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Director of External Relations, New York


Emploi publié(e) par Citizen Schools

Publié le : 23 juil. 2014

Description du poste


All children deserve the opportunity to discover and achieve their dreams.Citizen Schools makes this possible for thousands of high-need middle school students nationwide through partnerships with public districts that extend the school day and introduce volunteer and paid adults to increase hands-on learning opportunities. It's an evidence-based model, in operation at 31 schools in seven states, that consistently accelerates the rate of student learning, reduces absenteeism, leads to more students reaching grade-level proficiency, and prepares students for college and beyond. You can review our results athttp://bit.ly/CSresults13 or see the our impact first hand through thestory of one of our students.

We are on a mission to reimagine the learning day, and with partners likeBank of America,Google,Cognizant,andFidelity,we are getting closer to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps every day.

As Director of External Relations, you will:

Drive business development for Citizen Schools New York, bringing in new corporate partnerships and serving as the primary steward of our most important donor relationships. You will take on a tremendous opportunity as a relentlessly goal-oriented, ambitious networker who never turns down an opportunity to "get to yes" with growth potential as the organization expands.

You will also take on a newly developed role that will require an independent spirit and a passion for external engagement. Reporting to the Managing Director, External Relations, you will contribute to the ambitious growth goals of CSNY as we move to serve over 1,500 students in the 2014 - 2015 school year. This will require unprecedented support from our most committed corporate partners and major donors, and you will be a critical player in achieving this goal.


Corporate Partnerships (75%)

  • Serve as primary relationship manager for existing long-term corporate partners.
  • Expand CSNY's corporate partnership (funding and volunteerism) portfolio through new business development.
  • Partner with Director, Civic Engagement to ensure an outstanding volunteer experience for corporate volunteers.
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for Citizen Schools New York, pitching opportunities to give both time and money to support our program.

Individual Donors & Major Gifts (25%)

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive individual giving strategy focused on high net worth individuals giving at the $10k+ level.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with high net worth individuals working within existing institutional partnerships.


Approach to work:

  • Presence - poise under pressure, confidence, and decisiveness
  • Trust - perceived as a credible and reliable source of information, advice, and support for partnerships
  • Growth Mindset - embraces challenges and setbacks as the fuel for learning and development
  • Excellence - detail-oriented, relentlessly results-oriented, and always looking for the next opportunity
  • Communication - communicates clearly and effectively and listens to confirm understanding
  • Strategy - creates and implements clear, effective strategies that connect to ambitious personal, team, and organizational goals
  • Network Building - nurtures strong interpersonal relationships within a broad personal and professional network in New York City

Experience and other requirements:

  • Fundamental belief in the ability of all children to succeed in school and in life, on an absolute scale
  • At least 5 years of direct experience in fundraising, relationship management, and/or prospect development
  • Commitment to our expanded learning time model and keen desire to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, data-driven organization
  • Ability to model Citizen Schools' core values: Pride, Joy, Respect, Courage, Teamwork, Perseverance, and Vision
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings as necessary

What we offer:

  • Full benefits package, including competitive salary, 403(b), generous paid time off, and professional development funds
  • Access to an existing successful network of education and development professionals in New York and throughout the Citizen Schools community
  • An exceptionally accomplished and motivated Board of Advisors (senior board) as well as a highly engaged Board of Advocates (junior board) comprised of talented professionals from throughout New York City
  • Ongoing support and professional development with a strengths-based, goal-oriented approach

To Apply:

Please use the application button on this page to submit your resume and cover letter. If you have questions before applying, please reach out directly to Daniel Seifert (danielseifert@citizenschools.org).

Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and we warmly welcome applications from all individuals with the talent and drive to close the opportunity gap. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, race, color, religion, sexual identity or orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. If you are among the first generation in your family to earn a college degree, we would particularly encourage you to apply.

Comment postuler

Please apply online using the link below. If you have questions before applying, please contact Dan Seifert, Director of HQ Recruitment, using danielseifert@citizenschools.org

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120 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10005, US


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