Development & Partnerships Manager, Education Industry
- The Oakland Public Education Fund
- California, United States
- $92,000.00 - $110,000.00
- Closing date
- Feb 23, 2023
- Position Type
- Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
- Academic Centers, Education, Youth
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Development & Partnerships Manager
- Director of Development
Applications accepted starting January 09, 2023
Full-Time, Salary, Exempt
Some nights or weekends may be required in support of
key Ed Fund events.
Average of 13-15 Paid Holidays, plus a winter
100% Employer Paid Health Insurance (employee only)
Medical/Vision/ Dental/ Life
EAP, Travel Assistance, and Health Advocate
Sponsored 401K Plan (non-matched)
Generous Vacation and Sick time accrual
Professional Development Budget for all staff
INSTRUCTIONSPlease read the following in order to avoid application delays:
Applications will be reviewed immediately and
candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews.
Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent
us from responding to all applications received.
Please do not send your application directly through
email. Apply for the role at the following
Opportunities for both personal development and
Flexible work schedule;
Hybrid office and work from home environment;
Staff outings, team-building activities, staff
celebrations, and happy hours;
The opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on
Oakland public schools and programs serving our youth; and,
Amazing networking opportunities with local leaders
The opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on
Oakland public schools and programs serving our youth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 70% Major Gifts Fundraising:
Develop and maintain a portfolio of 75-100 major gift
prospects and donors (high net worth individuals, corporations, and
foundations) focusing on raising gifts for OPEF’s core programs,
key priorities, and discretionary funding.
Raise major gifts at the $10,000+ level with a goal of
raising $500,000+ annually.
Create thoughtful engagement plans to move prospects
through the donor engagement process and to retain and upgrade
current donors. Participate in each step of the donor engagement
process including research, identification, qualification,
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Build relationships through customized correspondence,
in-person and virtual meetings, phone calls, and by attending OPEF
and community events.
Proactively seek and create opportunities for the Ed
Fund to be visible among local business leaders, corporations, and
with professional, civic, and private organizations.
Build trust with a variety of colleagues across OPEF’s
ecosystem including within our team, board, advisory board, and
Understand and be able to effectively communicate our
theory of change, key programs and initiatives, funding needs, and
the impact of giving. Develop pitch decks, proposals, one-pagers,
and other materials to support the fundraising process.
Be an integral part of the Ed Fund’s planning and
execution of annual fundraising events, including but not limited
to our annual Gala.
In partnership with the Development Operations Manager
and Gift Processor, take on the shared responsibility of ensuring
the integrity of our donor database (Salesforce) including adding
timely contact reports, updating data points including biographical
details and contact information, maintaining a robust and accurate
opportunity pipeline, tracking grant deliverables, etc.
Prepare written proposals, gift agreements, funder
pitches, grant applications, and other materials to define,
solicit, secure, and document major gifts.
Conduct research to target appropriate donors and
analyze donor data to track and evaluate the effectiveness of donor
Support on the development and distribution of our
annual report and other donor stewardship materials.
Manage development staff, helping to ensure all
development functions are running smoothly.
In partnership with the development and communications
team, contribute on strategy and planning for annual giving
solicitations and communications to increase our donor pool, build
a pipeline of major gift donors, and increase donor retention.
Contribute to regular brainstorming on innovative
donor communications, development process improvements, and new
In addition, the role will serve as a core employee,
supporting key Ed Fund events and contributing to our culture and
structure, as well as our mission.
Bachelor’s degree required (e.g. communications,
business, law, education, public administration, etc.)
5+ years working in a development role in the
nonprofit or corporate sector.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of
fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, techniques,
procedures, and practices.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication
skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good
working relationships throughout the organization and with outside
Demonstrates confidentiality when working with
A passion for and belief in the power of education in
helping young people succeed.
Must be located in the Bay Area, hybrid schedule is
Ability to pass a criminal background check and TB
Possession of or ability to get a valid California
driver’s license and willingness to travel locally to attend donor
visits and events.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, or willingness
to get vaccinated.
Ability to pass a criminal background check and
Ability to lift 20 lbs.
Ability to work nights and weekends (as needed).
Ability to work a hybrid schedule.
CFRE Fundraising Credential
Knowledge of and working relationships with the Bay
Area funding community.
Fundraising experience in education or similar
An in-depth knowledge of the landscape of Oakland
public schools and access to a robust network of school
Experience using Salesforce CRM, Google Suite, and
other tools to collect data and management communications.
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