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Chief Development Officer

Company: Education, Washington, DC
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

The Position We are seeking an experienced, energetic development professional to lead our growing development team and hybrid financing structure during a sensational period of expansion. You will craft, implement, and manage a diversified fundraising strategy. As part of the Executive Team, you will develop a creative approach to fundraising —increasing the revenue we rely on to bolster our campuses, students, and the surrounding communities. You will leverage our existing donor base of influential individuals and family foundations. And you will identify and cultivate new individual and institutional funding relationships in order to meet our ambitious goals of enhanced visibility and financial stability. Key Responsibilities: Design and Direct the Development Strategy for the Organization, a 501c3nonprofit organization Devise, implement, and oversee a multi-faceted development strategy, including major donors, grants, and special events. Develop the necessary systems, tools, and processes to support an exponential increase in our annual budget. Work closely with the comms and marketing team on all development communications. Engage our Board of Directors, including the Development Committee, Global Advisory Council, and Corporate Leadership Council in outreach and fundraising efforts. Manage all development-related campus visits and ensure follow-up that leads to donor conversion. Manage our financial growth to achieve and exceed annual revenue goals. Drive and Steward Major Gifts Oversee the operations of our major gifts and individual giving strategy: prospecting, solicitation, and stewardship. Identify new networks of supporters and partners to expand and diversify our funding base. Manage a personal portfolio of individuals and/or foundations. Lead our Fundraising Team Manage a team of four development staff. Refine and build our team’s fundraising capabilities and processes. Energize and involve volunteers, board members, event committees, partners and funders. Lead staff to successfully organize 1-2 signature events each year that raise awareness and resources for the organization. Engage with our Community Network and enlist the support of individuals, foundations, and corporations. Build key relationships and cultivate current and future donors. Share work and mission with the broader community and attract new funding sources. Represent Fowler at donor meetings, selected conferences and networking events. Drive Investor Relationships Attend events with other impact investors. Manage relationships with current and potential investors. Develop strategy and support future investment raises. Desired Skills and Qualifications: At least ten years of experience of successfully cultivating relationships and raising funds in accordance with annual performance targets. Proven leadership and organizational management skills. The ability to motivate staff during an ambitious period of growth. A talent for delivering persuasive and compelling presentations about Organization’s and Fowler’s work and expansion. The ability to deepen ties with partners, board members, and donors to accomplish fundraising goals. The ability to prioritize critical tasks with grace and tenacious follow up in a fast-paced startup environment. A passion for creating a new model of education in Africa. A commitment to building a positive organizational culture that values transparency, honest feedback, diligence, and a sense of humor. Travel Requirements: The Chief Development Officer will be required to travel at least 10 days out of the month. This travel will be for business development and donor/investor prospecting.

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