Title: Director of Major Gifts
Reports to: CEO and Managing Director of Finance & Operations
FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt
Location: Washington, DC (on-site)
ORGANIZATION & POSITION SUMMARY
PeerForward is the national nonprofit that transforms the lives of students in low-income high schools through the power of positive peer influence. A pioneer in the field and one of the very first college-access organizations, PeerForward puts into action decades of research that demonstrates that the social aspects of schooling drives achievement. The organization develops teams of high school juniors and seniors who mobilize their peers to and through college as well as solving pressing school-wide problems in partnership with educators and administrators. The organization, which has been recognized for its social innovation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President Obama, who shared his Nobel Peace Prize with PeerForward in 2009, annually serves 100,000 students and is currently gearing up to significantly increase that number through an innovative scaling strategy. PeerForward is a national organization operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia where it is headquartered.
This position is responsible for identifying opportunities and developing and implementing initiatives to cultivate and solicit development prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support. The Director of Major Gifts is entrusted with responsibility for the recognition and stewardship of individual major donors and institutional gifts to PeerForward as well as researching and sourcing new donors and foundations.
Working directly with Executive Chair, CEO and Co-Founder Keith Frome, the Director sets goals, monitors work and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of PeerForward. The PeerForward organizational structure is designed and managed to maximize collaboration and transparency – reflecting the team structure it implements in its partner high schools – so the Director also works closely with the business operations and program departments as well as the national board of directors, reporting through the business operations department.
Duties & Responsiblities
Planning and Strategy
Reporting and Tracking
Marketing and Public Relations
Internal Collaboration & Management
Qualifications & Skills Requirements
The employee is frequently required to see, talk, hear, walk, and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 20 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.