Jan 12, 2022

Development Manager

  • KIPP Texas
  • San Antonio,TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .

Job Description

The Opportunity
The Development Manager is a key member of the Development Team and ensures fundraising success for the KIPP Texas San Antonio region. Specifically, the Development Manager works under the direction of the Director of Development to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective mid-level donors. This position will manage a targeted donor portfolio, create engaging donor communications, develop presentations, assist with donor engagement experiences, maintain meticulous records in the donor database (RENXT), and provide administrative support for regional and statewide fundraising initiatives. This role requires the ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond proactively to fundraising priorities. The right individual must be mission-aligned, collaborative, and results-oriented. This role requires a highly organized teammate with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.
The Development Manager will:
  • Manage a portfolio and drive mid-level giving for the San Antonio Region
  1. Manage a portfolio of 75-100 mid-low range donors with the capacity to give up to $49K
  2. Strategize with the Director of Development to create and execute appropriate next steps for current, lapsed, and prospective donors
  3. Conduct prospect research and coordinate logistics for outreach including invitations to regional donor tours, visits, and meetings
  4. Manage all aspects of regional giving days, end-of-year giving drive, and other online fundraising campaigns
  5. Manage the monthly giving program by attracting and retaining new donors; tracking and reporting program results; creating stewardship touchpoints for members; and growing the program to meet specific annual goals
  6. Oversee the creation, design, and distribution of engaging and informative regional donor newsletters and other mass communications
  • Maintain constituent records and track moves management
  1. Maintain constituent records in donor database and upload necessary documentation
  2. Track moves management for each donor in portfolio and ensure the asks (opportunities) are accurately reflected in Raiser's Edge
  3. Coordinate with the database team to pull mailing and email lists for donor communications, such as the newsletters and appeals, and ensure all changes are updated in Raiser's Edge
  4. Work with the Database team to send donor tax acknowledgement letters
  5. Support in other database requests as needed
  • Support and leverage the statewide Development Department
  1. Promote the cultivation and stewardship of regional projects/events such as webinars, speaker series, etc. that are created by the Strategic Partnerships team and assist with day-of execution
  2. Assist Development Events team with day-of execution on local events
  3. Support Strategic Partnerships team with gathering collateral materials and support day-of logistics for KIPP school and/or campus tours
  4. Serve as a committee member for the San Antonio Family Emergency Fund
  5. Update local external materials such as slide decks, one-pagers, and acknowledgement letters for donors
  6. Complete fundraising and donor reports as assigned
  7. Other duties as assigned by the regional Director of Development, as per the needs of the region


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years fundraising experience in a non-profit environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized; manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Highly motivated and self-directed learner with a "whatever it takes" attitude
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising databases
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is necessary
  • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills are necessary
  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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