Senior Director of Regional Development


Position: Senior Director of Regional Development
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Status: Full Time; Exempt
Location: Headquarters in Brookline, MA
Start date: March 2017

Position Description

Facing History and Ourselves imagines a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice. In this world, every student learns how to respect others, stand up to injustice, and resist all forms of bullying and stereotyping. And students become citizens who value civility, recognize the dangers of indifference, and know that their voices matter.

This is where Facing History and Ourselves makes a difference. Facing History teaches students to make informed, ethical decisions and sparks their desire to look beyond themselves and participate in the broader world.

With a comprehensive five-year strategic plan and organizational vision in place to quadruple the number of teachers in our network from 50,000 to nearly 200,000, Facing History is preparing to launch the most significant fundraising effort in the organization's 40-year history. Therefore, the organization is recruiting several key senior members of the Development team that will achieve the required revenue targets and build a world-class fundraising organization.

The Senior Director of Regional Development, reporting to the Chief Development Officer, will oversee and manage the lead Development professional in each of Facing History’s nine regions. This key member of the Facing History senior Development team will support on regional goal setting, implementation of best practices, the professional development of all front-line Development staff, volunteer management and recruitment, prospect cultivation and strategy, and pipeline management / development. In the coming years, this position will help to build and adopt new giving programs, develop a culture of analytical thinking and prospect research into our development practices, and build a community of practitioners that will carry the organization’s fundraising program forward.

We are seeking a seasoned fundraising professional who is passionate about Facing History's mission and mentoring an emerging fundraising organization. Desirable candidates will have 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in major gifts, campaigns, staff management, and volunteer management. Experience in corporate fundraising, foundation relations, and an understanding of education-focused philanthropy is preferred as well.

Essential Skills/Qualities:
Demonstrate skills in strategic advancement

Strong analytical and problem solving skills accompanied with exemplary leadership skills

Familiarity with CRM databases (Salesforce preferred)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

A fun, engaging personality

A passion for helping staff realize their potential

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Applications ONLY accepted online at careers.facinghistory.org. Job posted until filled.






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