Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women since then. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve 600+ girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts and STEM courses, and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.
General Description: Responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with current and prospective donors who are capable of making gifts of $5,000 and higher.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work to communicate messaging designed collaboratively with the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, Director of Leadership & Campaign Giving, Annual Fund Director and Marketing & Communications Dept. on the importance of supporting GPS through annual unrestricted giving by increasing outreach and understanding.
Develop and implement appropriate moves management tactics for soliciting and stewarding individual leadership prospects across the country, in partnership with the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, the Head of School, the Director of Leadership & Campaign Giving and leadership volunteers.
Manage a portfolio of 100-150 existing and new individual and corporate leadership prospects ($5,000+) to build and strengthen relations with GPS.
Identify, recruit and negotiate packages for corporate sponsors for major events including Mad, Bad, & Dangerous, an annual conference for girl entrepreneurs and the Bruiser Bee, GPS’ new Annual Signature Event.
Maintain positive relationships with area business leaders and business associations that will help to develop and improve the local, regional, and national image of GPS in the business sector.
Work in partnership with the Director of Leadership and Campaign Giving and other Advancement staff to ensure the effective coordination of outreach and stewardship efforts to reinforce the prospect relationship continuum.
Implement recognition, engagement and stewardship tactics for major and campaign gifts donors with support from the Advancement Resources & Stewardship Coordinator.
Five years of fundraising experience that includes special events and/or campaigns.
Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, securing four figure gifts and higher from individuals, and engaging a community of motivated supporters.
Be a goal driven “self-starter” working to build external relationships, initiate donor visits and conduct fundraising calls.
Proven Ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment.
Must possess a professional yet personable demeanor, good judgment, a sense of humor and the ability to work independently, but collaboratively, in goal-oriented team environment.
Understanding of women's philanthropy, current giving trends and factors that influence constituent giving.
Ability to convey the value proposition for girls’ education and the case for making a leadership gift/investment to support the work of GPS for prospects who may or may not have daughters.
Proficiency in social media, Microsoft Office suite, and constituent, relational databases, preferably Rasier's Edge by Blackbaud.
Experience working with diverse populations, contributing to diversity efforts and evidence of cultural competence.
It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.
Applications must be received no later than November 25, 2017. To Apply Click Here