Full-Time Director of Development
About the Organization Princeton Center for Leadership Training
Founded in 1988, the mission of the Princeton Center for Leadership Training (PCLT) is to develop, disseminate, and promote peer leadership, advisory, and other evidence-based K-12 solutions that enable and inspire educators to more fully engage students in learning, better connect students to their schools, motivate and equip students to make decisions responsibly, and accelerate academic achievement.
Nationally, PCLT is one of a very few organizations with a focus on social and emotional learning that has a proven track record, spanning over two decades, of significant academic impacts on students, educators, and schools. PCLT’s work touches tens of thousands of students, educators, and parents in hundreds of schools across the country including those in large urban communities that serve significant numbers of economically disadvantaged youth such as Baltimore, MD; Camden, Newark, and Trenton, NJ; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, D.C.
PCLT is a fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented environment where each staff member plays a critical role in changing life trajectories for students and transforming school cultures.
Title: Director of Development, New Jersey
General description: Reporting to the Executive Director of New Jersey and working closely with the National Senior Director of Development, the full-time Director of Development of New Jersey will secure funds to support PCLT’s strategic initiatives in New Jersey from national sources and from New Jersey-based foundations, corporations, schools, school districts, government agencies, and individuals. The director will be a key member of both the New Jersey team and the National development team.
Cultivate and maintain strong, trusting, respectful relationships with a wide range of individuals and organizations Research and identify funding prospects to support PCLTâ€™s New Jersey-based efforts Collaborate with appropriate PCLT staff to evaluate and respond to relevant funding opportunities including writing compelling proposal narratives and developing project budgets Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals from inception to application in accordance with proposal guidelines and deadlines Manage and steward grants once they are received by the organization including preparing and submitting reports to funders on current grant progress and implementation as required Attend and facilitate relevant internal and external meetings, including those outside of New Jersey as appropriate Attend and present at networking and fund development events, including those outside of New Jersey as needed Support Executive Director in other New Jersey-based efforts as needed Support National Senior Director of Development in fund development efforts beyond New Jersey as needed Program Descriptions
The director may be responsible for speaking and writing about all of PCLT’s offerings and solutions, including the following:
Peer Group Connection (PGC): an evidence-based school-based program that supports students’ successful transition from middle to high school by tapping into the power of older students to create a nurturing environment for incoming high school students; Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP):an evidence-based school-based program that utilizes peer-to-peer education to increase students’ responsible decisionmaking about sexual health; Student & Family Advisory (SFA): a research-based school-wide practice that provides all students with the support they need to: feel attached to school; succeed in school; and graduate ready for the rigors of college and high quality careers.
Achievement Mentoring (AM): a school-based prevention and intervention program for grades four through 11 that has been proven to reduce problem behaviors, improve academics, and reduce drug and alcohol use.
Campaign Connect (CC): an advocacy movement designed to encourage schools to become safer and more supportive, engaging, and inspiring, and provide them with the tools and resources to do so.
Location: The director will be based at PCLT’s headquarters located in Princeton, NJ. Frequent travel within New Jersey will be necessary.
Some travel beyond New Jersey will be necessary.
Schedule and Salary: The anticipated starting date for this position is May 2013. Salary is based on experience.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional abilities to plan, prioritize, organize, balance, and complete multiple complex projects, often with competing deadlines. He/she will be adept at creating excitement and energy around PCLT’s mission, solutions, and offerings and will demonstrate the ability to encourage othersâ€™ enthusiasm and support for the organization. He/she will also demonstrate the following characteristics:
Excellent listening, writing, and speaking skills Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships internally and externally and to develop and manage effective teams Highly effective time-management, goal-setting, problem-solving, and decision-making skills Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information from various sources Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively Flexibility, resourcefulness, and willingness to work evenings and weekends when required for successful and timely completion of projects Ability to use discretion and judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information Knowledge of and enthusiastic commitment to the organization’s mission, solutions, and offerings Bachelor’s degree required; grant-writing experience preferred To Apply
How to ApplyBy Friday, April 5th, 2013, interested applicants are requested to email (please include the title of the position in the subject line) a cover letter and CV or résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please email documents in a pdf format.
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