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Advancement Officer

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The Key to Change
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Seattle, WA
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Published 24 days ago

Position:  Advancement Officer

Reports to:  Executive Director

Location:  We operate as a remote, distributed team, in South King County, Washington. Most work will be performed from your home office.

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Anticipated Starting Date:  July 7, 2021

Do you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of underserved youth through music? Do you want to join a high-performing team of dedicated professionals who work effectively together, have fun, and share the joy of truly making the world a better place?

Key to Change’s mission is to inspire underserved youth through world-class music instruction and support their development as self-aware leaders.  We are successful because our staff support each other in a culture of teamwork and dedication to our mission.

While we have much to celebrate, our work is far from done. Key to Change is now  undergoing an ambitious expansion of our programs and services. This new position is one that will be essential for our success as we seek to generate increasing levels of community partnership and investment in our mission from individuals, foundations, corporations, and local, state and federal agencies.

The ideal candidate will be a results-driven, team- and detail-oriented professional who is comfortable working on multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment. While no nonprofit or fundraising experience is required, prior experience in nonprofit administration or development is a plus.

Job Description:

The Advancement Officer is responsible for evolving our 5-year business plan and managing our revenue-generation efforts from individuals, corporations and foundations. They will build and manage a portfolio of individual and corporate investors and engage them in the mission of the organization. This position has substantial internal management responsibilities as well as significant interaction with the Board of Directors, staff, and the general public.  Secondary responsibilities include donor database administration; efficient and accurate management of data; planning and organizing; team building; and general administrative support.

Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates the development and revision of the organization’s business plan, including articulating organization-wide goals; strategies; milestones; metrics; and financial strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director.
  2. Shares Key to Change’s business plan and other key organizational documents with key stakeholders for their advice and feedback. 
  3. Supports relationship-building efforts of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to a carefully identified set of influential leaders in philanthropy, corporate leadership, government, nonprofit, community leadership, and advocacy spaces.
  4. Oversees a portfolio of approximately 150 current and prospective financial supporters. Ensures that each individual in the portfolio receives continuous, personalized attention and ongoing engagement in furtherance of that individual’s relationship with and support of Key to Change. On average, conducts a minimum of one and an optimum of three personal contacts with current and prospective supporters each business day.
  5. Oversees CRM database to make sure protocols and procedures are comprehensive, best-practice, and executed with discipline and accuracy. Updates data regularly so that all information is up-to-date and appropriately organized.
  6. Produces, distributes and analyzes bi-weekly pipeline reports that summarize the current relationship stage and activity levels with all current and prospective partners and supporters.
  7. Gift Processing – ensures that everyone who provides a donation of time, financial or in-kind resources receives a personalized acknowledgement and gift receipt within three business days; ensures that all checks, cash or other financial instruments are processed in a manner that reflects best practices around financial controls, bookkeeping and accounting. 
  8. Statement of Ethics – takes lead responsibility to ensure that staff and the Board of Directors read and discuss, at minimum once annually, the AFP Code of Ethics and ensure that each individual engages with the concepts and adheres closely to these principles and practices.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience with individual and corporate fundraising, and/or business development, start-up or venture-based capital development, or partnership development
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience with high levels of organization, detail and perseverance
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work as a member of a close, highly effective team
  • Confident, professional, positive and charismatic disposition
  • CRM database experience
  • Connection to the mission and a commitment to the values of Key to Change: Anti-Racism, Artistry, Excellence, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity
  • An affinity for classical music is a plus

Compensation:  $55-65K with benefits to start 

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples.  Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role and include your response to  these questions:

  1. How have you demonstrated your commitment to diversity and equity in your career?
  2. How have you demonstrated that commitment and how do you see yourself demonstrating it at Key to Change, while working remotely? 

We aim to build a team from all different backgrounds and lifestyles. However you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Please address this information to Dr. Quinton Morris, Executive Director & Founder. No phone calls or social media messages, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Position:  Advancement Officer

Reports to:  Executive Director

Location:  We operate as a remote, distributed team, in South King County, Washington. Most work will be performed from your home office.

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Anticipated…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 12, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$55,000 - $65,000

Benefits

With benefits to start.

With benefits to start.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

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