Director, Development and Operations
Posted: October 30, 2023
Modified: November 30, 2023
Posted: October 30, 2023
Modified: November 30, 2023
The nonpartisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university leaders and campuses together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, our students, campuses, communities and nation. As the only national organization exclusively focused on the intersection of higher education and immigration, we work to support undocumented, international and refugee students, and advance forward-looking immigration policies and practices at the federal level, in our states, and across our college campuses. The Alliance is composed of 550+ college and university presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students.
The Presidents’ Alliance is looking for an experienced, energetic, collaborative, and organized individual to serve as our Director of Development and Operations. The Director will drive, lead, and manage Presidents’ Alliance initiatives as they relate to development, membership and revenue-generating activities and operations. The Presidents’ Alliance has built a diverse portfolio of funding streams, including major funders, member institution contributions, and corporate sponsors; the individual will be responsible for stewarding and growing these partnerships in order to raise approximately $3M annually.
Working with the Executive Director, the director serves as a key staff member and strategic thought partner on Presidents’ Alliance initiatives and the organization’s future directions and priorities. This individual will supervise the Manager of Operations and People, who will assist in membership and operations, and coordinate other operations and event planning consultants.
Specific Position Responsibilities
The Director will be the primary coordinator for the Presidents’ Alliance development initiatives, working closely with the Executive Director and consultants, to sustain and increase the Presidents’ Alliance funding. Tasks, some of which may be assigned to consultants hired by the Director, include:
The Director will oversee membership at the Presidents’ Alliance, including membership records and dues, stewardship of current members, and outreach to potential new members. The employee should be a thought partner in strategically expanding and managing membership while also overseeing the membership operations. Tasks include:
The Director supervises the Manager of Operations and People and oversees the administration of the Presidents’ Alliance operations as related to our grants, budgets, and membership. The Director hires and supervises 1-2 contractor positions to assist with information management, budgetary and financial operations, periodic event planning, and administrative tasks. Responsibilities include:
BACKGROUND, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The successful candidate will bring considerable work experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: fundraising and development, membership engagement, strategic partnerships, and nonprofit management. The individual will demonstrate excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills, and people, project and budget management experiences.
Preferred competencies include:
Workplace and Location
The Presidents’ Alliance office space is based at 740 15th Street N.W. Washington, D.C.; however, the work of the organization is conducted primarily remotely and provides staff with a great deal of flexibility. Individuals must be located in the U.S. Some travel to member campuses, conferences, and events may be required.
Position Structure, Salary, and Benefits
This full-time position is structured as a staff employee of the Presidents’ Alliance, which is a partner project of the National Center for Civic Innovation/Fund for the City of New York (NCCI/FCNY). The salary for this director-level position is between $110,000-$125,000 based on experience. Compensation for the role will ultimately depend on several factors, qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience.
The position comes with a very attractive benefits package. This includes 100% medical and dental insurance premium coverage for you and your dependents; fully covered life and long-term disability insurance; availability of pre-tax FSA (health care and dependent care) accounts; generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of sick leave annually, and the opportunity to take an additional 10 days annually of paid leave for vacation, professional development or other reasons; and a 5% employee contribution to 401(k) plan matched by a 10% employer contribution. The Presidents’ Alliance also provides professional development opportunities for staff, a start-up laptop and office supplies package, and monthly $50 tech reimbursement for all employees.
How To Apply:
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current resume, and a grant or funder writing sample. Please submit applications here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open till filled.
Consistent with federal, state, and local law, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. We strongly encourage first generation immigrants, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous individuals and people of color), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups to apply. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we serve or whose identities are underrepresented in higher education.