Aspen Academy and its affiliate programs are hiring a Director of Development. This position reports to the president and is responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan for the organization. This position works closely with the Board of Directors and will supervise a Development Manager.
About Aspen Academy
Aspen Academy, a Pre-K through 8th grade independent school was founded in 2005 with the vision of establishing a national model educational, leadership, entrepreneurial and family development programs by collaborating and partnering with educators, leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Aspen Academy has developed several ancillary institutes including the Aspen Youth Leadership Institute, the Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute, Bear’s Student Enterprises, Aspen Family Institute and MODI School Furniture with the intent of expanding our reach and impact in education in the United States.
Develop, plan and execute a comprehensive development program that secures financial resources from foundations, corporations, government and individual donors and members to support Aspen Academy and affiliate institute’s goals;
Create, lead and manage strategies for campaigns, appeals, corporate partnerships, foundations and events to meet, or surpass, organizational funding goals for short-term and long-term objectives;
Work with the President and Board to identify and engage new funding prospects and tactics;
Work with the President and Board to establish an endowment for the school.
Coordinate with the Finance Department to monitor expenditures of grant funds and preparation of financial reports to funders;
Assess and update current systems, policies, and procedures for development efforts including: cultivation, stewardship, gift/pledge processing, fund reporting, acknowledgments, tracking and reporting;
Report regularly to the Board of Trustees and its Advancement Committee regarding development strategies and outcomes;
Staff the Board's Advancement Committee and provide support, education and leadership to the Board to increase their understanding and engage them in Aspen Academy’s work and enhance their ability to bring resources to the organization;
Work with the President and the Advancement Committee to build and cultivate a culture of philanthropy among Aspen Academy’s trustees, staff, current and former students and their families.
Create and manage an annual budget, with corresponding goals and outcomes, for the Development Department; and
Work with Aspen Academy’s communications and marketing team to integrate development into all marketing efforts across the organization and maximize investments in materials and messaging.
Qualifications Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in development including 3 years of senior management experience, a successful track record in fundraising, major gifts, endowments with a high level of leadership and fiscal management skills. The successful candidate should have a passion and enthusiasm for Aspen Academy’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive based on experience
Aspen Academy – Be Kind. Do Good. Make the world a better place. This is the only rule at our national model school and the focus of the work that we do every day. With a mindset towards entrepreneurial innovation, Aspen Academy develops and inspires extraordinary leaders who make a positive and lasting impact. We cultivate excellence in our students in the areas of academic rigor, character and leadership development, and community strength and service.