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The Director of Advancement will serve as the Southeast Texas regional lead in development, communications, and advocacy, working closely with the Green Dot in Southeast Texas Executive Director and Green Dot National departments. The Director of Advancement must be a team player who takes initiative in reaching ambitious fund development goals, keeping the Executive Director and other leaders informed of the landscape, complementary initiatives and strategies, and any unanticipated issues that may arise, together with potential solutions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and analyze the donor landscape, communicate findings regularly and develop strategies for targeted and differentiated approaches to engaging prospective donors and stewarding through a ‘moves management’ cycle
Create and manage one-on-one meetings with high net worth individual donors and prospective donors
Build awareness of Green Dot Southeast Texas in key private philanthropic circles and at conferences. Present to small and large groups clearly and with a compelling voice aligned to Green Dot’s organizational mission and brand
Develop and implement vision of Policy & Public Affairs to promote policies aligned with the interests of Green Dot Public Schools regionally
Drive political engagement, including bill tracking, determining policy positions, engaging in legislative advocacy and meetings with elected officials
Develop and steward relationships with elected officials and their staff members, prominent government officials and partners to promote Green Dot’s policy agendas including planning trips to the national and state capitols and school visits
Advise Green Dot regional leaders in preparation for policy panels, presentations, committees, etc.
Implement comprehensive advocacy plans in collaboration with regional leaders, internal departments (Communications), parents, students and Board members
Advise and support the region with high priority initiatives, including coordinating letter-writing or phoning campaigns, liaising with authorizer staff relative to key and timely issues/ updates regarding schools throughout the year, and surfacing celebratory school news with authorizer staff over school year where appropriate
Work closely with the Green Dot National development, policy, and communications department to execute on short-term and long-term strategic priorities
Bachelor’s degree required, relevant Master’s degree preferred
You are well organized, detail-oriented and have proven experience in data management, strategic planning, and project management
You are able to prioritize multiple assignments and handle complex tasks in a fast-paced environment
You have demonstrated proficiency in writing and strong communications skills
You possess a broad knowledge of the principles and practices of individual donor development and major gift fundraising
You adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance; use discretion and good judgment; reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
You have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with various types of people, including senior leaders inside and outside the organization
You have 2-3 years of project management experience and a record of strong and creative problem solving
You possess a high level of initiative, creativity and energy
You are able to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision; self-direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks, acute attention to detail is essential
You are able to analyze and synthesize data and information from multiple sources and develop comprehensive recommendations
You are able to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position
You are dependable, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000 depending on experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we are looking to fill this position for a January 1, 2021 start date. This application will close when the position has been filled.
Green Dot National Southeast Texas Office, Beaumont, Texas
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