Major Gifts Officer | Turnaround for Children
New York City or Washington D.C.
About Turnaround for Children
Turnaround for Children translates the science of learning and development into tools and services for schools to help all students thrive, particularly children who have been impacted by adversity. Turnaround equips educators to reduce stress, increase engagement in learning and accelerate academic achievement through school partnerships, professional development trainings and consulting services. With Turnaround’s assistance, schools learn how to help their students develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills and mindsets they need to succeed in school and life.
Informed by 16 years of practical experience in schools and a deep knowledge of the science of learning, Turnaround has grown into a leader in the field of whole child development, with an annual budget of $11 million. This year, Turnaround’s tools and services will impact approximately 50,000 students and more than 4,000 educators through partnerships with the District of Columbia Public Schools, KIPP DC, the New York City Department of Education, Summit Public Schools charter networks and Relay Graduate School of Education.
This exciting footprint is the result of a wave of interest in healthy development as a critical component of a child’s learning experience. Today, Turnaround is experiencing an unprecedented demand for its applied science professional development and consulting services from school districts, charter management organizations and other education organizations across the country – and is looking to build a team that ensures the organization is internally equipped to capitalize on this swell of opportunity. Click here to learn more.
About the Major Gifts Officer role:
Do you love building relationships and understanding what makes people want to give philanthropically? Do you want to join a passionate, hard-working and fun development team? If you love serving as a front-line fundraiser of an entrepreneurial organization, we want to hear from you!
We are looking for someone to develop and execute an individual giving strategy and serve as a front-line fundraiser in partnership with our President/CEO and Vice President of Development. We are aiming to expand our portfolio of individual donors from approximately 15% of our annual $11 million budget to 25% and we want to develop a long-term strategy to significantly increase the amount of annual revenue provided by individual donors. The Major Gifts Officer will be our strategic thought leader, resident expert and driving force behind the organization’s development efforts for individual donors. The Major Gifts Officer will join a five (5) person development team and will have one direct report, a Development Manager.
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How to Apply
All applicants must submit a resume together with an in-depth cover letter outlining the ways in which their skills and experience align with our specific needs. Candidates of color and from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Are you ready to join our development team at Turnaround for Children? Apply for this role on our website today!
Turnaround for Children is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision.