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Executive Director - Bellevue Schools Foundation

Posted on January 2, 2020

The Bellevue Schools Foundation has embarked on a search for a new Executive Director to lead the Foundation into the future.

Working as a partner with Bellevue Schools’ leadership you can be part of one of the highest rated education systems in the country! You will be engaged with top leaders from Bellevue Schools and the community to provide funding for innovative programs and instructional approaches that will keep the District on the leading edge. Funding from the Bellevue Schools Foundation gives students a richer experience than public funding alone can provide.

Bellevue is a diverse, global city at the heart of Seattle's Eastside, home to some of the world's most innovative technology companies. Bellevue’s stable and talented workforce, well-connected transportation system, breathtaking beauty, cutting-edge companies and innovation-oriented culture encourage businesses to grow and prosper and to support the Bellevue schools.

The Executive Director is responsible for and has authority over day-to-day operations of the Foundation. The Executive Director works with an excellent staff of six other professionals who are highly respected in the Bellevue community. The budget for the 2019—2020 fiscal year is $2.1 million. The Foundation needs a leader who will ensure fundraising is adaptable for all audiences.

The Executive Director reports to a volunteer Board of Trustees. Board members bring a wide variety of experiences to the Board and represent many of the leading employers and public institutions in the Bellevue area.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
· 5+ years of progressively more responsible nonprofit management and leadership experience
· Strong financial acumen
· Significant and proven fundraising expertise with the ability to inspire donors and prospective donors
· Successful experience working with a volunteer board of directors
· Strategic planning experience
· Executive function skills
· Experience catalyzing and leading change resulting in positive outcomes
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
 
Salary range $100,000 - $120,000 + negotiated benefits.
 
For a full profile on the position or to apply visit https://www.hagelsearch.com/bsf.
For more information on the Foundation visit http://www.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/.


Development Manager - Henrico Education Foundation

Posted on January 2, 2020

The Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. (HEF) is seeking an enthusiastic fundraising professional who believes strong schools make strong communities. HEF’s mission is to strengthen public education by advancing innovative programs and initiatives designed to improve student achievement. Through a dynamic public-private partnership with Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) – the sixth largest school division in the Commonwealth and 117th largest in the nation, HEF serves more than 51,000 students in 72 educational facilities. Since its formation, HEF has provided $5.3 million in direct funding affecting more than 560,000 students, teachers and parents across Henrico County. HEF funds creative instructional approaches with strong academic goals that directly address the opportunity gap and provides resources for teachers to support the most challenged schools. HEF’s unique role is vital to meeting the educational needs of our community’s children while providing partnership opportunities for businesses, community leaders and citizens to directly impact public schools.

HEF’s work in support of HCPS is more important than ever as principals and teachers look for new instructional strategies and approaches to strengthen public schools and ignite student learning. HEF’s three strategic priorities are: 1) serving as a catalyst for innovation in HCPS; 2) preparing students K-12 for success in college, career and community; and 3) strengthening educational leadership. HEF’s annual budget has grown from $400,000 in 2014 to $3 million in 2019.
The Development Manager will work with the Chief Development Officer to foster a culture of philanthropy and assist with advancing the mission of HEF by providing excellent, energetic fundraising and social media presence for the organization. The position is responsible for the administrative operations of the development department and will support the implementation of the organization’s tactical plan for fundraising. This includes the annual campaign, special events, social media presence, marketing efforts and branding campaigns. In addition, the position will assist with coordinating strategies to develop donors and manage contributions, grants and other funding sources to support the organization. The position requires a creative thinker who can work both independently and on a team as well as manage multiple tasks. This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Support the Chief Development Officer with managing the organization’s philanthropic efforts that include communications, website and social media platforms;   
•    Oversee and coordinate the annual campaign, the HCPS staff campaign and assist with all other fundraising campaigns including the planning and execution of special events;
•    Make direct solicitations and assist the Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer,  other HEF staff and board members with their solicitations and donor cultivation;
•    Lead research of major donors,  prospect profiles and preparing reports in an effort to maintain  a robust donor database;
•    Draft compelling letters for various campaigns including annual giving campaign and HCPS staff campaign;
•    Serve as primary point person for updating, adding, and maintaining all donor and prospect constituent records into HEF’s donor system;
•    Serves as primary point person for maintaining HEF social media pages, newsletters and online giving platforms to ensure consistent philanthropic messaging to all key constituencies and working with the webmaster to ensure updates to the HEF website;
•    Create publicity and organize registration for HEF events and PR initiatives;
•    Support the execution of the strategic plan as it relates to development;
•    Assist with submission and completion of grant applications to funders;  
•    Identify new opportunities for in-kind support and partnerships;
•    Record donations, pledge payments etc. in HEF donor system and process all acknowledgements for events and foundation programs within deadlines;
•    Generate receipts and donor acknowledgements for all contributions within three business days of receipt;
•    Generate monthly pledge reminders and provide monthly reports on donations and aging pledges to the Chief Development Officer;
•    Assist with preparing donor lists, fundraising materials and provide analysis and reporting  for fundraising campaigns and other fundraising efforts;
•    Maintain highly organized filing system – including but not limited to: donors, granting agencies, business contracts, and other key business records;
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Associate or bachelor’s degree required;
•    A minimum of two years of fundraising experience in an administrative or supporting role;
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills;
•    Ability to write clear, compelling narrative for materials;
•    Experience with data management programs;
•    Strong analytical skills, with capacity to self-motivate and work independently;
•    Self-directed learner;
•    Excellent computer skills related to the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;
•    Ability to work nights and weekends on occasion as required;
•    Must have a keen eye for detail, accuracy and consistency;
•    Possess excellent organization and multi-tasking skills;
•    Must be able to recognize confidential information and maintain confidentiality;
•    Must possess strong interpersonal skills including decision making and problem-solving abilities;
•    Experience working with volunteers a plus.

Additional Information:
•    Job Type: Full Time – 40 hours per week.
•    Reports to: Chief Development Officer.
•    Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
•    Benefits: Medical, Dental and 403B Retirement plan.
•    Job Location: Henrico County, VA .
•    The Foundation is a separate 501(C)3 entity from Henrico County Public Schools and does not follow the district’s summer hours.

To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to: Jay Shively, Chief Development Officer at jay@henricogives.org


Development Manager - North Penn School District Education Foundation

Posted January 13th, 2020

Position Summary:
The North Penn School District Educational Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to motivate and inspire students and staff through innovative projects and opportunities that enhance educational experiences and resources is currently seeking a high energy, self-motivated Development Manager to join its team and provide the day to day management of its fundraising program. This new position reports to the Executive Director and is part-time (20 hours per week).

The Development Manager works with the Executive Director to foster a culture of philanthropy and is responsible for implementing the organization’s tactical plan for fundraising which includes the annual campaign, events and grant writing. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating strategies to develop donors and manage contributions, grants and other funding sources to support the organization. This position requires a creative thinker who can work both independently and on a team as well as manage multiple tasks. 

Essential Functions:
•    Coordinate the Annual Campaign
•    Work with the Executive Director and the Golf Committee to run the annual Golf Tournament
•    Coordinate other special events as determined by the Development Committee
•    Assist the Executive Director in establishing a Major Gifts program
•    Write grant proposals to corporate and private foundations and manage the timely submission of grant reporting
•    Work with the Executive Director to develop an annual donor communication plan to ensure consistent philanthropic messaging to all key constituencies
•    Fully utilize Giftworks and its fundraising reporting functions  
•    Serve on Development, Special Event and Marketing Committees of the Board of Directors
•    Support the execution of the strategic plan as it relates to the development function
•    Support the Alumni Coordinator to advance the North Penn Alumni Association

Experience & Skills:
Requirements:
•    Minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience for another non-profit organization in the areas of annual campaign, events and/or grant writing
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Ability to write clear, compelling narrative for fundraising materials
•    Experience working with volunteers
•    Experience with fundraising database management programs
•    An understanding of non-profit management and operations
•    Strong analytical skills, with capacity to self-motivate and work independently
Excellent computer skills related to the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to careers@matchnpc.com by Monday, February 3, 2020.

Administrative Coordinator - North Penn School District Education Foundation

Posted on January 13th, 2020

Position Summary:
The North Penn School District Educational Foundation (NPSDEF), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to motivate and inspire students and staff through innovative projects and opportunities that enhance educational experiences and resources is currently seeking an Administrative Coordinator to join its team. The NPSDEF seeks to hire a dynamic, energetic, efficient and organized professional who will perform a variety of moderate to complex administrative tasks with little direct supervision. Work is generally of a critical and confidential nature. This new position reports to the Executive Director and is part-time (15-20 hours per week).

Essential Functions:
Bookkeeping
•    Supervises donor and gift record keeping
•    Maintains open lines of communication with community organizations for partnership and matching gift opportunities
•    Bookkeeping duty with a commercially available software (Quick Books or similar)
•    Record and deposit incoming payments to the foundation
•    Check issuing, expense tracking and expense report preparation
•    Compile periodic (i.e. weekly, monthly, as needed, etc.) financial updates, reports, etc.
•    Work with auditor on yearly reviews
•    Work with district controller on annual tax return
•    Oversee finances at Foundation events
Administration
•    Ensures the Foundation’s “Thank You” plan with donors is followed
•    Management of mail – incoming and outgoing
•    Calendar management: schedule meetings as appropriate, utilizing Outlook
•    Manage and organize contact information; i.e. mailing/e-mailing lists
•    Preparation of correspondence, reports and presentations
•    Maintenance of supplies
•    Works with NPSD and Foundation in managing all programs and services of the Foundation
•    Grant coordination from application process through implementation
•    Miscellaneous duties as requested by Foundation Board

Requirements:
•    Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and execute multiple tasks
•    Highly organized, motivated and willing to adapt to changing needs; flexible
•    Possess strong computer skills with Google, Quickbooks, GiftWorks, scheduling ability
•    Knowledge of applicable websites utilized for reporting, data gathering, etc.
•    Ability to work independently with little to no direct day-to-day supervision
•    Ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
•    Problem solving skills
Knowledge of educational system preferred

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to careers@matchnpc.com by Monday, February 3, 2020.

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