The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a bold and innovative collaborative effort to close the achievement gap in a geographic “Zone” of North Minneapolis. The purpose of our work is to end multigenerational poverty in our community, using education as a lever. We use a data-driven, evidence-based, achievement-focused model in which both children and their families move through a “cradle-to-career” ecosystem that provides comprehensive support. NAZ is a leading initiative in the national Promise Neighborhoods and cradle to college/career movement. As NAZ learns what works with families in North Minneapolis to address complex issues related to urban poverty, strategies are being set up for replication and informing the regional, state, and national field.
The Chief Advancement Officer, along with the President and CEO, Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors develops the organizational strategy and operational direction and manages all external relations functions of NAZ. This position is responsible for preparation, planning and implementation of comprehensive resource development, communications and marketing strategies to retain and significantly expand philanthropic support and broad community, state, and national visibility for NAZ. The position is responsible for all components of the resource development program, including annual, campaign, and program/directed support achieved through corporate and foundation grants, government contracts, individual giving, special events, endowments, planned giving and information management. Development responsibilities include generating resources for NAZ implemented programs, as well as programs implemented by collaborative partners. Additionally, the position will partner to influence collaborative development goals that support shared outcomes for a defined Northside agenda. The position is also responsible for all components of the communications and marketing programs. Its highest priority is resource development.
For a full job description and to apply on-line, please visit our website at Northside Achievement Zone
NAZ is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.