Newport News Foundation Director

Newport News, VA, US
Sep 20, 2019
Newport News Foundation Director
Newport News Public Schools
12507 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606

Classified - Position - Educational Support Positions

Job Number: 3700147677

Start Date:

Open Date: 09/20/2019

Closing Date: 10/31/2019

Job Summary The Newport News Education Foundation (NNEF) is a collaborative board that is comprised of leaders from businesses, government, and education who share the perspective that education is a cornerstone to individual prosperity, economic development and community enrichment. The NNEF actively supports Newport News Public Schools and its programs for students through teacher mini-grants, scholarships, performance recognition events and building greater capabilities to advocate for school funding and support. The NNEF is uniquely positioned at the intersection of government, business and philanthropy to facilitate city-wide collaboration and promotion of public-private partnerships.
This position is responsible for providing guidance and enablement for the NNEF strategies and programs. It guides the NNEF into continued growth and is the liaison between businesses, the community and school leadership. The NNEF Liaison is responsible for meeting fundraising and development goals set forth by the NNEF and collaborating with NNPS administration to establish and maintain corporate and non-profit partnerships that support the mission of Newport News Public Schools.
Essential Duties Key task areas for the position include:
  • Fundraising and financial development
    • Develop and coordinate aggressive fundraising strategies for individuals, corporations, foundations and other public and private entities.
    • Oversee the Foundation's financial status in coordination with officers of the Board.
  • Board management and development
    • Acts to create and enable strategies to contribute toward the Foundation's key objectives.
      • Financial and budget advocacy for NNPS.
      • Teacher/research mini-grants to propel creativity and enablement of students, teachers and system.
      • Lett teacher scholarship program to encourage best future teacher candidates to become part of NNPS.
      • Performance recognition events for students and program
    • Develops board membership to best embody active, visible and engaged civic leadership.
    • Develops and provides annual performance evaluation of the Foundation as a whole, including performance vs. intended plans and opportunities for expanded influence.
  • Program leadership
    • Chief liaison and collaborator for the Foundation.
    • Develops and enables communications and public relations.
The Foundation Liaison represents the Foundation members at the intersection of government, business and school leadership. As such it is expected the incumbent will project the qualities of the board he/she represents to become the anticipated voice of the Foundation.
  • Leadership - demonstrated abilities to work with and influence others in support of mission objectives.
  • Politically savvy - keen interest and awareness of political, cultural and social drivers affecting Foundation interests.
  • Fundraising network - knowledge of potential funding mechanisms and ability to collaborate with them.
  • Program management - demonstrated abilities to create mission strategies, actions, schedules and follow through to successful completion.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills - ability to converse with all levels of community members to include leaders, supporters and followers.
  • Creativity - to engage others, develop new ideas and approaches and meaningfully engage others in change.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) The level of operation for this position dictates anticipated qualifications and background experiences of potential candidates:
  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in a related field providing foundational knowledge of position requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing new and sustainable funding for projects.
  • Notable contributions to start up or significant renewal operations for a business, foundation or non-profit organization.
  • Significant fiscal responsibility for projects, programs or businesses including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Portfolio of communications, public relations or cultural change campaigns indicating successful completion of the objectives.
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Reports To: Foundation?s Board of Directors & Superintendent

Duty Days: 245

Months: 12

Salary Rate Range: salary negotiations start at $60, 698

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The Newport News Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, and 4-6).

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