Aug 14

HEF is hiring a Director of Development

Job Description

The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional who believes strong schools make strong communities. HEF supports the Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS), the sixth largest school district in the Commonwealth, serving 51,000 students in 72 educational facilities from diverse neighborhoods including suburban, rural and urban populations.

HEF’s work in support of HCPS is more important than ever as principals and teachers look for new instructional strategies and approaches to improve public schools and ignite student learning.  Founded in 1993 as a public-private partnership with the school district, HEF serves as a catalyst to create innovation, identify research-based solutions, replicate best practices in additional classroom, and connect key partnerships with public schools.  Our mission is to prepare students for college, career and community by connecting philanthropy with strategic initiatives that strengthen public education in Henrico County. HEF funds creative instructional approaches with strong academic goals that directly address the opportunity gap and provides resources for teachers impacting the most challenged students.

The Director of Development will manage day-to-day operation of the development office and work with the Executive Director, Foundation staff and Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to cultivate philanthropic support to strengthen public education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Manage the Foundation’s day-to-day fundraising efforts
  •  Plan, create, implement and refine HEF’s fundraising efforts
  • Develop, implement and lead a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the Foundation
  • Develop funding proposals, briefings, stewardship plans and other correspondence with donors and prospects
  • Research, cultivate and solicit individual gifts, corporate sponsorships and major gifts
  •  Secure sponsorships for HEF fundraising events
  • Lead the Board’s Development Committee
  • Train and support Foundation board members and volunteers involved in soliciting gifts on behalf of the Foundation
  •  Develop and maintain close relationships with the philanthropic community
  • Provide regular detailed reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Oversee the creation and production of fundraising materials
  •  Assist with grant proposals for major initiatives

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A passion for public schools and a commitment to public education
  • Four or more years of successful fundraising experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree (CFRE is a plus)
  • The ability to work creatively and independently to connect donor interest with Foundation and school division priorities
  • An excellent work ethic with strong organizational, written and speaking skills
  • A proven ability to work cooperatively with individuals from various backgrounds
  • Comfort and confidence in asking for and closing major gifts
  • Proficiency in donor management systems, with knowledge of basic computer skills and business software programs
  •  A strategic and goal-oriented mindset with knowledge of capital campaigns and experience in managing annual campaigns
  • The successful candidate should enjoy working with people, especially high-profile donors, and work well under pressure
  • The ability to coordinate multiple projects and work as a team player
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information:

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications
  • Job Location: Richmond/Henrico, County VA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • How to apply: Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to Mike Taylor, Executive Director, jobopenings@henricogives.org
  • For more information about the Henrico Education Foundation, please visit www.henricofoundation.org

 

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Jun 16

2016-17 Scholarship Winners!

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May 02

Applications for 2017-18 HEF Innovative Grants Program are now available!

Cycle 1 grants are due to HEF by 1:00pm on Tuesday, August 1; cycle 2 grants will be due Friday, January 5, 2018.

Grant Application
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Contact Program Director Paula Roop to schedule your required grant consult:  pdroop@henrico.k12.va.us

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Apr 19

HEF helps make HCPS Stronger


A look at the many programs and projects supported by HEF, and how this organization makes HCPS stronger.

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Mar 09

Give it up for Girls in STEM!

About 160 girls in grades 3-5 came together for a day to be inspired about science, technology, engineering, and math!

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Jan 26

Reading Campout at Glen Lea Elementary School

Students got to campout “under the stars” with community mentors while parents worked on reading strategies with teachers.

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Nov 22

AT&T Support Helps Prepare Henrico Kids for College, Work & Future

AT&T is supporting schools across Henrico through a $35,000 grant to the Henrico Education Foundation. AT&T will provide Henrico County students with increased access to youth leadership programs, workforce development initiatives and resources for students struggling academically to graduate on time and reach their fullest potential.

Please see the attached press release and the photo below regarding a recent contribution from AT&T to the Henrico Education Foundation.

First Row: Betsy Beamer, HEF Board; Mike Taylor, HEF Executive Director; Vince Apruzzese, Regional Vice President AT&T; Jeff Robinson, HEF Board Second Row All HEF Board Members: Mike McCullough; Veronica Hinckle; John Delandro; Anne Poates; Tamara Charity-Brown; Robert Nomberg; Stephen Halsey

First Row: Betsy Beamer, HEF Board; Mike Taylor, HEF Executive Director; Vince Apruzzese, Regional Vice President AT&T; Jeff Robinson, HEF Board
Second Row All HEF Board Members: Mike McCullough; Veronica Hinckle; John Delandro; Anne Poates; Tamara Charity-Brown; Robert Nomberg; Stephen Halsey

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Sep 08

School Supply Challenge

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Jul 13

An Evening with Henry Winkler

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Individual seats and tables are SOLD OUT.

 

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Jul 01

The Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr. Memorial Teaching for Excellence Endowment Fund

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Help create a vibrant future for thousands of teachers and students. Your gift to the Bosher Memorial Endowment Fund will ensure every student and teacher has the tools necessary for success in the classroom. Together we are strengthening public education for generations to come.

Click here to learn more about the Endowment Fund

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