E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.
To support this work nationally, our National Development Team is hiring a Director of Regional Giving & Systems (DRGS). The DRGS reports directly to the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development and is an essential link between E4E’s national development team and local chapters’ development efforts. E4E currently fundraises national support from national partners — the Foundations and Individual Giving leads manage these partnerships. Additionally, each E4E chapter is working to grow their base of local donors with the local Executive Director and Managing Director of Development responsible for local fundraising efforts. The DRGS is an essential bridge between national and local work, ensuring that all chapter and national fundraising staff operate as a cohesive team. The DRGS coaches and supports local Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development in our six chapters; coordinates organization-wide projects between the national and local development teams; oversees data and systems-wide initiatives across local and national development teams; and ensures timely and accurate information-sharing among these teams. In some cases, the DRGS will also steward external relationships with donors and prospective partners in local communities.
Strategically Plan and Analyze:
Create a comprehensive, multi-year organization-wide fundraising strategy and coordinate local fundraising efforts
Develop high-level strategic plans for internal and external work
Work in partnership with local Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development to set vision and direction for local fundraising
Develop and support local implementation of a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts
Coordinate across relevant national streams and local teams to implement integrated fundraising activities
Collaborate with national and local development teams to support the creation of development-specific materials and communications.
Create systems to codify information and share best practices across chapters
Create systems to share local updates and information with National Development team members and Co-CEOs when relevant
Oversee the rollout and continued maintenance of Salesforce for pipeline tracking, donor communications, and moves management
Guide local fundraising efforts by identifying trends to create and execute trainings, learning opportunities, and professional development for Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development in partnership with the Regional Giving Manager and Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development
Build Relationships and Coach and Develop Staff:
Coach and support local Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development in the creation of stewardship plans, the analyzing of data and trends, the identifying of new donors, and the execution of fundraising activities
Build strong relationships across chapters and between the national and local teams to create a strong, single fundraising team that simultaneously supports organization-wide and local efforts
Strategize, coordinate, and support the execution of timely, accurate, and compelling interactions with funders in partnership with the Executive Directors, local Managing Directors of Development, the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development and Co-CEOs
Work with the National Development Associate and Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development to understand new site fundraising landscapes and support execution of new site fundraising efforts
Serve as main point of national contact for local chapters and help lead the development and communication of organization-wide opportunities for fundraising (online appeals or campaigns) as well as best practices across chapters
Liaise with the Office of the Co-CEOs on critical projects and initiatives on a consistent basis in order to ensure prioritization of the most critical projects that drive the organization to achieve its short and long-term goals
Manage the planning and execution of meetings with the Board of Directors
Manage the Regional Giving Manager and the National Development Associate
Eight to ten years of professional leadership and management experience, including roles focused on direct and lateral management and advising senior leaders
At least 4 years of direct fundraising experience managing portfolios at the $5M+ level annually
At least one year of professional experience in the political/advocacy fundraising sector or education nonprofit sector, including K-12/higher education; school-based professional experience, or student-based professional experience
A proven track record of success in leading teams and motivating others, in a variety of circumstances, to reach and surpass ambitious goals
Excellent interpersonal skills and prior experience coaching and developing others to accomplish results
Exceptional organizational skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations with precision
Strong project management experience
Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members as well as peers
A high sense of urgency and demonstrate self-motivation, a focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality execution
Commitment to building a base of mission-aligned partners who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission
Excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards
Ability to understand the motivations of others, inspire and compel others to action, and quickly build authentic and deep relationships
Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications
Comfort with traveling to various E4E chapters during the year, up to 40% of travel time
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience preferred
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 9178334416
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