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Director of Fundraising Strategy

FundEd Strategies
District of Columbia, United States
$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Oct 11, 2022

Reporting to the CEO, you will be making an impact on what really matters: enabling schools and education nonprofits to deliver on their missions through diversified revenue. Beyond that, you will play a key role in the continued growth of a thriving consultancy and will have the opportunity to build and lead a fundraising team.

In this role, we are seeking experienced fundraising professionals to work directly with 4-5 partners to support their development strategies and fundraising initiatives of all shapes and sizes. This role will get to the core of its partners’ unique work and needs, and apply advanced skills related to program design, internal infrastructure, donor pipelines, prospect research, strategy development, event management, cultivation and stewardship efforts, appeal writing and project management. Additionally, the Director of Fundraising Strategy will need to support and manage a growing team of development professionals. 

What You Will Accomplish

Thought Leadership

◼Collaborate with the CEO to strategize big-picture growth, assess capacity, and cultivate the pipeline for new and existing business.

◼Support the development of an internal repository of fundraising best practices and contribute to content creation for external communications, tools, and resources.

◼Contribute to FundED Strategies’ culture, core values, and mission.


◼Assess your partners’ core fundraising capabilities, make recommendations for improvement, and develop action plans to address gaps.

◼Take the lead in strategy execution, including foreseeing potential roadblocks and proactively problem-solving.

◼Assist with the improvement of your partners’ development infrastructure to support sustainable pipeline management.

Fundraising Counsel and Support

◼Craft comprehensive fundraising strategies in alignment with your partners’ unique work, capabilities, and fundraising goals.

◼Support Capital Campaign planning and initiatives for school partners.

◼Collaborate with your partners to identify prospective donors, conduct independent research, and strategize stewardship efforts to engage new prospects and elevate existing relationships.

◼Advise on and support annual and multi-year development planning.

◼Support fundraising event planning and strategy, as needed.

◼Provide fundraising support and philanthropic counsel to your partner’s senior leadership.

Relationship and Team Management

◼Lead weekly or bi-weekly partner meetings.

◼Build and maintain strong, supportive, responsive and trusting relationships with partners, through project management and coordination, meeting or beating all deadlines for partner deliverables, and ensuring that all budgets and other documentation are prepared along with the proposal, as required by potential funders.

◼Lead a growing team of fundraisers who are overseeing their own client caseloads. This includes supporting their work, as needed, and investing in their professional development.

Our Work & Our Values

FundED Strategies launched in 2018 to support charter schools, education nonprofits, and small to mid-sized organizations to start, scale, and sustain their fundraising programs.  We are a growing fundraising consultancy, and one of the few specializing in education reform and charter schools. We believe in and practice: 

◼Authenticity◼Equity◼ Empathy◼Relationship Building◼Continuous Learning & Growth◼Collaboration◼Questioning the Status Quo, and◼Education’s Power to Transform Lives and Communities

Experience You Bring

◼At least 5 years of fundraising experience working in or with nonprofit organizations as a Development Director, Development Manager, or Consultant.

◼Must have demonstrated success developing and managing annual fund campaigns, corporate giving, or major gifts.

◼Experience setting up and growing new development programs, launching new fundraising initiatives, or starting major gift programs.

◼A track record of developing strategies and action plans resulting in six and seven figure gifts.

◼Experience working with stakeholders and building strong relationships.

◼3+ years of experience managing and growing a team.

◼Knowledge of Washington, D.C. Indianapolis, Charlotte, or Pittsburgh funding landscapes, a plus

◼Charter school, private school, or K12 education nonprofit fundraising experience, preferred.

Who Should Apply?  Those Who Are…

◼ Passionate about education / education reform ◼ Committed to ending racism and white supremacy ◼ Strategic thinkers ◼ Familiar with or are willing to learn about charter school systems ◼ Strong leaders ◼ Clear communicators ◼ Enactors of change and innovation ◼ Entrepreneurial in spirit  ◼ Empathetic ◼ Drivers of inclusivity and belonging ◼ Organizers ◼ Reliable and responsible ◼ Resourceful ◼ Collaborative ◼ Detail-oriented ◼ Respectful, kind and compassionate ◼ Reflective and experiential learners 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We strongly encourage women, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time completely remote position with the possibility of 5-10% of time for travel for conferences, team meetings, speaking engagements, etc.

As a Director of Fundraising Strategy, you will receive a total rewards package that includes an annual salary,  bonus opportunities, healthcare reimbursement, tech stipends, and opportunities to leverage philanthropy. More specifically, FundEd will offer the following benefits:


◼Salary. This position will receive an annualized salary between $80,000 - $100,000

◼Bonus Eligibility. Employees are eligible for annual bonuses.

◼Tech Stipend. Employees will receive to pay for cell phone, internet, and office supplies, such as additional monitors, bluetooth accessories. Etc.

◼401K. After 12 months of employment; the company will match up to 3% of salary contributions.

Health and Wellness

◼Paid Time Off. 15 days (accrued from first day of employment; available for use after 90 days). Additional paid time off is provided for bereavement, jury duty, and parental duties. 

◼19 Paid Days Off Annually. 10 Federal holidays; plus five days during the office closure in the last week of the calendar year; one day for the day after Thanksgiving; plus three additional floating holidays to be used at employee discretion (some restrictions may apply).

◼Health Benefits. Employees are provided a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, life-insurance coverage, and access to additional health and wellness services.

Continued Learning and Investments 

◼Professional Development Fund. Employees will have access to annual professional development funds.

◼Device Benefit. FundEd will provide a MacBook for professional and personal use. 

Philanthropic Engagement

◼Donation Matches. FundEd will match employee charitable contributions to organizations aligned with FundEd Strategies values and approach.

◼Directed Donation. Employees can direct FundEd to make a donation every year to one charity of their choosing aligned with FundEd strategies values and approach.

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