Le Jardin is seeking a full time Director of Advancement. A Bachelor degree is required; a Master’s Degree is preferred along with a minimum of 5 years experience as a senior level advancement professional. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls, please.
Job Summary: Le Jardin Academy Director of Advancement is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive advancement programs, including annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, and alumni and constituent relations efforts, while aligning the School’s internal and external communications to best support the mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Duties and Responsibilities:
? Oversee all aspects of the development program, including fundraising, leading the annual giving program, guiding any future capital campaigns, soliciting corporate and foundation proposals; creating a strong alumni association, and coordinating special development events.
? Provide strategy, guidance, and oversight for Fundraising/Development, Alumni Relations, Communications & Marketing, and Advancement Services.
? Serve as a member of the management team; maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Directors, school leadership, faculty/staff, and community members.
? Participate in strategic discussions and develop programs to strengthen the financial resources of the School.
? Create and execute development plans that utilize best practices in annual, major, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising goals.
? Work closely with the Head of School in all phases of his/her advancement and campaign leadership activities.
? Maintain a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects in all phases of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
? Execute functions of the existing strategic plan and create future campaign initiatives in support of a future campaign.
? Working with direct reports, develop annual plans and budgets for Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Development, and Capital Campaign.
? Serve as the staff liaison for the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors.