DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS
Teach For All seeks a Program Associate, Leadership Gifts for the Global Development (GD) team. The Program Associate will provide essential support to Teach For Alls Head of Individual Giving and the individual giving portfolio, which is responsible for developing and growing meaningful partnerships between Teach For All and a global constituency of donors, managing an approximately $12 million portfolio of supporters primarily comprised of high-net-worth individuals, as well as some family foundations.
Their duties will range from data management to research and meeting preparation, as well as managing up to the Head of Individual Giving to execute expansive partnerships with individual and family foundation donors and prospects. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task; produce high-quality work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and dynamic environment; and juggle several competing priorities with a spirit of flexibility, positivity, and a sense of possibility. The Program Associate will report directly to the Head of Individual Giving, as well as work in close coordination with the Director, Leadership Gifts on Teach For Alls Global Development Team.
An effective Program Associate, Leadership Gifts will play a key role in building a strong base of support for Teach For Alls efforts by:
Supporting the Head of Leadership Gifts on the development and execution of the individual giving strategy in order to increase and accelerate our efforts to build a constituency of champions and raise critical resources for the organization
Building a deep and expansive understanding of the landscape of potential supporters and making recommendations for how we engage with possible champions of our mission
Developing high-impact communications both internally and externally to advance potential partnerships
Accurately evolving and maintaining systems that allow the team to understand our progress and track critical tasks
Maximizing the Directors time by providing administrative support
The Program Associate will play a key role in supporting the organizations portfolio of individual and foundation supporters. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Research and Meeting Preparation 25%
Conducting in-depth analysis of new and existing donors to inform strategy for influencing, motivating and inspiring donors to contribute to our work
Creating strategic meeting briefs for CEO and Global Development team leadership with appropriate objectives, asks, angles, and donor history that anticipate potential questions from funders and propose potential responses
Preparing landscape analysis research to build Teach For Alls fundraising pipeline, identifying alignment between our work and donor interests, and recommending concrete next steps for the organization to take
Writing & Strategy 25%
Drafting, collaborating on, and editing internal and external donor-related communications, such as thank you letters, concept notes, funding proposals, reports, and donor histories
Creating compelling PowerPoint presentations for funder meetings and touch points
Developing targeted donor stewardship touch points with the ability to effectively tailor the voice and style of written communications according to relevant context.
Drafting strategy documents and collaborating with internal staff on key approaches to advancing this portfolio
Systems, Data, and Project Management 30%
Maintaining up-to-date and accurate data on donors in our online CRM system (Salesforce)
Developing and executing on project plans for cultivation purposes (i.e. assisting with event planning, ensuring grant reports and milestones are on track)
Creating and managing tracking systems to support the ambitious fundraising goals of the portfolio and leveraging them to manage up to the Head of Leadership Gifts
Leveraging data systems to stay abreast of fundraising efforts across the team to proactively identify internal collaboration opportunities, such as ensuring next steps are completed, making strategic suggestions for donor cultivation strategies, knowing progress and path to fundraising goals, and identifying next steps to be handled by the Individual Giving team members and/or others on the larger GD team.
Administrative Support 20%
Working with Teach For Alls Finance team to process pledges and gifts
Managing scheduling and the expense reimbursement process
Coordinating trip planning and execution as needed
Providing other administrative support and working on special projects on an as-needed basis
Bachelors degree required
At least 2 to 4 years of professional experience preferred, especially in international non-profit fundraising
Prior experience with fundraising with US-based donors is required
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Proficiency in using Internet search tools and navigating various web platforms to conduct thorough and accurate research including across social media platforms
English fluency required. Fluency in other regional languages is helpful, but not required
Previous experience with Salesforce or other client relationship management system a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extraordinary organization and attention to detail
Solutions-oriented mindset with proactive approach to problem solving
Ability to multi-task, independently prioritize tasks, and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and highly-collaborative environment
Ability to navigate with grace and good humor the ambiguity and constant change associated with a start-up environment
Strong project management skills
Ability to juggle several competing priorities concurrently with a spirit of flexibility and positive outlook
Strong customer service ethic
Excellent written skills
Strong critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills
Sensitivity to diversity in backgrounds and beliefs (e.g., racial, cultural, socioeconomic, political, etc.)
Deeply committed to the mission, vision, and values of Teach For All:
Sense of Possibility: We believe in the extraordinary potential of all children and in our collective potential to realize our aspirations, and so we act with courage, boldness, urgency and perseverance in pursuit of transformational impact
Locally Rooted and Globally Informed: We value the enormous assets in the communities where we work, immerse ourselves in local perspectives, needs and opportunities, and work in deep partnership with students, families, educators, and community membersall while also seeking to build our understanding of what is possible based on insights from outside of our communities and countries.
Constant Learning: We commit to continuous education, reflection and improvement as the foundation for the transformational leadership we strive to develop.
Diversity & Inclusiveness: We seek to ensure full participation of people from all cultures and backgrounds, and we believe those who have themselves experienced the inequities were working to address should guide and lead this work.
Interdependence: In recognition of our shared humanity and interconnectedness, we work with generosity and compassion to help each other develop and grow
Candidates for this position must possess local work authorization in order to be considered.
Please submit your resume and a one-pager cover letter directly online
Travel and Hours
Given that we work across every different time zone, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role. If candidate is based outside of Eastern Standard Time, please note that candidate will be expected to work during Eastern Standard Time hours.
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
About Teach For All
Teach For All is a global network of 50 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the progress of the network. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations under-resourced schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For Alls global organization works to increase the networks impact by capturing and spreading learning, facilitating connections among partners, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, teachers, and alumni
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that inspires individuals of all backgrounds across nationalities, races, ethnicities, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical disabilities, languages, ages, genders and prior experiences to bring their full selves to the work of ensuring educational opportunity for all.
In order to maximize our effectiveness in fulfilling Teach For Alls mission, we also feel it is important to focus on increasing representation and inclusiveness with respect to two dimensions in particular: we prioritize diversity of geography because this can help us quickly understand and connect with the diverse cultures and geographies of the world. We also prioritize increasing the representation and inclusiveness of team members who themselves have experienced the inequities were working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g. economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their countries.