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VP of Development



Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024


Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!


Code.org is looking for a Vice President of Development with 10+ years of fundraising/development leadership experience to join our Executive Team and work with Code.org’s Board and supporters to raise +$30M yearly to support our vision of growing Code.org’s audience to reach one billion students globally.


In this role, you will:

  • Set, drive, and report on the organization’s development strategy and tactics for donor relations, outreach, and stewardship
  • Set, maintain, and report on team metrics toward the overall fundraising goal
  • Establish, maintain, and ensure effective fundraising processes, tools (including Salesforce), and reports to manage the pipeline of new and existing donors and ensure proper follow-through and reporting to the Board and across the organization
  • Develop and manage a small team engaging with individual, corporate, and foundation/grant-based donors
  • Persuasively communicate Code.org’s mission and programs to potential funders, own landing opportunities, and stewarding key donors
  • Actively grow the pipeline of opportunities beyond Code.org’s current donor base
  • Write and support the team in writing inquiries, grant proposals, and reports to foundations, corporations, and other grant-making organizations
  • Work closely with the other leaders across the organization to ensure effective donor communications and forecasts


We seek candidates who have:

  • An incredible passion for our mission and an ability to inspire others to get involved
  • A track record of strategic thinking related to fundraising and development planning along with a proven track record of securing and stewarding multiple high-profile relationships with corporate, foundation, high net worth individuals or other strategic partners
  • Experience leading fundraising/development/sales that have generated +$20M / year in income
  • Data driven – setting clear development growth metrics and goals, and driving execution that is accountable to results
  • Execution excellence — personally setting a culture of accountable execution
  • Experience managing processes for pipeline development, prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship of donors and using Salesforce to manage this process
  • Willingness to act as a start-up executive and be hands-on and detailed-orientated with the team on day-to-day work
  • Executive-level communication skills and demonstrated ability to influence, including developing and pitching clear, concise, and compelling funding/partnership proposals
  • Agility and creativity in aligning fundraising opportunities with donor objectives and Code.org's strategic plans
  • Experience managing and directing a team
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants
  • Ability to travel up to 30% time (based on location) and flexibility to work nontraditional hours when needed

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Be willing to travel a minimum of two times per year for team events


Step 1: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 2: Homework (~3 hours)
Step 3: Interviews with several members of the Code.org team (~3-4 hours)
Step 4: Final Interview (1 hour)
Step 5: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom


Our team will review all applications on a rolling basis and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.


The expected salary range for this position is $200,000 - $230,000. The actual offer will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by relevant business considerations, including the final candidate’s qualifications, years of experience, and skillset.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging, and remote working environment
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

A unifying approach in a divided world

Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging view points, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.