Development Professional (1099)

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

About the organization

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to
students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing,
international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.


Working closely with the Executive Director, the contracted Development Professional will advance
fundraising efforts with the help of a capable Board of Trustees and Campaign Steering Committee,
engaging an established pool of donors and prospective donors. Additionally, the Development
Professional will ensure that current and prospective donors experience a high-quality stewardship
program, implemented throughout the organization. The Development Professional will be a seasoned
proposal and solicitation writer, effective communicator and all-rounder, motivated by metrics and
tangible outcomes, as well as the FEA mission to support students least likely to study abroad. The
position will be self-directed and accountable, serving as a 1099 contract position over the course of an
8-month term funded position, renewable for 12-months at the option of the Executive Director upon
successful completion of the following:
• Strategic and tactical plans putting Steering Committee and Board of Trustees to best and
maximum use to help achieve remaining $4.6 Million of a $10 Million comprehensive campaign
by end of 2022
• Implementation of a corporate DEI proposal and program, and annual fund (mailed twice
• Institution and implementation of a robust donor stewardship program with staff and trustees
• $1 million in new gifts, pledged or paid by December 2021, from a highly engaged current donor
and prospective donor pool
• A ten percent increase in the prospective donor pool from new contacts

The Development Professional will report to the Executive Director of FEA to provide the following
• Produce collateral to achieve ends, direct actions of a moves management process, and engage
leadership volunteer
• Meet weekly by phone/Zoom with both the Executive Director, Program Manager, and
appropriate trustees on activities and progress of the fundraising plan
• Visit on-site (when permitted) for Board meetings and key events ( approx. 4 appearances) with
additional participation in donor meetings, as requested/needed
• Train staff and Board volunteers for cultivation and solicitation; successfully engage them in the
development process through relationship building and coaching
• When asked, participate in the Board development & marketing committee meetings, and
steering committee meetings to advance the development plan
• Identify, segment, advise on the solicitation of prospective donors
• Prepare talking points, strategy memos and detailed agendas for presentations, solicitations and
special event


FEA values a talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who
consistently and actively embrace our mission. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and
groups to apply.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] with “Last name,
first name: FEA Development Professional” in the subject line, indicating the best way and time to
contact you during business as soon as possible, and no later than May 1, 2021.

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