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Mission Statement

The mission of the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence is to stimulate the supply of high quality charter schools and support ongoing student excellence in all NYC charter schools, impacting the effectiveness of public education. As an independent nonprofit, the Charter Center is an advocate, bridge and catalyst for the achievement of academic and operational success and sustainability of all NYC charter schools for each young person.



BACKGROUND: The NYC Center for Charter School Excellence is a public-private partnership between the philanthropic community and the City of New York. The Center's mission is to increase the number and viability of high-quality charter schools in New York City. It does so through its various activities and programs and its role as a relentless and effective advocate, bridge and catalyst. The Center works closely with the Department of Education to further its charter school initiative but is an independent not-for-profit organization.

The Center accomplishes its work with a dedicated and mission-driven staff which understands and believes in the critical role that the Center plays in supporting charter schools in New York City. Center employees are characterized by an ability to work as a team, a whatever it takes attitude, a willingness to be held accountable and improve, and a drive to be as great as the great schools the Center exists to serve.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Fund Development Fellow (FDF) will gain hands-on knowledge and experience with regard to fundraising and development in the nonprofit sector. The FDF will be an integral part of the school's fundraising efforts in support of overall school improvement and will be required to perform certain duties such as but not limited to:

· Developing a Case for Support

· Creation and implementation of a Fund Development Plan

· Donor Cultivation/Prospect Research

· Assisting/implementing a Community Outreach Program

· Creation of any Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

· Creation of Corporate Sponsorship Proposals

· Increase and Diversify School Funding

The FDF will also be required to attend workshops that will provide them information about charter schools, roles and responsibilities, and the basics of fundraising. During the court of the school year, the fellows are also expected to attend in-person meetings at the Charter Center with a Fundraising Consortium Team in order to share their experiences, report on progress, and work through issues. This is a paid fellowship.

GOALS: The Fund Development Fellow is expected to work towards and accomplish the following Center goals:

· Develop and create processes in place for the school's fundraising program after his/her tenure has commenced (i.e. establishing a donor database)

· Review current system of school's fundraising efforts and improve where possible

· Work with Executive Director/Principal to integrate the realm of fundraising/development into the school improvement process

QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must have:

· A Bachelor's Degree is required for consideration. Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Students enrolled in Public Administration, Business Administration, and Nonprofit Programs are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess some knowledge in Fundraising/Development and must reside in the New York City Area.

Candidates will preferably have:

· Some knowledge of the nonprofit sector, fundraising databases, and the operation of charter schools.

APPLY TO: Please send resume and cover letter to MCrusante@nycchartercenter.org, or hard copy to NYCCCSE, attn Mark Crusante, 111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, New York 10006.

ANTICIPATED START: September 15, 2008



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