Director of Development - St. Richard's Episcopal School
- 01-May-2019 to 15-May-2019
- - St. Richard’s Episcopal School (SRES)
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
St. Richard's is seeking to employ a Director of Development. The Director will provide leadership in all of the School's development efforts including planned giving, donor relationships, the annual fund, and alumnae and alumni parent relations. This position's preferred start date is June 1, 2019.
Organization Overview: The Mission of St. Richard's Episcopal School is to instill knowledge and values for a lifetime. St. Richard's provides a timeless, challenging curriculum that embraces diversity while developing global citizens, socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually through the implementation of our Five Pillars for Success: Faith, Classic Curriculum, Leadership, Civic Responsibility, and Global Readiness. Located at 33rd and Meridian Streets, just north of downtown Indianapolis, SRES offers unique partnerships throughout the city that bring learning to life, a rigorous academic curriculum, three world languages, public speaking and leadership opportunities, a strong fine arts program and organized athletics for continued lifetime success.
Develop relationships and solicit major donations on an ongoing basis.
● Ensure that administrative systems and procedures such as database management, stewardship and prospect research function smoothly and efficiently.
● Set clear objectives, provide regular feedback and encourage open and ongoing communication within the development office and other key departments.
● Oversee the annual fund planning and solicitation strategy.
● Serve as the administrative liaison to the Foundation Board and regularly report to the Board of Trustees.
● Develop and implement strategic plans and programs to expand and strengthen the school's current base of philanthropic support.
● Continue stewardship with established donors and develop new donors.
● Support and/or lead school development events (Regalia, G3 Dinner, Alumni gatherings, Lessons and Carols luncheon, etc.).
● Oversee the work of the Legacy Society and planned giving.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree required from a four-year college or university. Three to five years of previous fundraising experience is required. A master's degree and/or experience with a not-for-profit is preferred.
● Donor relationship-building and solicitation skills; able to develop new donors, retain existing, and work to deepen the engagement of donors/funders and volunteers. Able to solicit funding at all levels – especially high-level individual, corporate, and foundation gifts
● A sensitivity to and knowledge of the needs of a diverse community and the ability to work effectively with donors, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database programs, and an aptitude for learning new computer applications
● Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills, including public speaking and an understanding and ability to use social media for development purposes
● Organizational skills and an ability to work collaboratively, independently, and handle multiple priorities
● Strong skills in leading and managing a staff is desirable
● Understanding and support of the School's Mission and Pillars for Success.
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume by May 15.
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