Associate, Development-Part-Time (Cincinnati)

The Role

This position will provide critical execution capacity to the regional development director to ensure that our regional development team has outstanding systems to support its work and gold-standard stewardship and appreciation of current local donors to Teach For America. Under the direction and guidance of the development director, this person will conduct donor research, manage the quality of the data in our donor database, prepare outstanding materials for donor meetings taken by the development director or the executive director, and craft a range of stewardship touch points that show donors (in both generalized and differentiated ways) how their investment in Teach For America is making a crucial difference for high poverty children in the region. This person will work approximately 25-30 hours per week, and there is some flexibility as to when those hours take place. The associate will report to the development director for the Southwest Ohio region.

The Team

Founded in 2012, Teach For America – Southwest Ohio supports 50 corps members reaching over 2,500 low-income students in Cincinnati- and Dayton-area public schools. Additionally, over 200 alumni are working from all sectors to end educational inequity in our community. Regional staff members work to train and support corps members, continually strengthen relationships with local schools and districts, foster the leadership of local alumni, and continue to grow the regional funding base and community partnerships to guarantee that Teach For America – Southwest Ohio can build a sustainable movement to reach the day when every child in the region has access to an excellent education.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Research and planning:
  • Conduct outstanding prospect research using both online databases and creative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial approaches to prospect research
  • Ensure a high level of data accuracy, quality, and usability in our donor database (Salesforce)
  • Cultivation and solicitation:
  • Prepare polished, inspiring, professional, branded materials for cultivation meetings, both individualized and generalized
  • Track and support annual pledges and cash collection efforts under the guidance of the regional development director
  • Donor stewardship:
  • Create exceptionally polished and compelling materials for external distribution to our donor base about the impact of local corps members and alumni (e.g., annual report, donor newsletter, social media)
  • Craft individualized touch points for donors based on their particular motivations and connections to Teach For America
  • Compose and submit high quality grant reports for local foundations and corporations (data collection, narrative writing, editing, timeline submission)
  • Provide additional capacity and execution support to the development director on other critical projects over the course of the year (e.g., event planning and coordination, research for annual planning, data quality and database management, coordinating and supporting classroom visits for donors, ensuring strong and timeline submissions of materials from corps members for updates to donors through the "sponsor-a-teacher" program, updating donor section of local website).



  • Deep belief that all children in this country deserve access to an excellent and equitable education
  • Exceptional organization, time management, and project planning skills
  • Strong writing ability
  • Ability to produce inspiring, error-free written and visual documents for donors using a range of software platforms
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Deep appreciation for high quality data systems and the work it takes to ensure data quality
  • Willingness to work hard while also investing in personal relationships with team members and fostering a high performing, results-focused, positive, and inclusive culture
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Prior Experience

  • Prior experience with donor databases (preferably Salesforce) preferred but not required
  • Prior professional experience in fundraising preferred by not required
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience


  • Bachelor's degree required

Work Demands

  • Willingness to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to travel efficiently across the region and state
  • Ability to travel to national conferences or trainings 2-5 times per year.

Apply Now

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About the Organization

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children's potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

Teach For America (TFA) finds, develops, and supports an ever-expanding network of outstanding and diverse leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children in schools, school systems, and in every sector and field that shapes the context in which schools operate. Representing the diversity of America and sharing the experience of having taught successfully in our most challenging public schools, TFA corps members and alumni form a network of change agents inside and outside of education who are grounded in the tremendous potential of our most underserved children and connected to families and communities impacted by educational inequity.

Founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989, Teach For America has since expanded to 36 states and 53 regions, reaching more than 10 million students. Now 53,000 strong and growing each year, the TFA community is leading across all sectors, including as teachers, school and school system leaders, elected officials, policy and advocacy organizers, social entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders. We support the individual and collective leadership of this network as they work hand-in-hand with students, families, and allies in the effort to realize educational equity and excellence for children across the nation.

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff:

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

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