Posted on November 18, 2012
Associate, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Teach for America
Associate, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Teach For America
Teach For America - Houston is seeking an associate of corporate and foundation relations who will work within our regional development team to support our corporate and foundation fundraising efforts. We are looking for a development associate who is an excellent communicator, relationship-builder, project manager, and strategic thinker to drive this effort. The Associate, Corporate and Foundation Relations will report directly to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and works closely with at least two other development team members.
Team Overview and Vision:
Founded in 1990, Teach For America - Houston has approximately 450 corps members reaching more than 40,000 students in traditional districts, public charter schools and early childhood centers. An additional 1,000 alumni are working from all sectors to close the achievement gap in the area. The region is supported by a funding base of over $9 million this year, and regional staff members work to train and support corps members, continually strengthen relationships with local schools and districts, foster the leadership of local alumni, and continue to grow the regional funding base to ensure that Teach For America - Houston can have an even greater impact.
Writing and Communications (40%)
Development Operations (30%)
Research and Prospecting (10%)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written communication skills and a strong interest in writing
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Ability to build strong relationships with various types of people and to motivate superiors, peers, and direct reports to meet ambitious goals
Excellent strategic thinker and exceptional goal orientation
Ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Uncommon level of optimism, personal responsibility and drive towards exceedingly ambitious goals
Knowledge of Salesforce, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred but not required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required 2 years of experience
Grant writing experience required
Application Requirements and Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter with your application.
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Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity:
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
About Teach For America: Teach For America is the national corps of top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
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