The Education Trust–West (ETW) works for educational justice and high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-K through college. ETW exposes opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color, English learners, and low-income students from their peers, and identifies and advocates for the strategies that will forever close those gaps. ETW works alongside schools, districts, college campuses, and higher education institutions to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of reform strategies intended to reduce and eliminate achievement and opportunity gaps. We use lessons learned in these efforts, together with unflinching data analyses, to drive a state and national conversation about how our P-12 education system and higher education institutions can better serve all students.
Reporting to the Director of Planning, Grants & Administration, the Development Associate will support ETW by managing fundraising efforts and building a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Funds raised will support critical issues around educational equity within California. This position will execute tactics and strategies for fundraising plans, build and maintain relationships with donors, carryout development goals, and evaluate the effectiveness of our fundraising efforts.
The ideal candidate has a passion for improving the educational experiences and outcomes for low-income students and students of color, and an unwavering belief that these students could be much more successful if institutions better served them. Works well in a deadline-driven, mission-focused, collaborative work culture.
The position will be located in Oakland, California.
Qualifications and Experience
We are looking for a combination of the following qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s degree or 2-4 years of experience with fundraising or related work in the non-profit sector preferred;
Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); database experience preferred (Salesforce or other CRM); and
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Education Trust offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Instructions to Apply
Please provide a cover letter and resume, combined into one document. Your cover letter should describe your background, relevant experience, and your alignment with the mission. In the file name, please write the name of the position you are applying for and your last name: e.g. “Development Associate_Wu”
The Education Trust-West is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
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