Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 09-May-2018 to 08-Jun-2018
  • - South Bend Education Foundation
  • South Bend, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of The Public Education Foundation, Inc., d/b/a the South Bend Education Foundation.  Duties include development of current and additional revenue sources for the South Bend Community School Corporation(SBCSC), expanding community partnerships, seeking and writing grants, engaging with donors, and coordinating with other organizations seeking funds for SBCSC.  Areas of responsibility include; public relations, high level strategic planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management and event planning/oversight and fund-raising. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred in Business, Communications, Finance, Marketing, or other related field, or at least 10 years of experience in development
2. Demonstrated success and working knowledge of fundraising activities, including grants, donor cultivation, endowment creation and growth, annual gifts and /or planned giving. Establish and secure strategic partners from corporations, foundations, and other sources
3. Conduct research into new funding opportunities and write grant proposals to foundations and corporations, providing regular communications, reporting, and records management
4. Demonstrated experience using effective interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with partners, donors, and all levels of faculty and staff
5. Create and oversee donor databases, donor acknowledgements, and correspondence
6. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking
7. Highly motivated self-starter able to work independently, as well as part of a team
8. Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple tasks and competing needs
9. Understanding of public school funding at the local, state, and federal levels
10. Excellent planning, organizations, and facilitation skills
11. Passion for and understanding of public education
12. Assist in identifying and prioritizing strategic district funding needs in collaboration with the SBCSC, South Bend Alumni Association, faculty, staff, parent organizations, athletic organizations, and student groups
13. Represent the Foundation in a consistently professional manner in a variety of settings, maintaining positive relations with funders, sponsors, public officials, volunteers, staff, community members, and the media
14. Develop and implement an annual comprehensive fundraising strategy, plan, and budget to meet projected funding needs
15. Oversee annual audit and 990 of Foundation
16. Ensure compliance with funding and regulatory requirements, including proper fiscal record keeping, reporting, and oversight 
17. Collaborate with the SBCSC Director of Communications and others to market the district and maintain cohesive branding
18. Responsible for the supervision of Foundation support staff, including evaluations, development, hiring, disciplinary actions, and termination
19. Assist Foundation President and all committee chairs in planning, agenda, and materials for committee meetings
20. Cultivate and deepen relationships with established partners
21. Track and regularly report progress toward achievement of strategic goals and key metrics
22. Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:  
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Must have a valid driver's license and access to an automobile during work hours. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read typed or handwritten work. This position is full time. The employee frequently works irregular hours after the work day.

Work Environment:  
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet.  Work is performed indoors. Works in standard office and school building environments.  Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours and weekends when needed.  Must be able to handle stress.

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