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Development Director

Posted by
Berkeley Public Schools Fund
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Berkeley/Oakland, CA
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Published 22 days ago

Primary Responsibilities 

 

Donor Cultivation & Stewardship:  

·       Work closely with the Executive Director to develop a plan to implement a donor engagement strategy across all sectors including individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

·       Build meaningful relationships that result in both financial and in-kind support.  

·       Develop successful identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to direct and monitor the progress of donor relationships.  

·       Ensure diversity and sustainability of donor base. 

·       Oversee development processes from donor identification to stewardship. 


Major Gift Donor Management:  

·       In collaboration with Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of current and future major donors.


Board Management and Engagement:  

·       Manage the Board Fund Development Committee to support fundraising and external relations.  

·       Maintain engagement both financially and otherwise to ensure Board retention and satisfaction.  

 

Marketing & Communications:  

·       Serve as a representative of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund at community events. 

·       Ability to strategize and execute compelling communication tools that drive people to support and champion the Berkeley Public Schools Fund, including social media communication and marketing events.  


Fundraising Events:

·       Utilize events to raise awareness of the Schools Fund. 

·       In collaboration with Executive Director and other team members, strategize, plan, and execute fundraising events. 


Foundation Strategy:  

·       Strategizes with the Executive Director and Development team to manage relationships and communication with current and prospective foundation funders.   

·       Strategizes with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and members of the board to identify and cultivate new foundation partnerships.  

Competencies

  • Communication: Deliver written communications with clarity and impact, effective listener; clearly and thoughtfully communicates with others. Inspirational speaker.
  • Reliability: Accountable; maintain focus; punctual; meet deadlines.
  • Problem Solving: Persist in efforts to solve issues; take personal responsibility for outcomes; respond quickly. Strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Teamwork: Accountable to the team; participate effectively in teams and work effectively across the organization.
  • Tolerance for Ambiguity and Change: Maintain composure; handle complex problems with minimal supervision; demonstrate flexibility and versatility.
  • Attention to Detail: Strive to eliminate errors; seek opportunities to improve performance.
  • Decision Making: Collect, organize, and analyze information before making decisions.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Ability to work with a diverse community; open to different perspectives.
  • Integrity and Ethics: Actively model the highest ethical standards; maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Computer Proficiency: Computer-based skills; use technology to enhance job performance. Strong proficiency with common office software and internet applications, including Salesforce.
  • Fun: Enjoy your work and support a joyful work environment.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other relevant professional/life experience
  • Demonstrated success and increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising, including a strong track record of securing and managing large gifts.
  • Strong computer literacy, including Word, Excel, and donor management databases.


Primary Responsibilities 

 

Donor Cultivation & Stewardship:  

·       Work closely with the Executive Director to develop a plan to implement a donor engagement strategy across all sectors including individuals, foundations, and corporate…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 9, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$80,000 - $105,000

Benefits

  • Generous benefits that includes: 100% employer-paid medical; generous vacation & sick time accrual; 17 total paid federal + BUSD holidays; 401K retirement fund; and an Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Flexible work location, most days. When COVID restrictions are safely lifted, our team is likely to work a combination of remotely and in-person. The Schools Fund’s office is co-located with BUSC Central. It is less than a mile from downtown Berkeley, has easy access to free parking, is close to bike paths, and is walking distance to restaurants and a stream-fed park
  • A collegial and supportive professional environment with a shared value around work-life balance
  • Generous benefits that includes: 100% employer-paid medical; generous vacation & sick time accrual; 17 total paid federal + BUSD holidays; 401K retirement fund; and an Employee…

Level of Language Proficiency

English required.

English required.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berkeley/Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Berkeley/Oakland, CA

How to Apply

To apply, email your cover letter and resume as a single .pdf file articulating your interest in this role to info@ceresgroupadvisors.com with the subject line Berkeley Public Schools Fund.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume as a single .pdf file articulating your interest in this role to info@ceresgroupadvisors.com with the subject line Berkeley Public…

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