Director of Development, First Up
Posted by First Up on December 8, 2020
First Up is the region’s most qualified organization to train and coach Early Childhood Education (ECE) professionals and families, resulting in high quality ECE programs and positive life outcomes for all young children, birth to age 8. First Up provides best-in-class training, strengths-based coaching and accessible technical assistance that ensures organizations run effectively and meet and exceed state and national standards, while increasing public investment and understanding of the importance and value of ECE through advocacy to promote change. The Terri Lynn Lokoff Child Care Foundation recently merged with First Up.
First Up is seeking a Director of Development to oversee the organization’s fundraising efforts and the development team. The optimal person will be: a fundraising generalist with experience securing foundation, corporate, individual, and government support; familiar with Philadelphia’s philanthropic landscape; skilled at raising funds for a systems change focused organization; and accustomed to developing and managing a small team of fundraisers, to include working collaboratively with the Executive Director to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors, setting strategy, and providing coaching and other supports to Board members. S/he will represent the organization to external stakeholders, including prospects and funders, and will be skilled at building strategic relationships for the agency. Past experience in early childhood education is not a necessity, but interest in learning about and then becoming a champion for the mission are a must.
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