Chief of Staff

Building Tomorrow
Indianapolis, IN
Job Type
Where to Apply

Building Tomorrow, Inc., an international social-profit organization galvanizing communities to support thriving schools in underserved areas in East Africa invites interested individuals to apply for our Chief of Staff position.

Started in 2006, Building Tomorrow improves access to child-friendly, community-supported schools by providing an inclusive, quality education for underserved children. Through our Thriving Schools Program, we deploy Building Tomorrow Fellows who recruit and train Community Education Volunteers, together bringing out-of-school children into the classroom while working with school leadership to ensure access to a quality, inclusive school environment. We also work hand-in-hand with local communities, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education to construct new primary schools where no formal primary school exists. With a full-time staff of 105, just four of whom work in the United States, Building Tomorrow reaches over 101,000 students each day. Building Tomorrow has received funding and recognition for its innovative work from the Clinton Global Initiative, Educate a Child, Echoing Green, the Segal Family Foundation, and Forbes Magazine. More information can be found online at:

Strategy Implementation
• Oversees daily operations of organization and coordinates activities of multi-country leadership team.
• Ensures execution of on-the-ground programming in conjunction with stated goals, priorities shared with stakeholders and donors.
• Manages, guides and mentors Building Tomorrow’s growing team, positioning individuals and organization for strong growth.
• Establishes and monitors staff performance goals, objectives and accountability.

Program Support
• Partners with the Chief Dreamer and other management and board members on all operational and strategic issues as necessary, responsible for providing financial analysis and projections, cost identification and revenue/expense analysis.
• Oversees the preparation and timely distribution of periodic reports to donors, stakeholders and other organizational partners.
• Develops and implements system for tracking, measuring and reporting Building Tomorrow’s success in implementing programmatic work.
• Works with organization leadership to align financial management with short and long-term program goals, metrics, and individual accountabilities.

Human Resources & Team Development
• Recruits and oversees new talent to the Building Tomorrow team in line with growth plans.
• Manages, guides and mentors Building Tomorrow’s growing USA-based team.
• Establishes and monitors staff performance goals, objectives and accountability.
• Conducts at minimum six-month performance reviews and regularly address any
performance gaps.

Relationship Management
• Plans for and developing long-term relationships between organization and funding prospects/new mid-level individual donors.
• Represents Building Tomorrow at appropriate networking events, creating opportunities to share Building Tomorrow’s work with new donor networks.

Other duties as assigned
(and they’ll show up, we promise)

• You have an unshakeable passion for education equality, believing access to an inclusive, quality education is a basic human right.
• You possess creative ingenuity, being progressive in your thinking and approaching challenges old and new. You are intrapreneurial and unafraid to pilot new ideas.
• You are relentlessly determined. You refuse to accept the status quo and persistently strive to create new opportunities to reach more children, allowing them to reach their maximum potential.
• You believe in collaborative engagement. You believe more can be achieved together than alone, believe in the power of cultivating relationships and see everyone as an equal partner.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, Master’s degree a plus.
• Minimum of five years of work experience in an impact-oriented organization with sustained, demonstrated success in a leadership role.
• Professional experience in prospect research and proposal writing with proven track record of winning grants and meeting/exceeding goals.
• Familiarity with donor management systems, especially Salesforce.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, positive energy and ability to speak confidently in front of groups of all sizes.
• Extremely articulate, possessing superior English written and oral communication skills.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This position is based in Indianapolis, IN and reports to the Chief Dreamer.

Send resumes and cover letter including compensation requirements to:

Additional Information

Please apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.