Maumee Valley is the only secular, PS-12 independent school in northwest Ohio and boasts an accomplished and diverse student body, rigorous academic program, and impressive college profile. A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global.
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader who thinks strategically, communicates a clear and compelling case for support of the school’s mission, follows up on details, and develops and fosters a team environment. The Director of Advancement will advance the mission and vision of MVCDS and work collaboratively with the Head of School, the Board Advancement Committee, and the senior administrative team. The goal of the Director of Advancement is to design programs of giving that attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution while engaging diverse audiences of stakeholders.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Work as member of an administrative team with short- and long-term strategic planning and overall organization capacity-building activities
Work closely with Head of School and Board Advancement Committee to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy
Provide leadership, supervision, and management for staff assigned to Annual Fund, Planned Giving, Alumni Development, Development Operations, Special Events, and Capital fundraising
Develop and implement annual performance measures to evaluate the effectiveness of all Advancement activities
Implement a comprehensive development strategy that utilizes major gifts, Annual Fund, event sponsorship and underwriting, alumni relations, planned giving, and school fundraising events to successfully achieve revenue targets
Effectively cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major gift prospects with the ability to make five- to seven-figure gifts in support of identified needs
Build on existing stewardship program with alumni to develop and expand alumni relations and to expand the donor base and cultivate deeper ties
Oversee Annual Fund drive to maximize revenue
Oversee fundraising events to support school budget and build community
Develop and expand Planned Giving program to increase endowment funds
Anticipate and plan for fundraising in support of capital needs
Work closely with the Director of Marketing to assist in the development of the school’s marketing, fundraising, and collateral materials and to ensure all marketing and fundraising materials represent and enforce the school’s vision and mission, and further enhance Maumee Valley’s image and brand
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree and CFRE preferred
Independent school experience preferred
Five+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector and in fundraising
Proven success in directly soliciting and closing charitable gifts
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Familiarity with the local community
Experience working with and motivating volunteers and staff members
Outstanding knowledge of fundraising data software and database management software
Passionate about working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds
Positive “can-do” attitude, flexible, attentive to detail, self-starter, possessing a drive to achieve results
Demonstrated ability to lead a direct-report team with an emphasis on team development, skill building, and collaboration
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your documents in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents needed:MVCDS Application, cover letter, resume, three written professional letters of reference, and a copy of college transcripts. Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
About Maumee Valley Country Day School
Employment at Maumee Valley is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community of learners who seek challenge, commitment, and strong relationships. Because we are an independent college preparatory school, much is required of our administrators, faculty and staff.
Maumee Valley Country Day School's mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education.
The Upper school is recognized for it’s extraordinary learning opportunities. The Upper School’s Winterim program enhances students' learning with intensive, focused month long experiences. Students select from offerings that include classes, local as well as international educational trips and independent study projects. The Fine and Performing Arts programs are a part of the core curriculum of the Upper School. The school also has an international student program that provides a unique learning opportunity for international students as well as provides the student body with unique exposure to diverse cultures and ideas.