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Development Associate - Prodeo Academy

Posted on 2022-01-13 3:16:39 PM

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Position Title: Development Associate .25 - .5 FTE Location: Remote / St. Paul Network Office Reports to: Director of Advancement ABOUT PRODEO Prodeo Academy, a network of public charter schools serving the Twin Cities metro area. We are a meaningful education solution closing the opportunity gap through data-driven instruction in a culture based on five core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, and Engagement. Shared expectations around these values enhance the opportunity for our scholars to reach their full potential. We are looking for team members committed to helping our scholars access greater opportunities, achieve future success, and contribute to the vitality of our community. WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR We are looking for a strategic thinker and collaborative leader who provides administrative support to the Advancement Director, Grant Writer, and Co-Founder working to advance Prodeo Academy&#8217;s mission by ensuring sustainable funding for the organization&#8217;s work. The Development Associate will ensure that the administrative processes which support the fundraising effort run efficiently. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is energized by challenging work and is committed to translating their professional skills in operation and/or advancement to Prodeo Academy&#8217;s mission to close the opportunity gap for kids. WHAT YOU WILL DO General Administrative & Database Support * Enter gifts twice per week and create and circulate gift reports on a timeline determined with the Advancement Director * Create new constituent records * Enter reports of calls, contacts, and new contact information into the DonorPerfect database * Ensure data integrity through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts in DonorPerfect, which currently has approximately 900 records * Coordinate the production and distribution of recurring appeals and stewardship materials * Assist with the writing and editing of appeals, acknowledgments, donor news, reports, and proposals * &#65279;Communicate with donors by email, phone, and mail to support cultivation and stewardship * Schedule and confirm donor meetings * Other duties that support the work of the Advancement Department and Board, as assigned Prospect Research * Research prospective donors to identify likely funding sources, including: * Identify existing donors with greater capacity * Research new contacts made by staff and board members; * Identify high-profile individuals as potential donors or ambassadors * Assist with researching corporations and foundations whose funding priorities match Prodeo&#8217;s goals. Events Support * Provide organization and support for events, such as donor engagement events or 8th Grade promotion, from start to finish, including: * Assist as needed in running database reports for event invitation lists * Research giving information for potential event attendees * Track RSVPs and assist with follow-up calls to invitees * Confirm details with venues/hosts and handle other basic logistics SKILLS&#8204; &#8204; * Demonstrated&#8204; &#8204;flexibility&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;experience&#8204; &#8204;in&#8204; &#8204;effectively&#8204; &#8204;solving&#8204; &#8204;challenging&#8204; &#8204;problems&#8204; &#8204;through&#8204; &#8204;a&#8204; &#8204;positive and &#8204;collaborative&#8204; &#8204;approach&#8204; &#8204; * Expert-level&#8204; &#8204;written&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;oral&#8204; &#8204;communication&#8204; &#8204;skills&#8204; &#8204; * Strong&#8204; &#8204;interpersonal&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;team-building &#8204;skills&#8204; &#8204; * Excellent&#8204; &#8204;organization&#8204; &#8204;skills&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;consistency&#8204; &#8204;in&#8204; &#8204;meeting&#8204; &#8204;deadlines&#8204; &#8204; * Demonstrated&#8204; &#8204;initiative&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;skills&#8204; &#8204;in&#8204; &#8204;the&#8204; &#8204;following&#8204; &#8204;areas:&#8204; mission advancement, &#8204;relationship&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;community&#8204; &#8204;building,&#8204; &#8204;communication,&#8204; creativity,&#8204; &#8204;problem-solving,&#8204; &#8204;decision-making&#8204;, &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;time&#8204; &#8204;management&#8204; &#8204; * Entrepreneurial&#8204; &#8204;outlook&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;commitment&#8204; &#8204;to&#8204; &#8204;Prodeo&#8204; &#8204;Academy&#8217;s&#8204; &#8204;mission&#8204; &#8204; &#8204; QUALIFICATIONS&#8204; &#8204; * A minimum of two years administrative experience supporting a Development Office; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complete projects * Proficiency in MS Office and fundraising databases * Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and spoken) * Strong attention to detail * Discretion and confidentiality with respect to donor records * Ability to work independently, solve problems and actively seek assistance when needed COMPENSATION&#8204; &#8204; This position is part-time and can be done remotely. Hours per week and compensation will depend on experience and efficiency. Salary&#8204; &#8204;for&#8204; &#8204;this&#8204; &#8204;position&#8204; &#8204;is&#8204; &#8204;competitive&#8204; &#8204;and&#8204; &#8204;commensurate&#8204; &#8204;with&#8204; &#8204;experience. Prodeo Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Apply today through Prodeo Academy's employment website<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprodeo-academy.breezy.hr%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C1cf46c19c5924b3e4f2308d9d6d9fb91%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637777053987431926%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=lAjgjna%2FJKMeLj%2FKqkR4I92VyUa%2BFrRihuFc%2BBDnSGA%3D&reserved=0>. Prodeo Academy 4141 University Avenue NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421 www.ProdeoAcademy.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.prodeoacademy.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C1cf46c19c5924b3e4f2308d9d6d9fb91%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637777053987431926%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=DNRCQefruEfDdb%2F4t6kvN42uD6Lec2PZ04e6zL%2B%2FXb4%3D&reserved=0>

Position Title: Development Associate .25 - .5 FTE

Location: Remote / St. Paul Network Office

Reports to: Director of Advancement

ABOUT PRODEO

Prodeo Academy, a network of public charter schools serving the Twin Cities metro area. We are a meaningful education solution closing the opportunity gap through data-driven instruction in a culture based on five core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, and Engagement. Shared expectations around these values enhance the opportunity for our scholars to reach their full potential. We are looking for team members committed to helping our scholars access greater opportunities, achieve future success, and contribute to the vitality of our community.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a strategic thinker and collaborative leader who provides administrative support to the Advancement Director, Grant Writer, and Co-Founder working to advance Prodeo Academy’s mission by ensuring sustainable funding for the organization’s work. The Development Associate will ensure that the administrative processes which support the fundraising effort run efficiently. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is energized by challenging work and is committed to translating their professional skills in operation and/or advancement to Prodeo Academy’s mission to close the opportunity gap for kids.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

General Administrative & Database Support

  • Enter gifts twice per week and create and circulate gift reports on a timeline determined with the Advancement Director
  • Create new constituent records
  • Enter reports of calls, contacts, and new contact information into the DonorPerfect database
  • Ensure data integrity through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts in DonorPerfect, which currently has approximately 900 records
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of recurring appeals and stewardship materials
  • Assist with the writing and editing of appeals, acknowledgments, donor news, reports, and proposals
    • Communicate with donors by email, phone, and mail to support cultivation and stewardship

    • Schedule and confirm donor meetings

    • Other duties that support the work of the Advancement Department and Board, as assigned 

    Prospect Research

    • Research prospective donors to identify likely funding sources, including:
      • Identify existing donors with greater capacity
      • Research new contacts made by staff and board members;
      • Identify high-profile individuals as potential donors or ambassadors
      • Assist with researching corporations and foundations whose funding priorities match Prodeo’s goals.

    Events Support

    • Provide organization and support for events, such as donor engagement events or 8th Grade promotion, from start to finish, including:
      • Assist as needed in running database reports for event invitation lists
      • Research giving information for potential event attendees
      • Track RSVPs and assist with follow-up calls to invitees
      • Confirm details with venues/hosts and handle other basic logistics

    SKILLS‌ ‌

    • Demonstrated‌ ‌flexibility‌ ‌and‌ ‌experience‌ ‌in‌ ‌effectively‌ ‌solving‌ ‌challenging‌ ‌problems‌ ‌through‌ ‌a‌ ‌positive and ‌collaborative‌ ‌approach‌ ‌
    • Expert-level‌ ‌written‌ ‌and‌ ‌oral‌ ‌communication‌ ‌skills‌ ‌
    • Strong‌ ‌interpersonal‌ ‌and‌ ‌team-building ‌skills‌ ‌
    • Excellent‌ ‌organization‌ ‌skills‌ ‌and‌ ‌consistency‌ ‌in‌ ‌meeting‌ ‌deadlines‌ ‌
    • Demonstrated‌ ‌initiative‌ ‌and‌ ‌skills‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌areas:‌ mission advancement, ‌relationship‌ ‌and‌ ‌community‌ ‌building,‌ ‌communication,‌ creativity,‌ ‌problem-solving,‌ ‌decision-making‌, ‌and‌ ‌time‌ ‌management‌ ‌
    • Entrepreneurial‌ ‌outlook‌ ‌and‌ ‌commitment‌ ‌to‌ ‌Prodeo‌ ‌Academy’s‌ ‌mission‌ ‌ ‌

    QUALIFICATIONS‌ ‌

    • A minimum of two years administrative experience supporting a Development Office;
      Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complete projects
    • Proficiency in MS Office and fundraising databases
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and spoken)
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Discretion and confidentiality with respect to donor records
    • Ability to work independently, solve problems and actively seek assistance when needed

    COMPENSATION‌ ‌

    This position is part-time and can be done remotely. Hours per week and compensation will depend on experience and efficiency. Salary‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌position‌ ‌is‌ ‌competitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌commensurate‌ ‌with‌ ‌experience.

    Prodeo Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

    Apply today through Prodeo Academy's employment website.


    Prodeo Academy
    4141 University Avenue NE
    Columbia Heights, MN 55421
    www.ProdeoAcademy.org