Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
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Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
The Director of Development will manage all internal development planning and will serve as one of the external faces of the New Leaders DC program. The Director of Development is responsible for meeting our growing annual fundraising goal of $1.29M by securing revenue from private and public sources in the local community. They will need to significantly increase and diversify support from the local private philanthropic community and public funding streams to ensure a sustainable local funding base, which is necessary to support our DC program. He/She will manage up to the Executive Director to engage existing and new funders as champions of New Leaders’ mission. This individual must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment, possess an exceptionally high level of personal responsibility, and be equally comfortable managing back-end processes, engaging with donors, and creating strategy. The Director of Development must be extremely goal-oriented, a strong project manager, a detail-oriented executor and communicator, and possess good relationship instincts.
Reports to: Executive Director, Washington, D.C.
Functional Responsibilities: Fundraising & Development
The Director of Development will know the DC funding landscape, and increase their knowledge through self discovery and information gathering so that he/she can hone in, with focus and strategic insight, on the biggest opportunities and challenges in development in the DC area. Then, the Director of Development pushes forward on those opportunities and challenges by:
Skills, Experiences & Competencies
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New Leaders is a national non-profit that ensures high academic achievement for every student by attracting and preparing outstanding leaders and supporting the performance of the urban public schools they lead at scale.
New Leaders rigorously selects high-quality emerging leaders with strong instructional skills to join its urban Principal training program. The training includes demanding coursework and a yearlong, hands-on Residency where the New Leaders hone their skills and put theory into practice daily. After the training year, the New Leaders team works with these new Principals to support them in driving their schools to 90% or higher school-wide student proficiency. New Leaders prepares its emerging leaders in instructional, operational/managerial, and cultural change/transformational leadership, all with the goal of ensuring that at least 90% of the students in New Leader-led schools achieve academic proficiency and graduate college-ready.
New Leaders currently runs programs in Baltimore, California’s Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Jefferson Parish, LA, Memphis, Milwaukee, Newark, NJ, New Orleans, New York City, Prince George’s County and Washington, DC. Please visit our web site www.newleaders.org to learn more about our organization and visit the "News/Reports" section for media coverage about New Leaders.
Our ideal candidates understand and actively support the importance of a workplace which thrives on diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, heritage and race, gender and sexual orientation, abilities, and ideas–someone who embraces the fact that differences make us stronger, and who is committed to creating and maintaining an open and equitable work environment inclusive of everyone.
New Leaders is an equal opportunity employer. New Leaders evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status.
Please note all offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
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