About Out Teach
Out Teach believes that education in the United States needs to be re-imagined to better serve students of all backgrounds, especially those from our most vulnerable communities. STEM careers are some of the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs today, presenting both access to economic mobility, and in the absence of impactful Science education, a driver of inequality and lack of diversity in the STEM workforce pipeline. To re-engage students in their learning and seize the opportunity to re-invent education during COVID-recovery, Out Teach works with schools, districts, and community partners to engage students in meaningful, real-world learning. Outdoor learning – particularly when infused with a science curriculum – is a proven solution for unlocking student achievement. Out Teach provides personalized training and ongoing support to teachers using Outdoor Learning Labs for effective, hands-on instruction. This ultimately improves the overall quality and quantity of science in the school day, leading to improved student outcomes in STEM, 21st Century Skills, Social & Emotional Learning, and beyond.
This is an exciting and critical time to join the Out Teach team. Within the past five years, Out Teach has expanded its reach from one to four geographic regions – Texas, the Mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas, and Southeast – and launched a bold new strategic plan that emphasizes depth and access to Out Teach's program. Now, more than ever, school districts across the country see a need for safe and effective outdoor learning. Out Teach fills that gap.
For more information about Out Teach, please visit www.out-teach.org.
The National Director of Philanthropy (Director) will serve as a senior member of the 11-person revenue team, working across the organization to drive growth with institutional partners and individual donors. Reporting to the Vice President of Partnerships and Growth and working closely with the CEO, the Director will manage a team of two and is a critical external representative of Out Teach within the philanthropic community. The Director will steward current partners, understanding their philanthropic goals and priorities and their history with Out Teach, and cultivate longer-term relationships that grow over time. The Director will also proactively identify and develop new regional and national philanthropic and individual donors. This position focuses on growth for an organization during an exciting growth strategy.
The Director will be a high-level individual contributor, working to develop and guide a multi-year fundraising strategy, directly engaging with national and regional foundations as well as individual funders. The Director is responsible for overseeing all proposals and agreements and managing all aspects of grant stewardship, communication, and reporting. The Director is expected to actively contribute to Out Teach's $5M annual operating budget, which will grow to $8M+ in 2024.
The ideal candidate believes deeply in Out Teach's mission and can serve as an authentic storyteller and relationship builder with new donors and partners. They are an assertive self-starter who thrives working independently and as a collaborative team member who shares values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.