National Skills Coalition is a broad-based network of leaders (business, labor, educators, advocates, et.al.) who want America to grow its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. A greater diversity of Americans will have access to a better life, and a greater diversity of U.S. businesses will see growth, if job-driven, skills-based training is a more central part of our nation’s workforce, education, economic and anti-poverty policies. With the support of a growing annual budget of $4.5M and a staff of 25, we engage in coalition-building, analysis, technical assistance, communications and advocacy to advance state and federal policies informed by the partnerships and expertise of our members. NSC’s national advocacy network draws from over 35 states, including several national initiatives as well as more than 20 active state coalitions.

The Chief Development Officer is a newly created executive position, reflecting our organization’s continued success and aspirations for future expansion.  The CDO will report to our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will serve as a member of our Executive Team along with our Chief of Staff and Chief Finance and Administrative Officer. The CDO will provide input into NSC’s strategic direction from a resource development perspective, working directly with the CEO and the Board to ensure NSC’s fiscal stability and financial growth.  The CDO will oversee all organization fundraising, which principally focuses on private foundation grants but which also includes donor solicitation (major, member and grassroots) and other strategies. To support these efforts, the CDO will build and manage a development team that includes writing capacity and associate support as well as the contributions of other NSC professional staff. Learn more and apply.