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Development Officer II

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Position

Development Officer II

Organization

Step Up For Students

Location

Clearwater, FL, USA

Primary Job Function

Development / Fundraising

Type of Position

Full-time

Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement

5-10 years

Salary Range

Other

Salary Terms

Hourly

Remote Options

Remote (No or Little In-Person Required)

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Description / Details:

Development Officer II
Florida, USA Req #488
Monday, March 4, 2024

Do you have a passion for children and education? Would you like to positively impact families in need of help? We want to speak with you!

Step Up For Students empowers families to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children.

 

Step Up For Students empowers families to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children with an emphasis on families who lack the information and financial resources to access these options. By pursuing this mission, we help public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity.

 

Position Overview

 

Works with the development team to ensure that fundraising goals required to fund the Step Up For Students Tax Credit Program in Florida are met or exceeded. This position will contribute in the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of tax credit scholarship prospects, including corporate and/or foundation donors.  The Development Officer II may assist in proposal preparation for private and public charitable foundations, corporate foundations and government agencies; oversee major donor research, primarily with corporations. This position will work closely with development team to determine effective strategies in identifying and cultivating prospective donor companies. Will be involved and engage appropriate partners in the field and staff, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns.

 

Essential Functions

 

Conducts research and identifies corporate opportunities in order to build a solid portfolio of viable major donor prospects/companies to assist development team in achieving fundraising goals.  Carries out additional research to support the organization in the development of a prospect pipeline and prospect qualification.
A track-record of success in developing campaigns and meeting high level fundraising goals.
Outstanding writing and editing skills. Proficient in composing and editing compelling and accurate copy.
Might be requested to assist in grant writing and track progress of grant submissions and responds to reviewer requests for information as they may arise.
Ability to manage a portfolio of 300+ donors and prospects.
Assists development team in developing fundraising strategies and financial goals as well as other necessary departmental projects.
Assists department with marketing initiatives and stewardship/administrative duties as necessary.
Assists department in attending industry conferences and tradeshows to spread awareness of SUFS and increase participation of more corporations in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.
The above is not an all-inclusive list of all duties performed by this job title, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Development Officer may be required to perform other additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5+ years high level fundraising experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in major gifts, direct fundraising and/or successful sales experience. Must have a high integrity work ethic and be able to maintain confidentiality. Is a person of high character who exhibits consistency and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs.  Direct and truthful but can also keep confidences. Ability to work independently but also must work well in a team environment.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff.
Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiating and organizational skills.
Knowledge of databases, Internet and personal productivity software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required.
Manages time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
Strong communication and presentation skills; ability to persuasively convey the mission of SUFS to diverse groups including donors, corporate executives, board members and others who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.
Ability to work with and communicate with a wide range of people – the public, volunteers, influential donors, prospects, and others.
Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping SUFS meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with SUFS’s priorities.
Ability to work effectively in high-tension situations and maintain composure under pressure. Approaches every project with drive and energy, keeping an eye on results. Manages and prioritizes tasks from multiple sources.
Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping SUFS meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with SUFS’s work.
Outstanding interpersonal and self-motivational skills.  A creative and innovative thinker.
Ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose.
Manages time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
Ability to make good decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
Ability to act independently and maintain confidentiality.

Core Values

 

Step Up For Students believes strongly in two key core values, and it is the responsibility of all employees to demonstrate these values in their everyday work in order to maintain a positive and effective organizational culture.

 

Everyone is an asset.

Every event is an improvement opportunity.

 

Physical Demands

 

This position occasionally requires the abilities of standing, fingering or manual dexterity, walking, lifting up to 10 lbs., repetitive finger motion and/or reaching or stretching.

This position frequently requires the ability of sitting.

This position regularly requires the abilities of hearing and speaking.

Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain.

 

Work Environment

 

This position is remote. Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

Salary Range $63k-$70k

Step Up For Students is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

 

Step Up For Students is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

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