Penn Charter is seeking to hire an experienced, ambitious development professional to join the leadership team of a fast paced development office. Having just completed a very successful quiet leadership phase of a capital campaign, we have just begun a three year public phase of the campaign with a goal of $75 million dollars.
The Associate Director of Development would be part of a three person leadership team within the Development Office - working closely with the Chief Development Officer and Senior Director of Giving - to advance the mission and vision of Penn Charter and strengthen the school's already strong culture of philanthropy. The Associate Director of Development would lead and inspire the staff that is responsible for annual giving, alumni relations, events, and advancement services. The Associate Director will also build over time a prospect portfolio of major donors, and as a part of the leadership development team be actively engaged in strategic thinking around the capital campaign.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
Partnering with the Chief Development Officer and Senior Director of Giving in order to oversee the day-to-day development programs, activities, budgets, and reports;
Serving as a member of the Development Office leadership team, collaborating on initiatives and decisions related to overall program direction, strategies, and goals around annual and capital campaign fundraising;
Guiding a seasoned professional and support staff in annual giving and alumni relations in developing and reaching annual and multi-year goals for growth;
Responsible for oversight of annual EITC/OSTC program;
Manage a prospect portfolio of approximately 30 prospects for annual and major gifts;
Responsible for one to two reunion classes each year;
Experience and Skills:
5-7 years development experience in related field, with preference given to independent school or higher education development experience.
Significant professional experience that demonstrates successful, increased responsibilities in leadership and management of a comprehensive development program and in leading successful teams.
Proven track record in fundraising and relationship building.
Demonstrated ability to improve the effectiveness of an organization.
Deep appreciation and understanding of the School’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a cohesive strategy for development,
alumni and community relations.
Thorough grasp of the current trends in development, alumni and community relations, and the issues facing independent schools.
Ability to work effectively with volunteers and boards.
Ability to assert leadership that inspires and motivates others.
Ability to work with senior administrators and faculty on a collegial basis.
Excellent communication skills with ability to engage through storytelling.
Ability to set goals and direct the efforts of staff and hold individuals accountable for the accomplishments of said objectives.
William Penn Charter School is a Quaker, coeducational, PreK-12 day school on a 47 acre campus in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our diverse student body of 968 students travels to Penn Charter from 105 different zip codes. Established in 1689 by William Penn, the school emphasizes academics, the arts, athletics, spiritual awareness and service learning.