The Peck School
Morristown, NJ | Winter/Spring 2017
About the Peck School
The Peck School is a coed, K-8, independent school in Morristown, NJ. Since its founding in 1893, Peck has stood for excellence in education. While Peck prides itself on rigorous academic programs, it is committed to developing students with a strong sense of community and moral responsibility. In 2015, under the leadership of the new Head of School, Andrew Delinsky, Peck embarked on a thoughtful and inclusive process to define a vision for continued excellence grounded in Peck's proud history and traditional values. The resulting strategic plan and subsequent master plan outlined the evolution of a successful Peck School model, one that strengthens its programs and reimagines its facilities in the spirit of academic excellence with a continued emphasis on the importance of fostering connections and building community. This plan requires significant investment to reimagine Peck's campus facilities and to support a vibrant, innovative and integrated learning community.
About the Position
The Campaign Director is a newly-created position on the Advancement team responsible for the implementation of a capital campaign, currently in the early planning stages. Working closely with the Head of School, Campaign Steering Committee, the Director of Advancement and the Advancement team, and campaign counsel, the Campaign Director will help to shape and carry out a fundraising plan in support of campaign funding priorities, oversee the necessary systems and practices that will support this initiative, monitor fundraising progress, and ensure an integration and collaboration between campaign and annual fundraising programs. The ideal candidate will bring complex project management experience and a track record of success designing and executing major gift strategies as well as supporting a transformational campaign.
- Implement the campaign in collaboration with the Head of School, Director of Advancement, and the Campaign Steering Committee, and with the guidance of campaign counsel.
- Together with counsel, establish campaign goals and metrics, analyze fundraising data to monitor project success, and recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals.
- Run a wide-range of campaign reports to evaluate progress towards goals, track pledges, payments, and invoicing, and monitor campaign budget, as well as develop reports for the Board, Campaign Steering Committee, School leadership, and others as needed.
- Manage the campaign prospect list by developing targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects, and providing support to school and volunteer leadership in advancing prospect and donor strategies.
- Manage campaign policies and practices, including but not limited to gift policies, donor acknowledgement, recognition and reporting.
- Oversee campaign communications, including the design, development and dissemination of print and electronic collateral materials.
- Maintain the campaign calendar, ensuring that it is coordinated with the Advancement and School calendars.
- Collaborate with Advancement colleagues to ensure campaign and annual support programs and activities are fully integrated.
- Over time, build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity, interest and inclination to make gifts of $10,000 or more.
- Design and manage campaign and major donor engagement and stewardship strategies that maximize, recognize and celebrate their philanthropic involvement with Peck.
- Manage the campaign fundraising budget in concert with the Director of Advancement.
- Ensure that data related to campaign prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in the database.
- A minimum of 10 years of professional fundraising experience with a focus on major giving.
- Track record of success in a capital campaign of similar scope.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement 5-, 6- and 7-figure gift strategies.
- Experience collaborating with senior and volunteer leadership to advance a high-level philanthropy program, earning trust and holding respect, motivating towards greater engagement.
- Excellent project management, including planning and critical evaluation of an initiative, designing metrics to monitor performance, and motivating a team to achieve goals.
- Superior organizational abilities and detail-orientation.
- Excellent communication, persuasion, and presentation skills.
- Experience managing campaign and/or project budgets.
- Solid writing skills and management of collaterals projects.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including a demonstrable ability to deliver progress reports and effective data in a timely, accurate manner.
- A team player with an ability to motivate others.
- Fluency with donor database software (Raiser's Edge a plus).
Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
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