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Director of Development, ACE Scholarships Montana

Company: ACE Scholarships
Location: Missoula
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description Position: Director of Development, ACE Scholarships Montana About ACE Scholarships ACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2000 in Denver, Colorado, to provide low-income children with equal access to quality K-12 private schools through partial scholarship support. Over the past 22 years, ACE has provided more than 55,000 scholarships worth over $139 million. This school year, ACE is serving 7,000 children in Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Wyoming, Texas, and Montana and is adding operations in Utah and New Mexico. For more information visit the ACE website at www.acescholarships.org. Our Mission is to provide children of low-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12, and to advocate for expanded school choice. Our Guiding Principles and Convictions: 1) The American public education system is flawed 2) Free enterprise and democracy work 3) Parents know the best education environment for their kids 4) Private schools offer great value and have open seats 5) All people are created equal and deserve an equal chance to pursue the American Dream Position OverviewACE seeks a highly qualified individual as its Director of Development to help oversee the operations and fundraising activities in Montana. With support from the ACE National office and a guidance from the Vice President of ACE Montana, the Director of Development will develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan to raise significant funding from philanthropists in Montana and to ensure the long-term success and growth of the ACE program. Primary Job duties and responsibilities Work with ACE National Office to fulfill the organization's mission.Execute on the long-term strategic and day-to-day activities of ACE LouisianaResponsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the organization's mission as defined by the Board of Directors.Responsible for communicating in an effect, timely, and accurate manner all information necessary for the National Office to make informed decisions. Raise resources to advance the financial health of the Montana operation and to meet its growth objectives year over year.Lead donor engagement activities, including identification of individuals, foundations, and corporate prospectsImplementing key fundraising events and strategies to raise resourcesPresent to individuals and groups of philanthropists to solicit funds for ACE's missionResponsible for prudent fiscal management that operates within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the operation in a positive financial position. Work with CEO and National Staff to ensure that the ACE mission is fulfilled through strategic planning and community outreach.Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the ACE can successfully fulfill its missionResponsible for the enhancement of ACE's image by being active and visible in the community, particularly high net-worth event, and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.Support the program team in building long-term partnerships with local schools and relationships with ACE scholars and their families.Guide ACE in responding to emerging issues related to public policy and public relations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Unwavering belief in the mission of ACE ScholarshipsTransparent and high integrity leadershipSolid, self-management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reportingStrong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and task facilitationAbility to convey a vision of ACE's strategic future to staff, volunteers, and donorsKnowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relationsSkills to collaborate with and motivate donors and other volunteersAbility to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groupsDemonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staffStrong communication skills (written and oral), an excellent professional appearance and presentation, and public speaking experienceSelf-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skillsAbility to work independently as a leader in the communityExperience and success with engaging high net worth individuals, major foundations, and corporationsAbility to set priorities and achieve goalsHighly organized, detail oriented and able to manage simultaneous priorities under pressureAbility to handle sensitive and confidential mattersStrong analytical and decision-making skills, along with tact and diplomacy Desirable AttributesKnowledge of K-12 education policy and reform efforts, including the private school sector is a plusPersonal network of contacts, potential donor pools, and knowledge of the local business community. Minimum Requirements Bachelor's DegreeFour or more years of significant nonprofit fundraising, sales or business development experience, and experience working towards an annual revenue goalKnowledge and passion for school choice, education reform, and for serving the underservedWillingness and ability to travel, both in and out of state as needed Location and Reporting Position will be based in Montana. Individual will have home-based office.Reports to the Chief Development Officer of ACE based in Denver, CO. Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package, including health, dental and vision insurance; 401(k), with corporate match; plus other benefits. FLSA Status: Exempt Division: ACE Montana Department: Fundraising ACE Scholarships is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: We do not discriminate based on race, religion, or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical, or mental disability, marital status, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by applicable nondiscrimination law. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on related job factors. Application Process The application process will include submission of a resume and professional references, a phone interview, and in-person interviews in Billings and/or Colorado (all expenses covered by ACE). To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and resume. No phone calls please. PI208165666

Keywords: ACE Scholarships, Missoula , Director of Development, ACE Scholarships Montana, Executive , Missoula, Montana

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