Managing Director of Development

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KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools (KPPS) is hiring a Managing Director of Development (MDOD) to grow and lead fundraising during an exciting new phase in KPPS history. As KPPS welcomes a new CEO, the MDOD will play a critical role in telling the KPPS story and designing a fundraising strategy to help the organization reach new heights. The role will be responsible for raising $4M annually with a primary focus on 1) setting a comprehensive, donor-centric fundraising plan that strategically leverages the new CEO, and 2) shepherding a portfolio of individual/major gift donors through a relationship management process. The MDOD will also grow and lead the fundraising team, ensuring all activities are systematic and aligned with the annual development plan.

The MDOD will work very closely with the new CEO to help manage a portfolio of key funders and will drive all preparation for and follow-up from CEO-led solicitations.

The MDOD will report directly to the CEO and will lead a two-person development team (Grants Manager and Development Associate), with the potential for additional future departmental growth. The MDOD will serve as a key liaison with the KPPS Board of Trustees.

About Us

KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools (KPPS) is a network of five high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools (with a sixth school, an elementary school, opening in the fall of 2018). We serve almost 2,000 students in grades K through 12 in North and West Philadelphia.  The mission of KPPS is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so they will succeed in college and life, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.  Our vision is to achieve our mission at critical mass – a cluster of schools in Philadelphia – thereby reinvigorating public education in this city through the performance of our students and the leadership of our educators.  Within the next five years, KIPP programming in Philadelphia will include ten schools, over 4,400 students, more than 370 employees, and an operating budget in excess of $60MM. KPPS is part of the national KIPP network of free college-preparatory public charter schools that are open to all and dedicated to preparing students from educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.

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