Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations
The Potomac School
January 30, 2018
Full Time - Administration
The Potomac School, a K-12 private independent school in McLean, VA, is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Relations. This position is responsible for providing support and oversight to the day-to-day operations of both an effective, comprehensive annual giving program that raises over $2 million each year. The individual in this role will partner with staff and annual giving volunteers to develop and implement strategies and programs to identify, cultivate, and steward annual gifts from all constituencies, using personal solicitations, phone calls, direct mail, and electronic communication.
The ideal candidate must be organized with strong attention to detail. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and two or more years of Development experience, preferably in an independent school environment.
The Potomac School offers its employees a generous, comprehensive benefits package including financial assistance for enhanced educational development.
In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. Qualified applicants should complete this short form and attach their cover letter and resume. For more information on The Potomac School and to view the full job description, please visit our website at www.potomacschool.org.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and two or more years of Development experience, preferably in an independent school environment.
Ability and willingness to travel. Work nights and weekends as required
Strong, collaborative, flexible, and energetic individual with seasoned fundraising skills and excellent judgment.
Outstanding oral, written, listening, and communication skills necessary to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, priorities, and needs.
A proven track record of successful fundraising, leadership, and communication skills.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, donors and prospects, administrators, and staff.
Comfortable working in fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
Sensitivity to and ability to maintain confidential information
Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint; HTML knowledge is a plus
Knowledge and experience with a fundraising database is desirable
About The Potomac School
The Potomac School is an independent K-12 day school located in McLean, Va. While we are a K-12 school, we are more accurately described as a K through lifetime experience. We nurture the development of our students as unique individuals and as contributing members of a vibrant learning community.
Our school comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions, joined through a shared mission, integrated curriculum, and deeply rooted communal ties. We enjoy the beauty and natural resources of our 90-acre campus, our athletic fields, woods, streams, and ponds providing a rare and wonderful setting for each student's educational journey.
Mission: At The Potomac School, we believe that intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character are complementary, and equally essential, educational goals. With a firm commitment to our core values and a rigorous academic program, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.