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Help spread the word about a great opportunity with KIPP Academy Lynn - Director of Development

From: user 8.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1:45 PM

Location: Lynn, MA


Organizational Overview:

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a network of 82 college-preparatory charter schools serving more than 20,000 students in under-resourced communities throughout the United States.  KIPP schools have been widely recognized for creating a new and exciting paradigm in public education, putting low income and minority students on the path to college.  KIPP’s vision is that, one day, all public schools will foster an environment where students will develop the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to maximize their potential in high school, college, and the world beyond.  


KIPP Academy Lynn (KAL) is a charter middle school serving the culturally diverse urban population of Lynn, MA (10 miles North of Boston).  Offering an academically rigorous program in grades 5 through 8 that emphasizes being the best and going to college, KAL sets a code of high expectations, strict discipline, and exceptional behavior for its students.  Standardized test scores reveal that KIPPsters overcome their initial academic deficits to become the top performers among all schools in Massachusetts with similar demographics and they score in the top 10% of the entire state in both math and ELA by the end of 8th grade.


To meet the needs of Lynn’s large and growing population of underserved students for high-quality college-preparatory education, KIPP Lynn plans to add a high school in 2011-2012. When fully enrolled, KAL middle and high schools will serve 850 students in grades 5-12.


KIPP’s "No Shortcuts, No Excuses" approach informs all that we do at KIPP Academy Lynn, and we seek candidates with an ethic of excellence and positive energy.


Position Overview:

KIPP Academy Lynn is seeking a strategic and passionate Director of Development to drive all fundraising efforts needed to reach aggressive growth and expansion plans.  Reporting directly to the school founder and Principal and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Director of Development will develop and execute against a strategic and diversified development plan, creating, building upon and securing significant relationships with high potential donors and stakeholders.  Bringing a strong alignment with the mission and values of KAL, the Director of Development will thrive in an entrepreneurial and outcome-driven environment, be flexible to changing needs and contribute strategically to the overall mission.




·         Develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative fundraising plan including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship development for short and long term fundraising campaigns

·         Oversee the development and execution of a long term capital campaign to support the expansion of KAL

·         Evaluate the marketing and communications efforts and oversee the development of high-quality, effective and consistent branding materials

·         Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with existing and prospective corporate, foundation, and individual funding sources

·         Oversee the preparation of the high-quality proposals, grants, reports, mailings, and acknowledgements required to support ongoing fundraising activities

·         Oversee a donor relations/fundraising data system that ensures appropriate and timely coding and acknowledgement of donors and reporting for all stakeholders

·         Build a manage a high functioning development department; provide engaging professional development opportunities for all direct reports



·         At least five years of fundraising experience, including significant success with major gifts, corporations, foundations and government sources; Capital campaign experience is preferred

·         Experience working with nonprofit and/or educational organizations and holding fiscal responsibilities; proven track record of maintaining fiscal integrity and budget compliance

·         Comprehensive experience tracking projections and producing reports utilizing Microsoft Excel and/or a sophisticated fundraising database

·         Experience building and managing a high functioning development department

·         Strategic and analytical combined with a flexible and entrepreneurial spirit; ability to adapt to the quickly changing needs and priorities of KIPP Academy Lynn

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences

·         Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of KIPP Academy Lynn; comfort and willingness to actively participate in the school community

·         Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required; Masters degree preferred



To Apply:  Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format and addressed to Josh Zoia, at .  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


About Commongood Careers:  KIPP Academy Lynn has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Director of Development.  Commongood Careers is a nonprofit search service that connects talented individuals to organizations that are dedicated to creating positive social change. Founded and staffed by nonprofit professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged services to jobseekers and organizations throughout the hiring process, as well as access to a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit careers.  Learn more about nonprofit jobs at Commongood Careers.



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