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Company Info

Teach For America
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY, United States

Phone: 212-279-2080
Web Site: www.teachforamerica.org

Company Profile


Director, National Foundation Partnerships (Flexible, NYC preferred)


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Job ID:

682

Posted:

01.08.2018

Location:

New York, NY 

Zip Code:

10018
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Occupations:

Business-Strategic Management: Managing Director, President-Top Executive

Category:

Children | Youth, Communication access | Media, Education | Library | Resource Center

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Requisition:

Director, National Foundation Partnerships (Flexible, NYC preferred)

Job Description:

The Role

The Director, National Foundation Partnerships plays a critical role in ensuring Teach For America is maximizing the resources of the foundation community to reach its organizational goals.  This position is ideal for individuals with strong strategic thinking, operational, and communication skills and would allow him/her to contribute meaningfully within a high-growth, entrepreneurial non-profit.  The Director of Foundation Partnerships will report to the Vice President, Foundation Partnerships, and work very closely with other members of the foundation partnerships team to manage challenging workflows across a complex foundations stream portfolio, while playing a strong leadership role in contributing to the broader national development team’s operations.

 

The Team

The National Development team builds and strengthens Teach For America’s philanthropic partnerships. Our team inspires donors to invest in the future of our country by investing in TFA’s work with students nationally and regionally. We help educate staff in the knowledge and practices of fundraisers. Our team is responsible for ensuring that our fundraising infrastructure supports and sustains TFA’s ambitious short- and long-term mission.

 

Qualifications:

Primary Responsibilities

Portfolio Management (80%)

  • Producing high-quality deliverables aligning current and prospective funder interests to engage, cultivate, and steward foundation relationships alongside directors in support of team’s growing portfolio; includes proposals, concept papers, letters, mid-year and final reports for restricted program grants, thank you letters, and other touch points and customized materials such as spreadsheets, decks, and graphics.
  • Supporting a growing portfolio of national funders from end-to-end, with a special focus on general operations donors and program-specific grants
  • Developing content-knowledge and expertise on specific programmatic areas related to donor and prospect interests
  • Develop short and long-term project plans to convene various stakeholders to execute multi-faceted partnership and manage multi-year grant commitments
  • Collaborate with TFA’s finance team and program teams to create, track, and report on restricted grant budgets and inform programmatic budget conversations
  • Supporting portfolio managers and senior leaders in preparing for meetings and responding to requests from national foundation donors and ensuring donor readiness regarding donor data within her portfolio (e.g. crafting talking points about historical results in a region or in a specific area of program, providing relationship context); providing follow-up support as necessary
  • Ensuring best-in-class recordkeeping via TFA’s Salesforce database (e.g. gift processing and gift data for portfolio, contact information, etc.)
  • In some cases, serve as TFA’s contact in external settings, including grant management and donor cultivation
  • Craft strategies for donor cultivation and advise peers and partners across the org on fundraising strategies

 

Cross-team responsibilities and special projects (20%)

  • Within the Foundations and Development team, take personal responsibility for cultivating a strong team culture that reflects Teach For America’s core values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Partner across the National Development team on special projects related to strategic priorities and operational improvements
  • Foster strong relationships with and serve as a trusted advisor to regions, especially those with shared donor portfolios, fostering collective impact mindsets that support the vision of One TFA

Requirements

Prior Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of professional experience, grant-writing and/or event management experience, preferred
  • Record of achieving ambitious goals and creating effective systems to manage multiple projects

Work Demands

  • Occasional travel; 1-2 times per quarter

Skills

  • Exceptional written communication and ability to develop tailored materials crafted to address donor interest and perspectives
  • Ability to anticipate needs and develop solutions to achieve ambitious goals and create effective systems to manage multiple projects
  • Superior customer service orientation and follow-through
  • Keen detail orientation and organizational skills
  • Excellent project management skills, especially related to communications and events
  • Ability to organize, synthesize, and interpret data to construct compelling narratives
  • Strong relationship orientation and the ability to influence others to achieve results
  • Ability to be entrepreneurial and flexible in a fast-paced, diverse, results-oriented culture
  • Strong facility with Excel and PowerPoint and/or other graphics tools preferred
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus

 

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application.

 

About the Organization

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

 

Teach For America (TFA) finds, develops, and supports an ever-expanding network of outstanding and diverse leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children in schools, school systems, and in every sector and field that shapes the context in which schools operate. Representing the diversity of America and sharing the experience of having taught successfully in our most challenging public schools, TFA corps members and alumni form a network of change agents inside and outside of education who are grounded in the tremendous potential of our most underserved children and connected to families and communities impacted by educational inequity.

 

Founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989, Teach For America has since expanded to 36 states and 53 regions, reaching more than 10 million students. Now 53,000 strong and growing each year, the TFA community is leading across all sectors, including as teachers, school and school system leaders, elected officials, policy and advocacy organizers, social entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders. We support the individual and collective leadership of this network as they work hand-in-hand with students, families, and allies in the effort to realize educational equity and excellence for children across the nation.

 

Our Core Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Statement

Learn more about our Core Values and our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.

 

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-benefits.

 

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff: www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.

 

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.



Company Info


Teach For America
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY, United States
Phone: 212-279-2080
Web Site: www.teachforamerica.org

Director, National Foundation Partnerships (Flexible, NYC preferred)

col-narrow   

Job ID:

682

Posted:

01.08.2018

Location:

New York, NY 

Zip Code:

10018
col-wide   

Occupations:

Business-Strategic Management: Managing Director, President-Top Executive

Category:

Children | Youth, Communication access | Media, Education | Library | Resource Center

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Requisition:

Director, National Foundation Partnerships (Flexible, NYC preferred)

Job Description:

The Role

The Director, National Foundation Partnerships plays a critical role in ensuring Teach For America is maximizing the resources of the foundation community to reach its organizational goals.  This position is ideal for individuals with strong strategic thinking, operational, and communication skills and would allow him/her to contribute meaningfully within a high-growth, entrepreneurial non-profit.  The Director of Foundation Partnerships will report to the Vice President, Foundation Partnerships, and work very closely with other members of the foundation partnerships team to manage challenging workflows across a complex foundations stream portfolio, while playing a strong leadership role in contributing to the broader national development team’s operations.

 

The Team

The National Development team builds and strengthens Teach For America’s philanthropic partnerships. Our team inspires donors to invest in the future of our country by investing in TFA’s work with students nationally and regionally. We help educate staff in the knowledge and practices of fundraisers. Our team is responsible for ensuring that our fundraising infrastructure supports and sustains TFA’s ambitious short- and long-term mission.

 

Qualifications:

Primary Responsibilities

Portfolio Management (80%)

  • Producing high-quality deliverables aligning current and prospective funder interests to engage, cultivate, and steward foundation relationships alongside directors in support of team’s growing portfolio; includes proposals, concept papers, letters, mid-year and final reports for restricted program grants, thank you letters, and other touch points and customized materials such as spreadsheets, decks, and graphics.
  • Supporting a growing portfolio of national funders from end-to-end, with a special focus on general operations donors and program-specific grants
  • Developing content-knowledge and expertise on specific programmatic areas related to donor and prospect interests
  • Develop short and long-term project plans to convene various stakeholders to execute multi-faceted partnership and manage multi-year grant commitments
  • Collaborate with TFA’s finance team and program teams to create, track, and report on restricted grant budgets and inform programmatic budget conversations
  • Supporting portfolio managers and senior leaders in preparing for meetings and responding to requests from national foundation donors and ensuring donor readiness regarding donor data within her portfolio (e.g. crafting talking points about historical results in a region or in a specific area of program, providing relationship context); providing follow-up support as necessary
  • Ensuring best-in-class recordkeeping via TFA’s Salesforce database (e.g. gift processing and gift data for portfolio, contact information, etc.)
  • In some cases, serve as TFA’s contact in external settings, including grant management and donor cultivation
  • Craft strategies for donor cultivation and advise peers and partners across the org on fundraising strategies

 

Cross-team responsibilities and special projects (20%)

  • Within the Foundations and Development team, take personal responsibility for cultivating a strong team culture that reflects Teach For America’s core values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Partner across the National Development team on special projects related to strategic priorities and operational improvements
  • Foster strong relationships with and serve as a trusted advisor to regions, especially those with shared donor portfolios, fostering collective impact mindsets that support the vision of One TFA

Requirements

Prior Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of professional experience, grant-writing and/or event management experience, preferred
  • Record of achieving ambitious goals and creating effective systems to manage multiple projects

Work Demands

  • Occasional travel; 1-2 times per quarter

Skills

  • Exceptional written communication and ability to develop tailored materials crafted to address donor interest and perspectives
  • Ability to anticipate needs and develop solutions to achieve ambitious goals and create effective systems to manage multiple projects
  • Superior customer service orientation and follow-through
  • Keen detail orientation and organizational skills
  • Excellent project management skills, especially related to communications and events
  • Ability to organize, synthesize, and interpret data to construct compelling narratives
  • Strong relationship orientation and the ability to influence others to achieve results
  • Ability to be entrepreneurial and flexible in a fast-paced, diverse, results-oriented culture
  • Strong facility with Excel and PowerPoint and/or other graphics tools preferred
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus

 

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application.

 

About the Organization

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

 

Teach For America (TFA) finds, develops, and supports an ever-expanding network of outstanding and diverse leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children in schools, school systems, and in every sector and field that shapes the context in which schools operate. Representing the diversity of America and sharing the experience of having taught successfully in our most challenging public schools, TFA corps members and alumni form a network of change agents inside and outside of education who are grounded in the tremendous potential of our most underserved children and connected to families and communities impacted by educational inequity.

 

Founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989, Teach For America has since expanded to 36 states and 53 regions, reaching more than 10 million students. Now 53,000 strong and growing each year, the TFA community is leading across all sectors, including as teachers, school and school system leaders, elected officials, policy and advocacy organizers, social entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders. We support the individual and collective leadership of this network as they work hand-in-hand with students, families, and allies in the effort to realize educational equity and excellence for children across the nation.

 

Our Core Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Statement

Learn more about our Core Values and our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.

 

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-benefits.

 

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff: www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.

 

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.