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The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a great place to work. Employees are passionate about working to meet the League's vision of ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality public school option. 

 

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Major Gifts Officer

Administrative Assistant

 

 


 

Job Title:                    Major Gifts Officer

                                               

Reports to:                 President

 

Organization:            The Colorado League of Charter Schools has 18 staff members, a statewide membership of 250 schools with 120,000 students, a distinguished 25-year history, a prominent 13 member board of directors, and a strong fiscal position. The League’s mission is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s charter public schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League’s vision is for all Colorado students to have access to high-quality, publicly-funded school options. The League’s expectation is that all employees of the organization will champion its mission and vision with passion and dedication. Over the past 10 months, the League has raised $1.3M in grant commitments to support its 2018-2022 strategic plan under the incoming president, who began his tenure on June 1, 2017.

 

 Position Summary:   The Colorado League of Charter Schools exists to improve student achievement and expand choice among high quality public schools by serving and supporting Colorado’s charter schools. It is the expectation of the League that all employees of the organization support this mission and other principles of public school choice. In addition, all League employees are self-motivated, flexible, effective communicators, service-oriented and collaborative. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for managing institutional advancement to ensure that the League has adequate resources to fulfill its mission and achieve the desired impact. The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for spearheading the development of an individual giving program, playing an instrumental role in institutional fundraising and grants management,  strengthening long-term relationships between the League and its constituencies, and promoting the League’s visibility, accomplishments and contributions in accordance with the League’s strategic plan. 

 

Essential Job Duties:

Program Research & Management

  • Partner closely with the president, vice presidents and program directors to build an individual giving program that can garner resources towards key strategic priorities.
  •  Identify prospects with an affinity for the League’s mission and vision as well as the capacity to make significant annual gifts.
  • Work alongside the League’s event coordinator to begin convening events where interested business executives, public officials, grant-makers and education leaders can learn about the life-changing work being done by Colorado public charter schools and the League’s important sector leadership role.
  • Create a prospect research program to locate and use publicly available resources for identifying prospective donors for each donor segment appropriate to seeking major gifts.
  • Engage prospects with a thoughtfully designed, individualized outreach and education approach.
  • Cultivate prospects through the development of professional relationships to understand and deepen their interest in our impact and organization.
  • Grow major donor gifts by continuing to identify new or increasing opportunities to further  impact through additional gifts and other forms of support.
  • Work closely alongside the president, vice president of finance and other team members to manage and grow foundation grant-seeking, relations and reporting.
  • Expand the promotional and fundraising capabilities of the League by soliciting volunteer assistance and seeking out major grant opportunities.
  • Oversee grant receipts and expenditures, and ensure timely reporting.
  • Write and coordinate preparation and submission funding proposals.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong track record of fundraising for one or more non-profit organization with a presence in multiple states that serve children and youth from under-served communities.
  • Extensive background in major gift development including prospecting, engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-net-worth donors.
  • Strong institutional and individual philanthropic network in Colorado and nationally.
  • Well researched knowledge of education including public charter schools and charter management organizations.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills – written and verbal – with a practiced ability to adapt to meet the needs of a diverse range of individuals and families.
  • Unquestionable mission-commitment, professionalism, ethics and integrity.
  • Availability to attend evening and weekend events, as needed.
  • Minimum 3-5 years development experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree, and relevant certification.

 

Compensation/Benefits:

The position will be paid competitively.  This full-time position will include salary, opportunity to earn an annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, attractive health, retirement and life insurance benefits.

 

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Teresa Tate, Vice President of School Services, at careers@coloradoleague.org with a subject line that reads: Major Gifts Officer.  The position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified candidate can be identified.

 

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

 

  



Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant

 

 Reports to:                 President

 

 Organization:            The Colorado League of Charter Schools has 18 staff members, a statewide membership of 250 schools with over 120,000 students, a distinguished 25-year history, a prominent 13 member board of directors, and a strong fiscal position. The League’s mission is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s charter public schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League’s vision is for all Colorado students to have access to high-quality, publicly-funded school options. The League’s expectation is that all employees of the organization will champion its mission and vision with passion and dedication.

 

 Position Summary:   The Colorado League of Charter Schools exists to improve student achievement and expand choice among high quality public schools by serving and supporting Colorado’s charter schools. All League employees should be self-motivated, flexible, effective communicators, service-oriented and collaborative. The League is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide high-level administrative support to the President and team by conducting research, preparing reports, serving as Board liaison, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, creating agendas, taking minutes and scheduling meetings.  

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Work closely with President to set organizational priorities, distribute projects and tasks, monitor progress, make workflow adjustments, and follow through on deliverables to completion.
  • Liaison with board of directors, including coordinating regular board meetings and working committees. Assist with governance, keep meeting schedule, take and distribute minutes, make logistical arrangements.
  • Central hub for employee coordination, communication and project workflow management.
  • Assist with new employee on-boarding.
  • Ensure quality, diligent customer service by answering main telephone line & distribute incoming calls among appropriate team members, welcoming visitors & handling email inquiries by directing them accordingly.
  • Serves as primary “air traffic controller” to incoming general help desk ticket system (Charter411) to answer questions OR to ensure that info requests and questions are directed to the appropriate staff person
  • Maintain cash receipts log and reconcile to deposits
  • Makes travel and scheduling arrangements.
  • Schedule and keep Presidents’ calendar of appointments including staff, board members, members and stakeholders.
  • Liaison with office building management
  • Manage office equipment and supply services and maintenance including vendor relations
  • Participate actively in the planning and execution of internal events
  •  Ensure filing systems are maintained and current; Establish and monitor procedures for record keeping
  •  Implement procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency
  •  Office organization and upkeep
  • Other priorities & tasks as requested.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

·         Excellent relationship building & management attributes & skills. 

·         Enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where change is embraced.

·         Strong work ethic with a commitment to maximizing organizational excellence.

·         Effective writing & speaking skills with attention to confidentiality.

·         At least 60 words-a-minute typing speed.

·         Diligent, well-organized, timely.

·         2-5 years previous experience as office manager or assistant preferred. 

 

Compensation/Benefits:

The position will be paid competitively.  This is a full-time position and will include the opportunity to earn an annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, attractive health, retirement and life insurance benefits, and the opportunity for upward mobility.

 

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Teresa Tate, Vice President of School Services, at careers@coloradoleague.org with a subject line that reads: Administrative Assistant.  Applications are requested by July 20, 2018.  The position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified candidate can be identified.

 

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


Consider Serving on a Charter School Board 

If you are interested in serving the Colorado charter school community, a great way to do that is to serve on a charter school governing board. Contact a charter school near you to see if they need board members, or sign up for our board bank by emailing your resume to ttate@coloradoleague.org. 

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