College For Social Innovation - Manager of Development & Special Initiatives
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager of Development & Special Initiatives will work closely with the CEO to ensure the organization archives its philanthropic goals and will work with the CEO, Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders to advance several strategic initiatives each year. The Manager of Development & Special Initiatives will also work closely with the CEO and Leadership Team in preparing for three full-length (half day or more) board meetings each year and occasional shorter board or committee meetings. Preparation for board meetings (as well as pursuing funding opportunities) will include research and preparation of data-driven presentations, updates to the organization’s strategic plan, and due diligence related to potential new organizational initiatives.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in building their organizational development and leadership skills while contributing to a fast-growing organization trying to cultivate a more equitable, inclusive, and effective culture while advancing its mission of “educating and inspiring the next generation of problem solvers.”
Philanthropy (40% - 50% time):
- Support CEO in meeting or exceeding all philanthropy goals (~$1.3 million in FY23);
- Lead efforts (with guidance from the CEO and an experienced philanthropic consultant) to write grants, complete reports, and to support a small number of high-impact cultivation events;
- Research new and existing funders and maintain relations with philanthropic advisers;
- Organize cultivation materials, coordinate funding meetings, gatherings, and site visits, etc.
Other Strategic Projects & New Initiatives (30% - 40% time):
- Support CEO in doing the research to inform blogs, articles, and speeches/panel presentations that share the CFSI story and data in compelling ways
- Help explore various CFSI new initiatives, which could include: ○ Semester for Impact expansion sites
- Development of mentor and/or college partner learning communities; ○ Further development of a CFSI alumni community;
- Exploration of a CFSI grad school initiative;
- Other necessary tasks as assigned and discussed, if capacity exists and/or priorities are reconsidered.
- Lead or co-lead strategic initiatives based on interests and organizational needs.
Board Meeting Prep and Board and Advisory Board Support (15% time):
- Lead on preparation of ~100 page board book before each of three annual meetings;
- Lead updates to organizational priority dashboard and other summaries of organizational performance regularly reviewed by the board and Leadership Team;
- Support communication with current and prospective board members and advisory board members;
Administrative Support (5% time on average):
- Provide assistance (technology questions, reimbursements, etc.) to the CEO
QUALIFICATIONS & MINDSET
- 3+ years of professional experience, ideally including 2+ years of development or sales experience;
- Outstanding writing and research skills;
- Proficiency in collecting and reviewing data, building and updating excel spreadsheets, and building data-based presentations using PowerPoint and other platforms;
- Strong communication skills and a proven ability to build partnerships and relationships with institutions and individuals, including high net worth individuals;
- Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; Eagerness to work towards closing the opportunity gap and recruiting a pipeline of students from all backgrounds
- An ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and can interrelate and operate effectively with colleagues in a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
- Embodiment of CFSI’s core values: community, collaboration, innovation, wellbeing, equity, growth mindset, and transparency.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
- Salary commensurate with experience; likely $50,000 - $60,000; ● Medical benefits with 80% covered by CFSI and 20% covered by the employee; BCBS Dental plan 50% covered by CFSI; Vision Plan; Flexible Savings Account;
- Commuting Reimbursements (up to $45/month);
- Telecommunications reimbursement (up to $100/month);
- 21 vacation/personal days plus 13 organizational holiday days per year; office closure the week between Christmas and New Year;
- Access to regular and ongoing feedback and professional development opportunities internally and ability to leverage organizational resources to seek additional development opportunities externally.
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About College for Social Innovation
College for Social Innovation (CFSI) brings together colleges and social sector organizations to create fully-credited experiential learning opportunities that are meaningful, accessible, and life-changing. Our college students, referred to as Social Innovation Fellows, build skills, and a professional network that helps to position them to become the next generation of problem solvers for humanity’s tough challenges. Students are placed in a semester-long internship (400 hours) and also take
skill-building and reflection classes twice a week as part of a diverse “Semester in the City” cohort.
College for Social Innovation recently completed its 13th semester of its Semester in the City program, having grown from a pilot cohort of 14 students in Fall 2016 to 47 students from 11 colleges and universities in Spring 2023. Overall we have enrolled 500+ students from 13 colleges and achieved strong initial results. We are now adding additional college partners and are looking to further build an innovative and unique educational experience that can add value for students and their home colleges while building a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for the social sector.
In the next four years, we look to create a nationally recognized curriculum and instructional delivery model that generates strong results while growing to serve 200+ students per year and piloting growth beyond Boston. Ultimately, we aim to build a movement to make it common for millions of college students -- representing the full diversity of the nation -- to gain access to careers in the fast-growing social sector.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
College for Social Innovation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. National Service Alumni (i.e. Military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.
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College For Social Innovation - Manager of Development & Special Initiatives
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