About El Paso
In 2018, IDEA launched 4 schools that support our promise of college for all students in the El Paso Region. El Paso has consistently been rated as one of the safest cities in the United States of America for over 20 consecutive years. In addition to this ranking, El Paso was also selected as a 2018 All-America City, earned the Governor's Achievement Award, and was named the fifth-best small city in America.
Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In 2019, we will grow to 6 schools serving El Paso and Socorro.
By 2022, IDEA will operate 173 schools in 10 regions educating a hundred thousand students on their road to and through college.
Role Mission: As El Paso, Texas is currently one of IDEA’s fastest growing regions, the Regional Director of Development is charged with cultivating, navigating, and maintaining the external relationships for the fundraising needs to support the ambitious expansion plans of the region. The Director of Development – El Paso is responsible for meeting ambitious fundraising targets that will enable regional growth. These goals are met through: a) solicitation of major gifts from foundations, individuals and corporations in the El Paso and national organizations interested in supporting educational equality in the region; and b) targeted donor acquisition and stewardship through a diverse portfolio of events, meetings and school tours. In addition, the Regional Director of Development will also cultivate and sustain regional board relationships in partnership with El Paso’s Executive Director.
This role will be supported by a development operations team charged with ensuring the appropriate infrastructure is in place to execute best-in-class fundraising operations across IDEA’s regions. Through the development operations team, the Director of Development will have events, data analysis, communications, gift processing and grant reporting support. The Director of Development will report to the Vice President of Regional Development and sit on a team of fellow regional fundraisers who share best practices, collaborate and have fun together.
A masterful communicator, relationship builder and fundraiser, the Director of Development is passionate about educational equity in El Paso, well-versed in making six and seven figure asks, and is a strategic planner and executer.
1. Raise $800,000 in funding to support the El Paso region by June 30, 2020.
2. Ensure 100% of board members give financially; and 100% of board members experience at least one programmatic touchpoint.
4. We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Knowledge and Skills: