Volunteer Board Member - Individual Fundraising Director

Job Description

Have a background in fundraising? Want to learn or develop the skills?

Are you also passionate about education?

If so, how would you like to be the Individual Giving Director for a multi-state, non-profit scholarship program? Education First is seeking a dedicated volunteer to assist with individual giving and fundraising events.

Education First provides college scholarships to graduating high-school students in underserved communities. Young working professionals make up Education First’s volunteer base, each with the opportunity to serve as a board member at a regional, national or officer level.

As the Individual Giving Director for Education First, you would be responsible for:

- Coordinating our annual fundraising campaign with the local chairs in each of our regions
- Educating volunteers on how to best to fundraise
- Writing appeal letters that create emotion and share real stories
- Training volunteers on how to effectively use our tools to turn requests into donations
- Coordinating event planning efforts in eight regions
- Providing logistical support for regional fundraising events

The best candidates are self-motivated, have a passion for the cause, graduated from college, and are familiar with Microsoft Office products. We encourage professionals in their 20's and 30's to apply as we value giving leadership opportunities to those early in their career.

This is a volunteer position and time commitment varies between 0 and 5 hours per week and averages around 2. The position is designed so it can be held by those with other commitments.

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Education First

Founded in 1995 by a group of recent college graduates it is our belief that education is an "equalizer" and can help break generational poverty. As professionals, we come together to help low income youth get a college degree by providing scholarships. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and have chapters in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Austin, and Boston.

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