Georgia Charter Schools Association
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International Community School – Development Director (full time)

International Community School (ICS) is seeking an experienced Development Director to lead this DeKalb County public charter school’s development program. Looking for a self-starter, team-oriented individual with a successfulnon-profit fundraising track record to join our team.

RESPONSIBILITY:

To develop, implement and provide management oversight for ICS’s robust fund development program. Responsible for ICS’s annual fundraising goals as identified in the Annual Fund Development Plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead all development efforts for ICS, responsible for all fundraising and administration of the Annual Fundraising Development Plan:
  • Develop Annual Fundraising Campaign; assist Principal and Board Finance Committee with development of fundraising goals; plan and execute donor acquisition strategies
    • Identify and cultivate relationships with individuals, community stakeholders, foundations, and additional funding resource partners
    • Expand and build the individual donor base and provide management plan and execution for a major donor portfolio
    • Provide communications management on all relevant development/fundraising related communication materials
  • Management and oversight of ICS events working with event consultant, as required. Events may include fundraising, awareness/ friend raising cultivation and ICS community building opportunities
  • Management and oversight of ICS’s grant program, working with staff and contractors as required
  • Execute grant proposals and manage grant-writing process; Manage all grant/proposal expectations
  • Participate and serve as staff representative for the Board of Trustees Development Committee
  • Management and supervision of the development budget
  • Prepare and maintain development program reports for Principal and Board meetings
  • Assist with management and cultivation of community relations
  • Additional related duties as determined by Principal

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

B.A. or B.S (in related field) is preferred. Experience in non-profit fund development management and leadership required.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Minimum 5 years non-profit development experience required
  • Experience in and commitment to working cross-culturally in a diverse community
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, and nonprofit finance
  • Experience in donor acquisition
  • Experience in relationship-based fundraising
  • Experience in researching, soliciting, and closing major gifts
  • Experience working with private foundations and government funding agencies
  • Experience working independently and as member of a team
  • Experience in working with greater Atlanta funding community

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Fluency in English
  • Creation/maintenance of relationships in culturally-diverse communities
  • Utilization of social media outlets as development communication tool
  • Strong communication experience, including written, public speaking, and presentation
  • Organization and time management, including strong attention to detail
  • Strong people skills, with the ability to comfortably integrate with diverse communities of supporter
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook/Google, DonorPerfect, Salesforce, or other CRM and related or similar office software

COMMITMENT:
The ICS focus is on educating the whole child, seeking to develop the innate curiosity of our students while celebrating cultural differences in a challenging, nurturing and intentionally multi-ethnic environment. For more information visit: www.icsgeorgia.org

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and resume via email to: careers@icsgeorgia.org.

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