Investments and Partnerships Officer

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Title:

Investments and Partnerships Officer

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Seattle, WA

Salary:

$40k - $50k per year to start, with rapid promotion and substantial pay increases and responsibility for outstanding success in the role

Application Contact:

jobs@teamchild.org

Job Description:

Investments and Partnerships Officer

Get hands-on experience behind the scenes of a dynamic nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to ending the school-to-prison pipeline. 
 
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where rapid promotion with substantial pay increases and responsibility will come quickly? Would you like to take a leading role, alongside our team of experienced professionals, to cultivate relationships with partners and supporters, soliciting their investment of time, talent, and financial resources in our mission?
 
TEAMCHILD
TeamChild is a nationally recognized nonprofit serving vulnerable youth across Washington State. TeamChild is best known for its legal services program, reaching children in crisis in King, Pierce, Spokane and Yakima counties. Our clients are generally 12-18 years old and are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Our legal services program keeps young people out of juvenile court by reconnecting them to education, healthcare, and housing supports. We have three strategies – legal services, policy advocacy and technical assistance and consulting – that are focused on diverting children away from school exclusion, arrest, and incarceration and directly into the supports that have the best chances of helping them accomplish their goals. TeamChild has a track record of success, getting 75% of out of school youth back into school and reducing juvenile court contacts by half for our high needs clients.  For more information, see www.teamchild.org.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
•  Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for TeamChild
•  Establish and maintain relationships with a portfolio of businesses, community leaders, supporters and volunteers who are current or prospective partners and investors in our work
•  Initiate contacts with potential investors of $5,000 and above
•  Develop and deploy solicitation and closure strategies that build on the full range of our people and program capabilities
•  Deliver ongoing, and personal reporting regarding any and all investments made
•  Recruit volunteers and cultivate agency relationships with leading businesses in the region
 
REQUIREMENTS
•  Confident, professional, and demonstrated passion for our mission
•  Exceptional written and oral communication skills
•  Highly tuned listening skills
•  Excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail with strong follow-through
•  Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of different race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
•  Ability to learn quickly and work independently
•  Strong empathy and tireless perseverance
•  Optimistic, positive and charismatic disposition
•  High level of professionalism and ethical standards
•  Ability to travel for meetings with donors primarily around the Seattle metropolitan area and occasionally to Eastern Washington
•  Sense of humor a plus
•  Major gifts experience a plus
 
This position does not require previous non-profit fundraising experience. We encourage exceptional candidates from a broad variety of backgrounds to apply, including people whose lives have been impacted by the justice or child welfare system, people who are just finishing school or beginning a career, and experienced professionals looking to transition into the public sector.
 
If you have a passion for social justice and youth development, and the interpersonal, communication and leadership skills to lead an audacious effort to expand our services to more youth across Washington State, we will provide the training you will need for success.
 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary range is $40-50K per year to start, with rapid promotion and substantial pay increases and responsibility for outstanding success in the role. Position comes with full benefits, including generous paid time-off, medical, dental, vision, FSA, 403b, and long- and short-term disability.   
 
TO APPLY
Please email a concise letter of interest and resume to jobs@teamchild.org. Please write "IPO" and your last name in the subject line. No phone calls or email inquiries, please. Position is open until filled, though resume review will begin June 26th.
 
At TeamChild we believe that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and Board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering the children and families that we serve so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.
 
TeamChild is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TeamChild is committed to promoting an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients, Board and staff.
 
TeamChild
1225 S. Weller St, Suite 420
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: (206) 322-2444
Web: www.teamchild.org/

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