Development Associate/Executive Assistant (comp listed)
National Council On Teacher Quality
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is seeking a Development Associate/Executive Assistant to contribute to our mission of ensuring every child has a great teacher. The Development Associate/Executive Assistant position is a hybrid role in which you will support the organization's fundraising initiatives and serve as the Executive Assistant to the President--contributing to the overall work of sustaining the organization.
This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is able to draw connections between an organization's priorities and that of funders; skilled at coordinating calendars and event logistics with strong attention to detail; an effective communicator; and an ace at managing multiple workstreams. The individual right for this role will have a strong commitment to advancing educational equity and excellence with a strong belief in the power of teachers.
NCTQ is on a mission to ensure every child has access to an effective teacher and that every teacher has the opportunity to become effective. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the core of our work. Only when we ensure that students who have been long underserved by our systems—including students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, students with disabilities and multilingual learners—have equitable access to strong teachers and great instruction will we begin to dismantle the inequities that otherwise pervade their educational experiences.
We work toward this mission by engaging three actors with the greatest influence over teacher quality: districts, states, and teacher preparation programs. We advocate for smart policies grounded in data, and we champion those who are leading the way. NCTQ has a networked action strategy that leverages multiple stakeholders (education leaders, policymakers, and advocates at the state and national levels) to ensure our research leads to action and improves student learning.
As an equal opportunity employer, we seek to hire staff that bring diverse perspectives and experiences. Our work is dynamic and fast-paced, and our staff is passionate. This position is 100% remote—just like the entire NCTQ office. However, this position does need to be based in the metro DC area.
The Development Associate/Executive Assistant is responsible for development administration, prospect research (to find potential funders), and writing development materials (such as grant proposals and reports), as well as managing the President's calendar, organizing internal and external meetings, and other general administrative duties.
Actively manage and build NCTQ's development leads list, including researching and qualifying individual and foundation prospects using various online tools and resources
Develop development prospect profiles and meeting briefing materials
Draft grant reports and donor stewardship materials, ensuring customization based on donor interest and intent
Manage development operations, including:Oversee the input, maintenance, and reporting of development data in NCTQ's database (Airtable) Conduct regular audits of funder interactions to ensure adequate engagement of active and prospective donors Manage grants calendar, with attention to key deadlines and deliverables Draft timely acknowledgement of donations Capture key tasks coming out of weekly development meetings with the Chief of External Affairs and President
Serve as liaison between the Development team and project teams to improve interdepartmental communication in support of fundraising.
Executive assistant functions:
- Manage the President's calendar, including coordinating travel arrangements and prioritizing the most sensitive matters and juggling competing demands.
- Organize meetings, including scheduling, booking event space, sending reminders, and organizing catering when necessary.
- Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors, including preparing materials and supporting Board members to organize semi-annual Board meetings and committee meetings.
- Support NCTQ's virtual office management and culture-building through tasks like ordering supplies for staff members and planning in-person and virtual staff events.
- Manage external communications with other policymakers and organizational leaders with confidence and attention to detail.
- Perform minor accounting duties, such as organizing and submitting receipts for reimbursement for the President.
- Bachelor's degree
- Strong communication skills and judgment with the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality
- Ability to pull together and synthesize information
- Excellent writing and copy editing skills
- Attention to detail and and demonstrated proactive and strategic approach to daily tasks
- Works well independently and as part of a team
- Proficient with G-Suite, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
Attributes of a Successful Candidate
- Committed to educational equity and excellence for all students and belief that teachers are the most important factor to attain this vision.
- Attitude/Approach: Committed to excellence, demonstrated high-performer, and eager to constantly learn and grow. Highly motivated, results oriented, and able to complete tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Ability to stay cool and collaborative under pressure. Belief in NCTQ's mission.
- Team player: As a small organization, NCTQ thrives when we work together as a team to complement each other's strengths, promote dialogue and discussion around our communications and advocacy strategy to make it better, and generate solutions and ideas together.
- Creative and solutions oriented: Is able to zero in on the essence of a problem and devise solutions.
- Extremely organized & strong project management skills: Builds short term and long term project timelines and stays on top of multiple projects, plans backwards, and anticipates obstacles. Maintains confidentiality.
We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience ($60,000-$65,000) and an attractive benefits package including full health care coverage, paid vacation, wellness days, and retirement matching contribution policy.
Our remote work environment is bolstered by virtual and in-person opportunities to connect . We hold bi-weekly virtual staff meetings, social gatherings (remote and in-person), and quarterly in-person retreats to keep our team connected and thriving. We offer stipends to assist with office supplies and cell/internet expenses. Note: This position will need to be based in the Washington, D.C. metro area.