The Coordinator of Stewardship and Donor Relations is responsible for managing mandatory and strategic stewardship activities and ensuring that prospect activity is accurately reflected in the Development database. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development and Donor Relations, the Coordinator ensures the timely, accurate, and personalized stewardship of the school’s donors and the appropriate deployment of the prospect management system in support of Development activity. The Coordinator provides support for donor relations and stewardship events.
Designs and actively manages donor stewardship program to ensure advancement of donor relationships and program consistency while establishing innovative best-practices
Executes annual donor stewardship reporting program, in coordination with primary prospect managers
Manages a dynamic portfolio of transformational donors requiring personalized stewardship relationships
Aids with concept development and execution of events with the aim of stewarding and cultivating individual donors and groups of donors
Manages gift acknowledgement program, ensuring the appropriate structure of gift acknowledgements at all levels, including Head of School acknowledgements and Governing Board outreach
Drafts all gift acknowledgement templates, shepherds them through a proofing and approval process., and ensures that all letter templates are accurate, current, and non-repetitive
Ensures accuracy of donor lists and honor rolls, managing an appropriate proofing and approval process
Manages all naming opportunities, including buildings, other facilities, and named and endowed funds, including work with NCS Facilities and vendors to ensure timely and accurate placement of donor signs and plaques
Ensures donor files are complete for all benefactors receiving personalized stewardship reports and ensures accurate record-keeping for all named and endowed spaces and funds
Serves as Development liaison for endowment management system, ensures strategic implementation, and appropriate record keeping
Manages and executes delivery of all pledge reminders, in cooperation with Primary Prospect Managers and Development Operations Manager
Prepares briefings for Head of School and Director of Development in preparation for stewardship events and individual stewardship meetings
Creates and maintains prospect biographical summaries for use in briefings
Conducts prospect research
Provides leadership for optimal utilization of prospect management system, in cooperation with Development Operations Manager
Manages prospect portfolio for the office and ensures accurate tracking of anticipated philanthropic gifts
Works with gift officers and to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of prospect records to reflect movement of prospects through stages of cultivation
Develops, manages, and provides regular reporting pertaining to prospect portfolio management in support of the Development team and individual gift officers
National Cathedral School (NCS), founded in 1900, is an Episcopal, independent, college preparatory school for girls in grades 4 through 12. The school is located on the beautiful grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. A talented and diverse student body of 585 girls represent the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. NCS and the all-boys Saint Albans School enjoy a coordinate academic and extracurricular program, and both share the 59-acre Cathedral Close with Beauvoir: the National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For more details, please visit the school’s website at ncs.cathedral.org. Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and a list of three to five references as one combined attachment with “Stewardship and Donor Relations” in the subject line to: NCSemployment@cathedral.org.
Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years of related work experience
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Demonstrated ability to maintain a computer record-keeping system, conduct and manage data input with a high degree of accuracy; analyze data to inform management decisions; and provide timely and useful reports
Demonstrated proficiency in drafting and preparing professional correspondence
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
Ability to handle challenging situations diplomatically and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, senior-level executives, and trustee-level volunteer leaders
Ability to maintain confidentiality, act with discretion, and maintain a high level of performance under pressure
Ability to work without supervision and to organize, prioritize, and successfully execute multiple concurrent tasks; to anticipate needs and act accordingly, and to perform with a high degree of initiative
Consistently demonstrates superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Professional experience in Development, Alumni Relations, or a related field
Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or a similar relationship management system
National Cathedral School for Girls serves 580 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, advocates of lifelong learning, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively... conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 57 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School for Boys, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.