The Annual Giving and Alumni Manager is responsible for designing and managing a comprehensive and strategic effort to reach annual philanthropic goals and objectives. This person is a member of the Development team, which includes the Director of Development, Events and Community Engagement Manager, and Development and Communications Coordinator. The primary function of this role is to support the engagement and outreach efforts of the Development team to advance the culture of philanthropy and the mission of the school. They will be responsible for assisting the Director of Development with the coordination of the Annual Fund, the spring fundraiser, alumni relations, and development events. They will work closely with volunteers in all fundraising activities throughout the course of the year. This is a full-time, exempt, fiscal year, administrative position that reports to the Director of Development.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Create and implement a data-driven strategy and plan for the fall Annual Fund campaign and spring fundraising event
Partner with the Director of Development to develop and execute annual and long-range objectives for Epiphany School fundraising activities
Partner with the Director of Development to recruit and support the efforts of the Giving Committee, comprised of 20+ individuals spanning multiple constituencies
Draft solicitation brochures, appeal letters, and acknowledgements
Serve as the project manager of the Annual Impact Report, working directly with the Director of Development and Director of Marketing and Communications
Draft development-related pieces for school publications, correspondence with parents, donors, alumni, and other items as needed
Develop and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
Responsible for growing a comprehensive alumni program for Epiphany School and strengthening constituent relationships
Planning, event production, and execution of all alumni programs, events, and communications, to include a bi-annual alumni newsletter
Lead communication and print materials for Annual Fund and spring fundraising event
Assist with developing a marketing and communication plan for all development-related items
Assist the Director of Development and partner with the Events and Community Engagement Manager on recruiting and supporting volunteers for spring fundraising event
Serve as the spring fundraising event development team lead; manage ticket promotion, procurement, and day-of-event execution as it relates to philanthropy
Oversee prompt tracking and acknowledgement of gifts and pledges, as well as corporate matching and in-kind gifts
Identify and prepare grant proposals and associated foundation reporting
Support major gifts efforts and other development priorities as assigned by the Director of Development
Typical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or an equivalent combination of experience and education in a relevant field
At least four or more years’ experience in non-profit or independent school advancement
Superior organizational, written, and oral communication skills
Experience soliciting gifts and stewarding donors preferred but not required
Detail-oriented, efficient professional able to maintain highly confidential information
Strong database management and Excel skills and experience; literacy with MS Office applications, donor database applications, and special event (i.e., auction) applications
Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT a plus
Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, parents, and the school community by telephone, email, and in person
Skilled at building relationships with donors, parents, Board members, and other stakeholders
Self-starter with track record of demonstrating initiative, flexibility, and sensitivity to others
Ability to work with detailed information with a high degree of accuracy
High energy – brings a sense of urgency to the organization
Values Epiphany School’s commitment to inclusiveness; demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity
Compensation & Benefits:
The salary range for this role is between $80,000 and $90,000 based on years of experience, education, and internal equity.
Alongside salary, Epiphany School offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Benefits stipend to put towards employee benefits including medical, dental, vision coverage, voluntary employee, spousal, and child life and critical illness insurance, accident insurance, voluntary short-term disability, and flexible health savings accounts
Employer-paid monthly premiums for employee assistance program and long-term disability coverage
403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
Paid personal and sick leave
Paid supplemental parental leave after 12 months of employment
Professional development budget
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter through our Employee Portal. The priority review deadline for applications will be May 31, 2023, but applications will be received until the position is filled.
Epiphany School promotes and cultivates a diverse community as essential to academic success, social and emotional growth, and the development of good character. Engaging diverse perspectives stretches the mind and requires critical thinking, intellectual courage, and creativity. It takes careful listening and thoughtful expression, and manifests itself in cultural competency. Thinking beyond oneself and seeing the world through the eyes of others is the foundation of fairness and empathy, and thus prepares our students to live respectfully and lead responsibly in our pluralistic democratic society.
Epiphany School is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the principle of equal access and opportunity in education and employment and full participation for persons with disabilities in all of its programs and services.
Epiphany School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political ideology, physical, mental, or sensory disability, military status, genetic information, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Epiphany School complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Sates and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Final offer will be contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
About Epiphany School:
Epiphany School is a non-parochial, independent elementary school serving grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school mission is to challenge and support all students to become confident, curious, and courageous learners through innovative teaching in a caring and inclusive environment. We strive to inspire every child to discover meaning and purpose in a life of learning and actively cultivate an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms. We aim to create a positive, joyful, and inclusive community by embracing the following values:
Respect: We encourage empathy through the strength of our differences, awareness of our global surroundings, and adherence to high standards of conduct.
Responsibility: We build integrity and trust by understanding our choices and owning our actions.
Resourcefulness: We foster resilience and expect all to search and find, to fail and learn, to risk and succeed in a changing world.
With over 260 students, Epiphany School is large enough to offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities and small enough to maintain a close-knit community that is much like an extended family. The beautiful, historic campus is located in a quiet setting in central Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood.
Epiphany School is an independent elementary school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The school is committed to inspiring and challenging every student in a warm, caring, and inclusive environment. With approximately 250 students, Epiphany School is large enough to offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities and small enough to maintain a close-knit community that is much like an extended family. The beautiful, historic campus is located in a quiet setting in central Seattle's Madrona neighborhood.
Epiphany School actively cultivates an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms. We strive to create a positive, joyful, and inclusive community by embracing the following values: respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. Epiphany School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, age, sex, marital status, political ideology, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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