The Great Hearts Foundation seeks a Director of Development Operations (DDO) to join its senior leadership development team. The Director will play an integral role in leading and building out the Foundation’s development efforts, as well as in providing support to development departments in Great Hearts regions and at individual academies.
About the Position
The Director of Development Operations is primarily responsible for supporting the operational side of the Great Hearts Foundation’s development efforts, including the preparation of the annual campaign plan and protocol deployed in the regions. The DDO will create, implement, and continually improve the Foundation’s fundraising systems, marketing and communications related to donor engagement, operating procedures and policies, and professional development initiatives for its own team as well as for academy-level development teams.
Analytical and process-driven skills with an ability to synthesize and drive big-picture development efforts are essential to this position. The DDO will have experience with databases, reflect comprehensive thinking that can be distilled into parts and communicated into systems and processes, and demonstrate an ability to influence and garner buy-in from teams. The DDO will be highly competent in managing both systems and people. The DDO must be willing and able to travel within the Greater Phoenix area, and occasionally to other states, to support national implementation of system and best practices.
The DDO position has significant potential for growth. It is expected to expand in scope in the near future to include the management of a team of at least five, including positions with oversight over the Foundation’s CRM, alumni relations, annual campaign program, and other development functions.
The DDO will possess leadership skills that allow him or her to serve as a valuable and collaborative member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team. A spirit of service and high personal integrity are essential, as are a fundamental alignment with the Great Hearts Foundation’s mission and a passion for classical education. Experience working in fundraising for an educational institution is preferred. The DDO will work closely with and report directly to the Foundation President. This full-time position is based out of the Foundation’s office in central Phoenix. Salary is highly competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefits package.
About the Foundation
The Great Hearts Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase national philanthropy and access resources to further the Great Hearts mission and enhance the work and well-being of Great Hearts academies students, families, and teachers. Founded in 2017, the Great Hearts Foundation believes that to restore American public education the fostering of personal character and moral imagination must be central in education.
As part of its mission, the Foundation houses the Great Hearts Institute for Classical Education, which champions the advancement of the classical, liberal arts education movement as a whole.
More information about the Great Hearts Foundation and its mission is available at https://greatheartsfoundation.org.
The Director of Development Operations’ primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
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