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Executive Director
The Redwood City Education Foundation in Redwood City, California
 
 
 
Date Posted 01/06/2022
Category
Nonprofit-Executive
Philanthropy-Executive-Non-profit
Salary $125,000 - $150,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Supervise: Associate Manager, bookkeeper, and volunteers

Type: Full-Time

Category: Exempt

About RCEF

Mission

The Redwood City Education Foundation’s mission is to improve the early academic performance of underserved students.

About RCEF

As a non-profit established in 1983, The Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) invests in underserved Redwood City students. RCEF aims to improve students’ abilities to meet math and literacy proficiency standards, thereby reducing enrollment in remedial courses and increasing their likelihood of meaningful success in high school and beyond.

In 2019, as a response to the rapidly-changing landscape of RCSD, the Foundation shifted its focus from supporting all RCSD schools to supporting schools with large percentages of low-income families with students who qualify for Free and
Reduced-Price Lunch. RCEF recognized the need to reemphasize its roots in the community while also preparing the organization to be in the vanguard of mitigating the educational disparities experienced by local, underserved students.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fund Development & Donor Relations. Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to sustain annual operations and programs. Build and document relationships with donors through regular, personalized outreach. Design, plan and oversee fundraising events related to our stakeholders: students, donors, and volunteers.
  • Marketing and Communications. Work with the Marketing Team to create marketing and communication materials. Serve as the primary staff spokesperson for RCEF. Develop and maintain relationships with mission-aligned individuals, organizations, and institutions.
  • Programs. Oversee the delivery, and evaluation of all RCEF’s programs. Determine schools’ needs and facilitate program implementation accordingly.
  • Board Relations. Work collaboratively with the Board to meet the goals and objectives of the organization and evolve the Board to a governance and oversight role. Communicate regularly with Board members to plan all Board meetings, provide timely and accurate updates, and position the board to make informed data-based decisions.
  • Operations and Administration. Oversee day-to-day operations, including budget preparation, fiscal accountability, staff supervision, grant writing and reporting, and volunteer management and development. Align the organization’s short and long-term goals with the organization’s strategic plan.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Passion for education and RCEF’s mission; Experience in the nonprofit sector & knowledge of the educational sector.
  • Proven track record in fundraising, including prospecting and cultivating individual donors, corporate donors, and foundations.
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal. Grant writing experience.
  • Self-starter who has the ability to model the highest degree of professionalism and transformational leadership style and inspire others to achieve goals.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience building strategic relationships with educational institutions, and similar organizations, encouraging collaboration, and consensus-building.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speakers are a plus, but not required.
  • Work is primarily remote with a requirement to attend regular in-person events and meetings as needed, including some evenings and weekends. Candidates need to be based in the Bay Area and preferably within a 10-mile radius of

Redwood City.

Compensation and Benefits
RCEF offers a competitive salary of up to $150k and a compensation package that includes health care, dental, vision and 401K as well as vacation, sick leave and holidays.

RCEF is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

For more information visit www.rcef.org

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $125,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Nonprofit management: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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