Oct 03, 2019

Regional Development Manager- New Orleans

  • College Track
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

About College Track

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.

To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

Our Impact


College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy. 


Our Values

At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.

  • COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.​
  • PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.​
  • JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.​
  • AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.​
  • EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best. 


Position Overview

Reporting to the Regional Executive Director, the Development Manager will play a critical role in the success of College Track’s regional revenue strategy. Working closely with the Regional Executive Director and in collaboration with program staff and the national development team, the Development Manager is responsible for executing key fundraising initiatives that support a multi-faceted fundraising strategy targeting institutional philanthropy, corporate partnerships, individual philanthropists and family foundations. The Development Manager will support major gift initiatives in the region and play an integral role in donor stewardship including small local events, donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives, and support with prospect research.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the Regional Executive Director with implementation of a major gift strategy
  • Lead the execution of the organization’s gift processing system, ensuring donors receive accurate and meaningful recognition of their support
  • Work with operation manager(s) to ensure an effective flow of information regarding regional donations and gift processing
  • Manage donor information for individuals included in the principal and major gift strategy, ensuring the organization keeps pristine records of our engagement with donors and their families, companies, and foundations
  • Support with donor communication, including arranging for donor visits and site visits and producing briefing documents for the Regional Executive Director in advance of donor meetings
  • Support the creation and implementation of personalized donor engagement plans for individuals in the principal and major gift strategy
  • Collaborate with the Regional Executive Director and the national grants team to ensure successful grant management (research, submission, and reporting).
  • Manage logistical and administrative support for meetings and donor engagements, including local advisory board meetings, cocktail hours, and similar events
  • Maintain calendar of all development deadlines as well as meeting appointments and prep of the Regional Executive Director
  • Provide on-time, efficient communication for all development meetings and follow-up

Skills & Experience Required

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in an educational nonprofit, school, or other entrepreneurial, high-performing organization
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills which enable rapport-building with internal and external stakeholders
  • Agility and the capability to think strategically while executing tactically within a lean and resource-constrained environment
  • Excellent project management skills that enable the execution of complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Demonstrated experience with sophisticated database management and/or significant Salesforce skills - leveraging Salesforce as a primary tool in managing communication and driving strategic and tactical planning
  • Ability to analyze data in order to detect important trends that should inform strategic decision-making
  • Ability to analyze data in order to detect important trends that should inform strategic decision-making
  • Superior writing and organizational skills with unparalleled attention to detail producing high quality, professional work at all times
  • A constant learner who is a proactive, positive member of the team
  • Prior event planning and/or management experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (clear, compelling, and concise) and thorough, consistent follow-up

Compensation & Benefits 

College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.


To Apply

Please upload a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.  


College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 

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