Manager Development Alumni Relations Jobs Vacancy in Teach For America
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REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Development & Community Relations
LOCATION: Nampa, Idaho
As a Manager, Development & Alumni Relations you will play an integral role in Teach For America-Idaho’s regional fundraising efforts through the drafting of written materials such as grant proposals, external communications and reports; as well as the planning and execution of donor cultivation and stewardship events and activities. You will also help us maximize the impact of our local movement for educational equality by connecting alumni to each other, great opportunities, and the broader community. This includes working closely with and supporting the newly established TFA-Idaho Alumni Association and members of its advisory board.
The ideal candidate is a sophisticated verbal and written communicator, highly organized with incredible attention to detail, and is able to effectively prioritize work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. He/She must be able to build and maintain strong and sustainable systems and have the capacity to interact with people within all levels of the organization and external constituents. He/She would report to the Managing Director, Development & Communications but also work closely with the Managing Director, Program.
There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.
Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and core values and are ready to join us in this global movement.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Development & Fundraising Execution (35%)
- Support the Executive Director and Managing Director, Development & Community Relations in preparing for and following up from meetings with current and prospective funders by drafting emails, meeting agendas and talking points, etc.
- Develop, implement, and maintain a set of strong development systems for updating engagement records, payment processing, and systems for prospecting, qualifying, cultivating and stewarding donors.
- Partner with the Managing Director, Development & Community Relations to plan and execute development events (i.e. cocktail parties, school visits, etc.)
- Produce high-quality written materials for current and prospective funders, including grant proposals, cases for support, letters, mid-year and final reports, thank you letters, and other touch points, as well as customized materials such as spreadsheets, decks, and graphics.
- Connect individually with alumni in Idaho to build strong relationships with our alumni base.
- Manage the effectiveness of the TFA-Idaho Alumni Association, including supporting them in developing and reaching their goals and participating in their regularly scheduled meetings.
- Develop and implement an alumni communications strategy that consistently helps connect alumni to each other and impactful leadership opportunities, and promote involvement with TFA-Idaho.
- Plan and execute alumni events (networking hours, etc.) and coordinate alumni engagement in regional and donor events and activities (i.e. teacher induction, school visits, etc.).
- Manage alumni engagement campaigns such as the annual giving campaign and alumni survey.
Database Systems & Management (15%)
- Ensure best-in-class recordkeeping via TFA’s Salesforce database, including but not limited to contact and employment information and engagement activities with current and prospective donors, alumni, and external partners.
- Utilize data management systems to accurately report, track, and monitor progress towards development and alumni goals and assist the leadership team in making data-based decisions.
- Use Salesforce to manage and track communications lists with prospects, donors, alumni, and community partners.
- Participate in regional and team activities, including induction, corps member selection and matriculation, staff meetings, functional team meetings and retreats.
- Attend all-staff meetings, professional development conferences and experiences.
THE MUST HAVES
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 2-3+ years of professional experience, grant-writing and/or event management experience, preferred
- Record of achieving ambitious goals and creating effective systems to manage multiple projects
- Ability to work an average of 50 hours per week, majority during business hours
- Occasional evening and weekend work required
- Occasional travel, regionally or to various US cities (1-2 times per quarter)
- Exceptional writing and analytical skills
- Ability to manage time effectively, meet deadlines, and prioritize tasks
- Ability to think critically with a high level of organization and attention to detail
- Ability to work efficiently with a high degree of accuracy in a deadline-driven environment
- Excellent project management skills, especially related to communications and events
- Demonstrated ability to anticipate the needs of others and identify opportunities for improving systems and processes
- Superior customer service orientation and follow-through
- Ability to be entrepreneurial and flexible in a fast-paced, diverse, results-oriented culture
- Knowledge of MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel is required
- Proficiency with CRM or donor databases such as SalesForce or The Raiser’s Edge a plus
- Strong facility with Excel and PowerPoint and/or other graphics tools preferred
Teach For America-Idaho is proud to be in our third year as a region and in our partnership with Treasure Valley schools. We currently support 32 teachers in 7 districts in the Treasure Valley and more than 50 alumni working in and out of the classroom in Idaho. Our small but mighty team values setting high goals and taking risks; collaborating and supporting each other; maintaining an orientation towards learning; and finding a balance between working hard and being happy, healthy people.
By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a full benefit plan that has proven to be pretty competitive. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic 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.
Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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