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Development Director - Milwaukee Office

Milwaukee, WI

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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a growing nonprofit coaching low-income students to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. rn rn**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has a budget of nearly $20 million, approximately 125 full-time employees and more than 250 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2017-2018 school year, we are serving approximately 30,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and 350 colleges.  **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Philadelphia has an expense budget of $1.1 million, 7 full-time employees and 21 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members.  During the 2017-2018 school year, we will serve approximately 360 High School students, 600 College students and 1000 Middle School students.    rn rnCommitted to equity, diversity and inclusion, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. seeks to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.rn rnHeadquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. also operates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students. rn rnTo learn more, visit rnBasic DescriptionrnThe Development Director is responsible for managing, coordinating and achieving site revenue goals to support organizational priorities.  This position works closely with the Executive Director and the local Board of Directors to lead, support and achieve all fundraising activities through building relationships with corporations, foundations, individuals, organizations and government.  In collaboration with the Executive Director, this position will lead in the development and implementation of the site's fund raising plan including: grants, events, and all solicitations; as well as the design and implementation of the site's marketing and communications plan.   rn rnEssential Job Functionsrn rnProspecting and Cultivation:  Oversee prospecting and donor research for new donations. Strategize and work with the Executive Director to implement cultivation techniques to inspire prospective supporters to become donors and increase the number of donors to the annual operating fund. rn rnRelationship Management and Stewardship: Build on existing relationships and improve donor retention through a meaningful stewardship strategy.  Leverage Executive Director and board members in these efforts.  Use tactics such as site visits, networking, etc. to increase revenue. rn rnStrategic Planning and Analysis:  Help build the annual fund raising and communications plans and oversee the implementation of both plans. Manage progress toward funding goals with the use of Raiser's Edge fundraising database.  Assist the Executive Director with identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects. rn rnGrant writing and management:rnDevelop, write and submit grant proposals and reports for major funders: Support achievement of national revenue goals through superb grant writing for proposals and reports to local corporations, foundations, organizations and government. rn rnSupervise the Development Associate: Oversee individual responsible for lower level grant requests, management of the grants calendar, and donor correspondence and reports as related to donor and revenue goals. Actively participate in annual performance reviews and goal setting. rn rnIndividual fundraising and special events:rnSupervise the Major Gifts Officer: Oversee individual responsible for all individual giving. Actively participate in annual performance reviews and goal setting.rn rnSpecial Events: Help ensure continued success and growth of the flagship fundraising event, the Dream Big Dinner. Assist Major Gifts Officer to develop and implement new events to raise funding and community awareness.rn rnCommunications, Marketing, Public Relations:rnOversee the Communications, Marketing and Public Relations efforts for **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Milwaukee, working with the National Communications Team. Work in collaboration with National site support staff for the creation of various materials.rn rnSupervise the Senior Communications and Events Associate on site. Assisting to develop timelines, oversee creation and production of printed and electronic newsletters and press releases, guide media relations and social media strategy. Actively participate in annual performance reviews and goal setting.rn rnOther Duties as Apparent or Assigned:  Work with the Executive Director on projects as assigned.  Work closely with National leadership team members on various projects such as the Annual Report, donor reports and newsletters.rn rnProfessional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)rnIn addition to the requirements below, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize those in your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Practice Empathy, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.rn rnEducation/Certifications/Licenses:rnrnBachelor's degree required; rnMaster's degree and/or CFRE preferred.rnrn rnRelated Work Experience:rnrnA minimum of 10 years work experience, with a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising;rnMinimum two years of supervisory experience;rnPrefer previous experience organizing events.rnrn rnComputer/Software Skills:rnrnStrong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Excel and donor database software; rnRaiser's Edge experience preferred.rnrn rnOther Skills, Abilities and Requirements:rnrnStrong management abilities with significant experience managing people and programs;rnVision and demonstrated ability to develop, promote and deliver positive results;rnSignificant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion;rnMust have a desire to engage in diversity, inclusion and/or equity work;rnExcellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;rnSelf-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;rnEntrepreneurial skills and spirit, with demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;rnProven record of facilitating collaboration and cooperation with organizations and the community;rnAttention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through;rnComfort with data collection, analysis, and a strong focus on results.rnrn rnCompensationrnSalary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).

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