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|February 1, 2023
|College Degree Required?
The Albemarle County Public Schools Department of Strategic Planning & Communications is actively recruiting an Executive Director/Chief Development Officer (ED/CDO) to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the planning, direction, development, administration, supervision, and implementation of a comprehensive internal and external development program that will complement and provide financial assistance to ACPS and the Albemarle Foundation for Education (“AFE”). AFE is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit based upon the philosophy that public education can be financially empowered through a broad-based system of community support, thus providing another avenue for enhancing and advancing educational opportunities in ACPS. The overall purpose of the AFE is to support the mission, vision, and values of ACPS.
Preferred master’s degree from an accredited graduate program in administration or a related field with emphasis in professional fundraising and public relations and must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in two or more of the following areas preferred: non-profit management, professional fundraising, public relations, and working with a volunteer Board of Directors.
Proven history of meeting or exceeding fundraising goals, competent and charismatic, visionary leader skilled in building relationships with potential funders and community partners, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking. Proven abilities and experience in fiscal management, budget creation, and problem-solving. Ability to maximize fundraising CRM software for revenue growth, high standard of integrity and ethics, and strong organizational skills. Understanding of, and interest in, public education preferred.