Posted on November 27, 2012
Managing Director, Development
Teach for America
Teach For America - Managing Director, Development
The Managing Director of Development (MDD) will lead our campaign to raise up to $45 million dollars in operating revenue over the next three years. The MDD will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director on creating and executing a sophisticated fund development plan, managing a talented team of leaders, and building meaningful relationships with a local advisory board and portfolio of investors and prospects. Teach For America - Metro Atlanta intends to grow its funding base by nearly 60 percent in the next three years. The MDD is responsible for developing a diverse and sustainable public and private funding base to achieve this funding growth, which is necessary to support the regional program. He/she gets to know the funding landscape through self discovery and information gathering so that he/she can hone in, with focus and strategic insight, on the biggest opportunities and challenges in development in Metro Atlanta. The MDD reports directly to the Executive Director.
Founded in 2000, TFA has placed 1,200 corps members in Metro Atlanta, positively impacting 125,000 low-income students. Currently 385 corps members teach in Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton County Public Schools, the Cobb County School District, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools, several charter schools, and pre-kindergarten providers across the region. Of the 800 alumni living and working in Metro Atlanta 67 percent continue to drive education reform from both inside and outside of the classroom, working in the field of education, including 8 school leaders, 380 teachers and an alumnus heading the Metro Atlanta KIPP network. Over 44,000 low-income students are positively impacted by TFA corps members and alumni a day. The region is supported by a funding base of more than $10 million, 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 - Atlanta can have an even greater impact. The Teach For America - Atlanta staff will be comprised of approximately 50 members in FY13 across five functional areas: Program (the support and development of our corps members); Alumni Affairs; District, School Partnerships & Community (our relationships with schools and communities); Development (fundraising to support our operations); and Talent and Operations.
I. Creating the long range regional development vision and annual strategic and operating plans to ensure that the Metro Atlanta region maximizes opportunities, meets its goals, and significantly grows funding while building long-term sustainability.
II. Managing a development team of five or more staff to ensure progress toward our goals, and develop them as professionals.
III. Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors through owning an external portfolio of donors and legislative relationships while coordinating meetings, events, and correspondence
IV. Supporting the executive director in regional advisory board management, including helping to set a strategic vision for the advisory board's role in development, preparing for and participating in board meetings, managing board members on specific projects or activities, and corresponding with board members as needed V. Serving on the regional leadership team to set direction and tone for our organization's presence in Metro Atlanta as a leader in ensuring educational equity
Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites
Bachelors degree required
5-7 years experience with at least two years management experience strongly preferred
Uncommon level of personal responsibility with exceptional goal orientation and a proven track record of success
Critical thinker who enjoys spending significant time solving problems and developing opportunities in order to achieve the most meaningful outcomes
Experience executing projects to reach and exceed ambitious goals
Extreme optimism about what is possible even in the face of daunting challenges
Strong storyteller with the ability to narrate what is inspiring, compelling, and important about our work
Keen understanding of the beliefs, contexts, and motivations of others
Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to both motivate and manage superiors, peers, and direct reports to achieve ambitious, concrete results
Strong verbal and written communicator: can speak compellingly about our organization, mission, and goals and has a mature presence
Highly organized and motivated to manage self and others around complex projects and work streams
Able to navigate the many layers of our matrix organization to build credibility, invest others, and tap into other sources of input
Passionate about our mission, believes deeply in the importance of inspiring/investing others in our mission/work, and has high expectations for how Teach For America is viewed by external constituents
Dedication and commitment to educational equity in the Metro Atlanta region
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.
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