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Director of Development

Company: Two Rivers Public Charter School
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Two Rivers Public Charter School is seeking a dedicated, entrepreneurial, and highly organizedleader to become part of its vibrant educational community. The Director of Development isresponsible for envisioning, planning, and directing all of Two Rivers' fundraising, including themajor gifts program, annual fund, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director reports tothe Executive Director and collaborates with the Director of External Relations in all developmentand fundraising endeavors. About Two Rivers Two Rivers Public Charter School serves a diverse group of learners across three locations in Wards 5and 6. Staff at Two Rivers create an exciting educational environment in which students and staff becomea community of learners on a journey of discovery. Two Rivers uses the EL Education model, whichemphasizes interactive, hands-on, project-based learning. The school focuses on the whole child,recognizing the importance of character education and the social-emotional needs of children whilehelping them achieve academic excellence. The Two Rivers staff shares a strong belief that all children can learn and be high achievers. Thecurriculum at Two Rivers is rigorous, standards-based, and provides opportunities for students to excel inall areas. An integrated arts program and a content-based Spanish program augment the school'sdemanding academic program. These elements come together through learning expeditions that allowstudents to incorporate and apply their classroom learning through real world experiences. The mission ofTwo Rivers is to nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their owneducation, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate membersof society. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Strategic Oversight--- Lead the school's annual, strategic, and capital campaign fundraising initiatives--- Oversee the school's fundraising database, ensuring the timely recordation of gift and donoractivity as well as the development of accurate reports that inform fundraising strategies anddecision-making--- Establish and track performance metrics that evaluate the effectiveness of the school'sfundraising program--- Supervise and support the Director of Foundations and Grants and Development Associate inmeeting individual and shared goals--- Oversee the school's foundation relations program Personal Fundraising--- Collaborate with the Director of External Relations to create a clear vision for the major gifts program , including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors--- Support the Director of External Relations in cultivating major gifts among external stakeholders(e.g. corporations, individuals not directly affiliated with Two Rivers, etc.)--- Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to ensure effective communications--- Manage the annual giving program, Beyond the Basics, and outline strategies to solicit andsteward gifts from a wide variety of constituents, including parents and families, Board members,and others. --- Fully engage members of the Board of Trustees in fundraising activities, serving as an ex-officiomember of the development committee and providing Trustees with the tools, knowledge, andmotivation to serve as full partners of the development team--- Leverage marketing materials and publications to support fundraising activities Leveraging Special Events--- Direct and support the school's volunteer Gala Co-chairs, providing guidance and expertise toensure the continued success and growth of the annual Framing the Future fundraising event--- Focus and deepen the school's cultivation program through initiatives including but not limited tocampus tours, student showcase events, house parties, thank-a-thons, and other engagementvehicles to ensure the school builds personal and meaningful relationships with its prospectsand donors Qualifications --- Belief in the Two Rivers mission and educational model--- Minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional fundraising setting--- Experience in individual giving, including campaign and major gift solicitations, as well asfoundation and corporate relations--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to write and speak persuasively aboutthe organization to various constituencies--- Exceptional project management skills, including designing, implementing and tracking multiplecampaigns and programs--- Demonstrated success in leading volunteers and working with boards and committees--- Prior experience in education, especially independent or charter schools, is desirable--- Understanding of database management systems and moves management principles; a workingknowledge of Salesforce or similar software is desirable--- Experience in developing a budget and tracking and measuring results--- Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, disciplined, but sometimes unpredictable schoolenvironment--- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends when/as necessary--- Bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university Compensation We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive package of benefits.Two Rivers is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law

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