Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Associate Director of Development:
- Accurately and enthusiastically communicate information about the school’s mission, academic and co-curricular programs, future plans, and campaign goals to current families, alumni, and prospective donors with a goal of sustaining and increasing philanthropy.
- Coordinate and execute prospect mailings and other outreach for donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Assist with Annual Fund and Capital Campaign solicitations.
- Plan donor cultivation meetings and ensure timely and personal follow up on all visits.
- Assist in planning of annual fund campaigns and capital campaigns, including but not limited to print and electronic communications, special events, and committee meetings.
- Support and assist the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.
- Respond to inquiries in a timely, professional and welcoming manner. Correspond in a timely and warm manner with alumni, parents, guardians, as well as administrators and faculty members on both campuses, regarding development and alumni relations.
- Generate and write annual fund and capital campaign marketing pieces; contribute to alumni publications, and other print and electronic communications as necessary.
- Aid faculty and staff in meeting school communication goals through the website, social media, online referral sites and other marketing platforms.
- Assist the Director of Development & Major Gifts with advertising, marketing, and alumni and community outreach.
- Assist and promote special alumni and community events such as receptions, fundraising auctions, and phone-a-thons.
- Travel as needed to meet alumni and donors.
- Assist with management of the school’s historical archives, including photos and memorabilia.
- Support school rules and regulations, adhering to the guidelines of the school Course of Study and Faculty Training Manual.
- Support the school and its leadership.
- Maintain a warm and positive attitude in interactions with faculty, alumni, parents, students, and community members in support of the school’s mission and future goals.
- Attend all-school meetings on both campuses, and stay informed of campus news and events.
- Other related duties as determined by the Director of Advancement.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Candidates for this position should hold a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; previous admissions or teaching experience is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspond effectively and accurately; ability to speak effectively before groups of parents, alumni, students, or employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL and/or TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to research and access information through electronic Development/Alumni database, as well as Excel, Word, and other programs as needed.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- California Driver's License preferred.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Ability to use training and experience to evaluate students of all ages.
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
- Good character, integrity, and adaptability.
- Ability to communicate accurately and effectively.
- Ability to relate to one's peers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Ojai Valley School is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status. To submit your resume, or for further assistance or information, please contact Sandy Bowers at email@example.com.