At Stevens Cooperative School, we imagine a world with well-informed, engaged citizens who are motivated to make a difference. In partnership with our diverse faculty, staff, families and the greater community, Stevens Cooperative School students explore, question and communicate in ways that will inspire and shape the future.
Stevens Cooperative School, a 2s - 8th grade co-ed independent schools with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City, NJ, is looking for a Director of Annual Giving and Special Events.
The Director of Annual Giving and Special Events will work closely with the Director of Advancement to manage and drive the school’s Annual Fund and Special Events. He/She will be responsible for developing and coordinating all annual fund appeals, including direct mail, Phone-A-Thons, email appeals, maintenance of the Annual Fund website, events promotions and logistics, and related support and promotional functions. He/She will also be responsible for maintaining the database, and generating relevant reports. He/She will report to the Director of Advancement.
Develop Annual Fund materials, such as Annual Fund appeals and brochures.
Manage all aspects of direct mail appeals (develop and mail appeals and pledge cards, track and acknowledge gifts).
Assist the Director of Advancement as appropriate with the Stevens Development Committee.
Manage all aspects of Stevens Phone-A-Thons (recruit solicitors, organize calling sheets, manage event logistics, and follow up reports).
Collaborate with the Director of Advancement to develop a series of robust cultivation events.
Enhance the School’s alumni/parent engagement.
Oversee timely donor acknowledgements and stewardship, including recognition opportunities and thank you letters.
Prepare and publish the Annual Report in collaboration with the Director of Advancement.
Identify, qualify, and research prospective major donors.
Create and update content on the Annual Fund website.
Manage Stevens Annual Auction, 5K Race, and Golf Outing, with responsibility for the following:
Assist the respective Chairs and Committees in the planning and execution of the event
Prepare event revenue and budget plans
Manage event timeline to ensure success
Manage relationships with vendors, sponsors, etc.
Manage the Generations Database, and oversee the coordination and input of data between departments.
Produce monthly progress reports, as well as other reports as needed.
Work with the Director of Advancement to maintain robust donor relations.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to the Stevens Cooperative School mission.
Qualified applicants should respond with a cover letter and employment resume to Francesca Lanning, Director of Advancement, at Francesca@stevenscoop.org
The Stevens Cooperative School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability.
3+ years' prior experience
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
Excellent organizational skills while still exhibiting a high degree of flexibility
Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
Able to make quick decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks
A sense of humor
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Stevens’ approach to learning focuses on providing safe spaces for students to take risks and to be challenged by teachers, peers, and themselves. We work to provide an inclusive and innovative environment where every student is an active and valued participant, every teacher and staff member cares, and where you can count on us to never settle for anything other than excellence. Your child deserv...es nothing less.
From world languages, math, science and a comprehensive technology program to our value placed on the humanities, arts, athletics, and character development, we provide our students every opportunity to cultivate their interests and enjoy the moments that will define them as adults. Our graduates emerge from Stevens as reflective, ethical and impactful community members.
Beyond the classroom, our long-standing history is accompanied by many wonderful traditions that connect us as an intimate community. Our students, families and faculty enjoy an annual egg drop where students create contraptions to help their eggs survive a 50-foot fall. Every year we come together to see who will win the annual staff vs. student basketball game. Our talent show, science expo, math night, sports teams, literacy week and music concerts all enable Stevens students to excel in areas of interest. A warm and boisterous welcome to our new students and faculty highlight the start of each school year with a ‘clap-in’ ceremony. On the last days of school, we hold meaningful moving up ceremonies called, "Journey," as well as our 8th grade graduation commencement. These are just a few examples of the traditions and activities that unite our student-body.
Stevens Cooperative School is committed to its mission to educate and inspire students to be active and responsible participants in a global world. Stevens works hard to make sure that every child feels welcome, valued, and safe throughout their school experience. We want every student to be comfortable taking risks, to know that their opinions and thoughts are heard, and to understand that they have a seat at the table to participate in meaningful conversations.
Our commitment to diversity and equity is systemic in fostering an inclusive school environment, from how we think about our admissions practices to the hiring, retention, and development of our faculty and staff. As a school we make diversity and equity an integral and valued part of the school's culture, curriculum, and programs.