Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Director of Development, Annual Giving to support a multi-year revenue generation strategy that focuses on sustaining and expanding our individual funding base.
What You’ll Take On
Teaching Trust is passionate about deepening, broadening and diversifying our funding base to reflect our value for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at the core of philanthropy. As part of a five-person team, the Director of Development will support a multi-year revenue generation strategy that focuses on sustaining and expanding our individual funding base, which has been traditionally major gifts-focused. In this role, you will serve as a leader in helping to build necessary strategies, tactics, rituals, and tools for delivering on ambitious development goals to ensure Teaching Trust’s long-term financial health.
Additionally, in FY21 you will:
What You’ll Bring
We are looking for someone who shares a passion for our mission to achieve better outcomes for students in urban schools. You will thrive in this role if you embody these ideals:
Ideal candidates will have:
Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:
Who We Are
Teaching Trust is closing the opportunity gap by developing leadership capacity to transform schools. Simply put, we believe that Great Leaders + Great Teams = Great Schools.
Other existing nonprofits attack the opportunity gap at different levels – curriculum, training for teachers, or advocacy for equitable funding. We focus on engaging school leadership teams in intensive training sessions, where we go deep on foundational concepts proven to move the needle for schools.
We build deep relationships and support school teams with successfully implementing practices across their campuses, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders to provide counsel, support, and accountability. We are not just here to provide training, send Teaching Trust participants off with a binder, and hope all goes well. Our coaching truly is a living partnership.
Our definition of a team is highly inclusive. We work with everyone – from the teacher to campus coaches to the principal to school district leaders. We believe, and have seen firsthand, that strong, aligned leadership from campus to district to state level is a game changer for students.
To date, we’ve impacted more than 1,500 educators across 300 public schools, reaching 350,000 students across our region. We are engaging leaders at all levels in local, complex, and large urban districts to collaborate and build a common vision around school leadership development – and we’re seeing strong results for students in partner districts like Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Richardson ISD, and Garland ISD.
The opportunity gap is one of many undertakings when it comes to tackling broader systemic change for historically oppressed communities. We aim to work alongside many community partners, educators, and families in pursuit of large-scale transformational change across North Texas.
What We Offer
Teaching Trust offers a salary of $82,000 for this role. In May 2018, Teaching Trust implemented a new approach to our compensation philosophy. We are deeply committed to being an organization that not only talks the talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion but also walks the DEI walk. Equity, in particular, shows up in many ways - but is often most palatable in the practices and policies an organization pursues. We believe our approach to compensation is one way to demonstrate our commitment to equity. Our staff all have salaries that are aligned by level and tenure with the organization in order to achieve compensation equity. The salary for this role reflects that philosophy.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.
Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status.