The i3 Academy Director of Development Operations will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining systems that ensure the successful and effective implementation of fundraising campaigns and ongoing financial support for i3 Academy.
Create key performance indicators and other markers to monitor and analyze fundraising results on an ongoing basis.
Prospect research and analytical report generation along with implementation of the prospect/donor management process including identification, tracking and other processes.
Research specific individuals, corporations and foundations; preparing reports tailored to the needs of the fundraisers, and preparing in-depth reports on high-level donors and prospects and maintaining comprehensive files on prospects.
Prepare performance reports to be shared with Board members and other key stakeholders.
Create reports on prospect information and collected research, integrating information from a variety of sources into a format designed for efficient review. Reports may include full bios, short summaries and other formats as requested.
Develop systems to track donor ratings, capacity, and background information
Manage elements of the prospect identification, qualification, moves management and reporting processes, ensuring a robust pipeline of potential donors to support the general operating, programmatic and capital needs of the organization.
Create acknowledgement letters and other correspondence as needed.
Manage workflow, determining priorities, and providing project management to supporting staff.
Manifestations of Excellence in this position:
Be willing to work until the job is done and dedicate your heart and time to ensuring that funds are available for the excellence desired for i3 Academy students
Ensure that all systems and processes within your realm of responsibility run seamlessly and support the instructional goals of i3 Academy
Identify out of school opportunities for the community to support its students
Highlight community needs so that fundraisers can understand what is necessary to function with excellence
Know the community so that you can relate to and support them in fundraising efforts
Understand best practice so that you can better explain the classroom needs and the quest for excellence at i3 Academy
Set norms that promote inclusion and openness
Remove poverty based barriers to learning
Promote the general progress and well-being of the whole child
Believe that color and class do not prohibit students from being successful
Encourage fundraisers to actively participate in the growth of i3 Academy
Model an openness to the ideas of others
Ask questions about “why” and “how” in any situation
Experiment with ways to do things that you haven’t done before
Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication
Ensure the competent and creative use of technology to further fundraising goals
Are future oriented
Identify fault lines that represent the greatest risks
Proactively plan versus simply responding to problems
Motivate and inspire everyone to get on board and involved
Customize approaches based on individual needs of those involved
Analyze challenges to create a plan for future success
Maintain exemplary professional standards at all times
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following characteristics and expertise:
Prior experience in prospect research and fundraising operations, preferably in education or nonprofit organizations. Excellent analytical and communication skills and the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization, with a strong customer service orientation, preferred. Maturity of judgment, high level of accuracy and close attention to detail, when managing various data driven projects, preferred.
Able to manage varied activities including multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks
Identifies problems/solutions in a fast-paced environment
Possesses a technical/analytical focus
Works within established systems, standards, and procedures
Makes quick decisions based on facts and context
Provides clear, direct, authoritative direction to others
Provides technical, analytical skills to the team
Maintains a focus on efficient, accurate, quality work output
Demonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others to achieve results.
Ability to delegate tasks while maintaining quality control
Demonstrates good judgment; approachable and professional; self-motivated; well organized
About i3 Academy
i3 Academy is a K-5 tuition-free public charter school that will open in Fall of 2020 in the Woodlawn Community in Birmingham, AL.