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Development Specialist - E3 Alliance

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Job Posting Title:

Development Specialist - E3 Alliance

Job Description Summary:

E3 Alliance, a nonprofit focused on systems change in education, is looking for a full-time Development Specialist to support E3 Alliance’s Development Team with our fundraising efforts in the areas of donor database management, social media campaigns, and grants management.

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 catalyst 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.

Position Description: E3 Alliance seeks a full time Development Specialist to join our passionate and driven team. This support role is critically important for the success of the Development Team and E3 as a whole. The Development Specialist provides proactive and responsive support advancing E3’s fundraising and donor relations efforts. The Development Specialist provides administrative support for our VP of Development to help drive E3’s fundraising strategies, project coordination, data management, and social media campaigns .

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Donor Database and Grants Management (Approximately 50% of time)
  • Responsible for DonorPerfect database structure, enters and coordinates data entry for donor records, donation tracking, gift processing, donor rolls, prospect lists, performance tracking and ensures donor database records kept are up to date. Define and generate DonorPerfect reports.
  • Assists with grant proposals and management of grant documents through the grant lifecycle, including entering information into the donor management system and visibility using staff calendars and other reminders.
  • Collaborates closely with Sr. Director of Operations, Executive Assistants, and Accounting Assistant to ensure accurate tracking of pledges and donations.
  • Researches donors and prospects to provide donor profiles, corporate performance reports and other intelligence-gathering information.
  • Researches current and prospective funder organizational and personnel changes.
Donor Stewardship and Social Media Campaigns (Approximately 30% of time)
  • Creates and designs donor impact reports, gift acknowledgments, and pledge reminders.
  • Conducts donor research and prospecting, develops major donor profiles, maintains cultivation/solicitation schedules, and administers a stewardship schedule for E3 Legacy Trust major donor campaign.
  • Assists with corporate and private sponsorship solicitations and stewardship.
  • Serves as primary liaison with E3’s Manager of Events & Social Media Coordinator to co-produce development content for the website, social media, e-mail, e-newsletters and e-appeals and fundraising events.
  • Serves as a co-creator, producer, graphic designer of campaign content, marketing, and public relations materials and collateral
  • Works closely with VP of Investor D evelopment, to su pport and help execute annual appeals (Amplify Austin, Giving Tuesday, etc.) including direct mail and digital campaigns and donor stewardship functions.
Administrative Support (Approximately 20% of the time)
  • Organizes and maintains schedules, calendars, and appointments for VP of Investor Development which may include meetings, events and arrangements associated with such, including preparing agendas, minutes, equipment, location, information packets and follow up action items.
  • Provides administrative support to Development Team including, but not limited to: arranging team meetings, conference calls, scheduling meetings/coordinating calendars among multiple staff members, reserving rooms required for meetings, coordination with ACC copy center, printing/assembling documents for meetings, purchasing and organizing supplies, meeting notes and distribution.
  • Follows established processes for maintaining files, logs and other tracking systems for a variety of donor information, projects and events.
  • Makes travel arrangements for out of town development staff travel.
  • Provides additional administrative support to VP of Investor Development and Executive Director as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Passionate about advancing equity in education and supporting students

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Office 365, and Google Drive

  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Experience using communications via digital platforms (e-news, social media)

  • Authorization to work for US Employer

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and /or two years' professional experience in a development support position

  • Experience with Donor/Customer Relationship Management databases, including data entry and report generation

  • Demonstrated interest and experience improving educational outcomes for students

  • Experience working in a school, school district or college/university

  • Work experience in grant writing, grants management, and reporting functions

  • Demonstrated experience fundraising and event planning

Also required to exhibit the following work skills:
  • Maintain established work relationships and schedule while being adaptable to change

  • A bility to communicate work priorities to leadership and cross -functional teams

  • Ability to multi-task in a small team environment and manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to negotiate timelines, set priorities, meet deliverables with internal and external partners

Compensation and Benefits:

E3 Alliance is housed at founding partner Austin Community College (ACC), and through this partnership is supported by ACC payroll and human resource systems. Therefore, E3 Alliance staff has access to ACC compensation and benefits systems, including generous vacation and sick leave, insurance, and other benefits.
  • Salary Range: $52,000-$60,000

  • Salary based on experience

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

  • E3 Alliance is unable to support candidates who require sponsorship to work in the United States

  • This position is grant-funded, but does not have a defined timeframe and is intended to be a full-time, ongoing position  

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


Job Posting Close Date:

February 3, 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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