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Development Manager - E3 Alliance

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Development Manager - E3 Alliance

Job Description Summary:

E3 Alliance, a nonprofit focused on systems change in education, is looking for a full-time Development Manager to establish and implement the fundraising goals and objectives for our corporate and individual major donor campaign strategy for organizational sustainability. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced development professional interested in improving equity in the Central Texas education system and its correlation to fundraising.

Job Description:

E3 Alliance

E3 Alliance is a regional data-driven education collaborative based in Austin, Texas. We are building the strongest educational pipeline in the country to drive regional economic prosperity based in equity . Founded in 2006, E3 Alliance acts as a cataly st for change, working to break down barriers and build better alignment across the education continuum.
  • We are data-driven, student-centered, and results-oriented .

  • We believe a regional, collaborative strategy is the most effective platform for scalable change .

  • For all students to achieve their potential, the entire education journey must be robust, aligned and agile .

  • We build on unique precedents for successful public-private partnerships.

Our Core Values: Collaboration | Data-driven | Equity | Learning | Relentless

E3 Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and has a Best Place for Working Parents 2022 designation.

At E3 Alliance we value both the effectiveness of remote work and the importance of in-person collaboration.  For this role, there will be remote work flexibility with an understanding that weekly in-person office hours and donor meetings are required.

Purpose of Position

In conjunction the Vice President of Investor Development, the primary purpose for this role is to establish and implement short and long-range fundraising goals and objectives for our corporate and individual major donor campaign strategy for organizational revenue generation and sustainability. This position will serve as lead major gift officer for corporate and individual major donor investments for E3’s Alliances philanthropic strategy . Organizational fund development elements include: donor acquisition and fund-raising events, annual giving and major gifts from individuals and corporations, and processes and systems for effectively managing investments in E3 Alliance . Supporting efforts include staff training, donor stewardship, gift entry and acknowledgement, database management, and donor research.

Position Description

Major Donor Cultivation and Stewardship (Approximately 60 % of time):
  • Manage a portfolio of major individual donors/ investors (primarily corporations and major individual donors ), developing customized roadmaps and compelling narratives to secure their investment and reach your portfolio goal.

  • Proactively ensure the organization develops strong long-term relationships with largescale individual, and corporate donors/funders; Personally, build relationships to ensure fund development strategy is achieved .

  • Research major donor opportunities for the purpose of developing additional funding resources for both current and proposed initiatives .

  • Launch and guide new individual major donor campaign, E3 Legacy Trust, to become new substantial revenue source for E3 .

  • Ensures establishment of a broader and diverse donor base of individual, and corporate giving to compliment major philanthropic investment.

  • Fully utilize DonorPerfect to track and manage the prospect/proposal/donor lifecycle .

  • Collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to generate program and impact content and develop a deep understanding of the work of our coalitions.

  • Support senior leaders in preparing for meetings and responding to requests from investors and providing follow-up support as necessary.

  • Create and designs donor impact reports, gift acknowledgments, and pledge reminders.

Corporate Partnership Strategy & Data Management (Approximately 25 % of time):
  • Lead corporate engagement strategy to deepen broad based support for special events and partnerships

  • Lead and manage corporate sponsorship cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for Blueprint Summit, Geeks in Boots, and other events on as needed basis .

  • Work in conjunction with Development Specialist to carryout key work components in the areas of donor database management, special events, administrative functions, and donor cultivation and stewardships .

  • Responsible for ensuring DonorPerfect database structure and reporting is fully functional and utilized by departments involved in organizational investment.

  • G enerat e strategic work products for DonorPerfect reports and organizational dashboards.

General Support (Approximately 15 % of time):
  • In conjunction with VP of Investor Development, support the Annual Development Plan for strategic direction and setting priorities

  • P ersonally, build relationships to ensure fund development strategy is achieved

  • Work closely with the Senior Directors on the Blueprint Team to ensure that programs and initiatives have the resources to meet short and long - range goals/objectives

  • Maps investor priorities to E3 mission and organizational needs and capabilities, understanding how to represent our capabilities consistent with our mission and how to avoid potential major donor relationships that could take us off mission

  • Develop, in tandem with the fund development team, finance team and Executive Director, the organization’s resource budget, monitor ing team performance on a monthly basis and maintain ing an on-going forecast for year-end projections .

Required Education / Skills / Experience :
  • Commitment to E3 Core Value of achieving equity in education

  • B .A. or B .S. in B usiness, E ducation, or a related field required

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working in development (major gifts, grants, annual plan ) and/or education services sales

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Strength presenting information in verbal, written, and graphic form in ways that influence action and behavior

  • Ability to write powerful case studies and persuasive documents

  • Experienced negotiator

  • Assertive and able to work with prospects to close deals, while balancing commitment to the mission and prioritizing benefit to the customers’ ability to be an effective investor in positive education change

  • Strong, proven project management skills

  • E xperience managing multiple complex tasks and priorities to meet deliverables and deadlines

  • Detail oriented

  • Experience managing pipeline of sale or grant prospects

  • Must have or be able to rapidly develop credibility with education partners and prospects

  • Must be experienced and adept at using DonorPerfect as a donor investment tracking tool or comparable donor management system (DMS)

  • Self-directed, rapid learner, and enthusiastic about advan cing the mission of E3 Alliance

  • Must be passionate and committed to changing the education landscape

  • Minimal travel required, in the state of Texas

Other Highly Desired Skills :
  • Significant b ackground/experience in the education space, directly (e.g. teaching) or through education products and services

  • Direct experience working with workforce and/or educational institutions from the public, private or non-profit sectors, preferably in Central Texas

  • Experience in Microsoft Office, Excel and Microsoft Office and web presentation tools

  • Recognition and respect for diversity of culture and background 

Compensation and Benefits :

The E3 Alliance is housed at founding partner Austin Community College (ACC) District, and through this partnership utilizes ACC payroll and human resource systems. Therefore, E3 Alliance staff have access to ACC compensation and benefits systems, including generous vacation and sick leave, insurance, and other benefits.
  • Salary Range: $ 75K-$90 K

  • Salary based on experience ; May include variable salary component based on performance

  • Health care and dental insurance, TRS (Teacher Retirement System) retirement benefits, disability insurance, and other generous ACC benefits

  • This position is grant funded

To be considered for this position applicants must :    
Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

April 21, 2023 Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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