NFTE–Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Why Join NFTE:
NFTE is an international nonprofit that activates the entrepreneurial mindset in young people and builds their knowledge about business startup. Students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., innovation, self-reliance, comfort with smart risk), alongside business, STEM, and presentation skills—equipping them to drive their best futures in the 21st Century. NFTE focuses its work on under-resourced communities, with programs in 23 locations in 10 countries.
Job Overview / Summary
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is looking for a Lead Development Associate to its add to its Marketing and Development Team.
To be considered for this position all applicants must apply through the NFTE website under “Get Involved” where the role is listed “Lead Development Associate – LA.” Detailed application instructions can be found below.
The Lead Development Associate plays a key role between the development, marketing, engagement/operations, and finance departments. This position assists in relationship and grants management with NFTE donors, database management, analysis of donor trends, and online fundraising.
Primary responsibilities for the Lead Development Associate include, yet are not limited to:
Relationship and Grants Management
Work with development staff to coordinate the deliverables of multi-regional grants and relationships
Work with development staff to successfully track the submission and report deadlines of multi-regional grants
Research and provide prospect reports/profiles on future donors
Support various online giving platforms; creating projects and helping promote gift matching opportunities on the website
Manage databases in Raiser’s Edge/Salesforce
Support our communication efforts related to our social media, marketing, and newsletter blasts
Participate in general office tasks such as writing, editing, organizing/filing, and making thank you or follow-up phone calls as assigned
Assist with the planning and preparation for fundraising activities as needed
Work with all program and administrative staff to ensure effective communication between program and development staff
Attend networking events selected by NFTE staff to spread the NFTE brand throughout the community
Monitor outstanding pledges and grant proposals to track cash flow
Handle invoices and other required procedures needed to secure receipt of funding in timely manner
Work with HQ Development Associate on NFTE’s e-presence, managing regional donation webforms, social giving, and fundraising web pages
Perform additional duties as assigned/needed
Provide event support at NFTE’s National Business Plan Challenge, Global Showcase, and relevant Ignite Opportunity and other visibility events
Track text-to-pledge commitments from events
Manage paper appeals at the end of the calendar year and for other purposes
Provide administrative support to NFTE’s regional offices including scheduling meetings, preparing material, etc.
Successful candidates will most closely meet the following qualifications:
BA/BS degree required; preferably in education or entrepreneurship, business, marketing, communications, PR, non-profit management, or business development preferred
Excellent communication skills—interpersonally, orally, and in writing
Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, be detail-oriented, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrated problem-solving and project managing experience
Strong organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
Good and sound judgment
Ability to work with minimal supervision
An individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who is innovative, flexible, persistent, and ambitious
Willingness to work some non-traditional hours
Problem solver with a high work ethic and critical thinking skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge NXT and Google Tools (Graphic/video editing and development skills strongly desired)
Effective with social media (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Weebly, and Hootsuite)
Work will be completed on-site during standard business hours
Standard office work environment
Relocation assistance is not available for this role
This role will be performed from the office in Bay Area, California, located at Bay Fair Center 15555 E. 14th St. Suite #509 San Leandro, CA 94578. Relocation assistance is not available for this role. Must have own reliable transportation.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the NFTE Website.
Please submit your resume along with a brief *cover letter – combining all as 1 single MS Word or PDF document will be the best way to submit. In your cover letter please respond to the following 3 points:
1. Your current or most-recent salary & your salary requirements/salary expectations
2. Your experience as it directly relates to the requirements listed in the job description
3. Tell us why you want to work for NFTE!
*Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest – those candidates who provide the requested cover letter will be given priority.
And … let us know where you saw the role posted!
NFTE’s Background & Mission
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an international nonprofit that activates the entrepreneurial mindset in young people and builds their knowledge about business startup. Students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., innovation, self-reliance, comfort with smart risk), alongside business, STEM, and presentation skills—equipping them to drive their best futures in the 21st Century. NFTE focuses its work on under-resourced communities, with programs in 23 locations in 10 countries.
NFTE provides exciting, academically challenging entrepreneurship courses that are taught during the school day using our award-winning textbook aligned to state standards. NFTE-trained teachers lead entrepreneurship courses during which students create a unique business plan based on their personal skills and interests. The NFTE classroom is dynamic, with guest speakers, business plan coaches, a classroom competition, field trips, business boot camps, educational games and hands-on learning that drive urban students to create and innovate.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NFTE considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
This is a full-time, exempt position, with benefits included. As noted in the job description, please include your salary requirements in your cover letter.
No Recruiters or Recruiting Agencies please - this role is not budgeted or approved to work with any staffing services.