This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.
Summary of Position:
Lead the planning, implementation, and continuation of programs that increase annual giving dollars and participation from alumnae/i, parents, and friends of Santa Catalina School. Embracing the school’s “relationships first” philanthropy program, ensure a coherent, meaningful, and delightful experience for all members of the school community, focusing especially on donors, potential donors, and volunteers. This role brings a tremendous opportunity to bring new energy and vision to the parent and alumnae/i giving programs.
Reports to: Director of Philanthropy
Direct Reports: Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Engagement and Giving and Special Projects coordinator
● Work with members of the philanthropy team and lend direction and support to the Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Engagement and the Parent Engagement and Giving Coordinator to design a comprehensive constituent engagement program, including annual giving, events, and volunteer management.
● Lead annual giving efforts for all constituents. Personally solicit donors and potential donors to the highest levels of annual giving and work with regional fundraisers to do so as well.
● Develop and oversee annual and multi-year plans for annual giving. Oversee financial and database reporting for annual giving. Provide research, support, and recommendations for annual giving goals.
● Work with the annual giving team and the Director of Communications to conceptualize and oversee the creation and production of all Santa Catalina Fund communications materials, including digital communications.
● Lead the Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Engagement and Giving and the Parent Engagement and Giving Coordinator in managing annual fund volunteers. Attend and help lead all volunteer trainings, appreciation events, and solicitation campaigns.
● Work collaboratively with the leadership giving team (i.e., major gift fundraisers) to ensure coordinated, satisfying, and meaningful solicitations for the school’s most significant donors and potential donors.
● Lead and manage the strategic direction of the Alumnae Council with support from the Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Engagement and Giving. Serve as nonvoting member of the council and advise/assist on updating policies and procedures. Also serve as primary point person for Council subcommittees.
● Work with the philanthropy team to re-envision and execute a highly-effective and personal Reunion giving and alumnae/i class agent programs. Evaluate and refine alumnae/i chapter chair roles and alumnae/i regional events.
● Explore and pilot meaningful annual giving and engagement program for alumnae/i of Lower and Middle School.
● Support the Parent Engagement and Giving Coordinator in executing events related to annual giving, including the Benefit Celebration and the golf tournament.
● Support the Parent Engagement and Giving Coordinator in developing an engaging program for the Parents’ Association.
● Design and oversee stewardship program, including personalized stewardship and cultivation plans for members of the school’s annual leadership giving society, the 1950 Society . Record substantive donor contacts in the school’s fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge and submit timely contact reports.
● Manage two student interns for philanthropy, who craft letters for all leadership annual donors and create an annual slideshow for all constituents.
● Collaborate with the Director of Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Services Manager to produce the annual report.
● Draft acknowledgment letters for donors to the annual fund.
● Assist communications team in writing meaningful and engaging donor and constituent profiles for the school’s biannual publication.
● Be prepared to identify, write, and report on grants that support restricted and unrestricted annual giving as needed.
● Manage two direct reports to design and implement a robust annual giving program, events, and engagement program for alumnae/i, parents, grandparents, and friends of school.
● Prepare and submit budget(s) for annual giving and constituent engagement.
● Attend and report at Development Committee meetings of the Board of Trustees and offer support at Alumnae Council and Parent Association meetings and events.
● Assist Director of Philanthropy in engaging subcommittee(s) of the Board’s Development Committee.
● Bachelor’s degree required
● 3-5 years of fundraising experience required, including personal solicitation
● Enthusiasm for taking on a management opportunity
● Ability to collaborate within a highly integrated team
● Alignment with the mission and values of Santa Catalina School
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience working on a MAC
● Experience working with a database preferred; experience with Raiser’s Edge database is a plus.
● Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
● Outgoing personality and professional demeanor
● Ability to exercise good judgment and handle confidential matters with discretion
● Attention to detail, ability to work in a collaborative environment as part of a team
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
● Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time each day
● Be able to walk up and down one flight of stairs multiple times per day
● Work in a deadline driven environment requiring the ability to multitask and deal with a wide variety of people
● May occasionally require evening and/or weekend presence at events
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