The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) is a national non-profit organization based in New York City that works to advance parental choice in education. For more than 20 years, CSF has provided children of low-income families with tuition assistance in grades K-8, while working to expand educational opportunities for all children. CSF has a network of 27 partner programs in 20 states, and we rely on financial support from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. We are seeking a Manager of Development to join our New York City-based team who shares our passion for empowering all parents to choose the school that best meets their children’s needs.
About the Role
The Manager of Development is part of a small, passionate, creative and talented team operating in an office culture characterized by high standards and cross-functional collaboration. This person will report to the Vice President of Strategic Planning & Development. The ideal candidate for this position is philosophically committed to ensuring that all parents have the ability to choose how best to educate their children; is results driven, attentive to detail, hyper-organized, and outgoing; and has excellent communications skills and a strong work ethic. The Manager of Development must be committed to helping the Children’s Scholarship Fund meet and exceed its goals of raising the financial resources necessary to expand private education opportunities for a growing number of children in need, particularly in New York City; however, prior fundraising experience is not necessary. We are more interested in identifying a candidate who is a focused, self-motivated team player eager to learn fundraising skills and enthusiastically serve as an ambassador for CSF, all while building and strengthening donor relationships that advance our mission and help accomplish our strategic goals. Having a keen understanding of – and ability to articulate – educational choice policies is a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and benefits are provided. This role is available as a remote position.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Maintaining and constantly growing a portfolio of CSF donors by researching, meeting, and cultivating relationships with new and existing donors
- Soliciting contributions; submitting proposals, and reporting on grants
- Building and maintaining relationships that deepen donors’ connections with CSF
- Actively researching, cultivating, and securing new gifts from prospective donors, particularly in the New York City area
- Serving as an ambassador for CSF and its work at approximately 25 conferences and events, sometimes outside of normal work hours, primarily in the New York City area
- Tracking and maintaining relevant information using our Raiser’s Edge database
- Monitoring progress toward individual and team fundraising goals
- Tracking and keeping team members aware of upcoming submission deadlines, meetings, events, and other opportunities to advance our strategic goals.
- Assisting the team in strategizing with regard to researching and cultivating prospective donors, developing donor communications materials, outreach opportunities, and events
- Assisting with CSF event planning and execution, with the specific goal of maximizing attendance, sponsorships, and other donations, as well as donor engagement and cultivation plans
- This role requires ~15% of travel, outside of the Greater New York City area
Qualifications and skills:
- 2-8 years of work experience
- Ability to use Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
- Excellent demonstrated communications skills, both speaking and writing, with strong proofreading skills and close attention to detail
- Highly organized and results-driven with a desire to create and manage systems and schedules to help themselves and the development team efficiently and effectively meet and exceed ambitious goals
- High level of enthusiasm, energy, and productivity with demonstrated follow-through and success in managing multiple projects; meeting deadlines; and tracking progress against specific and measurable goals
- Willingness to be flexible and provide assistance where needed to help the overall organization accomplish its goals
- Degree from a 4-year accredited college or university
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in this position
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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