Brighter Children, Inc.
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Education
City: New York
Postal code: 11743
Country: United States
$0 - $1M
We find and fund local schools to extend the gift of education to deserving children in some of the most impoverished communities around the world.
Brighter Children (“BC”) was founded in 2013 to identify and support educational entrepreneurs who provide quality education to vulnerable children in some of the most impoverished communities in the world. To date, BC has provided funding to five partner schools in Colombia, Honduras, Kenya and India, thus impacting the lives of over 2,000 children.
BC’s development model combines the principles of venture capital with charitable giving to drive holistic, sustainable and scalable impact in the communities they support. As a venture philanthropy firm, BC uses the charitable donations they receive to support education entrepreneurs who are building strong educational programs in impoverished communities around the world.
In the past 7 years, BC has scaled its impact and revenue at a 101% cumulative aggregate growth rate with an all volunteer team.
You can learn more by reviewing BC’s 2018-19 Annual Report.
BC seeks a strategic, collaborative and high integrity leader to become the next Development Director.
The Development Director will be BC’s first full-time staff member accountable to the Executive Director who in turn reports to the Board of Directors. Together with the Executive Director, the Development Director will be tasked with briefing the Board in and out of regularly scheduled Board meetings on all developmental activities, organizational results, and upcoming fundraising initiatives.
Building on the foundation of seven years of service and collaboration, the Development Director will lead BC into a new era of growth and transformation with support from the Executive Director, dedicated volunteers, steering committees and an engaged cohort of members. This is a rare opportunity to join a startup and fast-growing non-profit by harnessing the strength and potential of BC and fostering its ongoing growth and impact.
The Development Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of Brighter Children’s development function. They will design, implement, and lead a sustainable development strategy to increase philanthropic revenue from a diverse portfolio of high net worth supporters. They will own all aspects of fundraising: planning, strategy, administration, and early execution. They will need to hit the ground running by managing and developing a pipeline of inbound corporate and private funders so BC can sustain its tremendous growth and impact - specifically - providing millions of vulnerable children with access to quality early education. Key responsibilities include:
- Exhibit true passion for the mission and the ability to effectively evangelize the BC mission and strategic vision to all stakeholders, including staff, Board, donors, and the public
- Demonstrate a proven track record of success in a leadership position, overseeing organizational business development and fundraising operations
Act as a professional advisor to the Executive Director and Board of Directors to ensure the implementation of a sustainable development strategy
Act as the external representative and brand ambassador for the organization
Recruit and nurture staff/volunteers via training, development, mentorship, and performance management
Drive measured growth and scale of the organization with a near-term future target of scaling 2x year-over-year
- Develop and implement all annual and periodic fundraising strategies meeting aggressive annual fundraising targets
Research, cultivate, and directly solicit individual major gifts, working with the Executive Director, Founder and Board
Source grant opportunities, prepare grant applications and reports in support of our programs and aligned with giving strategies
Manage all aspects of Brighter Children fundraising donor dinners or fundraising events
In coordination with Executive Director and other team members, create and manage all fundraising communication materials to engage and activate existing and potential donors
Develop and ensure the application of best practices in tracking all donations, recording gifts, pledges, and administrative aspects
3.) Relationship Management
Education and Professional Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably focused in education, non-for-profit management, business administration, finance, or marketing
5+ years of work experience in a fundraising, sales or business development
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and existing relations with donors, private or corporate, unique to the non-profit education sector
Experience planning and executing fundraising campaigns, managing a portfolio of donors from multiple channels and writing grant proposals
Experience generating $1M+ in revenues from individual donors for a charity organization and personal experience with closing $10,000 to 25,000+ gifts preferred
Ability and willingness to participate in evening and weekend events or meetings
Ability to work from home; located in either SF Bay Area or NYC Tri-state Area
A collaborative, team-driven leadership style
Superb relationship management, interpersonal, and communication skills
Results-driven; comfortable with metrics and measuring outcomes
Creative and entrepreneurial
Curiosity, humility and a sense of humor
A genuine, warm, open and engaging style
We are committed to your professional growth and fulfillment. We offer a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package:
Medical insurance with dental and vision
HSA and 401(k) contributions
Generous time off with a flexible workplace and work schedule
Opportunities to connect with students we serve around the world
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply:
Please submit a 1-2 page resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Brighter Children is committed to maximizing the diversity of the organization. BC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position.
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