Creating IT Futures is the non-profit mission arm of CompTIA, and we believe in the ability of technology to transform the lives of individuals. Our goal is to improve people's lives by creating on-ramps into tech careers, and engaging young people in STEM programming. We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers. We also support girls and youth in a variety of leading STEM programs and partnerships. By collaborating with our colleagues at CompTIA, we maintain a cutting edge approach to tech workforce issues, and the needs of the marketplace for tech talent.
The Development Manager will lead the planning, integration, and implementation of strategies to develop revenue streams that support CITF’s continued growth, which can include:
Institutional fundraising for corporate, foundation, and public support
Fundraising events and campaigns
Earned revenue streams
Social enterprise ventures
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively identifies and establishes deep connections with local and national funders drawn from CITF’s and his/her own network.
Engages directly with donors and prospects to make asks, create strategic engagement and stewardship.
Helps identify and create effective fundraising strategies with different types of donors (e.g. corporate, foundation, individual)
Understands and effectively uses strategies for events, donor-advised funds and alternate fundraising approaches to support the growth of the business
Serves as an effective spokesperson for CITF in the corporate and foundation worlds, able to convey passion for the Foundation’s mission and impact on society.
Gains a deep understanding of CITF programming, and can strategically position programs or designations appropriately with interested donors.
Stays attuned to news, trends, and issues in philanthropy and development, and in the management and not-for-profit sectors to properly set strategy.
Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, code of ethics and standards of professional fundraising conduct, and maintains accountability standards to donors.
Conducts appropriate prospect research and donor cultivation, acknowledgment, and recognition programs.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Adept in managing and implementing various fundraising strategies
Understanding of the multifaceted dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques, and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reports
Proven experience and results in asking for contributions of time and money
Personality and energy to engage donors and prospects
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Self-directed, energetic, forward-thinking, and creative with high ethical standards and a professional image
Demonstrated creativity and innovation
Excellent listener with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
CompTIA seeks excellence through diversity in its staff. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.