3211 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. Ste. A
College Access Now (CAN) empowers students from low-income families to access, enroll in, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers. CAN’s vision is that all students have the opportunity to graduate from college – regardless of income or background. CAN believes that realizing that vision will make for a stronger, more equitable and just society. The greater Seattle area includes some of the most diverse communities in the country and is experiencing incredible economic growth. CAN strives to be a model for the rest of the nation in developing an educated and diverse work force – to make a real difference – not just in the lives for a select few, but for all students, their families, and the larger community.
Since 2005, CAN’s presence has grown from one Seattle high school program to serving 11 King County high schools in 2017. Knowing that college entrance is the first step, CAN is committed to providing ongoing support to students – whatever their college path – through college graduation. We now serve over 2,500 students annually and employ 30 Americorps members who partner with our high school students to guide them through the rigorous college application process. We know that a degree changes everything – for the student, their family, and their community.
Our results include:
- 89% of CAN high school seniors are accepted to college
- 89% of CAN’s first year college students persist to their second year of college
- 90% of CAN students will be the first in their family to attend college
CAN is at an exciting phase in the organization’s history. With an innovative and motivated new Executive Director in place, in 2017-18 CAN will complete the final year of an ambitious and highly successful 4-year Strategic Plan and launch a new Strategic Plan. The current Strategic Plan focuses on growth and the program has grown from 7 to 11 high schools and from serving 100 to 1000 students. The college services team currently serves 1000 college students. Going forward CAN will focus on quality, sustainability and innovation while creating a national, replicable model.
Database & Data Management (50%)
- Execute standard procedures and
- Maintains individual records in donor database to ensure data consistency. accuracy. and confidentiality.
- Ensure all new payments. and pledges are recorded correctly in donor and reconcile transactions with accounting database monthly in collaboration with Director of Finance & Operations.
- Utilize donor database (Bloomerang) and Excel to generate various development related reports and respond to specific inquiries including subsequent analysis. formatting. and presentation.
- Develop expert level knowledge of available features. functionality. and reports available through donor database to identify new ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness of development
- Assists Director of Development & Communications with moves management
Development Support (30%)
- Serve as the front line for donor inquiries via phone and email. responding to all messages in a timely manner. and forwarding calls and emails as
- Coordinate with Administrative Assistant on pledge. and payment processing including entry into donor database. collecting and archiving appropriate electronic or paper documentation and back-up. preparing deposit transmittal forms. and making semi-weekly deposits.
- Monitor and facilitate collection of outstanding pledge
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all members of the Board. leadership team. and development department to provide logistical and administrative
- Ensure that all donor gifts are thanked in a timely manner and all pledge invoices are sent and
- Provide general support for development initiatives as needed. and other duties as
Foundation Grant Coordination (20%)
- Develop annual foundation grants calendar in collaboration with Director of Development & Communications and CAN's contracted grant writer to meet stated foundation revenue goals including timely submission of LOls. full proposals. and required reports.
- Maintain a database of foundations including creation and management of foundation records in donor tracking engagement activities and applications. and preparing reports as needed.
- Manage relationship building. and appropriate utilization of CAN's contract grant consultant.
- Serve as the primary liaison with foundations in partnership with the Director of Development & Communications including establishing. developing. and cultivating ongoing relationships with foundation
- Collaborate with the Development & Communications team to develop a custom foundation grants communications strategy including initial gift or decision acknowledgements. press releases and recognition. and regular
- Bachelor's degree
- Two or more years of relevant professional experience in a fast paced and complex environment.
- Advanced proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office applications. Excel. social media. Bloomerang and/or
- Demonstrated curiosity and analytical/ evaluative skills with the ability to effectively interpret data and leverage information to support decision-making and set goals to achieve measurable
- Excellent written and verbal professional communication abilities including ability to write compelling messages. draft complex reports and graphs. and develop engaging presentations for a variety of
- hard-working. and enthusiastic demeanor that takes initiative and possesses a high tolerance for ambiguity.
- Ability to work well independently and execute projects with minimal supervision. as well as a
- Strong interpersonal skills. including experience building relationships with various stakeholders and collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team
- Experience with. and understanding of. the diverse communities we
- Commitment to public service. social justice. and student development and passion for the mission and goals of
- Ability to handle potentially stressful situations calmly and appropriately
- Demonstrated experience with foundation grant management processes including grant writing and
- Familiarity with college access. admissions. higher education. youth development. and issues related to student
Job Location & Schedule
Typical hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday at the CAN Main Office. Some evening and weekend hours may be required for various meetings and events.
CAN is proud to offer a competitive salary range of $35.000-$40.000. dependent upon qualifications and experience. CAN also offers an excellent benefits package including 24 Paid Time Off (PTO) days and several paid holidays off each year. as well as 100% employer paid medical. dental and life insurance. cell phone. discounted ORCA transit passes. individual professional development funds for conferences and trainings. and more.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to hiring@ collegeaccessnow.org by April 13. 2018.
Be sure to include detail regarding your experience in nonprofit fundraising and development, volunteer experience included!