|VP, Development and Communication|
|Achieving the Dream|
|Development and Fundraising|
|Silver Spring, MD|
Leading and guiding more than 200 community colleges in 34 states, Achieving the Dream (ATD) addresses the national imperative to provide increased opportunities for access to and success at community colleges around the nation, particularly for low income students, students of color, and students with barriers to social and economic mobility. Achieving the Dream institutions work to make the difficult institutional changes necessary to improve student success, meet the nation’s skilled workforce needs, and strengthen the middle class. Achieving the Dream is the largest community college reform network in the country, helping more than 4 million community college students have a better economic opportunity and achieve their dreams.
ATD seeks a Vice President of Development and Communications who is deeply committed to fueling the organization’s ability to close the achievement gap for low/moderate income students and people of color, an imperative for advancing a strong democracy and workforce. In this dynamic role, you will be responsible for building internal momentum and developing ATD’s plan for financial sustainability. Externally, you will develop partnerships with nonprofits and funders whose missions align with our work. This is a unique opportunity to participate in shaping the future direction of our nation’s community colleges and improved outcomes for their students.
A member of the CEO’s Leadership Team, the VP works closely with the CEO, the Board, the leadership team and other key staff. S/he is responsible for the development and stewardship of strategic partnerships and for raising ATD’s visibility through the execution of a fully integrated marketing, media and communications strategy. The VP is also accountable for meeting ambitious fundraising goals through securing foundation, corporate and government support as steps toward achieving financial sustainability and will lead a team consisting of a Development Officer, a Director of Communications and Media Relations, and a digital content specialist.
Using the link below, please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Karen Stout. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Achieving the Dream, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Achieving the Dream, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
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