Mountain View Educational Foundation is Hiring a Co-Executive Director

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) is seeking a half-time, Co-Executive Director to partner with our current Executive Director to lead all aspects of the organization with their focus on fundraising, marketing, and communications while the current executive director will focus on all aspects of daily operations of the organization including fundraising. Both Executive Directors responsibilities will jointly include organizing and implementing various fundraising campaigns and events, financial development, volunteer and resource management, and public relations. 

MVEF is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3) non-profit that works in collaboration with the community to bring essential programs to all eleven Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD) K-8 schools.​ MVEF funding provides a crucial component of the District budget, helping to bring art, music and more to every elementary school and athletics and class size reductions to both middle schools. MVEF’s Executive Directors work in partnership with the MVEF Board of Directors, volunteers, district staff, administrators, and most importantly, donors, to raise over $1.1M annually.

The ideal candidate

 

MVEF is seeking a collaborative leader and self-directed manager who will continue to grow our impact and donor base. The incoming Executive Director will bring enthusiasm, experience with fundraising, communications, and marketing, as well as relationship building, volunteer leadership, and strategic thinking to their work. They should have a proven track record of successful non-profit development and marketing, as well as the ability to attract and sustain a broad base of volunteers, and effective communication skills. The candidate should be a strong team-player who thrives at being visible in the community and embraces the diversity and culture of our school district. Candidates should enjoy working in a volunteer-driven organization that values a diverse cultural and economic base of support. This is a part-time, (20 hrs/wk) exempt position based in Mountain View with a flexible work schedule, with the expectation that the Co-Executive Director can join meetings and activities with volunteers or board members, most of which occur outside of regular business hours. Meeting options are currently virtual/hybrid/in-person, to accommodate all participants. 

Responsibilities

 

  • Create and maintain a credible and informed presence for MVEF in the community.

  • Donor development and tracking.

  • Develop communication strategies and content for collateral material including the website, social media, newsletters, and promotional/outreach materials.

  • Support community education and engagement to help motivate donors 

  • Maintain effective relationships with schools, district staff, parents and the community at large to build a strong awareness of MVEF’s commitment to ensuring an excellent education for all students.

  • Oversee the planning and execution of targeted fundraising strategies including direct appeals, corporate donors, and Winter Gala event.

  • Work in partnership with the Executive Committee and Board to develop a sustainable program through organizational and financial plans.

  • Advise and support advisory committees of the Board.

  • Update and maintain foundation website

  • In partnership with the Board, develop and implement short and long-range priorities, budgets, and growth plans that are realistic and reflect the mission of the organization.

  • Use historical info and data analysis as needed to fine-tune organizational processes, create targeted fundraising campaigns, effectively coordinate staff and volunteer deployments, and compile reports.

  • Direct fundraising and donor relations including: managing fundraising appeals,  identifying and securing new funding sources including major gift solicitation, local businesses and community support, grants, and spearheading special events.

  • Manage marketing messaging through a variety of channels, and communication within the organization.

  • Support event planning in coordination with volunteers or other event planners

  • Support, develop, and identify volunteers and potential board candidates.

  • Take an active interest in developing trends in philanthropy and education foundations and building relationships with surrounding education foundations.

  • Attend monthly Board meetings, communicating organizational objectives, the Foundation’s financial status, and other relevant issues. 

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated capacity to build alliances and sustain collaborative relationships with community members and leaders. 

  • Knowledge of direct marketing principles and social media channels, as they apply to fundraising. 

  • Passionate about education and takes strong personal satisfaction from achieving fundraising goals, supporting the education of K-8 students in the community.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies, including donor cultivation.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement a program or strategy in a non-profit environment, including fiscal management.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with the Board and other volunteers in a non-profit organization.

  • Exceptional organizational ability, able to manage multiple ongoing projects at once and strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation, relationship building, and consensus-building. 

  • Computer skills including Google G Suite, Word, and Excel. 

Preferred Skills & Knowledge

  • Graphic design skills are a plus, including knowledge of the Adobe Suite.

  • Website design and maintenance experience a plus

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the unique culture and community in Mountain View a plus.

  • Knowledge of school district funding mechanisms and the history of educational foundations in California.

  • Experience with donor database a plus

Compensation

Salary range is $40,000 - $55,000 per year for 20 hrs/week, commensurate with experience and final job structure; two weeks paid vacation. Both the new and current co-executive director will report to the board president, Dwight Rodgers.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing qualifications, experience, and interest in the position to Dwight Rodgers at dwight@mvef.org.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. References upon request

Please send questions, email and/or resume to contact@mvef.org