Education & Youth Development

STC Newark is looking for a full-time Development Manager. This person will report directly to the Executive Director of STC Newark and will be a key part of the STC team. This is an ideal opportunity for an exceptional leader with a strong passion for advancing innovation in urban education and specifically strong experience in nonprofit development and operations.


Development – oversee all development efforts including (but not limited to):

-Setting annual development goals (aligned with budget – see below) in collaboration with the Executive Director and STC national office
-Conducting all grant research, writing, and reports (corporate, private/family, and government)
-Building and maintaining relationships with all corporate and private/family foundations
-Building relationships with individual donors (both existing and prospective) and working on expanding individual donors
-Working with Executive Director and Advisory Board Chair/Development Chair to set development goals for the —-Advisory Board and supporting Advisory Board in their fundraising efforts
-Maintaining all development related records in Dropbox, including submitted grant applications and reports
-Maintaining a development dashboard that keeps track of all prospective, in process, and submitted development efforts by category and Fiscal Year
-Provide monthly update of development progress to Executive Director to be included in Advisory Board’s monthly update
-Tracking all received checks and submitting them to national for processing
-Sending out handwritten thank you cards to donors and ensuring national sends out official acknowledgement letters for tax purposes to all donors
-Being creative to design additional fundraising opportunities and ideas, such as an annual fundraiser (like the breakfast we used to host), Giving Tuesday, end-of-year campaign, or other efforts

Budget/Finances – oversee all budget operations including (but not limited to):

-Setting annual budget in collaboration with the Executive Director and STC national office
-Maintaining all records related to the budget, including tracking expenses and completing monthly reconciliation of the budget tracker when receive monthly reports from national
-Keeping Executive Director updated on budget progress, especially program budgets as spent down
-Working with the Executive Director on any program revenue contracts, such as with Newark Board of Education, to ensure contract processing is completed and invoices are submitted regularly with payments tracked as received

Public Relations – lead efforts related to public relations including (but not limited to):

-Leading STC Newark’s social media presence, including regular posting
-Drafting and sending out monthly STC Newark newsletter to Salesforce emailing list
-Building relationships with press contacts in region and pitching stories as applicable/securing press coverage of STC Newark and programs
-Write blogs and articles to try to get more coverage of STC Newark’s work and/or find opportunities for the Executive Director to get articles and quotes in press placements

Design Challenge – assist with implementation of Design Challenge including (but not limited to):

Recruiting team sponsors for each team, including developing sponsorship materials, pursuing possible sponsors, following up with them/their payments, and preparing them to volunteer
Assisting STC team with program implementation and logistics, such as identifying a client, recruiting volunteers, and other program elements

Other Program Support – support Executive Director with implementation of additional STC Newark programs as needed and requested

Other Organization Operations – including (but not limited to):

Submit monthly finance reports or other necessary documents by stated deadlines
Prepare any reports to national related to budget, development, etc. as requested
Maintain Salesforce contact/emailing list
Meet regularly with STC Newark Executive Director
Participate in STC staff meetings
Be available to support STC national events or initiatives as requested/appropriate

Advisory Board – support Executive Director in communication with and development of STC Newark’s Advisory Board including (but not limited to):

Prepare and send out monthly Advisory Board updates
Make sure all conflict of interest and responsibility forms are on file for each member each year
Track Advisory Board participation by keeping dashboard updated


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Passion for ensuring that all children – particularly traditionally under-represented students – access high quality educational options
Minimum of five years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector (education nonprofit experience preferred)
Experience in nonprofit development
Experience in nonprofit operations, ideally including budgeting, communications, and public relations
Extreme attention to detail with experience working with multiple stakeholders; must be very organized
Stellar communication and interpersonal skills; very responsive to emails, calls, and other forms of communication
Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; able to create structure out of ambiguity and solve problems on own initiative
Excellent at completing timely follow-up (ex: keeping spreadsheets and project management trackers updated, keeping shared folders updated, etc.)
Thrives in a fast-paced environment; adaptive, optimistic, diplomatic
Embodies STC’s core values: collaboration, diversity & inclusiveness, results-orientation, responsiveness, and continuous improvement
Proficiency in common technical tools (Microsoft Office, Google Docs) required
Proficiency in Salesforce desired


Schools That Can (STC) seeks to build an education to employment pathway to close the opportunity and skills gap. We are working to realize a revitalized education to employment pathway in which all students are prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing future.

Since 2005, STC has grown from a small cluster of schools to the largest cross-sector network of urban schools in our country, reaching roughly 200 district, charter, independent, and faith-based schools across 15 cities, collectively serving over 75,000 students, roughly 80% of whom come from economically disadvantaged households. Each year, STC Newark works with faculty, staff, and students from roughly 30-40 Newark district, charter, and independent K-12 schools.

STC programs are designed to directly engage students, develop teachers, and empower leaders through real-world learning. Our programs are aimed at engaging school leaders, teachers, and students through hands-on learning experiences, introducing students specifically to new pathways through career exploration and preparation programs.

This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. Salary is anticipated to be $65,000 to $80,000 depending on experience.

Newark, NJ (STC Newark has an office in downtown Newark, NJ; currently, staff have option to work virtually; however, in-person meetings and training/orientation will also be required at times)


STC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, affectional or sexual orientation.


Consolidate resume and cover letter into one PDF and save as: “Last Name, First Name, Newark” – send to [email protected] with subject “Development Manager Application”

February 4, 2022

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