As a leader in Idaho’s regional fundraising efforts, your responsibilities may include:
Management of donor relationships and communications (75%)
- Through prospect research and field work, identify and qualify new potential individual, foundation, and corporate donors
- Support the development of our regional communication strategy and materials.
- Design stewardship and cultivation strategies to maintain strong connections and ongoing communication with existing donors and consistently engage new prospects
- Manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and individual prospects and donors through meetings, events, and sharing compelling stories of impact and opportunity
- Develop letters, proposals, and reports for funders, as necessary
- Design, implement, and manage our regional annual giving campaign
- Prioritize the right actions for the Executive Director and other key staff to take in order to cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with the Board of Directors, key stakeholders, and community leaders
- Creatively engage Board members to leverage their networks in support of fundraising efforts
Fundraising Team Planning and Management (15%)
- Collaborate with the Chief of Staff and Executive Director to create the quarterly and annual strategic and operating plans for all revenue streams including public and private partnerships.
- Maintain the donor database records and pull associated reports
- Collaborate with the Executive Director to report to the Board fundraising activities and progress against goals
- Work closely with the Executive Director for meetings, record meeting downloads into our donor database, track and ensure the completion of next steps.
- Regularly assess progress-to-goal, identify what is driving and impeding success, and develop strategies to expand opportunities and overcome barriers.
- Work with TFA national colleagues to ensure validity of our internal metrics and fiscal compliance
Regional Team Responsibilities (10%)
- Support, attend, and/or participate in regional team activities, including regular staff meetings, retreats, and social events
- Participate in Selection phone interviews and/or in-person interviews with corps member applicants for up to three days each selection window (about 6-10 days total throughout the year depending on your role)
- Staff large-scale regional events (such as All-Corps, CM Orientation and Summer Training) often for a whole day or multiple days at a time.
THE MUST HAVES
- 3+ years of experience required, including concrete experience managing fundraising efforts and external portfolio management
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Teach For America corps member experience preferred but not required
- Teach For America staff experience preferred but not required
- A track record of achieving ambitious, measurable outcomes
- Deep commitment to Teach For America’s core values, mission, and theory of change.
- High level of attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, can skillfully manage themselves and others to execute complicated, time-sensitive tasks
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically in service of compelling individuals and groups to invest in our mission
- Ability to build strategic relationships and foster partnerships across networks, and compel others to action through a mutual alignment to our mission
- Understands and is committed to the local community, is able to motivate and develop others in support of educational equity
- Strong self-awareness and ability to independently self-reflect
- Ability to travel frequently within the region, including within southwestern and south central Idaho, to meet with key stakeholders
- Occasional overnight travel required for attendance at various conferences and events
- Occasional weekend and evening work required.