Aurora Institute, Development Director [Remote]
The Aurora Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Aurora is shaping the future of teaching and learning for more than 14 million students through its work in policy advocacy, research, and field-building/convening. Aurora works on systems change in K-12 education, identifies root causes in structures, promotes best practices, examines policy barriers, and makes recommendations for change. Aurora has a national and global view of education innovation and lifts up promising policies and practices that yield improved outcomes for students. Aurora envisions a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities, and advance society.
Through its strategic policy work, research, field-building and knowledge creation, and convening and connecting education leaders, the Aurora Institute has established itself as a leading voice and trusted source in the field of K-12 education. It is particularly recognized as a leader in the field around education innovation policies and practices. Partner organizations, systems leaders and policymakers across the country rely heavily on the Aurora Institute’s thought leadership and policy expertise. For more information, please visit www.aurora-institute.org.
The Aurora Institute is seeking a Development Director to lead fundraising strategy and execution for the organization. This person will work closely with the CEO, COO and Board of Directors to create and execute on a development plan, including identifying new individual and foundation donors, developing multiple strategies for reaching them, and ensuring accurate systems for revenue forecasting and grants management. The ideal candidate for this position will have: a proven track record in fundraising with a history of raising $2-3M a year; expertise in relationship building with individuals and foundation leaders (strong preference for existing contacts in the education policy philanthropic space); and a collaborative approach to working with colleagues inside and outside the organization. This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about finding innovative solutions to the equity challenges our nation’s education systems face to help lead the field in developing answers that will lead to long-lasting change. The Aurora Institute staff work remotely so this position is geographically flexible.
Key Responsibilities of the Development Director include:
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Development Director will be:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Aurora Institute provides competitive compensation, including a salary range for this role of $135,000-165,000 and benefits. More details can be provided upon request.
Please submit a resume online at https://bit.ly/2Xf5tHP. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Angelica Molero at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510.575.9635.
Aurora Institute is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.