Presidio Hill School is an independent, progressive school serving 220 students enrolled in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade.
Established in 1918, Presidio Hill School is the oldest continuously operating progressive school in California. In keeping with that heritage, Presidio Hill continues to offer its students a challenging, project-based curriculum that prepares them for the future by attending to their current developmental needs. Guided by an expert and caring faculty, students learn to be confident and curious, to be creative problem solvers and independent, critical thinkers. Learning is collaborative and active.
Our vibrant, diverse, and supportive community allows students to explore their unique voices, traits, and talents; our emphasis on the importance of community and service encourages students to develop self-awareness, personal character, resilience and an understanding of their role as stewards of the planet and citizens of the world.
The Director of Development will be joining the School at a particularly exciting time. The upcoming school year is the School’s Centennial, and opportunities will abound for connection, celebration, and envisioning the future.
The Director of Development advances the mission of Presidio Hill School by cultivating relationships and communication with all constituents, envisioning and executing fundraising goals, and extending the School’s reach into the broader community. The Director of Development is responsible for overseeing the fundraising and alumni efforts and events, creating and managing a program that identifies, cultivates, and solicits donors who support the School annually and during capital and endowment campaigns. The Director also manages the maintenance and operations of the development database and systems/protocols.
Develop and implement an overall fundraising strategy, involving fundraising events and other initiatives, that enables the School to meet or exceed fundraising goals as set forth in the yearly budget.
Cultivate, steward, and solicit major donors.
Work closely with the chair of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees in marshaling the efforts of the Board towards fundraising, including major gift campaigns and other fundraising initiatives.
Cultivate relationships with current and alumni families to ensure deep and lasting relationships with the School. Cultivate and steward volunteers.
Work closely with the leaders of the Parent Guardian Association (PGA) to ensure that the activities of the PGA support the School’s vision and build community across grade levels.
With the Director of Finance and Operations, identify new revenue streams, align budget and financial goals, and ensure appropriate systems, protocols, and policies are in place between the Development and Business Offices.
Provide support and supervision to a Development Associate who, among other responsibilities, oversees the Alumni program, gift acknowledgment process and updates and maintains the Development Office database. Conduct training, evaluation, and hiring as necessary.
Review and analyze ongoing effectiveness of fundraising and alumni programs.
Oversee the security and accuracy of the development database and all development-related records.
Write grants as needed for program enhancement or expansion.
Inform, support, and train Board members in their development responsibilities.
Supervise and attend all events managed by the Development Office.
Oversee the creation and publishing of the Annual Report.
Serve as a member of the Administrative Council.
Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
The Director of Development will combine strong development experience with a genuine dedication to our school and its mission. He or she will be a good listener and someone who is excited about education and innovation, enjoys the interplay between the macro and micro aspects of the job, and brings ideas to realization.
In addition, the Director of Development will possess:
A Bachelor’s degree. A graduate degree related to education, financial administration, or philanthropy is desirable.
Leadership experience with varying fundraising methodologies, planning and coordinating a Capital Campaign, feasibility studies, major gifts, special events, and direct management experience.
Technological savvy, ideally including a working knowledge of FileMaker databases, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite. Willingness and ability to learn new software as necessary.
A personal style that inspires and builds strong connections.
Strong communication and collaborative skills.
Good humor, energy, and strategic vision.
Previous experience in an independent school setting is a plus. Presidio Hill School seeks a faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area. We actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage people of color and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Our school is strongly committed to learning about and promoting cultural competency in all interactions and programs. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé to Tony Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.