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Regional Development Manager

The Opportunity

E4E organizes anti-racist, student focused educators, builds their leadership capabilities and collective power through issue based advocacy campaigns, and supports them to take on positions of leadership in their schools, districts, and most importantly, in their unions. Over our 10-year history, we have made incredible progress organizing teachers to take action to uplift their students and profession. Through E4E, tens of thousands of educators have signed on to a common vision for elevating the teaching profession and improving student outcomes; thousands of teacher members have successfully advocated for and won equity and excellence focused policy changes in their local communities; and hundreds have trained for and taken on positions of elected and appointed leadership in their schools, districts, and unions. 

In the coming year, E4E’s programming must build on this momentum while pivoting to meet the moment of dramatic crisis facing our students and teachers. We will be guided by the urgent goal of shaping policy solutions to help students, particularly low-income students and students of color, recover from a year of interrupted and unfinished learning, health and social emotional crises, and unrelenting racial trauma. We will do this by organizing and uplifting the collective voices of anti-racist, progressive educators, recognizing they have also faced significant personal and professional challenges to overcome. We know that our work is more urgent and important than ever during this unprecedented moment in our nation's education history, and as a result we are making strategic investments in our leadership team, infrastructure, and program model to continue to accelerate our efficacy and impact.

Educators for Excellence’s Growth Team is seeking a Regional Development Manager to manage execution of all aspects of the organization’s donor portfolio in a particular region. The Manager will also contribute to evolving the team’s culture, systems, and workflows to meet the needs of this unique and unprecedented moment.

With chapters currently operating in Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Boston, and Minnesota, E4E’s organizing culture is grounded in our passion for impacting educational systems and revolves around an innovative, roll-up-your-sleeves spirit backed by a shared commitment to continuous professional growth.

Scope: What is the nature of the role?

The Regional Development Manager will work in close partnership with our chapter leaders to fundraise for designated regions and support efforts across the development team. Key responsibilities for the Manager will include:

Portfolio Management:

In close partnership with the development & growth team leadership and local Executive Directors in Chicago and Minnesota, contribute to the vision-setting, design, and implementation of strategy for applicable chapter donor portfolio stewardship and growth.

Own the execution of portfolio activities, including:

  • Collaborate with development leadership and chapter leaders to develop high-level cultivation plans to meet ambitious fundraising goals for each partner.
  • Support chapter leaders in front-line fundraising activities by preparing meeting materials, donor research, and ghostwriting correspondence.
  • Track, manage, and prioritize donor stewardship activities.
  • Strategize, write, and edit high-quality grant proposals and reports.
  • Develop and execute consistent communication touchpoints with partners.
  • Consistently identify, research, and qualify new prospects for the portfolio.
  • Manage all administrative tasks related to the portfolio, including data entry, grant agreement review, cash collection, and financial and other compliance activities.
  • Coordinate site visits and special events, as needed.

Build strong relationships across designated chapters and national teams to support the execution of portfolio fundraising activities; work closely with organizer specialists as identified to advance fundraising activities and cross-functional collaboration. 

Keep abreast of local content, context, and philanthropic trends and contribute to team and portfolio decision-making.

Staff Management and Development:

  • Set and model high standards of performance and individual outputs as a team leader.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a diverse, inclusive, solutions-oriented, high-trust team and organizational culture.
  • Facilitate learning sessions on chapter fundraising efforts and other relevant projects as needed within the Growth team, across the development cohort, in Town Halls, and with additional staff. 
  • Lead and project manage various initiatives that will support fundraising efforts across #onedevteam cohort 

Cultural leadership: As a member of the Growth team, the Manager will be a champion of E4E’s Core Values [1] and Commitment to Anti-Racism [2]. This staff member actively embodies anti-racist practices in all aspects of their work, and pushes the organization and their colleagues to continue to grow and improve within these values by modeling a strong and inclusive culture for their team and the streams of work they manage. The Manager will support a team culture where all people can thrive, grow, and develop in order to further the mission of E4E. 

  1. https://e4e.org/about-us/our-purpose
  2. https://e4e.org/about-us/our-commitment-anti-racism

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