Sunday, September 7, 2014

Development Manager

Organization: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth

Department: Development
Reports To: Director of Development

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) is a national
network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a
track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success
in college and in life. There are currently 141 KIPP schools in 20 states
and the District of Columbia serving over 50,000 students. While less than
one in five low-income students typically attends college nationally, more
than 80 percent of KIPP students matriculate to college.

KIPP DFW is a growing region anchored by KIPP TRUTH Academy, our pioneer
middle school established in 2003. We aim to close the achievement gap for
underprivileged youth by establishing rigorous academic standards and a
culture of high expectations. At a time when many have given up on public
education - and the future of inner-city children - KIPP schools are
raising expectations. Our students are outperforming their peers and
advancing toward college because we set high standards, inspire
achievement, and instill confidence. The results speak for themselves.

KIPP DFW currently operates one middle school and one elementary serving
approximately 550 students, with a total staff of 73 full-time employees
and an annual consolidated operating budget of approximately $5 million.
Over the next decade, KIPP DFW will grow to 10 schools serving more than
5,000 students, with a total staff of 450 and an annual consolidated
operating budget of approximately $63 million.

The Development Manager is a key member of the KIPP DFW development team.
This person will be responsible for creating and implementing a robust
individual donor program. He or she will identify, initiate, nurture, and
maintain close relationships with donors and donor prospects, implementing
targeted strategies for each opportunity. The Development Manager will work
closely with the Director of Development to ensure the highest quality
donation tracking and acknowledgement systems are in place to enable the
best engagement and rapid expansion KIPP DFW's donor base. He or she will
also be responsible for cultivation and fundraising events and volunteer
management oversight.

Duties and Responsibilities
· Assist the Director of Development in the creation and
implementation of a strategic plan to significantly increase the portfolio
of individual donors focusing primarily on gifts in the $1,000 to $25,000
· Design and implement a stewardship program for individual donors
to move them to higher giving levels.
· Support the Director of Development, Executive Director, and
board members in stewardship activities including, but not limited to,
preparing research and briefings for internal/external meetings, school
tours, and cultivation and solicitation events.
· Coordinate and plan all cultivation and fundraising events to
support and strengthen the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
· Provide support to the regional and school staffs to facilitate
volunteer opportunities designed to provide enriching experiences for
students and to engage donor prospects and friends.
· Serve as liaison between volunteer coordinators and school staff
as needed. Ensure programs are happening as planned or are altered as
· Oversee the tracking volunteers' activities in database with the
special projects assistant.
· Oversee volunteer recognition process with the special projects
· Work closely with Marketing and Public Relations staff in the
strategy development, planning, execution and achievement of department
goals, including but not limited to broad-based communication, branding,
solicitation initiatives, and special events.
· Coordinate production of any capital campaign-related
correspondence, including producing letters and emails, pledge reminders,
transcribing notes and minutes, and editing and/or proofreading.
· Attend meetings of project teams, funders/potential funders and
partnering organizations.

Compensation / Work Schedule
Annual salary for this full-time, year-round position will be commensurate
with experience, and includes a full benefit package.

Physical Demands
The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
· Long periods of standing and sitting and have the ability to lift
items up to 25 lbs. is required. There will be continued use of hands,
wrist and arm movements.
· Requires normal/corrected vision and hearing.
· Position will require limited travel.
· Periodic participation in activities to support the KIPP
team/mission (such as assembling lunches or rearranging lightweight
furniture) is required.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Position will have periods of extended
work week hours, which is required to support both the ongoing development
of the school and the delivery of high quality education for all students.

General Sign-Off
The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies. Duties may be
changed at the discretion of KIPP DFW at any time.

Contact Information
Please email a cover letter and resume to

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