About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students from underserved communities to be the first in their families to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. We do this by offering a holistic, asset-based program that invests in each of our scholars over the course of 10 years: from high school, to college, through the launch of their careers. In 1997, our organization began with 25 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve nearly 5,000 alumni and scholars. Our 12 centers for high school students are located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana and the D.C. Metro Area. Our college scholars are on higher education campuses across the nation, and our alumni community is 1,100 and growing. To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org.
As our Director of Individual Philanthropy, you will manage a portfolio of high-net-worth donors while expanding and diversifying our funder base. Every day you will build relationships with external partners to develop connections related to our programmatic and fundraising goals. To succeed in this job, you must be a strong communicator, and you must have a proven track record of implementing creative and strategic development plans for a multi-million dollar organization.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Individual Philanthropy, the Director of Individual Philanthropy is part of a 3 person individual giving team and 19 person philanthropy department. They will manage and grow a portfolio of individual donors to support long-term financial sustainability for the $50,000,000 organization. This position will personally cultivate and steward a portfolio of high capacity funders, while working collaboratively with the rest of the Individual Philanthropy Team, Philanthropy Operations, Communications, and Education teams to raise the annual individual revenue goal, which is $5.3million in FY24. They will also work in collaboration to complete a $4million capital campaign by the end of FY24.
The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with a strong track record of fundraising success, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, organizational leadership experience, a passion for the mission, and the ability to communicate College Track’s vision and impact to a diverse group of constituents.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Karen Yetman Rea and Nikki Lynch of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to by filling out our Talent Profile.