Director of Development and Industry Partnerships

About Teach Access

Teach Access is a growing non-profit organization working to address the critical need to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind. The mission of Teach Access is to close the accessibility skills gap by introducing basic accessibility skills and concepts to current university students. The organization is led by a full-time Executive Director and supported by a Project Coordinator and many additional volunteers. This will be the third full-time employee role at Teach Access as the next step in scaling up organizational capacity to reach 1 million students by 2030.

About the Director of Development and Industry Partnerships Position

The Director of Development and Industry Partnerships will play an important role in fundraising toward our annual budget goals. As Director of Development, you will research, identify, and help to cultivate donors. Your job will include a range of responsibilities, including supporting the Executive Director to identify and connect with high-potential prospective funders, writing grants, and shaping development systems and policies. Along with these duties, you have the opportunity to help develop our development strategy and giving program. 

The Director of Development and Industry Partnerships is responsible for supporting the organization to plan and execute all fundraising efforts to meet annual goals and have a proven ability to manage fundraising operations for nonprofits. You should be adept at creating and implementing plans to achieve long-term goals, while also balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization. You should be detail-oriented and an exceptional writer who thrives in entrepreneurial environments and is effective at managing multiple projects or deadlines at once. Flexibility, a sense of possibility, and the ability to work effectively with our team is a must. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director. This position is fully remote for U.S. employees.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Bottom-line responsibility for ensuring that Teach Access fundraising materials, grant proposals and reports, including relevant financial statements, are prepared and delivered to funders in a timely manner.
  • Exercise judgment on how to best leverage the Executive Director’s time to secure funding.
  • Manage Teach Access’ development calendar, including proposal and report deadlines.
  • Facilitate Teach Access’ ongoing communications with current and potential funders.
  • Write Teach Access’ grant proposals and reports.
  • Create and maintain fundraising materials.
  • Conduct prospect research and maintain an active prospect list.
  • Prepare detailed meeting briefs and prospect profiles for the Executive Director in advance of donor meetings.
  • Oversee Teach Access’ donor database ensuring all records are accurate.
  • Support the Executive Director in creating an individual, foundation, and corporate development strategy that enables Teach Access to realize its vision.
  • Accompany the Executive Director to fundraising meetings as requested.
  • Support the Executive Director in reporting to and engaging the board of directors around fundraising/development progress.

Primary Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of relevant nonprofit/fundraising experience and bachelor’s degree (or similar experience).
  • Proven track record of fundraising from charitable foundations and/or individual major donors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly proficient web research skills.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple and inflexible deadlines.
  • Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously with high-quality results.
  • Ability to work with limited direct oversight and on own initiative.
  • Previous donor management experience.
  • Professional and personable demeanor.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace Suite, video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet), communication channels (e.g. Slack, Microsoft Teams), Salesforce or other CRM platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous grant writing experience.
  • Familiarity with budgets and nonprofit finance.
  • Knowledge of grant-seeking and grant-management.
  • Experience with donor management software/platforms.

Additional Information 

Job type: full-time

Work location: remote anywhere in the U.S.

Benefits: health, dental, vision, paid holidays, PTO

Salary range: $70-90k commensurate with experience

People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Teach Access is committed to providing necessary accommodations.

Application & Timeline Details

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Application review will begin the week of April 4th and the position will remain open until filled.