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Development Manager

Company: KIPP Texas Public Schools

Location: Houston, TX

Posted: September 13, 2019

About KIPP Texas Public Schools
For more than 15 years, KIPP Austin, KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth, KIPP Houston, and KIPP San Antonio have put thousands of KIPPsters on the path to and through college. Last year, we collectively educated over 25,000 students in more than 50 schools, covering a geographic area of over 400 miles. Our regions have a long history of informal collaboration, with teachers and staff members sharing ideas, curricula, professional development, facilities, finances, end-of-year field trips, and more. As of the 2018-2019 school year, all KIPP schools in Texas join forces as KIPP Texas Public Schools, a state-wide network of schools dedicated to supporting students to and through college!

Position Summary
The Development Manager will work with the regional Development Director to ensure KIPP Texas’s fiscal health through developing and implementing an innovative fundraising plan. Specifically, the Development Manager will work alongside the Development Director, including managing and executing all regional events, helping maintain the database, conducting research and data analysis, leading tours, engaging in donor stewardship and cultivation activities, and performing other duties as assigned.

Roles & Responsibilities
The Development Manager will:

          • Donor and Database Management
                  • Coordinate with Development Director to identify appropriate next steps for current and prospective donors
                  • Coordinate logistics for all next steps including regional donor tours, meetings and events
                  • Manage a portfolio of low-mid range donors
                  • Author annual appeal, newsletters and stewardship letters to be sent to prospective and current donors and coordinate with a mail house for distribution
                  • Maintain constituent records in donor database, upload necessary documentation, enter gift information and track moves management
                  • Conduct prospect research and remain apprised of local philanthropy news by reading local papers and journals, society pages, etc.
                  • Complete fundraising and donor reports as assigned and work with Development Director to create and update regional calendars
                  • Create and manage gratuity projects for specific donors
                  • Prepare for and participate in strategic regional meetings and Development team meetings
          • Development Efforts and Events
                  • Manage and execute fundraising events tasks, ensuring all assignments are completed with timeliness and efficiency before, during, and after events (e.g., annual fundraising dinner or luncheon, school ribbon-cutting ceremonies, salon events, etc.)
                  • Coordinate and manage all cultivation and stewardship events including corporate volunteer events, Board engagement activities, speaker series, monthly breakfasts, student volunteer opportunities, etc.
                  • Gather materials and prepare logistics for KIPP school and/or campus tours and provide support as needed
                  • Represent KIPP positively in public at all times by acting as a professional representative and ambassador
                  • Support KIPP’s mission and goals across all programs and departments
                  • Participate actively in meetings when requested
                  • Other duties as assigned by Development Director


          • Bachelor’s degree required
          • 3 years successful experience in professional fundraising within a nonprofit environment
          • Strong written and verbal communication skills
          • Strong organizational and planning skills
          • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and particularly Excel)
          • Highly organized; manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
          • Highly motivated and self-directed learner with a “whatever it takes” attitude
          • High degree of professionalism and discretion
          • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising databases
          • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is necessary
          • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills necessary
          • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines and fax machines

To Apply
Interested candidates may apply online by accessing the link found here.