DIRECTOR, ANNUAL FUND & DONOR ENGAGEMENT
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
About the organization
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded based on the belief that all young people, regardless of zip code, are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and more successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 25 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles’ more educationally underserved communities. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university in 2018. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.
The Development Department supports the Alliance mission by raising funds and growing the base of supporters to advance key organizational priorities. The Director, Development for Annual Fund reports to the Vice President, Development who leads a team of four and oversees all fundraising and donor initiatives. The Director, Development plays a critical role in expanding the base of supporters and increasing revenue for Alliance by developing and growing the number small to mid-level donors capable of making gifts of up to $10,000. The Director also serves as the lead staff to the Alliance Young Professionals Board which raises college scholarship funds and develops volunteer opportunities to support Alliance scholars as the apply to and transition to college. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, growth-oriented team and organization.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
* Lead overall strategic development and monitoring of annual fund efforts
* Develop and implement annual fund campaign
* Manage and engage donors and volunteers
Commitment to core beliefs and philosophy
Knowledge of urban school environments and school culture
Experience in marketing, sales and/or constituent engagement
Strong analytic and systems thinking necessary to interpret data to inform goals and strategy, as well as build infrastructure where none exists
Ability to work effectively in a multi-layered organization and build strong relationships with a variety of individuals including teachers, coaches, school leaders, parents, vendors, and other Home Office and school-based colleagues
Experience providing counsel to senior leaders
Exceptional project management skills with strong attention to detail and ability to efficiently and simultaneously manage multiple projects
Proven ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong performance results
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Fluency with Google and Microsoft Office suites of applications, project management software, CRM applications (preferably Salesforce) and digital marketing tools
Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
At least 4 years of progressive professional experience in related field + Bachelor’s Degree or higher from accredited college/university, OR
At least 6 years progressive professional experience + GED
Contact email: [email protected]
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at www.laalliance.org/careers. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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