The Director of Development is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position reporting to the Head of School. The Director of Development is responsive to all constituencies of Park Tudor in an effort to increase financial support for the School. The Director of Development maintains strong relationships with the School’s community and the wider community to create the strategy and marketing plan for all fundraising campaigns.
Major Functions & Responsibilities:
Be visible in and around the school and the community, appropriately representing Park Tudor School.
Steward donors by cultivating relationships and providing regular reporting back on major gifts.
Educate potential donors on planned giving, matching gifts, gifts of securities, and all other types of giving.
Manage and support the Development Committee in its monthly meetings and activities.
Solicit gifts of all sizes to support the School.
Research and identify existing and new donors.
Manage, develop, and evaluate members of the development team. Assign responsibilities to obtain maximum efficiency and effectiveness from the department.
Lead the entire Development staff as well as many volunteers in planning and executing major school events including, but not limited to, Dinner Theatre dinner and auction, Alumni Weekend, other Alumni events, and Grandparents Day.
Create and distribute the Annual Report.
Coordinate with the Business Office and the applicable Development staff in processing and acknowledging all gifts. Oversee the maintenance of donor records.
Perform any other duties assigned by the Head of School.
Experience and Skills:
Ability to lead, motivate, collaborate with and manage individuals and groups as follows:
Proven track record of creatively building and leading successful teams, and improving the effectiveness of an organization
Ability to delegate authority to motivate and empower others while holding them accountable for the accomplishment of objectives
Ability to work effectively with volunteers and boards, senior administrators and faculty on a collegial basis
Ability to work independently and as a member of a high-performance team in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to cultivate new sources of major gifts and institutional grants, and to maintain and develop current relationships, including stewarding major donors.
Strong technical ability as follows:
Significant professional experience that demonstrates success and increased responsibilities in leadership and management.
Proven track record creating and leading a comprehensive development program, including annual giving, major gift and capital giving programs ($25 million plus), volunteer support, and solicitation.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
Thorough understanding of the current trends in development, alumni and community relations and the issues facing independent schools.
Strong knowledge of fundraising-related activities including donor records and gift receipts.
Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills.
Master’s degree or equivalent required
5+ years of experience as Director of Development preferred
Background in independent schools preferred
Knowledge of Senior Systems Alumni Development preferred
Excellent computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Park Tudor is an independent school in Indianapolis, Indiana that prides itself on upholding a tradition of academic excellence that began in 1902. As a college preparatory school for children ages 3 through grade 12, we provide an exceptional learning environment where children are encouraged to explore opportunities, exceed expectations, and expand possibilities. Small class sizes, a safe and ca...ring atmosphere, and numerous extracurricular activities that include the arts and athletics, ensure that each child at Park Tudor receives a unique educational experience catered to his or her individual passions.
To create an inspiring college-preparatory learning environment, with exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities, that prepares and motivates students to become balanced, confident, and resourceful lifelong learners.
Ignite curiosity. Instill compassion. Inspire courage.
Integrity Intellectual Engagement Resourcefulness
Park Tudor at a Glance:
• 9-to-1 student-teacher ratio
• 100% college placement rate; 98% of students attend one of their top 3 colleges of choice
• More than $3.2 million in financial aid awarded annually to our students
• Consistently among the highest average SAT scores in the state
• Indy’s only Global Scholars Program: Park Tudor's unique version of the International Baccalaureate, designed specifically to be the ultimate college preparatory program for highly motivated juniors and seniors
• Focus on global citizenship through comprehensive world languages program starting in junior kindergarten
• 27% of student body come from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds
• 16 Upper School and 15 Middle School sports offered
• 80% of students participate in fine arts and 80% play on an athletic team
• International experiences for students in grades 4-12 through study-travel programs
• Commitment to Community-Engaged Learning
• Full-day junior and senior kindergarten programs
• Focused liberal arts program with dynamic world language and fine arts programs at every grade level
Park Tudor School offers excellent pay and a comprehensive benefit package. Extensive professional development opportunities are available through participation in conferences and workshops, membership in professional organizations, and continuing education. Park Tudor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates who would add to the diversity of our staff are strongly encouraged to apply.