directof of Development and Communications, College Track (Oakland)
- DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNCATIONS
Founded in 1997, College Track exists to help students, who have the desire but lack the resources and support, to attain higher education and fulfill their own best promise. We work with students from historically underserved populations: 99% of our students are of color and all come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Through a comprehensive program of academic support, leadership training, community service, and extra-curricular involvement, we help our students successfully complete high school and graduate from college. College Track currently serves over 400 high school and college students through centers in East Palo Alto and Oakland, and plans to open a new site in San Francisco Summer 2007. For more information, go to www.collegetrack.org.
The Director of Development and Communications develops, leads, manages, and grows a strategic fundraising and communications program that will help College Track expand its services to the community. This position is responsible for all fundraising activities including the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors, corporations, and foundations. The Director of Development and Communications works collaboratively with the CEO, Executive Team, the Board of Directors, and volunteers.
Planning: Work with the CEO and Board of Directors on the creation and implementation of annual and long-range fundraising plans, including specific tactics and strategies to increase corporate, foundation, and individual funding. Develop and monitor
budget for the Development and Communications department.
Annual Campaign: Lead and coordinate an annual campaign comprised of personal solicitation and direct mail. Conduct donor research. Create strategies for donor cultivation and coordinates donor appreciation mechanisms.
Grant Writing and Reporting: Identify, cultivate, and solicit funding from corporate and foundation sources. Prepare proposals and reports, and coordinate input from other staff members as needed. Implement and maintain a grants calendar to ensure that
grants and reports are submitted in a timely fashion.
Event Planning: Design and manage details of annual fundraising events, including the Benefactor's reception and Pixar's annual movie premier. Oversee all donor cultivation events, including College Track's annual graduation celebration, open houses, and receptions.
Marketing Materials: Create and implement marketing/public relations campaign to increase agency profile and visibility. Oversee the production and distribution of College Track marketing materials, including print and online newsletters, brochures, and website.
Administration (Donor & Contribution Information
Management): Maintain donor and foundation files and the donor database. Ensure that all contributions are acknowledged
promptly and accurately. Prepare monthly activity reports measuring successes against projections, and provide financial reports as requested.
New Projects: Projects as assigned by the CEO.
Commitment to College Track and its mission;
Knowledge and experience (3-5 years preferred) building a successful development department with the functions outlined above;
Fluency in fundraising and communications principles and protocols;
Experience with donor research, cultivation, and stewardship;
Comfort with and successful track record in personal solicitations;
Experience leading a collaborative process to produce marketing materials;
Detail oriented, highly organized;
Strong writer, excellent communication skills, at ease with diverse populations;
Ability to think strategically, creatively, and tactically about fundraising;
Proven track record of successfully recruiting, training, and mentoring staff and fundraising volunteers;
Ability to work on Mac computer platform and related software (Microsoft Office, PageMaker);
Experience with fundraising databases;
Ability to prepare, monitor, and review budgets;
An entrepreneurial spirit;
Position will be based out of our office in downtown Oakland, but regular travel will be required to our East Palo Alto office.
COMPENSATION AND CLASSIFICATION
Competitive salary. Full-time position with benefits. Benefits include excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), generous vacation package, paid holidays, flexible work environment, and paid professional development opportunities. The College Track
Oakland office is within close walking distance of BART.
College Track is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIQ people to apply.
Please submit cover letter and resume, along with a writing sample to rebecca@.... Writing samples should be related to a fund development experience. Position open until filled.