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Director of Development Position

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

See Full Job Description Here.

For questions or to apply, please email [email protected]

Chief Financial Officer Position

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for overseeing and managing A+ Education Partnership’s fiscal activities including budgeting, reporting, auditing, and more. A+ works with an annual budget of more than $9 million in funding from private contributions, state, local and federal sources. With two offices in Montgomery and Birmingham and 29 employees, A+ Education Partnership is looking for a seasoned CFO to manage the company’s fiscal activities and ensure that we continue to be a good steward of our financial resources. 

CFO Roles and Responsibilities

Oversee the company’s fiscal activities including budgeting, reporting, auditing and treasury management.

  • Management of bookkeeping functions, procedures/controls, timely reconciliations and monthly ledger reviews
  • Preparation and work with external auditors for annual audit process
  • Cash balance monitoring and treasury management for all divisions
  • Manage insurance coverage
  • Handle fiscal agency duties

Assure legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations

  • Annual 990 reporting
  • Lobbying reporting and registration
  • 1099-MISC reporting

Handle internal and external financial reporting

  • Preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements for management and board
  • Presentation of financial reports to board
  • Tracking of grant reporting for all divisions

Handle company budgeting process

  • Development of annual budgets for all divisions, including salary budgets
  • Development of project budgets
  • Work with program management on pricing for various program components
  • Assist with creation of grant budgets

Serve as company’s payroll and benefits manager

  • Manage annual health coverage renewal process
  • Handle payroll audits and 5500 submission
  • New employee setup and benefits/tax changes for existing employees

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, master’s degree or MBA
  • Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance
  • Ability to create annual budgets in coordination with management
  • Previous work in nonprofit sector
  • Strong communication skills: writing, speaking and listening
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software, payroll reporting, Excel and financial reporting
  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan personal workload effectively
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others, and to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • Willingness to be very “hands on” and detail oriented

See Full Job Description Here.

For questions or to apply, please email [email protected]

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

Who?

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

Expectations

  • 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

Workload

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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