Facing History and Ourselves equips teachers and youth with skills that allow them to wrestle with today’s difficult issues through the lens of history. We train teachers to work closely with their students to examine complex themes like identity, discrimination and leadership. Students are challenged to make personal connections between the past and their present, and to understand the impact of choices in their daily lives. We believe that by empowering our youth, they will build a more engaged, moral and compassionate society.
The Facing History model is flexible and responsive, meeting the needs of individual teachers, whole schools, and entire districts through our regional offices and online campus. Our footprint is global, with educational partnerships around the world, as well as staff based in 10 locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. We reach 4.8 million students yearly through our international network of more than 48,000 educators. To learn more about our work, please visit www.facinghistory.org
To expand the work of Facing History in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) office, we are seeking a Director, Leadership Gifts. This position will play an integral role in strategically building the Bay Area development effort to meet and exceed our ambitious fundraising goals, currently set at $2M. This position will work with Facing History’s national development leadership, the SFBA Executive Director, Advisory Board members, and staff to initiate, plan, and manage all of our fundraising efforts in the Bay Area regional office, with a primary focus on major gifts work. The Director will be responsible for a portfolio of donors with capacity to give gifts of $10,000 and above and will collaborate with our development team to build our pipeline of donors at all levels to ensure a growing stream of revenue and advance Facing History’s visibility and profile. The Director will also participate in other aspects of development as needed, serving as part of a highly collaborative local team.
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Eli Ingraham at http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0K1600000mzDjG&tSource=
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, and a friendly work environment.
Facing History proudly values diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
About Commongood Careers
Facing History has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Director, Leadership Gifts, San Francisco Bay Area. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact nonprofits. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 800 searches at 300 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit job opportunities at Commongood Careers.