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Vice President of Development, Mississippi

Company: ACE Scholarships
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Vice President of Development, Mississippi About ACE Scholarships ACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2000 in Denver, Colorado, to provide low-income children with equal access to quality K-12 private schools through partial scholarship support. Over the past 22 years, ACE has provided more than 50,000 scholarships worth over $138 million. This school year, ACE is serving approximately 10,500 children in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, and is actively pursuing other expansion opportunities with the support of a national funding partner. For more information visit the ACE website at Our Mission is to provide children of lower-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12 and to advocate for expanded school choice. Our Vision: That every child has equal access to a quality education. Our Guiding Principles and Convictions: 1) The American public education system is flawed 2) Free enterprise and democracy work 3) Parents know the best education environment for their kids 4) Private schools offer great value and have open seats 5) All people are created equal and deserve an equal chance to pursue the American Dream Position Overview ACE seeks a highly qualified individual as its Vice President of Development to help oversee the operations and fundraising activities in Mississippi. With support from the ACE National office and guidance from the Chief Development Officer, the Vice President of Development will develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan to raise significant funding from philanthropists in Mississippi and to ensure the long-term success and growth of the ACE program. Primary Job duties and responsibilities 1. Work with ACE National Office to fulfill the organization's mission.

  • Execute the long-term strategic and day-to-day activities of ACE Mississippi.
  • Responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the organization's mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating in an effective, timely, and accurate manner all information necessary for the National Office to make informed decisions. 2. Raise resources to advance the financial health of the Mississippi operation and to meet its growth objectives year over year.
    • Lead donor engagement activities, including identification of individuals, foundations, and corporate prospects, and cultivation of the Mississippi Advisory Board comprised of top business leaders and philanthropists in the community.
    • Implementing key fundraising events and strategies to raise resources.
    • Present to individuals and groups of philanthropists to solicit funds for ACE's mission.
    • Responsible for prudent fiscal management that operates within an approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the operation in a positive financial position.
    • Work within a metrics-driven environment to achieve realistic and quantifiable goals based on mutually agreed upon target gifts and document donor contacts through ACE's established prospect management system. 3. Work with CEO and National Staff to ensure that the ACE mission is fulfilled through strategic planning and community outreach.
      • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the ACE can successfully fulfill its mission.
      • Responsible for the enhancement of ACE's image by being active and visible in the community, particularly high net-worth events, and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
      • Support the program team in building long-term partnerships with local schools and relationships with ACE scholars and their families.
      • Guide ACE in responding to emerging issues related to public policy and public relations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • An unwavering belief in the mission of ACE Scholarships
        • Transparent and high-integrity leadership
        • Solid, self-management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
        • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and task facilitation
        • Ability to convey a vision of ACE's strategic future to staff, volunteers, and donors
        • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations
        • Skills to collaborate with and motivate donors and other volunteers
        • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
        • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
        • Strong communication skills (written and oral), an excellent professional appearance and presentation, and public speaking experience
        • Self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills
        • Ability to work independently as a leader in the community
        • Experience and success with engaging high-net-worth individuals, major foundations, and corporations
        • Ability to set priorities and achieve goals
        • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage simultaneous priorities under pressure
        • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters
        • Strong analytical and decision-making skills, along with tact and diplomacy Desirable Attributes
          • Knowledge of K-12 education policy and reform efforts, including the private school sector is a plus
          • A personal network of contacts, potential donor pools, and knowledge of the local business community Minimum Requirements
            • Bachelor's Degree
            • Seven or more years of significant nonprofit fundraising, sales, or business development experience, and experience working toward an annual revenue goal
            • Knowledge and passion for school choice, education reform, and serving the underserved
            • Willingness and ability to travel, both in and out of state as needed
              Location and Reporting
              • The position will be based in Mississippi, in a remote, work-from-home office
              • Reports to the Chief Development Officer

                Competitive salary ($85,000 - $120,000) and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k), with corporate match; plus other benefits. FLSA Status
                Exempt Division
                ACE Mississippi
                Development Please submit your resume and cover letter. We look forward to reviewing applications. ACE Scholarships is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: We do not discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical, or mental disability, marital status, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by applicable nondiscrimination law. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on related job factors. PI203633656

Keywords: ACE Scholarships, Gulf Port , Vice President of Development, Mississippi, Executive , Gulfport, Mississippi

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