Posted on January 7, 2013
Read Alliance - Development Director
Read Alliance works to improve the educational trajectory of at-risk kindergarten and first grade students by recruiting and training teens to provide structured one-to-one tutoring in foundational reading skills. We use a researched based curriculum, and our students achieve significant and measurable reading gains.
The Development Director will report to Read Alliance’s Executive Director. This senior position will focus on fundraising via private philanthropy. READ’s current budget is $2 million. The successful candidate will be highly committed to READ’s mission and will demonstrate initiative, leadership and strong organizational, writing, interpersonal and research skills. A proven track record of success in fundraising for non-profits is required.
Manage proposal and grant process
Identify and secure new sources of private philanthropy
Cultivate existing donor base
Manage donor acknowledgement process
Maintain donor database (i.e. Raiser’s Edge)
Guide and supervise support staff as it relates to Development
Plan and implement events including annual benefit which supports fundraising goals
Engage Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors
Manage marketing and public relations efforts
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with READ staff
Minimum Qualifications Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required. At least 5 years of experience working successfully in an organizational setting is required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Normal office environment.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Additionally, this job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Please email your resume, cover letter and 2 fundraising relevant writing samples (e.g. inquiry letter, proposal) to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.