Job Alert! TFA is Hiring a Director of Individual Giving
There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.
Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and core values and are ready to join us in this global movement.
The Director, Individual Giving is a member of the development team in Memphis and is responsible for achieving ambitious fundraising outcomes while contributing to a culture of excellence, equity, inclusiveness, urgency and core value alignment – balancing our short-term work and long-term effort in the community.
The Director, Individual Giving serves as the leader of a key development stream, shaping vision and driving campaigns to support our ability to reach our total annual funding goal of $7 million. You will be charged with crafting a strategy and managing the execution of a 2 person team toward: (1) raising over $800,000 from individual funders in FY20; and (2) retaining, upgrading, successfully cultivating and diversifying our base of donors to help ensure that we meet our programmatic and financial goals over the long term.
You will report to the Senior Managing Director, Development and Program Operations.