Vice President, Development

Arlington County, Virginia
$150,000 - $170,000
Apr 26, 2017
May 31, 2017
Full Time

Organizational Profile and Mission

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) is the nation’s pre-eminent standards-setting board in teaching. Since 1987, the National Board has certified more than 112,000 accomplished teachers through the rigorous performance-based, peer-reviewed process of National Board Certification. The National Board is pursuing an ambitious agenda to scale Board certification throughout the teaching profession, with the aim of strengthening a differentiated, performance-based career continuum for teachers and, ultimately, building teaching into the true profession it deserves to be.

Role Description

The National Board is seeking a dedicated professional to join the team as the Vice President, Development, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. The Vice President, Development, in partnership with the President / CEO and the COO, is responsible for leading fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help solidify existing relationships and forge new relationships to build the National Board’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP, Development will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual, philanthropic, and corporate support. She or he will expand and diversify the National Board’s development pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP, Development will work closely with the board of directors, supporting them to take on a more active fundraising role. The VP, Development can be structured as either a part-time or full-time role, depending on the candidate’s experience and preference.

Major Responsibilities

·         Development Strategy and Relationships

o   Support and partner with the President and CEO, the Chief Operating Officer, and board members on all major fundraising initiatives and on the National Board’s financial strategy

o   Actively work with the President and CEO, the Chief Operating Officer, and other senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, and government grants

o   Develop and implement a relationship management approach aimed at cultivating deeper ties with current and prospective donors

o   Lead the development and execution of all proposals, in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer and other senior staff

·         Donor Prospecting and Management

o   Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders

o   Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program

o   Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position the National Board ahead of major funding changes or trends

o   Oversee the organizing and archival of all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach

o   Oversee the monitoring of key grant reports and deadlines

·         Team Leadership

o   Lead the work, performance, and development of staff with allocations to Development activities

o   Connect staff to other teams across the organization through formal and informal structures

o   Collaborate with the senior team to develop and monitor progress against annual goals and budgets

o   Collaborate with the senior team to develop an impact-driven, collaborative culture focused on continuous improvement

Experience, Skills, and Education

·         10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)

·         Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time

·         Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan

·         Strong organizational skills, including the ability to function within a fast-paced and fluid environment and handle multiple tasks within established deadlines

·         Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to produce quality written materials, to revise and edit materials written by others, and to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships

·         Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives

·         Capacity to work in a collegial and collaborative environment that depends heavily on teamwork, including working regularly with remote colleagues as well as with colleagues who are traveling frequently

·         Brings an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to build a collaborative working culture and efficient and effective work structures

·         Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the National Board

·         Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred

·         Possibility for part-time or full-time role, depending on candidate’s experience and preference

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume using the link below:

NBPTS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diversity in its hiring and employment practices.



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