Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

The IPS Education Foundation is actively seeking a qualified professional to serve as its next Executive Director.

See the position details below to complete your application.

Position Title: Executive Director
Reports To: Board of Directors of the Foundation
Classification: Full-Time; Exempt; Salaried; (Not an IPS District Employee)

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Responsible for the planning, direction, development, administration, supervision and implementation of a comprehensive internal and external strategic plan that will successfully fund the foundation for the enrichment of education opportunities for students throughout Indianapolis Public Schools.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Background:
Five to seven years of related experience and/or training in fundraising/planning and/or foundation management or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor’s degree required.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • History of meeting or exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Ability to work with business, community and public entities.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with Boards and coordinate with volunteers.
  • Experience in communications and marketing, including social media.
  • Knowledge of public education or school district organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Implement a strategic plan which includes strong fundraising goals.
  • Assist in recruiting and developing a strong Board of Directors.
  • Manage the organization, fund development, public relations and communications and strategic/tactical planning.
  • Develop and cultivate strong community relationships to facilitate public awareness and encourage support from the community.
  • Direct marketing programs and events to motivate and solicit individual and corporate Foundation donations.
  • Coordinate, cultivate and maintain a working relationship with Indianapolis Public Schools to accomplish the Foundation’s mission and objectives.
  • Coordinate and oversee major events with the purpose of increasing giving.
  • Oversee the administrative tasks required to carry out the Foundation’s mission and objectives.
  • Coordinate with the Board of Directors in the following activities: development of annual Foundation goals, action plans and budgets; planning and execution of fundraising activities; communication and relationship building with the community, donors, potential donors, and district employees at the administration and campus level.
  • Direct the creation and content of marketing materials including brochures, annual report, newsletter, website, and social media pages.
  • Manage small support staff
  • Manage outside vendors/partners relationships such as accounting and investment firms.
  • Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned by the Foundation Board.

APPLY:
Submit your cover letter, three references, and resume, including salary history, in a Word or PDF format to:  lfeeney3446@gmail.com by the end of business on July 25, 2014.  Please reference “IPSEF Executive Director” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.