IDEA Public Schools, Managing Director of Regional Development

IDEA Public Schools - Multiple Locations - Full time

ORGANIZATION

IDEA Public Schools believes in college for ALL and everyone in the organization is committed to ensuring that all IDEA students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in similar communities.

IDEA was founded in 2000 in the Rio Grande Valley and has been averaging ~20% growth per year for the past decade. The organization now serves over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana, with plans for continued growth in IDEA’s current regions and upcoming launches in Tampa Bay (2021), Jacksonville, FL (2022), and Cincinnati, OH (2022). In 2021-22, IDEA will have 137 schools and 9,500 staff members serving 76,000 students.

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of the IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.  

To learn more about IDEA, visit ideapublicschools.org.

OPPORTUNITY

IDEA is looking for a Managing Director of Regional Development to manage development leaders in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley. This individual will:

  • Directly manage 4 IDEA regions towards their fundraising and donor diversification targets;
  • Create an organizational strategy around donor-led college scholarships, ensuring a strong partnership with the college success team and an efficient use of organizational resources;
  • Partner with the Director of Annual Giving to support the implementation and iteration of a donor membership program to recruit and retain donors at the $5K-$25K levels across all regions; and
  • Create a streamlined “hub” for the advancement team’s professional development and ensure continual and targeted training is occurring throughout the year such that all fundraising staff are maximizing their potential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of the Managing Director of Regional Development will be to:

  • Directly manage development leaders in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley towards achieving regional fundraising targets (a combined $2.6M in FY21) to support the funding that IDEA scholars need for college matriculation and related programs;
  • Create a path towards sustainable funding by ensuring each region achieves its donor diversification goals (in FY21, acquiring a combined 55 new donors and renewing 85% of each region’s donor base) and future fiscal year pipeline targets;
  • Create an organizational point of view and strategy around donor-funded college scholarships and fellowships, ensuring a strong partnership with the college success team and an efficient use of organizational resources;
  • Lead the design and implementation of large scale trainings and the provision of other professional development opportunities for all members of the advancement team with fundraising responsibility (20-25 people).

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred ;
  • 7+ years of experience in a sales, fundraising or similar role;
  • Experience delivering trainings to adults;
  • Experience working with Little Green Light, Salesforce (or their equivalents) preferred;
  • Demonstrated capacity to take initiative and manage multiple projects with limited supervision;
  • Proven track record of delivering results.
  • Location:Living in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley is highly preferred

To also perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following values of IDEA:

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college;
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them;
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly;
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive outcomes;
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change;
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization;
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes;
  • Believes in education as a profession and holds self to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salaries for people entering this role typically start between $91,100 and $112,900, commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational goal attainment.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume online at https://apply.workable.com/edgility-consulting-4/j/B85D0D0C53/. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Kevin Bryant at kbryant@edgilityconsulting.com.

IDEA Public Schools 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.

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Locations

Austin, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Rio Grande City, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

Role

C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Senior Level

IDEA Public Schools

IDEA believes in college for ALL and everyone in the organization is committed to ensuring that all IDEA students graduate from college. IDEA has grown from small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the US sending 100% of our students to college.
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