Headwaters School, a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school serving 450 students across its three campuses in Austin, TX, is seeking a full time Annual Fund Manager for the 2021-2022 academic year.
At Headwaters, our employees nurture a school culture that promotes a growth mindset, a collaborative spirit, a joyful environment, and the achievement of high expectations. Our faculty and staff ensure all members of our school community understand their role in advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Headwaters School supports the professional growth of our school faculty in order to contribute to their feelings of fulfillment, to provide a model of lifelong learning for our students, and to advance the strategic goals of the school.
Our employees are responsible for bringing our Purpose statement to life: to cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. In addition, they guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely. We invite our students, guides, staff, parents, and trustees to be Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers.
The Annual Fund Manager reports directly to our Senior Director of Finance and Advancement.
The Annual Fund Manager is part of the highly visible and fast-paced Finance and Advancement Office, and the individual in this position plays a significant role in supporting the growth of Headwaters School. This role is responsible for efficiently and persuasively communicating across a variety of media and will also oversee data management aspects of annual giving. The Annual Fund Manager must be analytical, service-oriented and detail-oriented, and have the ability to be flexible and multi-task in an ever-changing environment. It is essential for the Annual Fund Manager to effectively interact with and serve a variety of constituents, including parents, students, volunteers, faculty, staff, board members and potential donors. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential. Computer proficiency, particularly in working with database programs, is required. Bachelor’s degree required and fluency in Spanish is preferred. 3+ years fundraising experience, preferably in an educational institution.
Essential Job Duties:
Leads and executes the school’s annual fund plan utilizing a comprehensive strategy to meet goals.
Serves as the main point of contact in most annual fund inquiries in person, by phone, and through email.
Write, design and work with others to produce written materials for the Annual Fund, including letters, emails, brochures and social media campaigns.
Cultivate relationships to identify and strengthen annual fund donors.
Prepares and mails correspondence including but not limited to gift acknowledgments, general appeals, solicitations and drafts correspondence as requested.
Works closely with the Advancement Team and others to streamline fundraising efforts and collaborate on a variety of projects to advance the purpose, promise and PACT of the school.
Manage databases and online giving platforms, and prepare reports and presentations for various committees and key stakeholders.
Plan and organize school fundraising events and provide on-site event support, as assigned.
Reconcile financials with the Business Office
Provide audit and 990 support.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Finance and Advancement or Head of School.
This is a full-time, 12-month salaried, exempt position and compensation is competitive for the greater Austin area. The school offers a wide-range of benefits including generous paid time off, 100% paid medical insurance for an employee on our HSA/High Deductible plan, 401(k) retirement plan, on-going professional support and continuing education opportunities, and a unique working environment where you are able to share and receive ongoing feedback.
Headwaters School welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
About Headwaters School
Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, Texas serving students from early childhood through grade 12. Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.