Manager, Educare Collaborative Fundraising

Start Early
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 08, 2021
Feb 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) is an energized, future-focused organization devoted to providing quality early learning and care across the country. 

As a leader in early learning and care, we scale our deep expertise across program, policy and research through partnerships across the country. 

We are recruiting individuals who want to join us in this mission and share a commitment to our core values of appreciation & respect, empowerment, diversity, excellence, learning and communication

Become part of our rewarding, mission-driven culture! We want our employees to feel empowered, motivated, energized, and passionate about the work they do. 

Working on the Development team, you will build strong donor management and relations, including acquisition, cultivation and stewardship strategies, in order to secure private revenue to resource Start Early’s strategic priorities.

The Manager, Educare Collaborative Fundraising plans, supports and executes joint fundraising initiatives in the national Educare Network, working closely with Network members and the Start Early development team.  The Manager also facilitates opportunities for peer learning and knowledge exchange among local fundraising staff across the Network.

This position is able to be 100% remote. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Educare Fundraising Partnerships you will:

  • Lead and execute new collaborative fundraising efforts in the national Educare network in partnership with member Educare schools
  • Manage identification, qualification and cultivation of potential funders for the Educare Network, in collaboration with Educare Network members and Start Early’s development team. Engage and solicit specific funding prospects.
  • Liaison with school fundraising staff on collaborative fundraising opportunities, including those that originate from the national level (Start Early) as well as from the local and regional levels.
  • Staff a subcommittee of Educare Network members that guides planning and implementation of new joint fundraising efforts. Plan meeting agendas and draft meeting materials. Document fundraising plans and decisions. Ensure vital policies, protocols and agreements are in place to coordinate fundraising efforts across the Network. Track progress on metrics of success related to collaborative fundraising work.
  • Lead, develop and offer peer to peer learning opportunities for local Educare fundraising staff. Facilitate the sharing of knowledge, fundraising resources, strategies, and professional development among local fundraisers across the Network. Use the Network’s digital library to promote peer exchange in fundraising.
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, social work, education, communications, business management, liberal arts. M.A. preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, communications and/or marketing.
  • Experience fundraising in a federated network of organizations preferred but not required. 
  • Experience with grant writing and donor cultivation.
  • Strong communication skills and a track record building and managing relationships with funders and partners.
  • Last but not least we offer some generous benefits!

  • Flexible work arrangements for qualified employees plus flexible hours, if eligible, after 90 days of employment.
  • Tuition reimbursement, competitive salary and benefit packages, employer contribution towards your 401k, and much more.
  • Start Early is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

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