What will you do all day?
At NMSI, our people mean everything to us; they are the lifeblood of the organization. NMSI is looking for a Director of Development, Growth to drive forward development plans that support the multi-region growth plans of NMSI’s programs. You will support the Vice President, Growth in implementing short- and long- range strategies to fund NMSI’s strategic plans and priorities.
What are the details?
Located in central or eastern United States, the Director of Development reports to the Vice President, Growth and will be responsible for managing a Senior Manager of Development and Grants, a Manager of Development and Individual Giving, and a Manager of Development. As Director, you will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities— private philanthropy, corporate partners, government agencies/grants, and high net worth individual givers—to support NMSI’s core programs; College Readiness Program, Laying the Foundation, Teacher Pathways (UTeach) and strategic initiatives tied to our five-year strategic plan (NMSI Next). You will develop, champion and implement a regional development plan for Georgia and New York (Metro) area, as well as opportunistic geographic locations east of the Mississippi River. You will lead a sophisticated fundraising operation while managing and coaching a diverse team to set the short- and long-term fundraising vision and direction for the region. As part of this, you will:
Specific responsibilities include:
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The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes.
NMSI Next, our five-year strategic plan, deepens our commitment to transform our current programs. In doing so, we will also launch a bold approach to partnering with school systems that drive outcomes not only at the student and school system levels but also at the regional and national levels. NMSI Next is anchored on the concept that the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts and that our teamwork and program work go hand in hand. Additionally, we believe that our impact on the school system, regional, and national levels will reinforce itself to ensure population-level outcomes.
We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential. Specifically, NMSI Next will implement the following strategic levers so that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners, pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.
The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.