Current Opportunities

Development Manager

Post Date: 2021/10/20

 

Mission

EdReports.org is at the forefront of the curriculum reform movement. By increasing the capacity of educators to identify and demand the highest quality curriculum, EdReports.org is both disrupting a multibillion-dollar market and transforming the way students are taught and ultimately perform. With the firm belief that what is taught matters and that all students deserve high-quality materials, EdReports.org publishes free, online, evidence-rich reviews of instructional materials.

Purpose of Position

The Development Manager will work closely with EdReports leadership to enhance our fundraising capacity, streamline systems, and support funder relations, prospecting, and reporting. Working with the Executive Director, the Development Manager will work across the organization to support the timely development and completion of grant and reporting deliverables. This position provides a unique opportunity for an independent thinker who is highly detail-oriented, enjoys working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, and wants to contribute to the success of a growing organization. 

Key Responsibilities

Grant Submission and Management (60%)

  • Support the Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer to translate our strategic priorities and activities into compelling communications, identify prospective funders, and craft and implement strategy for conducting proactive outreach;
  • Manage the development of proposals, interim and final reports, and other collateral throughout the grantmaking process;
  • Create and maintain a library of grant templates (e.g., concept papers, budget templates, introductory collateral, etc.);
  • Partner with the Impact, Operations, and Academic teams to gather information for funder submissions; and
  • Support colleagues in maintaining relationships with existing funders (e.g., ensuring regular contact with key funders and supporting the development of agendas with funders for regular updates).

Knowledge and Program Management (40%)

  • Research the funding landscape, identify prospects, and maintain database;
  • Manage database of all grant deliverables, timelines, and key contacts and bring together relevant stakeholders to drive decision making and execution of work;
  • Track funder priorities, key grants, and opportunities for future connections to our strategic priorities;
  • Ensure all grant reporting deliverables are executed on time and are consistent with the organization’s goals and other funder commitments; and
  • Maintain grant-specific accounts in Salesforce, clearly indicating grant-specific goals and ensuring the team(s) responsible for these goals are aware and working towards reporting requirements.

National travel for staff meetings and retreats anticipated 1-2 times per year

Qualifications

  • Passion for EdReports’ mission and vision and our commitment to Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity;
  • Proactive communicator and planner;
  • Minimum of 5 years of fundraising, communications, or program management experience;
  • Experience crafting compelling narratives and reports for philanthropic audience;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with multiple deadlines and stakeholders from conception to completion;
  • Strong attention to detail, with experience inputting and extracting data from content management systems (e.g., Salesforce);
  • Experience as a fundraiser, development professional or education grantmaker, preferred;
  • Exceptional written and spoken communications and interpersonal skills; and
  • College degree preferred, but not required.

Benefits:

We offer a highly-competitive benefits package for eligible employees that includes PTO, prorated to start date, of 4 weeks of vacation per calendar year, 3 personal days, and unlimited sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan, a whole host of ancillary benefits, and twelve (12) paid holidays.

Salary:

The range for this position is $70,000 - $75,000 annually. At EdReports, in setting a final offer for a position, we consider the experience and skill of the candidates while striving to maintain equity in our compensation bands. For this and other reasons, our salary offers are non-negotiable.

We Value All Voices:

EdReports is committed to equal-employment principles and we recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop, and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and to recruit and employ highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live, work, and serve.  As such, all employment decisions at EdReports are based on business needs, job requirements,  and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.