Portland Public Schools is seeking talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission and who are highly motivated to inspire our children to succeed. We want leaders who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who thrive in a community that is dedicated to continuous learning. When you join our team at Portland Public Schools, you can expect to be part of an innovative and equity-focused organization focused on building citadels of learning that develop strong academic proficiency, healthy socio-emotional development, and opportunities for all children to discover their inner gifts and talents.
As the Donor Services and School Resources Associate, you will serve as an integral member of the District’s Strategic Partnerships Team, and will be essential in providing excellent customer service and capacity building to all school communities with effective fundraising supports and partnerships with the business and philanthropic community. Supporting the School Partnerships Manager, you will work closely with the active local school foundations, schools labeled CSI (Comprehensive Support and Improvement) and TSI (Targeted Support and Improvement), and Title I schools to raise awareness about strategic school needs and show how these communities can (inter) connect with school sites to grow resources.
Specifically, with the launch of The Fund for Portland Public Schools, the District’s new nonprofit organization dedicated to raising philanthropic dollars, you will play a critical role in providing administrative, operational and accounting support to The Fund’s administrative oversight and operation of active local school foundations (LSF). You will also be part of a team building new, creative initiatives to increase resources at PPS schools, including an Adopt-A-School model which pairs the business community with school communities.
We expect our Donor Relations and School Resources Associate to:
Lead the implementation and ongoing reliability of tracking systems and data for grants and fundraising activities, including reviewing and assessing current system for grants management; implementing new tracking; coordinating with Accounting to assess and incorporating donations into grants management system; and working with central and school staff to improve and augment systems to better support fundraising endeavors.
• Coordinate department processes, calendar management, establish and maintain electronic and paper filing systems, and draft and edit correspondences.
• Support and assist the department with mailings and surveys, project research, responds to donor requests for information, and tracks all contact with potential donors.
• Accurately enter LSF donor gifts in a timely and competent manner and prepare monthly reports to be shared with active LSFs, School Administrators and the District’s Leadership Team.
• Process complex transactions (onsite direct mail, electronic lockbox and high-volume event batches), inputting valuable gift, pledge and biographical data into our database.
• Perform quality control checks, review and update gift batches prior to committing batches into database.
• Manage all the legal responsibilities of supporting LSFs, including necessary filings to local and state entities (i.e. Raffle Filings, Alcohol Licenses, Liability Insurance, etc.).
• Provide excellent customer service to LSF volunteers by providing up-to-date information related to individual school fundraising opportunities and needs, including financial and donor tracking on an ongoing and regular basis.
Enhance the donor experience by supporting donors, volunteers and school leaders; providing prompt, courteous support and service to existing and prospective donors of school communities.
• Maintain robust relationships with Local School Foundation (LSF) volunteer leaders who fundraise for their school communities.
• Strengthen partnership with volunteer leaders of CSI, TSI and Title I schools to identify new and creative opportunities to raise private philanthropic dollars.
• Develop comprehensive customer service protocols and procedures to ensure all local volunteers and donors receive expedited and frequent supports, including for those school communities needing fund development help.
• Create learning opportunities for new LSF volunteers to learn from other school communities and share best practices.
• Serve as a point of contact for individual donors that benefit the students and schools of PPS.
Portland Public Schools is seeking talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission and who are highly motivated to inspire our children to succeed. We want leaders who are strong collaborators…
Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.
Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.
For more information please visit our Benefits site at http://www.pps.net/Page/1635
Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and…