Development and Fundraising Strategy and Execution(90%)
- Craft, execute and evaluate strategy to achieve the region’s funding goals annually, with a long-term view towards enduring regional sustainability and impact in collaboration with the regional leadership team.
- Oversee all aspects of cultivation and stewardship for a portfolio of current, lapsed, and new individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects.
- Significantly grow the base of corporate and foundation donors, identifying and securing at least $3 million in new support over the next 3 years.
- Identify prospective board members
- Manage direct report(s) towards achieving their goals, with an emphasis on strong coaching, development, and cultural leadership.
- Collaborate with broader regional team to maintain a fresh narrative of regional impact, which includes obtaining and maintaining timely data on regional initiatives.
- Oversee and execute multiple development related events of various scales.
- Regularly assess and report on team wide progress to goals, identify what is driving and impeding progress, and developing solutions to address gaps and adjust course as necessary.
- Ensure adherence to all grant and funding requirements as well as maintenance of regional fundraising collateral, including but not limited to producing proposals, reports, and marketing materials.
Ongoing Regional Responsibilities(10%)
- Participate in and support various regional efforts, including some nights and weekends, to support corps members and alumni development.
- Support efforts that impact corps members and alumni across the continuum including but not limited to corps member selection, newsletters, various alumni campaigns, ongoing AmeriCorps data collection and tracking, etc.
- Serve as an “all hands on deck” team member willing to support the region in various ways as needs and opportunities arise, which embodies the spirit of the TFA-Detroit regional team.
- 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
- Experience managing donor relationships in a non-profit setting
- Deep love and commitment to Teach For America-Detroit and the larger education reform efforts happening throughout the community.
- Critical thinker who enjoys spending significant time solving problems and developing opportunities with an uncommon level of personal responsibility, exceptional goal orientation, and a proven track record of success.
- Exceptional relationship builder across diverse constituencies with keen understanding of the beliefs, contexts and motivations of others.
- Strong verbal and written communicator: can speak compellingly about our organization, mission, and goals and has a mature presence.
- Knowledge of Salesforce (preferred), Excel, and PowerPoint required.
- Some weekend and evening work required
- Ability to travel to in-person meetings.
- Bachelor’s degree required