COMPANY SUMMARY: Junior Achievement: Empowering young people to own their economic success®
Junior Achievement of Idaho’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement reaches almost 12,000 students annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses and develop readiness for careers or college. Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school so they are empowered to own their economic success. Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure and talent. Junior Achievement of Idaho offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.
POSITION CONCEPT: The Development Manager is a critical member of the Development team of Junior Achievement of Idaho in meeting annual funding goals with an emphasis on grant proposal writing and management and stewardship of donors.
- Responsible for fundraising through operating gifts from companies, individuals, grants from private foundations, and events.
- Collaborates with the President of JA of Idaho to identify prospective donors with an emphasis on foundations and corporations that provide grant funding. Conducts extensive research about prospects and helps to prioritize grant opportunities.
- Creates winning fund development strategies related to grant funding, develops proposals for submission, coordinates and maintains grant proposal templates, prepares and stewards prospect portfolios, and ensures timely reports to funders.
- Develops and/or manages the information systems which tracks prospects, solicitors, and funding history. Assures that all data remain up to date and correct. Invoices and collects pledges in a timely manner, prepares accurate and timely reports to JA of Idaho leadership.
- Organizes and maintains an annual calendar of grant process steps including, but not limited to, regular grant submission timelines for former donors, key dates and deadlines of grants in the funding pipeline, and steps to follow up on proposals.
- Assists the President in preparation for other proposals to funders as needed.
- Manages the ongoing components of a stewardship program with primary focus on stewardship of donors including, but not limited to, communicating with donors as needed to keep donors informed, organizes and manages donor recognition initiatives, assures that all members of the JA team and Board have information related to donors that encourages enhanced engagement.
- Extracts, analyzes, and creates a plan for the appropriate use of information from the development donor database and other records to improve results of solicitation efforts.
- Assists with the preparation of the income and expense budget and cash flow projections, including the tracking of revenues, expenses, and budget adjustments.
- Other projects as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus minimum 2 to 5 years of progressive work experience in stewardship, fund development, business administration, customer service, or other closely related area.
- Field experience in business development and relationship building.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Superior project management skills.
- Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and within functional and cross-functional groups under strict deadlines on multiple projects.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, fast paced environment managing multiple tasks and accommodating varying schedules of investors and supporters.
- Demonstrated proficiency in using fundraising and supportive technology (CRM, wealth screening tools, social media, Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift, or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 pounds), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.
FULL TIME SALARIED POSITION - $45,000 to $55,000/year
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
Junior Achievement of Idaho
4800 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, ID 83706