St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as Assistant Director of Advancement, beginning immediately. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Type: Salary commensurate with positions at MAIS consortium schools
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
The Assistant Director will be the primary driver for the St. George’s Fund with direct oversight and annual collections of almost $2 million in annual giving. The primary responsibility is to ambitiously increase the annual fund each year through community education, solicitations that broaden participation, and facilitating movement upward through the annual fund donor societies.
The Assistant Director will be a gifted story teller who will manage his/her own prospect pool of 250-300 donor relationships. He/she will be the administrator for annual fund leadership giving societies (gifts of $1,000 and up).
The Assistant Director will administer and lead a stewardship program and activities that educate constituents about the power of giving, retain donors, yield new donors, and grow constituent giving.
Currently, the Assistant Director will administer and lead the alumni programs of the school with the goal to connect alumni to each other through the school community. This includes alumni communications, offering and organizing alumni events, and managing the Alumni Council. When the strategic plan is realized, the Assistant Director will become the supervisor of a stand-alone alumni office in the expansion of the Advancement Department.
The Assistant Director will collaboratively assist with routine Advancement operations and volunteer management by possessing a vigorous work ethic and sharing strong organization skills, creativity, and positivity for the Advancement Department in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and goal-oriented environment.
The Assistant Director will join the Advancement Department team in the early stages of a new comprehensive capital campaign for endowment and facility changes.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Christiana Leibovich, Advancement Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 8235 Dogwood Road, Germantown, TN 38139.
A bachelor's degree and/or five years of professional fundraising experience in a non-profit environment
A professional performance history of leveraging AFP, CASE, and industry standards/best practices in relation to solicitation, stewardship, and honoring donor intent
A willingness to work limited evenings, early mornings, and weekends, such as evening student performances and sporting events, alumni reunions, and volunteer board/council meetings
The ability to travel among three campuses, to off-campus events, and to donor visits
Proficient use and understanding of a multi-user, relational database
Proficient use and understanding of routine gift entry processes, as well as background in creating queries from a centralized database using segmented donor demographic information
A belief in the power and joy resulting from helping donors reach their philanthropic goals through relationships and education
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone.
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade... to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the school leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.