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Director of Development (Part-Time)

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To Apply: send cover letter (required) and resume to the Wade Institute for Science Education, 1354 Hancock Street, Suite 302, Quincy, MA 02169, [email protected]. The Wade Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

The Wade Institute for Science Education seeks a mission-driven, experienced and creative development professional to design and implement fundraising strategies to support the organization’s initiatives and programs.  The Wade Institute for Science Education is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to promote the teaching of participatory, inquiry-based science, mathematics and technology/engineering education at the K-12 levels in partnership with museums and other non-profit organizations. The Wade Institute provides professional learning programs and resources for K-12 formal and informal educators. This is a part-time position based in Quincy, MA.

This is an exciting time to join the Wade Institute. With a new strategic plan, long-time leadership at the board and executive level, and strong program and administrative staff, the organization is poised to have a significant impact on STEM education locally, regionally, and nationally.

 

Position Description

The Director of Development will have a strategic and comprehensive focus around outreach to existing supporters and new prospects with the goals of increasing major gifts and annual fund giving from individuals, developing a strong pipeline of corporate and foundation funders and exploring public funding opportunities.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build key relationships with existing donors and new prospects, including individuals, foundations, corporations, research organizations, education agencies, state and federal government agencies and other relevant organizations.
  • Plan and implement all development efforts, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Manage all donor communications, including acknowledgements and donor newsletter. Collaborate with other Wade Institute staff to develop materials and social media activities related to development.
  • Further develop and enhance annual giving and major gift programs.
  • Research, cultivate and apply to foundation and corporate funders. There is the potential to work with a contract grant writer if necessary.
  • Explore opportunities for public funding and a planned giving program for individuals.
  • Build the capacity of Board members and other staff to participate in ongoing donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Establish appropriate and achievable goals for development initiatives and activities for each fiscal year.
  • Maintain relevant donor data in the organization’s CRM system (DonorPerfect).
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's Degree Required
Skills/Experience: 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Demonstrated success in securing major support from private and/or public sources for educational or related projects and in developing effective working relationships with external organizations and agencies.
  • Experience in “small shop” development operations strongly preferred.
  • Experience in education and with STEM organizations preferred, but not required.
  • Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized with strong time management skills and ability to prioritize.
Compensation/Benefits: 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: 

To Apply: send cover letter (required) and resume to the Wade Institute for Science Education, 1354 Hancock Street, Suite 302, Quincy, MA 02169, [email protected]. The Wade Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information: 

Closing Date: December 30th or until the position is filled.

For more information on the Wade Institute for Science Education visit www.wadeinstitutema.org.

Organization Info

Wade Institute for Science Education

Overview
Headquarters: 
Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
1986
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

The Wade Institute for Science Education (formerly MITS) is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to promote the teaching of participatory, inquiry-based science, mathematics and technology/engineering education at the K-12 levels in partnership with museums and other non-profit organizations. The Wade Institute provides professional learning programs and resources for K-12 formal and informal educators.

Programs: 

Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-12 Educators

Professional Development Seminars for Informal Educators

Customized Professional Learning Services for School Administrators and K-12 Educators

Focus Workshops for K-12 Educators

Science By Connections (searchable database of STEM providers)

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 4 2019
Active Until: 
Jan 4 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Wade Institute for Science Education
industry: 
Nonprofit