The DDRP must be a goal-oriented, strategic individual who enjoys meeting and rallying key stakeholders around Teach For America’s mission. They must be able to organize, prioritize and track a large volume of projects and tasks; possess exceptional attention to detail and have a high bar for quality; must be able to work well across internal functional teams; and must be a critical thinker who displays sound judgment in prioritizing actions based on outcomes and data. The DDRP must truly be passionate about Teach For America’s mission and must possess a commitment to excellence. They are a consummate professional, strong relationship builder, and have the ability to influence others to outcomes.
- Set Vision and Direction: You are also able to make sense of change, lead through evolutions to your role and responsibilities, and support donors and prospects to navigate and invest in vision-aligned change.
- A very high bar for performance. You have demonstrated the ability to inspire and invest donors in the mission and vision of Teach For America Miami-Dade, never settling for mediocrity. You are customer-service oriented, leading donors and prospects to be impressed and inspired by Teach For America Miami-Dade’s work through the collateral and touchpoints you deliver.
- Relationship-Oriented. You prioritize a robust and deep understanding of our relationships. We build deep and lasting relationships, compelling or influencing involvement by building trust through strategic conversations, communications, and experiences. Ability to quickly build authentic relationships and focus on the things that interest and inspire each donor. Can nimbly mobilize when you find where a donor’s passion intersects with the mission and vision of Teach For America Miami-Dade.
- Organizational Steward. You are able to ensure our Individual Donor Relations vision and approach is contextualized to Miami-Dade and in alignment with organization-wide points of view and initiatives. You can socialize region-wide initiatives in ways that honor the organization's expectations, are responsive to Miami-Dade’s unique context, and lead to successful outcomes.
- An inclusive and collaborative approach. Your success is highly dependent on other senior leaders and managers—people who don’t report to you. Genuine partnership and ability to move others without hierarchical power is essential.
- Learning Orientation: You are able to quickly “turn-key” learnings into your work and the program. This means you can synthesize information and develop clear insights, communicate complex ideas clearly and simply, and move from analysis to action. You prioritize your learning and the learning of your teams to ensure the work is seamlessly evolving given the rapidly changing environment, feedback, and overall needs of our participants and community.
- Lead with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Center: You lead with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center. You can name how DEI shows up in your work both at a macro- and micro-level and are able to articulate and live into actions that are in alignment with our organization's DEI commitment. You actively build knowledge and skill that build inclusive spaces and have strong skill in restorative practices.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage, Cultivate, and Steward Donor Relationships (75%)
- Lead and grow mid-major individual donor portfolio (150, <$25k)), with a revenue goal of $475k in FY22. Support cultivation of entire IG portfolio ($1.3MM).
- Set the vision for, scale and manage our donor-related programs, including but not limited to Associate Board, Sponsor A Teacher program, and monthly donor programs
- Lead growth of associate board from 13 members to 40
- Create timely and strategic communications to motivate and inspire key constituents who impact our development efforts, including corps members, current supporters, and prospects
Operational and Logistical Responsibilities (15%)
- Conduct in-depth analyses of new and existing donors, to inform strategy for influencing, motivating and inspiring donors to contribute to our work
- Use Salesforce database to manage, input data, and create tasks related to the individual giving portfolio, without exception
- Conduct research on prospective donors to grow and diversify the individual giving, corporation, and foundation portfolio
- Engage in in-depth data analysis to inform actions and strategic plans
- Prepare tailored meeting briefs and materials based on research and analysis.
- Support in preparing for quarterly Advisory board meetings
Contribute to broader organizational vision, mission, and culture (10%)
- All members of Teach For America Miami-Dade’s regional team are expected to bring functional expertise into cross-functional teams that plan and execute toward team- and region-wide goals. In this, you’ll play an important support role in team-wide efforts, inclusive of long-term projects such as regional Summer Practicum. You’ll also be expected, after time acclimatizing to the region and its work, to sit on an occasional task force focused on time-limited projects
- You’ll support donor and event logistics across our team, including school visits and donor events; corps member and alumni programming; and other high-stakes donor engagements
- Fulfill foundational responsibilities that allow our region to do our work, make decisions, grow as professionals, and strengthen our team culture, including but not limited to attending regional meetings, operating with our Core Values and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness, completing our performance management cycle, and upholding our data management, office operations, and fiscal responsibilities
- Make a direct impact on the organizational mission of enlisting, developing and mobilizing leaders to strengthen the movement for educational equity by participating in selection (6-10 days total plus preparation and close out time), matriculation (up to six windows across the year), regional recruitment activities, member-facing events (including Leadership Summits 4-5 days per year), our alumni survey, national committees/working groups, staff meetings, functional team meetings and retreats, and other initiatives that impact our members and partners.
Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 4-7+ years of experience preferred
- Knowledge of Salesforce and/or ability to learn new software applications quickly are preferred.