The Director of Development is a strategic and visionary leader with an adaptive management style who is passionate about building philanthropy, community engagement, and the overall TEACH brand in order to build effective school and classroom leaders. The Director of Development is responsible for aligning the resource development and community engagement strategy with TEACH’s overarching strategic goals, which includes aggressive revenue growth in order to increase our overall impact in public schools.
The primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to set a strategic direction and provide day-to-day oversight and management of all fundraising operations and results from foundations, corporations, individuals, and special events. This position develops and implements long-term and annual fundraising plans that include major gifts, grant solicitations, in-kind resources, multiple special events, and school-based tours with donors. The Director of Development supervises the development department (2 FTEs) and works closely with the Co-Founder, Executive Director, management team, as well as the Board in all development and fundraising.
What you’d do:
Develop and implement a strategic direction and annual fundraising plan for individual donors, corporations, foundations, and event fundraising that increases unrestricted funding for operational sustainability. Grow and diversify funder base and engage new donors and volunteer leaders.
Formulate short- and long-term goals concerning the fundraising efforts of the organization.
Develop and enhance relationships between TEACH and the Greater Houston philanthropic community, including foundations, endowments, corporations, and individuals.
Achieve and surpass annual quota goals for organizational fundraising including fundraising goals for two major events each year.
Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the department and organization.
Oversee marketing and communications efforts including annual communications plan, develops community impact report, oversees website management, and coordinates with multiple vendors for collateral materials.
Manage priorities effectively in a deadline-intense and dynamic environment; handle multiple priorities while maintaining the highest value of work product.
Demonstrate a strong work ethic and acute financial aptitude.
Partner with Comptroller to ensure collaboration of fund development plans and progress toward achieving fund development goals.
Develop an environment that motivates staff and provides regular and ongoing opportunities for all staff to communicate, give feedback, and develop knowledge on program operations.
Evaluate the development department structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provides individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities, when possible.
Oversee and participate in the development of major fundraising proposals.
Develop and maintain a budget and communicate actual and expected variances to the Executive Director and to the Board of Directors.
What we offer:
Competitive salary in the range of $80K – $90K depending on experience and prior accomplishments.
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
401 K retirement with a 6% employer match
Personal time off including:
144 hours of Paid Time Off
2 weeks off every summer (paid)
2 weeks off every Christmas holiday (paid)
Investment in your growth and development through ongoing training and development including certifications
A team of supported individuals committed to helping you reach your goals
A dynamic team of committed, dedicated and community focused colleagues and board members.
How do I apply?
Send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call for status of your application.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
What you’ve done:
A proven track record in securing major gifts from individuals and institutions. Solid experience in strategic planning and transforming a strategic vision into an operational model. A record of success driving and sustaining a change in an organization’s fundraising performance; experience expanding and cultivating a donor base. Excellent interpersonal skills required for donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship. A collaborative and flexible style with a strong service mentality. You are seen as a team player with an ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, public administration, community development, or public policy strongly preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising in a leadership role, including but not limited to event management, annual giving, foundation/corporate solicitations, communications, and special events. Must have hands-on experience with donor management systems such as DonorPerfect.
Competencies: Business Acumen, Results-Driven, Fundraising, Project Management, Communication Proficiency, Public Speaking, Ethical Conduct, Leadership, Performance Management, Personal Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking.
Who you are:
You have an unyielding commitment to supporting and developing teachers. You know one of the best ways to support students is through high-quality teacher support.
You believe in service to others. Mahatma Gandhi might have been talking about you when he said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
You believe in collaboration and at the same time you can thrive flying solo. You’ll work alongside an amazing team of people who work together to help each other grow. Although you are with people all day, you do work independently most of the time.
You are a problem solver. You embrace the responsibility to make things happen and have the attitude to get it done.
You have street smarts and common sense. Yes, that’s important to us.
You are funny. You like to laugh… at yourself and at life. Humor is one of our highest values.
You are ambitious. You set high, yet measurable, goals for yourself and you meet those goals. Every time.
You love to learn new things and are a high implementer. You are always looking for ways to refine your craft.
You empower people. People feel better when they are around you. You’re the kind of person people want on their team.
You are creative. You can take a concept and deliver it in a way that people can understand and own.
You inquire. Smart people ask questions.
About TEACH: To Educate All Children
TEACH is a community impact organization currently operating in Houston Independent School District schools located in predominantly low-income neighborhoods. TEACH focuses on empowering educators by helping them build safe and calm classrooms through its ENVoY program model. ENVoY is an intensive training and coaching model for classroom management which focuses on areas such as de-escalation, conflict resolution, building students’ self-image, relationship-building, and non-verbal communication. TEACH is a 501(c) (3), tax-exempt charitable organization.
TEACH is on a trajectory of fast growth and is seeking highly skilled professionals who are ready to have an impact on the school system. We are creating a learning, growing, and thriving organization and need YOUR unique set of talents and skills to help us empower more educators!