Establish and execute a forward-thinking advancement program that optimally grows the annual, major and capital campaigns as well as legacy gifts, grants and planned giving, in coordination with the school’s strategic plan.
Oversee all aspects of the development program, including fundraising, leading the annual giving program, capital campaigns, soliciting corporate and foundation gifts, creating a strong alumni association, and overseeing special development events.
Develop and coordinate all aspects of the annual fund campaign including key special events.
Identify, research and spearhead the implementation of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising program to support the school’s strategic vision, cultivating a culture of giving and gratitude across all constituencies and socio-economic strata.
Keep the Head of School and Board’s Advancement Committee regularly informed of fund-raising activities.
Develop a plan to increase parental and alumni support of, and involvement in, the institution.
Create and coordinate a publications and printing program that will effectively communicate with our various constituencies and will enhance the public perception of WSA.
Personally solicit major donors.
Maintain a database of all contributors and provide development reports as required.
Supervise and nurture the development, communications and marketing staff.
Serve as staff support for the Board’s Advancement Committee and the Parent Association.
Oversee processing of all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts and the maintaining of giving records of donors.
Develop and lead volunteer staff (Parent Association) to carry out development activities.
Serve on the School’s Leadership Team.
In cooperation with the Director of Admissions and the Director of Marketing and Communications, develop and implement a comprehensive long-range marketing plan, with annual review and evaluation.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Abilities Needed
Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity – The ability to speak clearly so others can understand.
Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension and Expression – The ability to understand and communicate information and ideas in writing so others can understand.
Selective Attention – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Vision – The ability to see details at close range as well as at a distance.
Environment – The ability to work in a potentially stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contracts.
The ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
The ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
Generally works in climate controlled environment, but may be required from time to time to work outdoors in extreme conditions.
BA (required), MA (a plus)
A minimum of five years’ experience in development
Proven success in directly soliciting and closing charitable gifts
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality
Passionate about working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Knowledge of fund-raising software and database management software
Experience working with and motivating volunteers and staff members
Westminster seeks faculty and staff who are passionate for our missions and embody our core values. Faculty are competent in their field and dedicated to growing and developing. They must genuinely love teaching and working with young people. Most importantly, they must love Jesus Christ and have a compelling Christian faith.
Westminster Schools of Augusta is a Pre-K through 12 regionally-accre...dited, coeducational, college- preparatory, Christian day school enrolling 625 students. The 34-acre campus is located in a residential section of Augusta, which is Georgia’s second largest metropolitan area. The school is affiliated with First Presbyterian Church of Augusta (PCA), but the student body and faculty include members from more than almost 90 different local churches of various denominations.
We offer an excellent college-preparatory program including honors and Advanced Placement options. The average SAT I score for all Westminster students taking the SAT last year was 1832. Students also enjoy opportunities for participation in clubs, athletics, the arts and various academic and artistic competitions.
We are interested in receiving inquiries from applicants with sound academic credentials who desire to work in an academically challenging environment with capable, cooperative students. Requirements include voluntary agreement with a biblically-based statement of faith and membership in a compatible Christian church. Westminster Schools of Augusta does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or disability in its educational programs or activities, including admission or employment.