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Job Title:                  Assistant Director, Philanthropy

Job Type:                 Part-time, 3 days a week

FLSA:                        Exempt

Teachers21 is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing leadership and learning cultures where all educators embrace constant learning and the adaptations required for continuous improvement. We envision an education system where all students have access to knowledgeable educators who believe in them and where improved and inspired learning is attainable for all.


Teachers21 is seeking a part-time, Assistant Director, Philanthropy. Under the supervision of the President, the Assistant Director will build a program of fundraising support for Teachers21, including direct mail appeals, annual events, developing stewardship activities and grants. The Assistant Director qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors and prospective donors in order to meet articulated annual and multi-year fundraising goals. Must have a passion for Teachers21 and the mission of the organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Qualifies, cultivates and stewards individual donors through telephone and mail contacts. May solicit donors as skill level and interest dictate
  • Works in consultation with the President to conceptualize and implement engagement and solicitation strategies
  • Meets regularly with philanthropy colleagues to coordinate cultivation and solicitation activities
  • Acts as Project Manager for special projects/mini-campaigns working with internal customers, vendors, and volunteer management (or Board members) as required
  • Plans and implements cultivation, stewardship and recognition activities to broaden and sustain the base of support
  • Acknowledges all gifts in coordination with the President
  • Provides the President with support as necessary to include oversight of budget, invoices, group meeting scheduling, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of philanthropy experience within an educational or related non-profit organization or equivalent
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Strong organizational and fundraising skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with donors, volunteers, and colleagues 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as required
  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; and, to strive for continuous personal and team performance so as to enhance overall organizational performance, quality and professionalism
  • A solid understanding of annual fund programs and institutional development more broadly
  • Proficient in all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

Salary range 32-38K

To apply please send your resume and a cover letter  . No phone calls please.