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Development Events Assistant

Company: KIPP Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .Job DescriptionThe OpportunityThe Development Events Assistant will assist with the planning and execution of high-quality engagement and cultivation experiences for prospective and current supporters, Board Members, community partners, volunteers, as well as other development stakeholders across the KIPP Texas network. Success in this position fuels the new donor pipeline, supporter retention, increased giving, in-kind giving, and assists in managing all aspects of stakeholder development event opportunities. The Development Events Assistant, in collaboration with the Manager of Development Events across regions and Director of Development Events, is charged with an annual fundraising goal of at least $1.5MM to support the Rise Together Capital Campaign. As an ambassador of the KIPP mission and brand, they're responsible for raising public awareness about KIPP Texas through fundraising events. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, adaptability, and will be adept at building both internal and external relationships. This position will work closely with each regional Director of Development, and Development Manager to appropriately coordinate and provide local and statewide donor engagement support through fundraising events. Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design, plan, and execution of engagement opportunities through regional and statewide events including small donor engagement events whether for fundraising, cultivation, or stewardship
  • Solicit and build relationships with businesses to attain in-kind donations to be used for day of fundraising opportunities during events
  • Work with Development fundraising team, event Co-Chairs, and/or committees to ensure that financial goals are reached through pledges, direct donations, table sales, etc.
  • Assist with managing all aspects of events including, but not limited to: negotiating contracts with vendors, producing the program, managing the event budget, marketing collateral used for event outreach
  • Collaborate with other departments, Development team members, and KIPP Texas leadership team to produce event related outcomes such as but not limited to: tracking and reconciling pledged gift amounts and expenses with accounts receivable, secure donations for event specific fundraising activities such as silent/live auction, creating and managing the design and distribution of event promotional materials
  • Assist the Development Events Team with tasks, including but not limited to: various mailings, research, research regarding vendor and business donor prospects, preparation of mailing lists, handle monthly credit card reports for the Development Events Team, process invoices, other administrative tasks as necessary
  • Extensive travel required
  • Other duties as assignedQualificationsSkills and Qualifications
    • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details
    • Ability to manage a timeline and to meet pertinent deadlines
    • Proven written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
    • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills necessary
    • Ability to multi-task, to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, and to initiate process improvements
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
    • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge fundraiser and donor software
    • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machinesRequired Education and/or Experience:
      • 1-2 years of event related experience is strongly preferredWork Environment:
        • Typical office environment with frequent interruptions
        • Most of our regional offices are located at one of our KIPP school campuses
        • This role can be based in the following locations with KIPP Texas Public Schools: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San AntonioTravel Requirements:
          • Ability to travel to various locations, travel time approximately 20% - 40% - varies around event seasonsAdditional InformationCompensation and BenefitsIn addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

Keywords: KIPP Texas, Austin , Development Events Assistant, Other , Austin, Texas

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