Coordinator, Regional Development (Greenville, Mississippi)

Company Name:
Teach For America, Inc.
Job Description:
The Role
The Specialist, Regional Development will work with all team members in Growth, Development and Partnerships (GDP) to track and further progress toward ambitious community partnerships, development and fundraising goals . This role will report to the Senior Managing Director of Growth, Development & Partnerships, supporting the entire GDP Team on various projects throughout the year.
The Team
The birthplace of America's music, a major arena in the Civil Rights Movement, and the home of many of our nation's most prolific voices and creative minds - Richard Wright, William Faulkner, BB King, Tennessee Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Henson, Eudora Welty and Morgan Freeman - Mississippi and its residents have long been recognized for their contributions to American society. Yet the state's own culture is a complicated one. The introduction of mechanized farming and the effects of globalization, combined with the residue of a racially segregated past, have forced many people to leave the state to find employment elsewhere and have made Mississippi, and its Delta region in particular, a largely forgotten national treasure. Herein lies our great opportunity, and there is light in the distance on this broad and storied horizon.
Despite myriad barriers and stark disparities that currently exist and stand between Mississippi and its best future, people remain its greatest asset. Many residents who remain rooted here, and those who have come to join them through organizations like Teach For America, are creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and visionary. Educational equity as an expression of social justice is the key to unleashing the potential of the valuable human capital in this small Southern state.
In 1993, Teach For America's Delta region expanded from 9 teachers in Arkansas to 20 teachers across both states, and by 2012, over 550 teachers taught in some 50 districts. In 2013, Mississippi became a distinct region and currently counts 354 teachers in 27 districts and a growing number of alumni leaders including several who are now leading schools. Throughout TFA's history in the region, we have sought to build relationships and partnerships with individuals and organizations in all of the communities we serve; educational excellence and deep-rooted relationships remain our foundation. Teach For America is committed to recruiting locally as well as bringing in to the state energetic leaders to join in the movement of expanding educational equity, diversity and inclusiveness that will lead to this region's renaissance.
Primary Responsibilities
General Project Support (15%)
Maintain Sponsor A Teacher (SAT) Hub for Development Manager; Maintain tracker from Excel Report and Use Report to mail merge letters; Print and mail letters; Communicate with school district offices to collect checks; Input current school year placement data; Support regional Induction for corps member teachers, orientation and other regional events as needed.
Support for teacher Certification, working with Licensure & Matriculation Manager.
Pipeline Support for Fundraising (20%)
Work with a team of four development staff members to check-in on progress to goal; Work with Development Director and Development Manager to ensure all donor opportunities are correct and up-to-date; Send email updates on Pipeline to team members each Friday.
Research (10%)
Use TFA tools, publications and the internet to research current and prospective donors
TFACT and Data Management (20%)
Create Reports in TFACT software; Create dashboards; Work with Manager of GDP/Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness and Managing Director, GDP to determine how we will track DEI priorities; Utilize the Data Cup Checker to ensure data is correct; Maintain a relationship with your support specialist; Maintain all national TFACT responsibilities: Gift documentation, approve web donations, etc.; Sit on House of Reps for TFACT nationally for TFA; Maintain accurate donor, school, principal, Corps Member (CM), and staff data; Maintain filling system for GDP team records.
Gift Processing and acknowledgement (15%)
Process all checks through our constituency software program, TFACT
Office Support & Management (20%)
Maintain and order office supplies; Maintain printers/copiers; Greet guests; Work with landlord on repairs and maintenance; Maintain records and maintenance on Greenville Nissan; Manage cleaning schedule for office; Maintain copy night for Greenville CMs
Skills & Approach to Work
Track record in meeting and exceeding measurable goals and benchmarks
Attention to detail, especially as related to gathering and disseminating data
Project management experience and proven skills
Track tasks, assess progress, and follow through on the execution of plans
Strong problem-solving skills with critical thinking and analytical bent
Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, results-oriented culture
Strong communication skills
Make informed, timely decisions using sound judgment to prioritize action
Exemplify Teach For America's mission and core values
Proven ability to prioritize what matters most
Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive & Google Sites, and willing and able to learn new software
Willing and able to occasionally work hours during nights or weekends to help our team and region meet goals (ex: team retreats, copy night)
Willing and able to travel 1-2 times per year for professional development
Education and Professional Experience
High school diploma or certificate required; Associate's or Bachelor''s degree preferred
At least 2-3 years of work experience strongly preferred
Apply Now
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the link to the online application.
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
Requisition: Coordinator, Regional Development (Greenville, Mississippi)

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