Fund for Teachers was established in 2001 to further its mission of providing funding for teachers to pursue their own professional growth and development to better support their students and strengthen their communities. Since its founding, the Fund has invested over $33.5 million in the support of nearly 9,000 teachers across the United States toward this mission — one of the largest funders of its kind to our nation’s teachers.
Fund for Teachers seeks an inaugural Chief Development Officer to partner with the Executive Director and other leadership to expand and diversify its donor base, amplifying its impact on a national scale. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CDO serves as a key leadership team member. They will be an active participant in strategic planning for the organization overall and will be responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising strategies.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial fundraiser with a collaborative spirit who enjoys building a program and can think both strategically and tactically to drive revenue growth. This position is a great opportunity for someone with experience in major gift fundraising from individuals and foundations, leadership and team management skills, and a passion for, and alignment with, the Fund’s mission to make a lasting impact on the educational sector. The CDO has the option to work remotely.