Development Director

Prodeo Academy

| Minneapolis, MN | April 3, 2018 |

Prodeo Academy, is a growing network of public schools serving underserved communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our schools are closing the achievement gap through data driven instruction in a culture based on a foundation of five core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development and Enthusiasm. Shared expectations around these values enhance the opportunity for our scholars to reach their full potential. We are looking for a Development Director who will play a foundational role in supporting the development of high performing schools that achieve game-changing results where kids change the trajectory of their lives. S/he will work closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors, and report to the Vice President of Operations and Compliance.

•    Must embrace the mission of Prodeo Academy
•    Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
•    Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
•    Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
•    Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
•    Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
•    Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
•    Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
•    A bachelor’s degree.
•    5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

•    Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
•    Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
•    Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
•    Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
•    Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
•    Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
•    Coordinate fund raising special events.
•    Direct employee fundraising drives.
•    Oversee prospect research.
•    Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Prodeo Academy with the community.
•    Staff Board Development Committee meetings.
•    Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
•    Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
•    Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
•    Maintain gift recognition programs.
•    Perform other related duties as requested.

•    Competitive Salary/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
•    Status: Full Time, Monday – Friday with occasional night and weekend commitments.
•    Locations: 620 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis and 170 Rose Avenue, St. Paul.
•    Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, retirement, personal time off, holidays.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Rick Campion
Executive Director

*Prodeo Academy is an equal opportunity employer and has a commitment to diversity and building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.

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