Managing Director – State Charter Schools Foundation (501c3)

Pay Grade: P

FLSA: Exempt

Start Date: July 1, 2017


The Managing Director position is the key management leader of the State Charter Schools Foundation (SCSF). The primary responsibility of the foundation is to develop private, state wide financial resources that will support the priorities of the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) with regard to state charter school development. The Managing Director is responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the foundation’s programs and strategic plan.  Key duties include but are not limited to fundraising, marketing and collaborating with the SCSC to develop programming aligned with the unique needs of state charter schools. This position currently reports directly to the Executive Director of the SCSC.

KEY JOB COMPONENTS:                 

  • Board Governance: Work with the SCSC Executive Director and the SCSF Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of the SCSF. 
    • Responsible for working with SCSC Executive Director in a manner that supports and guides the SCSF’s mission
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all necessary information to the Board to operate efficiently and make informed decisions
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Develop state wide resources sufficient to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the SCSF through donor contributions.
    • Responsible for coordinating with Treasurer, Finance Committee of the SCSF and SCSC Accounting staff, to ensure submissions to the Board of proposed annual budgets and monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the SCSF
    • Responsible for coordinating with Treasurer, Investment Committee of the SCSF and SCSC Accounting staff for financial management that generally anticipates operating within an approved budget for the fiscal year, ensuring resource utilization is maximized and maintenance of the SCSF in a positive financial position
    • Responsible for fundraising and developing sufficient private, state wide resources necessary to support annual budget requirements for the SCSF through  donor contributions
  • Organization Mission and Strategy:  Work with SCSC staff and SCSF board to ensure mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and outreach.
    • Responsible for the implementation of marketing and fundraising programs that carry out the SCSF’s mission
    • Responsible for the enhancement of the Foundation’s  awareness and image by being engaging with other professional, civic and private organizations   
  • Organization Operations: Oversee the allocation of resources to ensure that the operations of the SCSF are effective and efficient. 
    • Responsible for the effective administration of SCSF operations
    • Responsible for reviewing, signing notes, agreements and other instruments entered into and on behalf of the SCSF specifically.


  • Plans and operationalizes annual budget to reflect rigorous but attainable fundraising goals that are aligned with the number and dollar amounts of proposed SCSF grants to state charter schools;  
  • Establishes and improves the administrative policies and procedures for all functions and day to day operations of the SCSF;
  • Serves as primary Point of Contact for donors, the media, and the general public on matters related to the SCSF.
  • Establishes and maintains public, private and civic relationships throughout the state and utilizes those relationships to strategically support the SCSF mission;
  • Works closely with SCSF board regarding its role in establishing and maintaining relationships to support the SCSF mission as it relates to fundraising and overall recognition of the foundation throughout the State;
  • Collaborates with SCSC to ensure alignment of SCSF initiatives with SCSC priorities and to create operational and financial efficiencies whenever possible;
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a strategic plan;
  • Oversees SCSF board and committee meetings;
  • Establishes and maintains marketing and communication efforts to Board, donors, and general public
  • Other duties as identified by SCSC Executive Director and SCSF Board Chair. 


The following standards express the minimum background of education and experience as evidence of an applicant’s ability to qualify for this specific job description.  Any combination of education and experience, if evaluated equally, may qualify and applicant for this position.

  • Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND three years of experience managing professional level staff OR an equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.
  • Analytical and statistical skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, proven knowledge of industry rules, regulations and operational standards.
  • Excellent writing ability;
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse donor groups of all sizes
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Ability to convey a vision of the SCSF’s strategic future to board, donors and other civic organizations
  • Ability to effectively establish and meet deadlines
  • Ability to review and interpret legislation as it relates to the SCSF mission


Please submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your interest, contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples (that combined do not exceed 10 pages) to Sarah Beck at Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.