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22 Jun 2021

School Network Staff Development Manger

Public Preparatory Network

Job Description

An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Development Manager (Available 2021-2022)


About Public Prep:

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We pursue continuous excellence through our dedication to an inclusive community focused on scholar, family, and staff collaboration. Our scholars are resilient and empathetic, guided by our four core values of community (sisterhood/brotherhood), scholarship, responsibility, and merit.  Our teaching model is designed to incorporate a culturally responsive approach that is informed by data to cultivate an environment that empowers scholars to become independent learners.  At Public Prep we believe zip code should not define your destiny, systemic and institutional racism must be disrupted and that all scholars should be on a predictable path to and through college.


Our network comprises 6 schools across 5 campuses in the Lower East Side and Bronx, serving 2,100 scholars in grades PreK-8:


Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-5)

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School II (Grades Pre-K-1)

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School (Grades PreK-4)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades K-8)


Public Preparatory Network is an Equal Opportunity employer. Public Preparatory Network is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.


Primary Function & Position Overview:

The Development Manager is a valuable member of the Development and External Relations team and is responsible for driving fundraising goals and initiatives; researching prospective funders, writing grant proposals and reports, providing critical support for fundraising and friend-raising events, and managing development recordkeeping and reporting.



Duties & Responsibilities:

Grants and Donor Management

  • Manage Public Prep’s development calendar, including application deadlines and upcoming interim reports and meetings
  • Research and review prospective funders (i.e. Government Grants Information Service and Philanthropy News Digest) for mission-aligned public and private grant opportunities and manage pipelines by donor type, keeping updated records of status in cultivation cycle
  • Draft and edit grant proposals, interim reports, and all other grant management and compliance requirements, including liaising with members for any data requests
  • In partnership with the finance team, support with state and federal grant requirements, as needed
  • Manage development grant systems portals and online grant and matching grant accounts
  • In partnership with the Development team, support the creation of a suite of development materials, including pitch decks, annual report, and one pagers


  • Drive agendas for development team meetings and follow up with team members to circulate notes and manage next steps
  • Supervise interns as necessary
  • Attend and support Board Development Committee meetings
  • Engage in the life of the school and network by attending special events, visiting classrooms and maintaining relationships with staff, families and alumni.

Donation Management and Reporting

  • Send donation tax receipts to all donors within two weeks of receiving a gift
  • Manage all aspects of donation tracking, including managing check tracking process in partnership with operations and finance teams, keeping accurate records on internal development plan, maintaining donation records in Network for Good database
  • Partner with MD of Development and External Relations and the MD of Finance to optimize how the teams utilize Network for Good reporting
  • Support with financial reporting and material creation for board committees and meetings

Development Event Support

  • Support with donor meetings and visits, including scheduling and logistical details, preparation of materials and talking points, note-taking, and additional support as needed
  • Support Public Prep development events, inclusive of the creation and management of project plans, coordinating event logistics (ie. with venue and vendor), ticket tracking, day-of event support and volunteer management, and event follow-up;
  • Additional responsibilities as outlined or assigned by your supervisor




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience communicating with a variety of stakeholders and audiences
  • Grant writing experience
  • Outstanding ability to use Google Suite, including Sheets, Slides and Docs
  • Facility with platforms such as Network For Good
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Superior communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated success fundraising for a nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a nonprofit environment, preferably in education, is a strong plus

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.


Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter including examples of how you have demonstrated continuous learning and specific ways you have used student data to drive instructional decisions.

How to Apply

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff.