Mission: Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Founded in 1908, Drew is a strong independent urban high school in San Francisco enrolling students in grades 9 through 12. Our school community is centered on experienced, dedicated, and passionate faculty, and engaged, committed students. Drew’s hallmark approach to education is progressive and student-centered. The school combines its academically-rigorous curriculum with a focus on experiential learning, global awareness, local community involvement, citizenship, and support of individual talents and strengths. With a recent rebranding, new mission statement and new head of school, Drew has become more confident and clear in expressing its long-held values and philosophy. Class sizes range from 10 to 18 students per section.
Annual Fund and Events Manager
Drew is in a very exciting phase in its Development initiatives and seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative Annual Fund and Events Manager who is interested in growing with the program. With new leadership coming into a highly successful Development program building on 6 years of fundraising innovation and success, a new Head of School, and our highest enrollment ever, this is a great time to join Drew! The Annual Fund and Events Manager will be primarily responsible for executing three key areas of the annual development effort: the day-to-day operations of the annual giving program, development events, and database management. The office raises upwards of $1 million annually between several Development initiatives.
The Annual Fund and Events Manager is a member of a small team that works closely with the Head of School, volunteers, Board members, alumni, the offices of Marketing and Admission, and other faculty and staff to deepen engagement, participation and support throughout the arc of each family’s involvement with Drew. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advancement.
- Oversee and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving program to reach financial goals as set by DOA, DOF, HOS and Board
- Set communications schedule
- Produce annual fund appeals; partner with DOA and DOC on creation of collateral material
- Create distribution lists from Raiser’s Edge; manage campaign materials and mailings including mail merges, letters, pledge forms, and distribution of hard copies and email campaigns
- Prospect research and reporting; work with DOA to identify major donor prospects and collaborate on solicitation strategies
- Gift tracking and reporting
- Assist in organizing, executing and evaluating a variety of annual Development events such as the spring fundraiser, Grandparent’s Day, Leadership Donor Appreciation Reception, Alumni and Parents of Alumni reunions, class-level community building “At-Homes,” Senior Lunch, and the Community Appreciation Reception
- Create both printed and electronic invitations, track RSVPs and create name tags
- Collaborate with DOA on “look and feel,” budgets, catering, set-up and break down
- Attend all events, as required by DOA
Raiser’s Edge/Data Entry
- Process and acknowledge all gifts in a timely manner
- Data maintenance and upkeep, including support for annual rollover; work closely with Office of Admissions to ensure timely sharing and storing of pertinent information between departments
- Support for donor and giving reports including queries, exports, and analysis
- Manage logistics and data input for Drew’s online auction
- Assist in ongoing alumni outreach and engagement efforts and manage alumni social media accounts
- Provide support as needed to the Parent/Guardian Association and attend monthly meetings as required by DOA
- Provide daily general assistance to the DOA, and participate in additional development and school-wide activities as requested
- Some nights and weekends may be required for events; possible travel
- Bachelor’s degree
- 4+ years of office experience, preferably in an educational or nonprofit setting
- Proficiency with MS Office, social media (Facebook and LinkedIn), and databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge) required. Experience with Photoshop, MailChimp, Bidding for Good, and Greater Giving are a plus
- Excellent writing and analytical skills
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to students, parents, faculty, staff, and other constituents
- Ability to manage highly sensitive financial and other personal information with confidentiality
- Ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time sensitive environment with attention to detail and accuracy
- Demonstrated flexibility, collaborative approach, and sense of humor
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Amy Grunat, email@example.com.
Drew School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
Drew School of San Francisco admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.