Executive Director – Manheim Township Educational Foundation

Manheim Township Educational Foundation


The Board of Directors of the Manheim Township Educational Foundation seeks qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.

The Board invites resumes from individuals with a record of demonstrated success in nonprofit organization operations, project management, marketing, fundraising, public relations and staff development. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field and at least four years of business or nonprofit leadership. 

$60,000 – 75,000 salary

Please submit letter in interest, resume, and 3 references to the search committee at HR@mtef.net. Please no phone calls. 

Applications will be considered until a candidate is hired. 

The Manheim Township Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Manheim Township School District. The Director is a key management position for the Foundation and works closely with the Board of Directors to plan, organize and manage the administration and fundraising for the Foundation to fulfill the organization’s mission. The director will have oversight and be accountable for the foundation’s financial well-being, as well as that of its Business Ventures subsidiary. Experience with a CRM (especially Salesforce) is a plus.  As this person will work with a school district, candidate must pass appropriate background checks.  

Organizational Leadership

• Adhere to the organization’s strategic plan

• Directly manage the Community Partners subsidiary

• Oversee Development and Communications Manager

• Assist the board treasurer with the annual budget, bookkeeping and year-end tax preparation

• Collaborate with board members, staff, district employees, and others to uphold a supportive

culture that inspires active participation and clear, open communication

• Assist the Grant Committee’s awards process by facilitating grant applications, selection, notification and account reporting

• Provide administrative support for the Board of Directors and its committees, including management of the board’s membership, terms of office, attendance and orientation, and create planning documents including board reports and financial reports

• Oversee current branding initiative including new website implementation

• Identify and support the development of policies and procedures related to Foundation governance

• Maintain current Foundation licenses and certifications 


• Coordinate and executes a comprehensive fundraising strategy including, but not limited to, annual giving, special events, planned giving, and endowment growth in conjunction with the Fundraising Committee 

• Expand partnerships that will lead to sustainable, diversified funding streams and significant

philanthropic investments in MTEF’s future

• Develop grant and funding proposals for restricted fund use aligned to strategic initiatives that support the mission of the organization

• Execute standardized mechanisms for comprehensive donor acknowledgement including,

but not limited to, verbal and written correspondence, engagement opportunities, impact statements,

and investment performance reports

• Manage and increase Educational Improvement Tax Credits from businesses


• Prepare in conjunctions with Communication Manager appropriate media announcements about fundraising events, grant awards and foundation activities.

• Build the foundation’s positive public image by clearly communicating its accomplishments to township parents, faculty, administrators and the citizenry at large

• Maintain existing and build new community partnerships by attending appropriate district school and service group events

• Work with the district superintendent and office employees to coordinate and promote foundation events

• Respect the confidentiality of non-public foundation and school district information


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 

• Proven leadership, organizational and priority-setting skills

• Demonstrated ability to create new programmatic and revenue-raising opportunities

• Strong written, verbal and computer skills

• Knowledge of fundraising information sources and processes

• Solid research skills

• Thorough understanding of and experience with financial reports, both budgeting and accounting


The Manheim Township Educational Foundation was established in 1993 to enhance the educational experiences of the school district’s students and faculty. It is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operating independently of the school district. It raises funds through grants and tax-deductible contributions to promote innovative educational programs and supplement existing ones. 

MTEF does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. 

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