Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.
Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.
Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model. Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.
At Bottom Line, we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values, and help us further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.
Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information, please visit www.bottomline.org and
Overview of the Role
Bottom Line is looking for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual for its National Development team who seeks to join us in realizing Bottom Line’s vision to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career- ready college graduates.
In this exciting time of growth for the organization, the National Director of Development will help lead Bottom Line’s national efforts to engage stakeholders to raise the funding and resources needed to grow Bottom Line in terms of students served and communities served. National funding is required to support our program development and evaluation, training and professional development of our team members as well as the exploration into new sites.
Reporting directly to the Chief of Growth Strategy and Development (CGSD), a successful National Director of Development will be able to balance one-on-one fundraising with an active grants portfolio. They are a great relationship builder and understands how to motivate donors to give generously to Bottom Line and connect us to other prospects and opportunities. They can both lead and support donor relationships, focusing on the value the donor can bring to our organization rather than seeking personal credit. They are a persuasive and thorough communicator who is effective in written and verbal form, as well as in formal and informal settings. They have strong time- and project-management skills and can not only balance a fast-paced workload schedule, but also supports the Chiefs in their workload.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires, in a way that is in keeping with its culture. Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development.