Lead the execution of NSNO’s development strategy to raise $8-10 million annually to support NSNO operating and programming costs
Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to craft exceptional grant applications — including performance measures, project work plans, and budgets – and compliance reports
Lead complex grant processes, including for federal grant funding
Develop pitch decks, one-pagers, and other communications materials on NSNO’s strategy
Manage development staff, providing support and leadership to ensure successful achievement of organizational fundraising goals
Ensure that NSNO is meeting all grant requirements, reporting deadlines, goals, and milestones
Lead meetings with select funders and support leadership (CEO, COO, Chief of Strategic Advancement, and other C-level staff) in preparing for and conducting meetings with funders
Coordinate with NSNO’s finance department to track grant spending and to update budgets as needed
Ensure effective execution of events, donor visits, operations, tracking systems, and donor communications required to support fundraising efforts
Support the Chief of Strategic Advancement in preparation for NSNO Board meetings
Identify new major donors; develop and implement cultivation plans for these donors
Exceptional communication skills: the ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively
A high degree of conscientiousness leading to excellent work product, strong attention to detail, and the ability to both set and meet deadlines
Experience effectively managing a high-performing team
Sophisticated relationship-building skills: the ability to build trust and adapt communication styles to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Structured thinking skills: the ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize disparate pieces of information
Project management skills: the ability to manage large projects with multiple stakeholders by effectively communicating and managing “up” and “across” the organization
An eagerness for continuous personal development and a history of executing on feedback to improve performance
Willingness to exceed the “typical” job expectations on specific occasions (i.e. working late hours and/or weekends when project deadlines, events, or travel require it)
Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs – specifically, a high-degree of comfort with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
Completion of a 4-year college degree
Belief in NSNO’s core values of Solutions, Excellence, Passion, and Equity
How to apply
Please send a tailored cover letter and a resume to HR@nsno.org. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to building a diverse and inclusive team. As such, it is the continuing policy of NSNO to consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.
About New Schools for New Orleans
New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we are dedicated to delivering on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans. While our city’s students have made tremendous progress over the last decade, academic performance has begun to plateau.
NSNO has identified four strategic objectives:
• Take a leading role in coordinating solutions to the city's teacher recruitment and retention challenges.
• Help schools make the curricular and instructional shifts necessary to meet more rigorous academic standards.
• Provide communications and policy support to protect and improve systems that drive continuous growth.
• Invest in schools and partner with the NOLA PS to improve the quality of New Orleans’ school options.