Heterodox Academy (HxA) is seeking a development manager to oversee its fundraising efforts and to help execute a three-year strategic development plan. This position is new and will work closely with the leadership team to advance its mission to improve the quality of research and education in universities by increasing open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The development manager is primarily responsible for implementing positive donor recognition, cultivation, and solicitation strategies. The development manager will execute day-to-day tasks are being to meet fundraising objectives, including managing up to senior leaders and board members regarding major gifts, planning virtual and in-person events, overseeing and maintaining database, and executing essential donor communications. Through personal communication with donors (phone calls, written notes, remote and in-person meetings), the development manager will establish a strong rapport to bring donors into closer relationship with HxA’s mission.
Importantly, the development manager must be a positive advocate for HxA and be able to inspire others to support its mission. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong work ethic, as well as a sincere desire for positively impacting higher education. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a service-oriented demeanor and will be motivated by building stewardship structures, building and improving systems and processes, and collaborating with others.
The development manager will need to embody the core values of HxA that include:
This position is full-time, remote, and reports directly to the executive director. Salary is commensurate with experience and provides a full-benefits package that includes retirement plan matching, strong health insurance, and support for ongoing professional development.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
HxA is an NYC-based non-partisan, non-profit collaborative of over 4,000 professors, administrators, and graduate students committed to enhancing the quality and impact of research—and improving education—by promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in institutions of higher learning.
HxA aspires to create college classrooms and campuses that welcome diverse people with diverse viewpoints and that equip learners with the habits of heart and mind to engage that diversity in open inquiry and constructive disagreement. HxA sees an academy eager to welcome professors, students, and
speakers who approach problems and questions from different points of view, explicitly valuing the role such diversity plays in advancing the pursuit of knowledge, discovery, growth, and innovation.
HxA works to increase public awareness to elevate the importance of these issues on campus; develop tools that professors, administrators, and others can deploy to assess and then improve their campus and disciplinary cultures; celebrate institutions that make progress on these matters; and cultivate communities of practice among teachers, researchers, and administrators.
Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
5+ years of relevant fundraising and nonprofit experience is required, and candidates must:
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