The Development Director provides energetic leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the School's annual fundraising programs, including the Annual Appeal, major gifts, the Scholarship Luncheon and the Gala. The position is also responsible for the leadership and oversight of the JPII Alumni Association, as well as grant writing and grants management. This position reports to the Principal, Head of School, informs and manages board and volunteer fundraising, and serves on the Board of Directors' Development Committee.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Fosters a top-down, campus-wide culture of philanthropy and works with all school constituencies to identify and address the school's funding needs and opportunities.
• In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Head of School prepares a comprehensive Development Plan which is reviewed, analyzed and adjusted annually to meet the school's mission and strategic goals.
• Designs, implements and manages all annual, institution-wide fundraising activities and events.
• Oversees the integration of student fundraising activities into the annual fundraising calendar of the school.
• Organizes and supports the alumni association in its event efforts, publications, fundraising and database management.
• Works collaboratively with school communications personnel to provide a consistent message about the school's identity, mission and strategic goals.
Board of Directors Relations:
• Manages the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and serves as the staff liaison to committee members.
• Prepares monthly and year-end development reports for the Board of Directors.
• Develops and manages fundraising training for Directors and other leadership volunteers and provides administrative support for their outreach efforts.
• Collaborates with the Board Development Committee in researching and recommending potential Board members.
Development Office Infrastructure/Management:
• Works with the Head of School to develop the annual budget by providing projected revenues from and expenses for development efforts.
• Manages donor and alumni databases, gift processing and record keeping, pledge reminders, and acknowledgement programs.
• Recruits, trains, and works with parents and volunteers to assist in the Annual Giving process, special events and other fundraising programs.
•Bachelor's degree in a related field, required.
•Minimum three years of experience in non-profit development with increasing levels of responsibility, five years preferred.
•Possesses advanced verbal and written communication skills in addition to strong leadership skills. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and to work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents and students.
•Ability to manage multiple and complex projects.
•Ability to take initiative and be self-directed.
•Strong sense of discretion and confidentiality.
The above description is intended to identify the essential job functions and set forth the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive description.
This position is a full-time position classified as Exempt - not overtime eligible under the FSLA and the WMWA.
Benefits: A comprehensive package of benefits is offered including two medical plan options, dental, vision, life, accidental death and disability, long term disability, pension, 403(b), HSA, FSA, and generous sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
$65,000 to $81,000 annually. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, local market data, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, degrees and certifications.
Interested applicants should submit complete application materials via email. Job will remain open until filled.
Application Part I: submit via email to [email protected]
1. A chronological resume that demonstrates your related experience and your relevant education
2. A letter of interest that describes why you are interested in this position and why you think you are an ideal candidate