Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.
Tampa Preparatory School is seeking a Director of the Annual Fund with a high level of energy, creativeness, and the ability to collaborate with multiple departments. The Director of the Annual Fund reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for following the lead of the Director in their efforts in the areas of fundraising and special events. The Director of the Annual Fund plays an active role in ensuring the success of all development functions to include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual fund donors, capital and endowment fund raising, auction, major gifts, planned giving, special events, and new initiatives. The position requires the confidence to ask for gifts, exceptional organizational and social skills, working with volunteers, and the ability to plan and execute events.
Develops strong relationships with donors, volunteers, faculty, and staff.
Develops and manages programs designed to attract maximum gift support to the School.
Implements fundraising plans/strategies to increase constituent support of and involvement in the school.
Ability to research prospects and develop solicitation action plans.
Coordinates all orders, thank you letters, and installation for the ongoing Paver Campaign.
Assists with all school development events, when needed.
Fosters and promotes the mission of the School to all of its constituents including parents, alumni, students, grandparents, business community, faculty and staff.
Work collaboratively with members of the Development Office to coordinate appropriate Annual Fund solicitations, including strategy and stewardship of donors and prospects.
Work with Communications Office to create appeals and marketing materials, as well as to maintain annual giving section on the School’s website.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Minimum two years development experience, including annual campaigns.
Knowledge of fund development principles and public relations.
Strong organizational, administration, telephone and interpersonal communication skills, detail and “big picture” oriented.
Professional demeanor, flexible and able to respond to multiple demands.
For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.
Tampa Prep is an independent, coeducational, inclusive, urban day school enrolling over 650 students in grades six through twelve.
We are an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited ...by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.