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Chief Development Officer

Technovation

Technovation

Administration
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Chief
Development
Officer

Full-Time; Remote; Must be based and qualified to work in the United States. [Estimated salary range: $120,000 – 140,000]

A once in a lifetime opportunity

to be part of a unique organization (Technovation)—and a set of global partners—as we work to double the number of women technology leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the world and thereby accelerate sustainable development.

About Technovation

Technovation is the world’s largest technology-entrepreneurship program for girls. We recently created a very ambitious strategic plan to make a significant dent in increasing the number of women in positions of influence, power and leadership – most notably in technology. Our goal is to empower and engage 25 million girls in technology entrepreneurship programs over the next coming years.

Our ambition and vision are built on top of the lessons we’ve learned from 17 years spent running science and technology programs as well as the best practices of our global network of partners. Last year Technovation was chosen among the top 3% of 4,000+ global applicants to be featured as a “proven and ready-to-scale solution” for the United Nations Development Programme’s Digital X Solutions Catalogue.

About this opportunity

We are looking for a Chief Development Officer who will report to the CEO. Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Implement an innovative and effective fundraising strategy aligned with the organization’s strategic plan
  • Build relationships with donors and lead major gifts and capital campaigns
  • Lead grant writing and proposal development: Oversee the process of researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals to secure funding from foundations, government agencies, and other grant-making entities. Ensure that proposals are well-crafted, accurate, and aligned with the organization’s mission
  • Collaborate with the marketing and events team to plan and execute fundraising events
  • Collaborate with the Programs team to ensure proposals are aligned with organization and programmatic goals
  • Manage a dynamic team of 4 fundraising team members
  • Work with the CEO to engage with and support the Board of Directors in fundraising efforts for the organization
  • Improve fundraising operations based on efficiency analyses

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 10+ years of fundraising/business development/sales experience and proven record of successful revenue generation (working with organizational budgets >$5M)
  • Dedicated to our mission
  • Experience leading a large capital campaign
  • Experience working closely with programs
  • Proven track record of implementing strategic fundraising at an organization that has scaled significantly
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with experience working in highly matrixed, global organizations
  • Be able to travel

How to apply:

Please share your thoughts on these questions.

Following review of the responses to the above questions, you will be invited to a short screening interview, followed by two interviews with the fundraising and leadership team. In the final round you will be invited to present a strategic response to a select challenge to a few board members and the CEO.

We offer:

This is a full-time position with a salary ranging from $120,000-$140,000. Our benefits include:
20 vacation days in addition to all federal holidays and sick time

  • A paid organization wide week-long shutdown at the end of the year
  • 100% cost coverage of medical, dental, and vision costs for employees and a portion of the cost for partners and dependents
  • Life-insurance coverage
  • 401k program with an organization match after two years
  • Option to participate in FSA and DCA pre-tax programs
  • Tenure bonus plan
  • Remote work with core work hours and flexible scheduling

Our work environment also prioritizes these features that align with our core values:

  • Ownership: We follow a MOCHA process that clearly outlines responsibilities on a project. You will make high-level decisions about the work you do and how you will execute it. We focus on including everyone’s voices, not micromanaging.
  • Integrity: We emphasize transparency, honesty, and data in all our work and decision making. We review projects regularly, admit when we need to make changes, and use data to confirm when it’s time to try something new.
  • Equity: We value getting your work done in good quality and on time. We have core hours but start and end times are flexible in order to support what’s going on in your life, and you’re welcome to go to appointments and run errands as needed. We continue to work on promoting principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization.
  • Curiosity: We’re a small team and much of our work includes cross-team collaboration. That collaboration succeeds due to communication, organization, and curiosity as we encourage each other to learn and grow.
  • Innovation: You’ll contribute directly to an organization that provides technology education to students from underserved areas in 100+ countries, all while helping to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. Have an idea of how we can do this better? Let us know! We prioritize input from our team.