Posted on February 21, 2012
Editorial Projects in Education/Education Week
Editorial Projects in Education/Education Week - Development Associate
Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit publisher of Education Week and edweek.org, is seeking a highly organized, motivated individual with a firm understanding of the K-12 education world to support the organization’s senior management team in a range of fund-raising and development initiatives. Reporting to EPE’s Vice President, the Development Associate will contribute to the management and execution of development strategies that are central to EPE’s mission and sustainability.
Responsibilities: The Development Associate will work closely with EPE’s senior management at all stages of the fund-raising and development process. Major responsibilities include: researching prospective funders; maintaining internal databases; developing funding proposals; coordinating grants administration and reporting; and managing communications with current and prospective funders. EPE receives programmatic support in the form of major grants from national foundations. The Development Associate will also be responsible for helping EPE broaden its fund-raising efforts to more effectively reach corporations, local foundations, and other prospective supporters.
Qualifications: A successful applicant will have a four-year college education or graduate degree; at least three years of development experience; a familiarity with key aspects of fund-raising, proposal development, and grants management; and a strong interest in media and publishing. He/she will also be knowledgeable about: current issues and players in K-12 education, the private foundations and corporate actors investing in education, and trends and best practices in the philanthropic sector. The position will require the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues throughout EPE, including senior management, the Education Week newsroom, research-and-development staffers, and audience-development and sales-and-marketing teams. Strong organization and time-management skills, effective written and oral communication, and the ability to balance multiple projects on deadline are essential. A background i
n database development and management a plus.
Details: The Development Associate will be a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a generous benefits package.
About EPE: EPE’s primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. EPE covers local, state, national, and international news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade and beyond. EPE publishes Education Week, America’s newspaper of record for precollegiate education; Digital Directions magazine; the Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook; and the Top School Jobs employment resource. It also produces periodic special reports on issues ranging from online learning to education innovation, and publishes books and digital products of special interest to educators through its Education Week Press imprint. EPE offers a congenial workplace located in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant suburb just outside Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the Metro subway system.
Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications will be accepted electronically. Send cover letter, resume, and work sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.