At 9 Dots (www.9dots.org), our mission is to provide transformative computer science education for every student. We are a community of educators, researchers, and engineers committed to bringing computer science to all students, particularly those from underserved communities. We believe in creating learning environments that engage every student, foster joy, and promote fearlessness in problem solving. We aim to empower students by transforming the way they voice their ideas, understand their world, and imagine their futures.
We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to innovative and effective computer science education, with a special commitment to providing opportunities for female, African-American, and Latinx youth to learn coding and be prepared for further study and careers in computer science.
We are a seeking a Development Manager who is passionate about the work we do, can communicate our vision clearly and can draw people to support our cause. This staff member will develop and execute 9 Dots’ fundraising plan, and elevate the organization’s fundraising and communications capabilities and assets. They will be responsible for growing 9 Dots’ annual budget, including initiating, maintaining, and cultivating relationships with funders, ensuring all grant reporting and proposals are completed, and developing strategies to diversify 9 Dots’ revenue streams.
The Development Manager will be a one-person team (with the support of freelancers), so the desired candidate will be capable of implementing the full variety of development and communications activities.
Provides leadership for all fundraising and communications activities. Develops and executes 9 Dots’ annual fundraising plan
Analyzes results and effectiveness of the development plan to develop results-driven strategy
Supports the Executive Director in external communication/brand positioning strategies
Builds fundraising culture and fundraising capacity of the Board
Selects, acquires, and implements a donor/CRM database system
Development and Communications
Cultivates and solicits new individual, corporate, and foundation supporters; effectively utilizes the Executive Director, Board members, and leadership staff in this process
Stewards individual, corporate, and foundation support at all levels of giving
Manages the day-to-day development operations, including oversight of proposal and grants tracking database, outreach, gift administration and processing, donor recognition, budgeting, and record keeping
Manages marketing and promotion for all fundraising initiatives
Coordinates the development and production of the annual report, e-newsletters, and other communications materials
Develops and implements social media and media relations strategies
A commitment to our mission
Minimum 2 years experience in fundraising/development, grantwriting, CSR, or foundation grantmaking
Ability to think strategically and creatively, as well as to implement and follow through
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to create relationships with strategic partners/donors/community leaders
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Experience in marketing/communications a plus
Experience and comfort using technology to manage projects and workflows a plus
Strong self-manager, solid executor, and proactive communicator
Experience in education, technology, or computer science
Experience leading development/fundraising in Los Angeles
To apply, submit a resume accompanied by a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, to firstname.lastname@example.org.