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Position Title:            Advancement Director

Reports to:                Executive Director and Board of Directors

Supervises:                Program staff as necessary


Overview of the Position

Are you passionate about fostering social justice through evidence-based and culturally informed practices? Do you care deeply about promoting equitable access to high-quality education? Do you enjoy both leading and collaborating to advance organizational impact through strategic fundraising, partnership development, and ensuring successful programming? If YES, consider joining our dynamic team in the fight for educational equity!

Helps Education Fund is looking for an experienced and equity-focused individual to collaborate with the Executive Director in two key areas: (1) advancing and executing a fundraising strategy that will sustain and enhance our mission, programs, and reach (~70% of the responsibilities); (2) assisting with high-level oversight and support for some of our projects and services (~30%).


The Ideal Candidate:

  • is a self-motivated, service- and results-oriented leader with a passion for enhancing educational equity;
  • has the ability to develop, manage, and execute the annual development calendar; and
  • has a proven track record of advancement and fundraising from foundations, corporations, government sources, and/or individual donors.



Applicants should have at least 5-8 years of experience in developing and managing a successful fundraising program for a nonprofit organization, as well as at least some project implementation or management experience. Experience in the area of education (broadly defined) is preferred but not required. Prior experience in a Director role is not required.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Helps Education Fund is committed to cultivating a diverse environment and continues to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, socio-economic class, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, record of arrest, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Overview

Since its inception in 2010, Helps Education Fund has maintained its mission of advancing educational equity by partnering with educators and community organizations that serve a high percentage of historically underserved students, schools, and families. Through collaborative partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally, we provide low- or no-cost programs and services that meaningfully improve student learning. These programs and services are collaboratively developed and rigorously evaluated, creating a true bridge that connects educational research and practice.

Although Helps Education Fund began in 2010 with only a small group of volunteers, we have grown to a diverse team of 20+ staff -- each of whom is passionate about improving educational equity through community engagement and authentic partnerships. We're now looking for the right person to join our team to strategically advance our fundraising and programs, and help to make our work and impact even stronger.

At the final stages of the recruitment process, top applicants will also be asked for additional information, such as writing samples and a list of references.

Questions about the position should be sent to Dr. John Begeny, Executive Director, at