Reporting: The Director of Advancement reports directly to the President of Loyola School.
Role: The Director of Advancement is responsible for planning, maintaining, and supervising Loyola’s advancement programs ensuring that all of its basic functions – annual giving, special events, alumni and parent relations, gift processing and acknowledgement, analytics and reporting, the organization and supervision of staff – are executed professionally and successfully. The Director of Development will also work collaboratively on capital and endowment gift efforts with the Director of Special Initiatives and Loyola’s President. The Director of Advancement is part of the President’s Administrative Team; sits on the Advancement, Finance and Governance board subcommittees; and is a non-voting member of the Board. The Director of Development will also supervise, organize, and manage the advancement office staff as they organize and execute events, strategies, and programs.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs, implements and manages all fundraising activities including annual giving, special projects, events, and other school-related solicitations.
Works with Director of Special Initiatives on capital and endowment gift efforts.
Helps manage all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Maintains contact with and develops grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
Works with the (Associate) Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events and parent and alumni fundraising groups – Alumni Fundraising Committee (AFRC) and Parent Fundraising Committee (PFRC).
Maintains a comprehensive planned-giving program.
Board of Trustees Relations
Works with the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees and the President to develop strategies to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals.
Oversees the Major Gift efforts.
Assumes responsibility for all Advancement reports to the Board, and attends all Board meetings.
Assists the President with recommending and researching potential new members.
As part of the President’s Administrative Team, the Director of Advancement assists in all long-term strategic and capital plans.
Advancement and President’s Office
Supervises advancement office staff. Creates and implements office systems to support all advancement projects and operations.
Coordinates execution of advancement research activities.
Oversees the management of databases and donor records.
Supervises gift record keeping, acknowledgement processes, and pledge reminders.
Supports the President in all fundraising activities and is a valued member of the President’s Advisory Team.
Alumni and Parent Relations
Works with the Director of Alumni Relations on alumni events and publications.
Serves on the Alumni Association Board
Works with the (Associate) Director of Annual Giving on the Annual Report and identifies and trains a core group of volunteers to assist in the Annual Fund, the Benefit Auction, Golf Outing, and other special events as needed. [this last
Exempt; not overtime eligible. This position occasionally requires extra hours as well as attendance at many School held events.
Typical Level of Interaction:
Requires interaction with all School departments in addition to students, families, alumni and Board of Trustee members
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to Learn and teach others established processes - Recognizes the importance of learning and motivates others by own enthusiasm. Is able to learn and reproduce the current processes and recommend best practices to streamline them.
Time Management Skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and promises. Maintains work/life balance without compromising expectations of others. Respected for ability to “find” or “make” time to get things done.
Organizational Skills - Creates action plans to meet goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals. Establishes broad policies to ensure success.
Collaborative skills - Works effectively with the President of the School, Trustees, faculty, staff, and volunteers. Maintains confidentiality and exhibits good judgment in making decisions
Communications Skills - Maintains open communications channels with peers, administrators, and customers at the School.
Written Communication Skills - Effectively communicates broad and issues with all constituents.
Problem Solving Skills - Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among different problems or issues.
Other Qualifications/Skills required:
Master’s Degree preferred
Prior fundraising experience required
Outstanding work ethic and desire to meet goals.
Strong interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills.
Strong research skills.
Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge.
Ability to work within a team.
A sense of humor.
Strong sense of responsibility.
Superior organizational skills with great attention to detail.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Employment Opportunities: It is the school’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment, consistent with federal, state and local laws. Accordingly, all applicants for employment are to be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or citizenship status, qualified handicap, sexual orientation, marital or veteran’s status or inconsequential handicaps. This policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the School.
All prospective employees are required to complete a necessary background check and mandatory fingerprinting.
How to apply:
If you are interested in growing professionally in a highly respected organization, please submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
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