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We're Hiring: Vice President of Advancement and External Relations

Mar 16, 2023

EdVestors is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and mission-aligned leader to serve as the organization’s Vice President (VP) of Advancement and External Relations, responsible for leading all aspects of our philanthropic work and approach including: strategy development and execution, stewardship, people management, and operational oversight. Reporting to and working closely with the CEO, the VP of Advancement and External Relations will play a key role in supporting the organization’s continued impact by ensuring EdVestors’ short- and long-term viability. As a member of the EdVestors leadership team, which makes decisions regarding organization budget and finance, staffing, and strategic direction, the VP of Advancement and External Relations will partner closely with the CEO, Board, and other leadership team members and manage a two-person development team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic relationship-builder and strategist to make a significant impact on a mission-driven organization that is accelerating improvement in urban schools.

The preferred application deadline for this position is April 18, 2023. Please note that we do not guarantee review of applications after this date.


Leadership and Strategy

  • Lead revenue generation efforts for EdVestors with a focus on raising our annual operating budget, currently $6.3 million
  • Guide EdVestors’ fundraising strategy and approach while centering the organization’s commitment to its values including racial equity, fostering authentic long-term relationships, and ensuring ongoing organizational viability
  • Employ a data-informed approach to strategy and execution, adjusting both as needed to ensure success
  • Cultivate and support Board members’ engagement in development and related network-building
  • Ensure continuation of a healthy cash reserve in partnership with the CEO and other organizational leaders
  • Prepare and present analysis of development data and related materials for Board and other stakeholders

Donor and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Direct all aspects of generating and stewarding current and potential funders for the organization, in alignment with EdVestors’ mission, values, and goals
  • Lead an effective people- and education-focused donor and stakeholder engagement strategy to manage and grow the organization’s portfolio of donors
  • Expand and increase the diversity of EdVestors' supporters including engagement and inclusion of BIPOC individuals
  • Build and sustain lasting and meaningful relationships with EdVestors’ current and potential community of supporters
  • Capitalize on EdVestors’ robust annual events calendar, including the School on the Move Prize Ceremony and the Education Showcase, to grow relationships, engagement, and philanthropic support
  • Guide strategy and design for all prospect and donor messaging in support of fundraising and related partnership opportunities

Team and People Management

  • Lead and provide oversight to EdVestors’ development team, ensuring sound management and the meeting or exceeding of all team goals and commitments
  • Support and guide team members in their contributions towards fundraising including grant proposals, report writing, donor cultivation, prospect mailings, event management, annual appeals, and technology and information systems management
  • Support, lead, coach, develop, and retain a diverse staff, providing formal and informal feedback and performance management support and identifying professional growth and leadership opportunities
  • Contribute to organization-wide people and talent discussions and decisions as member of the leadership team

Operations and Systems

  • Lead the ongoing refinement of EdVestors’ fundraising operational infrastructure, including improvement and revision of future and existing systems (including Salesforce and Click and Pledge) to ensure a sustainable, high-performing development function
  • Ensure systems, structures, technology, and data are used effectively and efficiently to inform and improve EdVestors’ fundraising and external engagement approaches
  • Lead others in adoption, strategic use, and improvement of relevant systems
  • Ensure timely use of and accuracy of information entered in systems and platforms to support impact

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