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Senior Director of Development


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Black Alliance for Educational Options
Washington, DC

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to advancing the charter school movement, seeks an extremely knowledgeable, determined, and organized Development professional to craft and implement strategies for raising funds to meet annual and multi-year goals. S/he will define and execute a fundraising strategy that will identify new sources of funding including individual and corporate donors. S/he will also support relationships with existing donors while helping to cultivate donor prospects. The Senior Director for Development will report directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities Include:

Serve as the principal development officer and oversee fundraising programs

Create and implement a comprehensive development strategy aimed at securing arobust database of high net worth individuals and corporate sponsors

Identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts from foundations, individuals, and corporations

Collaborate with CEO and executive team to ensure cultivation opportunities arealigned with travel and events

Ensure that CEO and executive team is well-prepared to leverage cultivation opportunities

Assist in developing cultivation strategies for board members

Drive grant application strategy and draft grant proposals, along with ensuring

complete compliance and reporting

Oversee donation data entry and gift processing

Determine viability of direct mail and online campaigns

Draft fundraising collateral for all campaigns

Prepare detailed fundraising progress reports and analyses of funding strategies

Participate in the development of annual revenue projections

Other duties as assigned 


Bachelor’s degree required

A minimum of five years of professional fundraising experienceOutstanding written and verbal communication skills, particularly related to proposal development (writing samples are required for consideration)

Ability to quickly analyze complex program and policy concepts and translate them
into fundraising opportunities

High degree of initiative and independent thinking

Ability to work in a team and under tight deadlines with a problem solving spirit

Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Foundation Search technology, and web-basedresearch

Designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) a plus

Knowledge of the education reform sector a plus

Organization Overview:

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools believes thatall families deserve high-quality public school options. Charter schools are independentpublic schools providing families with a new set of public school options. Each of theseschools is developed to be a partnership between parents, teachers, and students.Increasingly, when given the option, parents are choosing to enroll their children in charterschools. In fact, the demand for charter schools is far outpacing the supply in mostcommunities. What began as a small movement in a few states has grown to become amajor force in education reform across the country. 

Through advocacy, research, andpromotion, the National Alliance works to grow the number of high-quality charter schoolsavailable to all families, especially those who do not have access to high-quality public schools.

To Apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter (please include where you found thislisting), writing sample, and salary requirements to is open immediately. Closing date: open until filled The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and iscommitted to fostering a diverse and multicultural work environment. NAPCS welcomesapplications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed,gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or any other category protected by law.

Development/Fundraising, Early-Career, Education Policy, Full-Time, Late-Career, Mid-Career.