100% FTE (exempt), ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, start July 2017
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to a positive community. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the CATDC (California Teachers Development Collaborative).
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
The Assistant Director of Development is an exciting new position that is responsible for executing three key areas of the annual development effort: annual fund, volunteerism and special events. The annual fund currently exceeds more than a $1 million per year and involves the coordination of more than 35 volunteers. Beyond the management of this committed group of volunteers, this position is the administrative partner with the Parent and Guardian Association which promotes volunteerism throughout the school. This role will also oversee special events including Bay Splash, the school’s annual auction which raises $200,000.
Reporting to and in partnership with the Director, the Assistant Director will spearhead development efforts at The Bay School. The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to partner in the expansion and continued growth of the development function in a fast-paced, constantly evolving and energetic school environment.
As a member of the Advancement Team, execute The Bay School’s annual development plan by focusing on the following three areas:
- Lead annual fund including orientation and oversight of 35+ volunteers
- Build relationships with key leadership volunteers and supporters
- Organize all outreach in a strategic, time-sensitive manner
- Introduce an alumni relations program and develop a 2-4 year vision
- Promptly acknowledge all donations and pledges
- Serve as the administrative partner with the Parent and Guardian Association to promote volunteerism at The Bay School
- Manage 100+ volunteers in various capacities and roles
- Manage multiple Community and Fundraising events, including all aspects of the school’s annual auction with 200+ guests
- Organize annual events to acknowledge volunteer leaders and major donors
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Five-plus years’ experience in development
- Experience managing an annual fund
- Experience implementing all aspects of special events
- A strong affinity for the mission of The Bay School
- Provide strong problem-solving and organizational skills
- Meet deadlines independently and work collaboratively with colleagues
- Maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to fully utilize the database, Raisers Edge experience a plus
- Uphold the highest standards of work including handling sensitive, confidential donor information
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of poise and professionalism
- Ability to balance collaboration with autonomy
- Ability to provide and incorporate constructive feedback
- Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication/orientation
- Cultural competency, i.e. the ability to work effectively and communicate authentically with a diverse population of students and their families
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proficiency with MS Office products, presentation software, database software and 21st century marketing tools, including social media
- Proficiency with the suite of Google applications; Photoshop and InDesign
- Strong team-oriented work ethic and solution-oriented mentality
- Commitment to anti-bias work and to diversity, equity and inclusion
The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package.
If interested, send the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: ADD. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School.
- Resume or C.V.