Established in 2004, SMASH (formerly the Level Playing Field Institute) is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and fostering their untapped talent. Its signature program, also known as SMASH, is a Summer Math and Science Honors Academy that provides incoming high school students with a rigorous, multi-year, campus-based STEM enrichment program, cost-free. In addition to academic skills and credentials, SMASH students develop critical thinking, civic and social awareness, and leadership abilities. SMASH operates in partnership with a growing number of host universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, Stanford University, Morehouse College, Wayne State University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. SMASH is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization operating under the auspices of the Kapor Center for Social Impact.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for designing, leading, and implementing SMASH’s overall philanthropic development program; for meeting annual (2018) fundraising goal of $5M from all sources; and for setting and meeting appropriately ambitious targets for growth. The CDO manages and supports the professional development of a 4-person development team. The CDO reports to the Executive Director.
Personal Attributes and Characteristics
COMPENSATION AND TERMS
SMASH provides competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance, 401K, paid time off, and holiday benefits. This position will be located at the Oakland, California offices of the Kapor Center.
ABOUT THE KAPOR CENTER
The Kapor Center is a family of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations founded by Mitch and Freada Kapor to advance innovation and economic progress of underrepresented communities in technology and entrepreneurship. The Kapor Center aspires to close opportunity gaps along the technology talent pipeline through initiatives in education, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, research, and venture capital. All of the Kapor Center’s efforts focus on building a technology ecosystem that is diverse, inclusive and ready to solve the complex problems of tomorrow. The Kapor Center has a staff of 65 employees and is headquartered in Oakland, California.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter and résumé. Contact SMASH@schaffercombs.com with any questions.
Please do not contact SMASH or the Kapor Center directly. Schaffer&Combs is retained by SMASH to manage the search for a Chief Development Officer.
SMASH is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
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