About BEAM

The mission of BEAM is to create pathways for students from low-income and historically marginalized communities to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. Led by staff with these same technical backgrounds, BEAM believes that pathways to STEM careers are created through community, individual support, and access to advanced work that typically lies outside most school curricula. We work to directly support students and to transition them to other supportive enrichment programs that enable their future success.

BEAM's model provides continuous support from middle school through college graduation, including intense academic summer programs for middle school students (after 6th and 7th grade), weekend classes and mentoring, and STEM-focused support through college. Our program includes not just access to learning advanced math but also support finding and applying to other opportunities, including support with college admissions and financial aid. In addition to our academic content, bringing students into community is a key part of our mission and all of our work is designed to support that goal.

BEAM has grown from a small summer program serving 17 students in the summer of 2011 to a year-round, national program, serving 420+ students at six summer program sites and 600+ students in year-round programming in New York City and Los Angeles this school year. In addition, our BEAM National pilot program now reaches over 500 elementary-aged students in seven different states, working to create a new nationwide pathway modeled on our local work.

With our recent strategic plan, our team has committed to transforming the organization from a successful startup to a more mature and scalable organization that can drive change across the country.

 

About the role

About the Advancement Team — The Advancement Team raises the revenue to fuel BEAM’s work and growth, and thoughtfully stewards BEAM’s donors — individuals, corporations, and foundations. The team has 6 full-time staff members. We expect to raise ~$9M this year and $10M next year, with further growth over the next 5+ years.

 

About the Role — The Individual Giving and Communications Manager will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving and will be on the ground floor of developing a vibrant and impactful Individual Giving program at BEAM. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys opportunities to be creative, to work both independently and collaboratively, and to take initiative; someone who is excited to step into a strategic new role, learn, and grow. This is an exciting opportunity to have a big impact on a small Advancement team, and to support equity in the STEM education space. 

 

SUPERVISION The Individual Giving and Communications Manager reports to the Director of Individual Giving.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Relations (40%)

  • Manage individual donors who contribute up to $1,000 annually.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Individual Giving to ensure thoughtful donor stewardship for donors at all levels following the stewardship matrix.
  • Manage donor acknowledgement and tax receipt process including preparing, sending, and tracking acknowledgement letters and tax receipts to donors.
  • Oversee and maintain individual donor data in Salesforce.
  • Conduct research on current and prospective donors and prepare research and meeting briefings.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Individual Giving, prepare a variety of fundraising materials, including talking points, funding proposals, impact reports, slide decks, board member work plans, end-of-year gifts, and more.
  • Manage print and digital mailings to donors, including working with relevant stakeholders to maintain mailing lists.
  • Liaise with the Programs Team to facilitate the creation and collection of materials by our students (e.g., handwritten messages, posters, favorite math problems) to be used for donor cultivation.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement and Programs Teams to develop creative ideas for donor engagement through communications, events, and more.

Donor Events (25%)

  • Manage event planning in collaboration with the Director of Individual Giving, including but not limited to invitations, vendor coordination, budgeting, and staffing.
  • Attend events and manage logistics, including:
    • With the Director of Individual Giving, ensure that events run smoothly and that guests have an enjoyable experience that reflects well on BEAM.
    • Ensure that staff working the event have the instructions and training they need to carry out their roles.
    • Ensure that set up and clean up go smoothly.
  • Support follow-up actions with donors as part of the moves management process. 

Communications (25%)

  • Develop and oversee BEAM's communications calendar
  • Manage print and digital communications:
    • Responsible for producing promotional materials, slide decks, and other forms of collateral.
    • Manage the production of BEAM’s newsletter.
    • Assist in the production of our annual report, public statements, press releases, and more.
  • Manage social media presence with Director of Individual Giving:
    • Write and post content; manage online reputation; and monitor and share content from peer organizations, media, and thought leaders.
    • Monitor social media interactions and website traffic, analyze user behavior, and adjust strategies to improve outcomes.
  • Ensure that the BEAM website is up to date, user friendly, and accessible.
  • Talk with students, staff, volunteers, and others from the BEAM community to capture their stories and present them with fidelity and respect.
  • Work with designers, and on occasion do basic design work, to ensure print and digital materials are readable and eye-catching.
  • Utilize BEAM’s style guide and support its use across the organization.
  • Monitor press and digital coverage of BEAM’s work and STEM- and educational equity-related issues, and assist with reaching out to journalists when appropriate to promote our work.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (10%)

  • Perform other duties as requested to facilitate departmental objectives

THE PERSON

We understand that there are many paths to acquiring experience and therefore welcome candidates from diverse and nontraditional backgrounds for this role who have demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to carry out the major duties outlined in this job description. 

Work experience — At least three years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

Skills/approach to work —

  • Strong belief in BEAM’s mission, and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent time management, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively about BEAM’s work to an audience of supporters and funders.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, timeliness, and accuracy.

 

Optional pluses —

  • Work experience with individual donors, in event planning, and/or in marketing/communications.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Canva, Mailchimp, and/or Asana.
  • Knowledge of STEM and educational equity issues.

SALARY, BENEFITS, AND OTHER DETAILS

The expected salary range for this position is $65,000 - $85,000, depending on experience and background. 

Work Schedule

  • Mon-Fri, with occasional evening or weekend hours, as required
  • Hybrid; must be able to regularly commute to our office in New York City

BEAM provides a number of benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Health, dental and vision benefits including health plan options that are free for individuals
  • 12 paid holidays including an office closure 
  • 15 days of paid annual leave to start, and will increase by one day for each year worked for your first 5 years of employment
  • Paid sick leave
  • 12 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Student loan reimbursement
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Discounted health club membership

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • The initial step is to submit your application, including resume and responses to a few short application questions, via our online portal. When your application is complete, we will follow up with next steps,
  • Next steps in our process will include a short 30-minute phone interview and/or sample projects so we can get to know you and you can show us your work. We believe in the importance of demonstrated ability and providing opportunities that allow candidates to demonstrate their relevant skills for the role throughout our process. The final step of our process is a final interview with the team. 
  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
  • We believe strongly in communication and collaboration. In the spirit of that collaborative atmosphere, we strongly encourage you to ask questions about the position! You can contact hiring@beammath.org.

 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

BEAM believes that our staff, at all levels and across all roles, should represent the backgrounds of the students we serve. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment. Beyond a commitment to nondiscrimination, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

BEAM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status.

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