• Teach For America
  • $132,420.00 -206,040.00/year*
  • New York , NY
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 411 Grand St


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THE ROLETeach For America New York seeks a Senior Managing Director, Development Operations (SMDDO) to ensure we have the team and infrastructure in place to secure the financial resources needed to pursue our mission. The SMDDO will support TFA NY s efforts to consistently raise $15M to $18M annually to support the annual operating budget. The successful candidate is energized by building and developing high-performing teams. They are passionate about TFA s mission, believe deeply in the importance of investing people in our work, and have high expectations for how TFA is viewed by external constituents. The SMDDO reports to the VP, Development, manages an eight-person Development team, including four direct reports, as well as an event consultant. The SMDDO sits on the regional leadership team, and works closely with TFA s National Development team. THE ORGANIZATIONThere are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in thisglobal movement Qualifications: THE PERSONResponsibilities include, but are not limited to: I. Development Systems & Progress to Goal (40%) In collaboration with the VP, Development, lead the team in establishing and executing concrete plans to achieve short and long-term revenue goals Implement and maintain team-wide systems to: regularly assess team-wide progress to goals identify what is driving and impeding progress, develop solutions to address gaps, and adjust course as necessary Model and manage to operational excellence through all stages of the fundraising cycle. (i.e., donor and stewardship tracking, data management, meeting prep and downloads, and gift processing systems) Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of donor retention strategies, and leverage best practice and other innovative strategies to improve donor satisfaction II. Team Management & Execution (40%) Manage two Directors, (Individual Giving, Corporate & Foundation Relations) in leading their sub-teams to accomplish ambitious stream-specific fundraising goals With the support of an event consultant, plan and execute TFA NY s Annual Benefit Dinner, a high profile event that has historically raised at least $5M in annual support, serving as the liaison to the honoree Manage the Associate, Development Operations to support cross-functional activities across portfolios, ensure finances and data are tracked and processed appropriately, to inform strategy and course corrections Cultivate a strong and supportive team culture on the Development team Promote and oversee the professional development of direct reports and the full Development team, coaching and developing them to serve as strong stewards of our large donor network, as well as engaged and culturally competent members of the regional team III. Regional Responsibilities (20%) Contribute to the work and decision-making of the New York regional leadership team Participate in all-staff (region and organization-wide) activities and events such as selection, confirmation, strategic planning and summits Engage directly with members of the Programs and Alumni & Community Affairs teams to internalize and be able to compellingly communicate regional priorities and impact THE MUST HAVESPrior experience: 10+ years of work experience including 5-7 years managing a team (development experience preferred) Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape in New York preferred Work Demands Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and early mornings Ability and willingness to travel on public transportation to meetings and events around NYC Skills Exceptional planning and operational skills Ability to be attentive to both big picture and details Ability to translate vision and strategy into clear operational plans Ability to build strong relationships with others in challenging situations Track record of influencing others to achieve outcomes through sophisticated relationship management Impeccable ethical standards and an uncommon level of personal responsibility in driving towards ambitious goals Agility and resilience to navigate a large, complex national organization and competitive landscape Excellent formal and informal communications skills with an ability to convey complex ideas concisely and compellingly to a range of external audiences Education Bachelor's degree required THE TEAMSince 1990, Teach For America New York has found, developed, and supported a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children. Our network continues to work in classrooms, schools, and a variety of other sectors that shape the broader systems in which schools operate. Over 7,000 extraordinary leaders have joined TFA NY in its nearly three decades, serving more than 160,000 students across our region s most vulnerable communities. Together with 159 school partners and thousands of supporters, TFA corps members and alumni are contributing to the opportunity for every child in New York to receive an excellent education. The Teach For America New York staff comprises approximately 50 members working collaboratively to ensure success in our pursuit of strategic priorities and goals. THE PERKSBy joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESSTeach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.*This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time. THE ROLETeach For America New York seeks a Senior Managing Director, Development Operations (SMDDO) to ensure we have the team and infrastructure in place to secure the financial resources needed to pursue our mission. The SMDDO will support TFA NY s efforts to consistently raise $15M to $18M annually to support the annual operating budget. The successful candidate is energized by building and developing high-performing teams. They are passionate about TFA s mission, believe deeply in the importance of investing people in our work, and have high expectations for how TFA is viewed by external constituents. The SMDDO reports to the VP, Development, manages an eight-person Development team, including four direct reports, as well as an event consultant. The SMDDO sits on the regional leadership team, and works closely with TFA s National Development team. THE ORGANIZATIONThere are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in thisglobal movement
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