The Development Manager will work with the regional Development Director to ensure KIPP Texas’s fiscal health through developing and implementing an innovative fundraising plan. Specifically, the Development Manager will work alongside the Development Director, including managing and executing all regional events, helping maintain the database, conducting research and data analysis, leading tours, engaging in donor stewardship and cultivation activities, and performing other duties as assigned.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Donor and Database Management
Coordinate with Development Director to identify appropriate next steps for current and prospective donors
Coordinate logistics for all next steps including regional donor tours, meetings, and events
Manage a portfolio of low-mid range donors
Author annual appeal, newsletters, and stewardship letters to be sent to prospective and current donors and coordinate with a mail house for distribution
Maintain constituent records in donor database, upload necessary documentation, enter gift information, and track moves management
Conduct prospect research and remain apprised of local philanthropy news by reading local papers and journals, society pages, etc.
Complete fundraising and donor reports as assigned and work with Development Director to create and update regional calendars
Create and manage gratuity projects for specific donors
Prepare for and participate in strategic regional meetings and Development team meetings
Development Efforts and Events
Manage and execute fundraising events tasks, ensuring all assignments are completed with timeliness and efficiency before, during, and after events (e.g., annual fundraising dinner or luncheon, school ribbon-cutting ceremonies, salon events, etc.)
Coordinate and manage all cultivation and stewardship events including corporate volunteer events, Board engagement activities, speaker series, monthly breakfasts, student volunteer opportunities, etc.
Gather materials and prepare logistics for KIPP school and/or campus tours and provide support as needed
Represent KIPP positively in public at all times by acting as a professional representative and ambassador
Support KIPP’s mission and goals across all programs and departments
Participate actively in meetings when requested
Other duties as assigned by Development Director
Bachelor's degree required
3 years successful experience in professional fundraising within a non-profit environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and particularly Excel)
Highly organized; manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
Highly motivated and self-directed learner with a “whatever it takes” attitude
High degree of professionalism and discretion
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising databases
Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is necessary
Strong follow-up and follow-through skills necessary
Proficiency using office technology
About KIPP Texas Public Schools - Austin
ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.
In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 stude...nts and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.
KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural “North Star”:
As a Team & Family, we:
Persist with Purpose
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.
You can see all our job opportunites at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.