|Senior Associate Director of Development (New York City)|
|Senior Associate Director of Development
New York City
Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is seeking a Senior Associate Director of Development to join the organization’s development team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, and working closely with other members of the Uncommon Schools team, the Senior Associate Director of Development will be responsible for executing activities associated with identifying, engaging, cultivating, and securing existing and new institutional and corporate funders. The Senior Associate Director will have two main areas of responsibility. First, help define and implement the development strategy for institutional giving and oversee a portfolio of institutional donors and associated fundraising activities, including grant writing and reporting, frontline relationship management, and volunteer opportunities. Second, serve as the team lead in synthesizing and crafting narrative approaches, and the corresponding written content, that expands the ways in which we can communicate the Uncommon story to potential funders and other stakeholders. Uncommon is at a critical inflection point, planning to grow our philanthropic support significantly over the next five years, and the Senior Associate Director will play a key role in leading our institutional strategy during this period.
The Senior Associate Director, with support and guidance from the Senior Director of Development, will be responsible for raising the institutional philanthropy necessary to: 1) start and scale a fast growing and high performing network of public charter schools; 2) acquire, build, and renovate state-of-the-art school facilities; and 3) implement key organizational initiatives in one or more Uncommon regions, as well as the Uncommon Home Office (central office). The Senior Associate Director will be joining a team that supports the development needs of Uncommon’s 52 (and growing) network of schools and the Home Office.
Development Team Overview
The Development Team is responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities with the goal of raising and sustaining philanthropic support necessary to support existing schools and open new schools to meet growing demand. The team works in support of multiple regions and the organization’s centralized initiatives. Uncommon has a long and extensive track record of fundraising success with many tenured and repeat donors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The position requires a smart, strategic, hard-working leader who can contribute to and support the strategic vision, effectively communicate the story of Uncommon’s impact, and build deep and lasting relationships with both donors and other Development team members. Candidates will be team players who are responsive to the organization’s evolving needs and committed to ensuring team and organizational success.
Initiatives on which the Senior Associate Director may work include but are not limited to:
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, PDA, and all necessary supplies.
The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along. Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.
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