Development Director

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Post Date: Mar 03, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Open til filled
Salary: $145,000 - $165,000 DOE
Location: US - Washington - Seattle
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CareerWork$ connects young adults from low-income communities to employers in banking and healthcare industries to create access to lasting careers that help participants, communities, and employers succeed.

CareerWork$, seeks a strategic development leader who is passionate about economic mobility and has an authentic understanding of the power and rewards of jobs and career advancement for people facing barriers to employment. CareerWork$ recognizes the tremendous potential that exists when business and social impact sectors align to address a shared need, with partnership-building capabilities and institutional development experience to connect the dots – people, organizations and programs – in breakthrough programs.

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the President, the development director will hold a new position in the organization, and have the opportunity to build the development function by leveraging the $5.5M raised in the first five years of operation from external funders to raise the next $10M by the end of 2024

Key priorities in the first 18 months include:
•        Play the primary leadership role in researching, networking, identifying, building relationships, and, in collaboration with the President as necessary, securing the next tranche of $3M of funding to sustain and expand CareerWork$ programming.
•        A collaborative and relationship-oriented leadership style
•        An enterprising and resourceful approach to the job, recognizing that with a small team, CareerWork$ needs to prioritize the opportunities with the highest potential return on investment to continue its expansion into new markets.

Job Requirements
•        Valid driver’s license.
•        Ability to travel as needed, including periodic travel to Seattle for team meetings.
•        Must reside in a US city where CareerWorks$ has a program or expansion plans.
•        Must be able to pass criminal background check.

10 years of experience
•        Knowledge of philanthropic strategies in the workforce development and job training fields.
•        Outstanding communication skills
•        Adept at moving from macro-level strategic thinking to micro-level tactical execution.   
•        A track record of working “out in the community”
•        Experience working with a family foundation and/or high net worth individuals.
•        Excellent computer skills.
•        Bachelor's degree preferred.

Benefits include 5 weeks of paid time off annually, SIMPLE IRA plan, healthcare, dental and vision.

Application Process
To apply, interested candidates should e-mail their cover letter and resume to:

CareerWork$ is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way.

Contact Details

Country: United States