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Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:45 AM

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Founded in 1989, Making Waves Foundation provides financial, intellectual, and material support to Making Waves Academy (MWA) and to the College and Alumni Program (CAP), a program of the foundation. The Foundation is committed to providing educational opportunities for underserved and historically underrepresented youth.

Established in 2007, Making Waves Academy is a public charter school currently serving 5th:12th graders in Richmond, California under the authority of the Contra Costa County Office of Education. MWA rigorously and holistically prepares students to gain acceptance to and graduate from college to ultimately become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities. The College and Alumni Program works with MWA alumni and recipients of the CAP Bay Area program to provide financial literacy training, one:to:one college coaching, and need:based scholarship funding to college:bound students. CAP helps its students:83 of whom are low:income:graduate from college as quickly and with as little debt as possible.

Making Waves Foundation is seeking an achievement:oriented, experienced fundraiser who is passionate about helping underserved and historically underrepresented students.

The Director of Development will work collaboratively and effectively with the marketing and communications, events, and development teams within Advancement, with the primary goal of securing increased funding for our College and Alumni Program (CAP). The Director will also be a part of the development and launch of a multi:year capital campaign that will benefit Making Waves Academy.

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director is responsible for raising current:use gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations while sustaining and increasing the overall giving participation rate. The Director will manage a comprehensive and innovative giving program including face:to:face, mail, and electronic solicitations and engage all senior leaders and board members within the organization to maximize solicitation success.

This position requires an independent, self:starter who works collaboratively to achieve results. Excellent strategic planning skills and an ability to balance the day:to:day operations of the fundraising program are a must.

Set goals and take responsibility for the overall fundraising efforts for our annual giving programs.
Develop solicitation goals, objectives, and strategies for development projects and/or specific donor populations.
Excel in prospecting, solicitating, and proposal development while building and maintaining meaningful donor relationships.
Manage an active portfolio and track solicitation assignments and progress while building a portfolio of assigned prospects to cultivate, solicit, and steward.
Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the Advancement organization.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for support.
Proven track record of individually cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts of 5,000+ required.
Exceptional people skills : the ability to be empathetic, responsive, and resourceful.
Proven ability to meet fundraising goals.
Ability to work well with team members and program directors regardless of their position.
Working in collaboration with the marketing and communications team, take information from many sources and create compelling materials.
* Understanding and embracing the mission of the organization, our deep history, and the people and community we serve.
* Ability to navigate a complex organization to align opportunities with donor interests.


• Location: East Bay

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