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Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all A+ fundraising. The Director reports to the A+ President, is a member of the leadership team, and works closely with the Board of Directors to develop and execute development activities across a broad range of sources. The Director spends time with staff and experiences A+ programming in order to fully understand and promote the mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of experience in professional fundraising
  • Excellent writer and ability to craft a compelling story
  • Strong strategic thinker with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Effective networking abilities Knowledge of donor tracking software
  • Demonstrated success with motivation of staff and board members

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a multi-year fundraising strategy with annual goals
  • Develop deep understanding of the A+ mission and overall communications strategy
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Oversee the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
  • Develop and maintain relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of individual donors
  • Manage multiple communications with all donors per year
  • Oversee grant research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
  • Work closely with Communications Director and President to ensure messaging is consistent and appropriate for specific audiences
  • Manage the fundraising database, overseeing data entry and gift processing

Salary/Benefits: Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications

To Apply: Email letter of interest and resume to [email protected] with special attention to Mark Dixon, President.

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Administrative/Finance Assistant for A+ College Ready

Administrative/Finance Assistant Duties:

  • Assist Finance Director
    • Reviewing invoices for approval
    • Mailing invoices and checks
    • Filing documentation
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Manage the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies for program schools maintain accurate records associated with equipment procurement (NOTE:  Approximately $1 million of equipment purchases annually)
  • Manage the purchase of office supplies for the A+ College Ready team
  • Support the planning and implementation of training events
    • Support the work of the Logistics Director
    • Order marketing supplies for training events
    • Attend training events and help with registration, lunch, and other duties as assigned
    • Award professional development credit for educators attending A+ College Ready events
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Assist with distribution and collection of school/district forms
  • Perform general office duties: making copies, answering the phone, organizing training materials, and performing other duties as asked
  • Support Special Projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicant must:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office products; comfortable with Microsoft Excel
  • Be familiar with the Google Suite of products (Docs, Sheets, Forms) prefer some experience
  • Be able to communicate, in both written and verbal modalities, clearly and accurately
  • Be able to work proactively and independently and positively contribute to a collaborative team
  • Be able to travel as needed to training events; several require overnight stays
  • Have reliable transportation

Salary:  $36,000

Start Date:  Immediately

Job Location: Montgomery, AL

Benefits:  Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance provided for employee (family coverage available at a cost)

Two weeks paid vacation in first year, prorated based on date of hire; three weeks beginning year two

Funded participation in 401-K plan after year one

Position reports to VP of Academic Affairs and/or VP of Operations

Interested parties need to send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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Communications Internship

What is it?

A primarily Montgomery-based internship program for college students that provides interns with hands-on advocacy and communications experiences through shadowing, social media management, and more. This program will be housed directly underneath the Communications Team and will answer directly to the Communications Director.

Goals of Program

  • To “build the bench” of Alabama students who are proficient in communications/advocacy
  • To build the capacity of A+ Communications
  • To widen our reach with new innovative content and social media strategies
  • To further develop a reputation as a trusted, accessible, and reputable resource for the public
  • To engage more with Alabama students so as to keep our work proximate and innovative


  • College students in Communications, Marketing, Political Science, or related field


  • Assist in management of day-to-day social media posting and content creation
  • Create and Implement a unique social campaign centered around either organization’s programmatic or advocacy work
  • Shadow both policy and communications team and actively participate in planning meetings around communications
  • Assist with SVT resources and content creation as needed


Either part time (10-20 hrs/week) or full time (30+ hours/week) depending on needs for internship class credit or time availability of intern. Internships would take place either by semester (fall, spring, summer) or by school year (fall-summer) depending on availability of intern and requirement of class credit. Stipends and travel reimbursement to be considered. 

See Job Description Here.

For questions or to apply, please email Megan Skipper.

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