The Park School is a coed, PreK-8, independent school in Brookline, MA. Since its founding in 1888, Park has stood for academic excellence in its broadest sense and the education of the whole child. Deeply committed to enabling each child to find their greatest potential, Park teachers are known for their skill, compassion, and dedication to their students. Park’s mission also includes a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which feeds into every aspect of our program and curriculum. With the appointment of a new Head of School, an exciting new strategic plan, and a new master plan, Park is poised to enthusiastically embrace a new capital campaign. Park now seeks a Director of Capital Giving to be the architect and implementer of all campaign functions.
The Director of Capital Giving is a newly-created position, reporting to the Director of Development. Working with the Head of School, a 7-person Development and Communications team, and campaign counsel, the Director will integrate strategic planning with high performing campaign management assistance to shape and carry out a fundraising plan in support of campaign funding priorities, implement and oversee the necessary systems and practices that will support this initiative, and participate in direct local campaign fundraising. This is an ideal position for an accomplished major gift officer ready to take the next step in his or her career. No travel required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design and implement the various elements of a capital campaign in collaboration with the Head of School, Director of Development, and the Campaign Steering Committee, with the guidance of campaign counsel.
Together with counsel and the Director, establish campaign goals and metrics, analyze fundraising data to monitor project success, and recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals.
Run the feasibility study, including collaborating on all planning, making interview arrangements for counsel, and managing all materials for the study.
Run a wide range of campaign reports to evaluate progress towards goals; track pledges, payments, and invoicing for the Board, Campaign Steering Committee, and School leadership.
Design and implement targeted Campaign events, including cultivation dinners, breakfasts, and kick-off.
Manage the campaign prospect list by developing targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects.
Manage and support the Campaign Steering Committee, tracking all prospects, providing volunteers with appropriate presentation materials for volunteer strategy meetings, assisting with strategy development, and maintaining a sense of urgency for volunteers.
Oversee campaign communications, including the design and development of the Case Statement and all print and electronic collateral materials.
Maintain the campaign calendar, ensuring that it is coordinated with the Development and School calendars.
Over time, build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity, interest and inclination to make leadership gifts.
With existing staff, design and manage campaign and major donor stewardship strategies that maximize, recognize and celebrate their philanthropic support to Park.
Manage the campaign fundraising budget in concert with the Director of Development.
Successful candidates for this position will possess:
Strong attention to detail; ability to multi-task; strong project management and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; an analytical and metrics-driven approach to development; a high level of flexibility; and a great sense of humor.
Bachelor degree required and a minimum of 7 years of professional fundraising experience.
A track record of success in a major gift or capital campaign environment is necessary, along with demonstrated ability to develop and implement 5-, 6- and 7-figure gift strategies and gifts.
Experience collaborating with senior staff and volunteer leadership to advance a high-level philanthropy program, earning respect, and motivating others towards greater engagement.
Fluency with Raiser's Edge or equivalent fundraising database software.
Demonstrated experience working successfully in a culturally diverse community, including diversity of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language and gender identity.
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their work.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education.The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativ...ity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.