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Director of Development

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Director of Development
2301 Marengo Street New Orleans, LA 70115
To apply online visit http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/115M

New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) is searching for a Director of Development to manage all fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will be responsible for directing, planning and coordinating all fundraising efforts to ensure our students receive both the academic and extracurricular experiences they need to be successful upon graduation. This position is also responsible for ensuring all NOCP schools have the resources they need to accelerate progress towards its mission. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)and consults with the Chief Executive Officer and will help drive NOCP’s expansion, capacity, and continued programmatic success.

New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates a network of public schools serving students birth through 12th grade. NOCP is doing its part in a broader city-wide vision to make New Orleans the first 100% high-performing urban school system in our nation’s history.

More detailed information about our schools can be found on our website by visiting www.nolacollegeprep.org.

Public/Private Fundraising:
Design and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to accomplish fundraising goals
Navigate internal communications with NOCP staff to align fundraising objectives to inform strategy and support achievement of school performance goals
Leads the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to develop strategies to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals
Support and staff all board activities, including posting and staffing all meetings, managing public posting requirements, and supporting the CEO with board communication.
Monitor and report progress towards fundraising goals to CEO and Board on regular basis
Write grants and secure donated funds from foundations, corporations, individuals, and state/federal revenue sources
Establish broad network of personal and NOCP relationships with local and national funders to improve grant applications and expand likelihood of securing approval
Manage all fundraising information in database systems including reports, dashboards, activities and all accounts
Write and publish fundraising-related communications via e-mail, business letters, website and advertising materials
Coordinate fundraising events, when needed, in accordance with annual fundraising strategy
Manage and submit grant reporting requirements
Lead project evaluation for Federal and Private grants annually, working with internal stakeholders and an external program evaluator to establish performance metrics, design qualitative metrics, and write external program reports
External Relations:
Attend community meetings on behalf of the CEO, representing NOCP in the community when needed
Support the CEO in managing relations with various external stakeholders, including community organizations, alumni associations, non-profit partners / service providers, government entities, etc.
NOCP offers a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.
Competencies Required:
Deep appreciation and understanding of NOCP’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally
Strong conceptual skills and strategic planning experience
Effective oral and written communicator and proven networker with diverse internal and external stakeholders
Strong understanding of development principles and moves-management operations
Advanced technology/computer skills including proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
Familiarity with database management systems. Experience utilizing Salesforce preferred.
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Effective time manager with multiple projects in a dynamic environment
Qualifications & Relevant Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or higher
Three plus years fundraising and/or Development experience
Teaching experience or previous experience work experience with an academic organization (preferred, not required)
Experience with urban / at-risk populations
Public and Private grant-writing experience
High quality event planning experience
Marketing and Public Relations / Communications experience (preferred, not required)
Start Date
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Contact Joel Castro
Phone: 504-344-0400
2503 Willow STREET, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana 70113