Position Open

Managing Director, External Affairs

The Managing Director, External Affairs (MDEA) leads the effort to partner with the Nashville and Chattanooga donor community to fundraise $4-5 million in operating revenue annually. The MDEA will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Regional Board of Directors, the Deputy Executive Director, and the Managing Director in Chattanooga. The MDEA will lead and manage a team of 3-4 individuals who are responsible for executing our development and external communications, as well as maintaining and improving strong operations to support this work. The MDEA will also be a critical senior leader who holds responsibility for setting vision and direction within our region.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about our mission and believes deeply in the importance of investing others in our work and partnering with the community to achieve educational equity and excellence. A strong candidate will be a long-range strategic thinker, an expert in building and managing internal and external relationships, an effective communicator both verbally and in written form, and a highly skilled and detail-oriented manager of people and operations.

Learn more and apply at teachforamerica.org/careers

Position Open
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Key Responsibilities
Develop the vision, set goals, establish measures of success, craft strategies, and determine key tactics for our external affairs work to ensure our region is effectively partnering with the community in ways that align with our mission and fuel our ability to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals.
Ensure that all external stakeholders – including donors, prospective donors, other local community leaders and non-profit partners – are assigned a portfolio manager and relationship holder who collectively are responsible for ensuring we build and maintain strong relationships and continue to deepen our partners’ belief in and investment in our work
Support team-wide priorities for TFA Nashville-Chattanooga and organizational-wide initiatives. Examples include: