Posted on February 20, 2013
Manager, Development, Oklahoma
Teach for America
Teach For America - Manager, Development, Oklahoma
The Manager, Development (DM) will report to the Director, Development, and his/her primary responsibilities will include: developing and utilizing systems to track and communicate progress towards the Tulsa-based development goal; conducting research to create prospect pipelines; determining the motivations and barriers of potential and current donors; working with the Director, Development to create compelling outreach plans; and creating and executing stewardship plans that lead to renewed and upgraded giving.
Teach For America in Oklahoma intends to double in size in the next 3-5 years, with over 600 corps members and an annual budget of nearly $14 million. The Manager, Development will provide critical support for the regional growth, development, and partnerships team to enable Oklahoma to reach this ambitious goal.
Conduct Prospect Research and Develop Outreach Plans
- Conduct research to build the pipeline for new money, identify potential upgrades within existing donor base, and gather information to determine the best approach to engage prospects and donors
- Determine potential and current donors' motivations for and barriers to giving and/or increasing support
- Clearly communicate research results and plans to others
- Synthesize information to create compelling outreach plans for individual prospects/donors and groups of prospects/donors
Manage the Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship of Donors, Prospects, and Partners
- Design engagement plans for prospects and donors grounded in an analysis of motivations/barriers to supporting our organization
- Prioritize the right actions for the ED, MD, and DD to take in order to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects and prepare/support them to execute
- Set vision for and manage the Tulsa area's Individual Giving campaign to meet stream goals
- Create and execute stewardship plans that lead to renewed and upgraded giving from current donors
- Prepare the Director, Development, Managing Director, GDP and Executive Director to understand and effectively address the motivations and barriers of potential and current donors
- Identify strategic ways to improve and expand our partnerships within the community
- Produce high-quality and compelling written communication and interactions for donors, prospects, and community partners, including letters of intent, funding proposals, follow-up correspondence, update reports, newsletters, invitations, and emails
Track and Communicate Progress to Goal
- Develop and utilize systems to track and communicate progress towards the OKC team's goals
- Quickly identify when adjustments to course are necessary and aid the Director, Development in determining strategies for correction
Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites:
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized with proven time management skills
- Operates with purpose, urgency, and accuracy
- Ability to thrive in results-oriented, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
- Detail orientation with a high bar for quality
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Critical thinker who displays good judgment in prioritizing problems to resolve and opportunities to pursue
- Ability to manage self and others towards results
- Excellent project management skills
- Ability to work flexibly and balance both long-term and short-term projects
- Ability to work with a variety of constituents and to identify and align strategies to the interests and priorities of key stakeholders
- Strong strategic-thinking, problem-solving, and operational skills
- Knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
Education and Professional Experience:
- Bachelor's degree required
- 2-5 years work experience
- Experience building district/school relationships and/or managing back-office operations preferred
- Teach For America experience preferred but not 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:
All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential, and at Teach For America, we believe an excellent education is one of the most effective ways to give them that opportunity. Yet millions of children growing up in poverty lack access to a high-quality education. As a result, just 8% of kids from low-income communities will graduate from college by the time they are 24, compared with 80% of kids from more affluent areas. This problem, disproportionately and unjustly affects African American and Latino children, not only limits students' life opportunities, but families, communities, and our nation suffer when vast numbers of children fall behind.
Teach For America helps to eliminate this injustice by recruiting, developing, and supporting leaders committed to creating change. Our work is about people: students - the leaders of tomorrow - with their limitless potential; parents, who want to give their kids the best; our teachers - called corps members - tirelessly working to help their students excel; alumni of our corps, a mighty force for social change; and the staff, supporters, and partners who make our efforts possible. These individuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds are united by one goal - that one day, all children in our nation will have access to an excellent education.
To effectively reach that day, our outcomes-oriented organization is powered by a $270 million budget and more than 1,900 talented, passionate staff members. We are committed to constant growth and improvement and to providing staff with opportunities for professional development. Our organization welcomes leadership and innovation from all levels. We also know that in order to be successful, we need staff members from diverse backgrounds, especially those that share the backgrounds of low-income students, so we place a particular focus on diversity and inclusiveness. We were deeply humbled, but not surprised, when Fortune named us a "Best Company to Work For" for three years in a row.
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