DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.
Since 2000, more than 5 million people and partners have contributed $1 billion to support 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. Projects range from art supplies to build the set for a school musical, to books and puzzles that affirm students’ identities, to bird seed for an at-home science project. We proudly serve all US public schools, public charter schools, and Head Start centers, and we combat systemic inequity by driving a majority of donations to schools that have been historically underfunded due to economic and racial inequity.
DonorsChoose has been recognized as a best place to work by GOOD Magazine and the Nonprofit Times, while Fast Company named DonorsChoose one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World—the first time a charity has made this list. Our dedicated team works from across the United States to bring classroom dreams to life.
Teachers at more than 80% of all the public schools in the U.S. have created classroom project requests on DonorsChoose. The Advocacy and Public Partnerships Team works to establish deep and mutually beneficial relationships with school districts across the country. We’re a close-knit, collaborative group, working to ensure that district administrators have the information they need to help teachers secure classroom resources through DonorsChoose.
The Advocacy & Public Partnerships Coordinator conducts research on and outreach to potential school district partners, and provides administrative support to current school district users. The Coordinator is a team player who can quickly learn and navigate multiple systems used to support engagement of district administrators.
Research & Outreach
Research current fundraising policies of school districts that impact teachers using DonorsChoose
Record research findings in Salesforce
Help with district meeting scheduling and other administrative communications by conducting outreach to school district administrators and responding to their inquiries
Work cross functionally to support district needs
Create and edit school district landing pages
Contribute to internal and external communications
Be a contributing member of the Advocacy team
Data Entry & Reporting
Use our data analytics platforms, Looker, to create school district impact reports
Use our customer support platform, Zendesk, to respond to district administrator inquiries
Process data that we receive from school districts (such as district technology policies and Principal contact lists) and upload this information into our database
Use Salesforce to update contact information for school administrators and partners periodically
This position might be for you if:
You are detail-oriented. Nothing escapes your watchful eye.
You work quickly and efficiently. You don’t spend too much time on any one thing and you know when to call what’s done, done.
You exhibit polished communication skills, verbal and written. It’s a bonus if you’re comfortable speaking with school district administrators on the phone.
You are excited to learn new technical systems and work with datasets (No previous experience with Salesforce or Looker required).
You care deeply about education and share our organization’s commitment to racial and economic equity in America’s public schools.
You find joy in the little things. You love performing small actions that can have a great impact.
You’re a great teammate who always pitches in to help.
Our compensation philosophy ensures that we are both externally competitive with tech-forward nonprofits of a similar size and internally fair in our pay practices. The following ranges represent the target offer range given the scope and experience expectations for this role.
The hiring hourly range for this role is $23.00 – $25.50
Once employees are hired, the hourly range for their role increases to ensure that employees are able to receive performance-based raises and grow in their role.
We are open to a variety of experiences, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If that’s the case, an updated hourly range will be shared with candidates if they move forward in our hiring process.
In this role, you’ll have the option to work a flexible hybrid schedule in our NYC office, or to work fully remotely from CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, ME, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, or WI.
Candidates who are not in the NYC area should expect to travel to our NYC office on an as-needed basis, about 4-6 times per year. All work-related travel expenses will be covered by the organization and proper safety precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
DonorsChoose is a fully vaccinated workplace and all new employees, regardless of their work location, will be asked to share proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 within two weeks of their hire date or request an exemption from this policy due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
Hours: Flexible schedules. Between 20-25 hours per week with the ability to flex up to 29 hours per week depending on seasonal workload.
Days: Daily schedule is flexible, with a highly flexible focus on org-wide collaborator hours from 12pm ET – 5pm ET
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