Position: Associate, Development and Governance at Education Forward DC
Reports to: Partner, External Relations
Start date: December 2018 (earlier if possible)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
The Challenge & Opportunity
Washington, DC has dramatically outperformed peer cities in overall improvement in its public schools over the last decade and is poised for further growth as the city adds approximately 3,000 new students per year to public schools. Still, only 1 in 9 of the city’s most vulnerable students (those with special education needs and those living in extreme poverty) are on track for college and career success. If unaddressed, this challenge could worsen and leave even more children behind. If addressed well, a focus on the city’s most underserved youth will raise the tide for all of DC’s students and become a force multiplier in support of educational and social justice in our nation’s capital.
Education Forward DC (Ed Forward DC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2016 in Washington, DC. Guided by our core values, we work to advance quality and equity in public schools to ensure that every DC student gets a great education. Specifically, our five-year goal is to double the number of underserved students who are college and career ready. Ed Forward DC accelerates the work of local leaders by aggregating and disseminating $70M of local and national philanthropic dollars to local grantees who are committed to transformational change. We take an active role with each grantee in our portfolio to help them create sustainable organizations that generate breakthrough results for the students they serve.
As Development and Governance Associate, you will support the Partner, External Relations in executing an ambitious fundraising and governance program that will provide the resources needed to reach our five-year goal. You will play a central role in development and governance, primarily through systems management and administrative support.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage the systems that undergird the External Relations team’s work and enable us to operate more efficiently.
Skills and Qualifications
Education and Experience
The Tangible Good
The salary range for this position is $55K - $70K. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) program with a 4% match that is fully vested day one and 100% of health/dental/vision premiums fully covered.
We are Deeply Committed to Equity & Diversity
We are on a mission to build a team that reflects DC’s students, and strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. Education Forward DC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. We encourage anyone for whom this overview resonates to apply.