SkillsUSA is a national membership association headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia serving high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
Ideal candidates will bring a track record of fundraising success, excellent team leadership skills, exceptional communications and interpersonal abilities and a passion for the SkillsUSA mission.
The primary focus of this position is to manage the process of cash fund raising and partnership relations, as well as supervising the staff within the development office. The role requires management of both small and large sponsors, ability to develop proposals for sponsors to gain internal support for funding and demonstrated success in working with the C-suite of sponsors.
Bachelor’s degree required along with at least 8-10 years of progressive responsibility and success as a fundraiser for a non-profit organization or other business development role. Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication, as well as project management skills. Experience supervising staff, creating and administering budgets and developing and maintaining partner relationships. Ability to build rapport and provide assistance to high-profile external constituents as well as internal staff. Familiarity with nonprofit CRM software, donor databases and other fundraising technology. National fundraising experience strongly preferred. Master’s degree would also be preferred. Must be highly organized with a passion for getting the details right.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.