MAP Director of Education Programs
Director of Education Programs
The Director of Education Programs at Mission Aid Project will have strategic and operational responsibility for the organization's development of education activities. She/he will manage all fund raising efforts for education programs, to ensure that education programs are fully funded.
The Director of Education Programs will be part of MAP senior leadership team that, in partnership with the CEO and Board, drives the overall strategy for the organization and ensures the success and sustainability of MAP education programs. This is a new position and will complement the current development activities of the CEO, all of whom currently write grant and contract proposals, and support the Board in its planning for increasing individual donors.
This is a volunteer to full time position. The selected candidate will be expected to begin immediately after finishing one-year volunteer time with Mission Aid Project. Following the start date of the full time position, the director of education programs would have served in this office, supporting ongoing development of grants and contracts and to plan for new resource development strategies including a first-time individual donor program. All his/her efforts in office will be focused on developing a successful MAP education program.
The Director of Education Programs reports to the CEO.
A-Build a volunteer education team of 7 membersB-Work in partnership with the CEO to develop the strategic direction of the organization and make ongoing strategic decisions to ensure the success of the MAP education programs.
C-Lead MAP education resource development activities.
D-Develop fund raising plans and successfully integrate and carry out the goals, tasks and activities of those plans.
E-Develop and implement a thoughtful and aggressive fund raising strategy to support and grow the education fund to a $1 million annual operating budget.
F-Cultivate, solicit and steward major donors, foundations, corporate sponsors and other funding vehicles; organize, deploy and support the CEO and Board of Directors to do the same.
G-Oversee the research, writing and preparation of grant applications, contract bids, corporate sponsorship solicitations, other fund raising activities and required funder reports.
H-Oversee the planning of all fund raising and cultivation activities and events. Create and oversee a donor database and ensure efficient tracking of donor information and timely acknowledgment of gifts.
I-Ensure the efficient, effective day-to-day fund development activities by overseeing plans, budgets, program protocols, contract agreements and other deliverables as required.J-Represent MAP with media and external constituency groups such as funders, donors, partners, elected officials, community members and others as needed.
Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Five (5) or more years of experience and increasing responsibilities for resource development.
REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE IN:
GeneralA-Strong knowledge of organizational management, preferably in the nonprofit sector, and knowledge of what it takes to achieve success in a social mission.
B-Strong familiarity with Richardson TX context and challenges, and demonstrated cultural competency in working with this community.
C-Knowledge and commitment to equity and addressing disparities in social outcomes.
D-Demonstrated ability to "manage up" in order to lead, organize and support the CEO and Board of Directors to carry out fund raising duties.
E-Experience working with community-based organizations or within a community-based setting.
F-Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and mission-driven environment.G-Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Resource DevelopmentA-Existing relationships with and knowledge of key stakeholders within the philanthropic, corporate, political, nonprofit and community sectors in Richardson TX is a requirement.
B-Knowledge of effective fund raising strategies and techniques for small to medium-sized nonprofits including foundation grants, government and private sector contract bidding, individual donors and innovative finance strategies for nonprofits.
C-Significant fund raising experience in a senior leadership position; proven track record of soliciting and securing individual gifts. Knowledge of endowment campaigns.
D-Experience building and managing fund raising plans, systems, processes and strategies and supporting the board, executive leadership, and staff in effective implementation of the plan.
E-Results-driven approach to fund raising; ability to set concrete goals and achieve them.
F-Ability to access and develop strategic relationships with influential individuals and organizations at the local, state and national level.G-Skilled negotiator with the ability to craft fair agreements and partnerships for MAP.
The salary range for this volunteer to full time position is $100,000 annually with a full benefits package (depending upon education, experience and successfully raising at least $200,000 the first year as a volunteer Director of Education Programs).
Please submita cover letter, describing your interest and qualifications for the position and salary requirements, and your resume online.
Mission Aid Project, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer
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- Orientation or Training
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