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Development Director

Company: Technology Access Foundation
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEWEvery studentis capable of achievingacademic success, yet the public education system was not designed to meet students of color where they dream - instead they marginalize them and underestimate their abilities. TAF partners with school districts, educators, and organizations to challenge the current public education system.We address the entire public education system, from top-to-bottom, providing STEM skills and equitable, anti-racist education environments where all students can succeed and by working with emerging and established education leaders of color to improve representation at every level.We:

  • Co-manage two public STEM schools where we provide industry-relevant and equitable curriculum and experiences
  • Partner with existing public schools and coach students and staff using our successfulSTEMbyTAFlearning model
  • Empower early-career educators and established school leaders of color through educational equity and liberation pedagogyOur ability to continue being successful in our work depends oninvestmentsindividuals, foundations and corporations and the talents of volunteers. Our fund development team works hard to increase our network of supporters as we expand our reach within the public school system. We take pride in ensuring these investments are put to work with efficacy and care.As the leader, the Development Directorplays a critical role in the success ofour fundraising efforts and the growth of the department.We're looking for a dynamicteamleader with great fundraising fundamentalsand an entrepreneurial spirit who gets excited aboutbuilding ahigh functioning team that annually surpasses all the goals they set.The Development Director will have the opportunity to expand TAF's annual fundraising capacity to support scaling of our programs and build unrestricted reserves to ensure TAF's stability and flexibility into the future.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESThe job duties of the Development Directorinclude but are not exclusive tobuildingand managinga results-oriented, effective funds developmentteam andinfrastructure to support all fundraising and stewardship activities of TAF,providingleadership in managing a team and expanding it over the next few years to accommodate organizational growth,andworking hand and hand with the Director of Communications to ensure the creation and distribution of all communications that support the fundraising efforts.FUNDRAISING
    • Create and lead the implementation of annual fundraising plansand workplanswith benchmarks for measuring performance
    • Lead and supportBoard of Directors, volunteers, and staff involved in the solicitation process with reliable donor research, solicitation materials, coaching, and follow-up
    • Manage a portfolio of high-level donors througha moves management process that includes cultivation, solicitation and stewardship includingdonor acknowledgement and recognition, annual reports, and informing donors of the impact of their gifts
    • Understand and interpret for private contributors, a range of giving opportunities consistent with TAF's priorities and strategic directions, especially those opportunities that result in major and endowed gifts
    • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
    • Oversee the implementation, growth and retention of the Alliance Program
    • Directall annual fundraising drives
    • Lead the development and implementation of fundraising and special events
    • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives
    • Oversee the use of fundraising database and tracking systems
    • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectanciesTEAMDEVELOPMENT/MANAGEMENT
      • Manage and support the Development staff to ensure all team members meet their annual goals
      • Devisea strategy for departmental growth
      • Perform annual performance review
      • Set annual Development Team budgetCOLLABORATION
        • Partner with the Director of Communications to create fundraising materials including, but not limited to newsletters, social media, stories, videos and website updates
        • Work with the Executive Director to exchange information about high end donors and prospects in each other's portfolio
        • Provide input for the TAF organizational strategic planLIFELONG LEARNER
          • Demonstrate a passion forracial equity and willingness to participate in TAF's work to become an anti-racist organization in every part of what we do
          • Consistently seek new experiences and opportunities for learning
          • Demonstrate deep reflection both verbally and in written formQUALIFICATIONS -EQUITY
            • Openness to participate in Racial Equitytrainingto recognize personal bias and improve performance through a racial equity lens
            • Must embrace the mission of TAF and our goal of running an equitable organization
            • Willingness to lead the team in an equitable, anti-racist manor
            • Ability to represent the needs of students of colorQUALIFICATIONS
              • Experience raising annual budgets over $3M
              • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated successful, progressively increasing achievement in fundraising, as well as team leadership, and direct experienceleading asignificant major gifts campaign execution
              • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated managerial experience leadinga team
              • Intellectual depth, maturity, wisdom, and mentoring skills to leadand manageFamiliarity working in diverse and multi-cultural and bilingual environments
              • Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively; ability to compile data accurately
              • Pass all required criminal and child abuse background checks.
              • Possess a valid Washington State Drivers' license and reliable transportationEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
                • Postsecondarydegreeorprofessional certificationin fundraisingis required
                • Direct experience launching major fundraising campaignsisa plus
                • Education coursework in fund development are strong pluses
                • Knowledge of the local philanthropic community is desirable
                • Knowledge of the K-12 public school system
                • Fluency in languages other than English is a plusBENEFITS
                  • 100% Healthcare
                  • Individual Retirement Account
                  • Paid Vacation
                  • Paid Sick Leave
                  • Extra Paid week Off
                  • 4-day week scheduleTAFis a proudequal opportunity employer thatcomplies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and follows guidelines to select the best qualified person for each position within the organization. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or other physical or mental disability.Salary Range:$100,000-120,000WHENAPPLYINGUpload resume and cover letter to the Attention, Human Resources.Yourcover letter should expresswhy you're interested in this role andaddressthe following questions:
                  • What does it mean for you tohave a commitment to anti-racism?
                  • have you demonstrated that commitment and how would you see yourself demonstrating it at TAF?TAFis a proudequal opportunity employer thatcomplies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and follows guidelines to select the best qualified person for each position within the organization. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or other physical or mental disability.

Keywords: Technology Access Foundation, Seattle , Development Director, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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