The Development Coordinator will implement and lead all aspects of a comprehensive development program that currently raises $142K annually in support of strategic initiatives and school operations. Employing a multi-channel approach, the coordinator will develop innovative strategies for the identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of individual and institutional donors. Aurora's Development Coordinator leads the planning, management, and implementation of all major fundraising efforts for Aurora School and works in partnership with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to help drive strategic advancement of the organization. The Director is part of Aurora's leadership team and serves as an important representative with constituents and the greater community.
FUND FOR AURORA General Duties: • Major Gifts: Lead and implement major gifts program through the entire cycle of development. Serve as a key contact and liaison for Aurora’s major donors and oversee their ongoing cultivation and engagement by members of our community. • New Donor Cultivation: Lead cultivation efforts (identification, research, and strategies) to connect new donors to Aurora and expand Aurora’s donor base. • Fundraising Events: Administer, manage, and direct all development related events including oversight of event budgets. • Family and Alumni Annual Fund: Lead Aurora’s efforts to initiate and establish sustained relationships and annual giving opportunities for families and alumni.
Database and Reporting: Manage the operation, maintenance, data input, data integrity and accuracy for inResonance GENERATIONS development database.
Gifts Processing and Acknowledgements: • Process all gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations in a timely manner. • Generate gift acknowledgement letters, receipts, and pledge reminders in a timely manner. • Manage and coordinate monthly reconciliation and annual audit requests with the Business Office. • Respond to requests from donors, volunteers, and staff in a professional and timely manner.
Mail Coordination • Coordinate production and mailing logistics of solicitations and stewardship mailings.
Outreach & Marketing: Oversee production of all fundraising marketing and solicitation materials in coordination with the Director of Marketing and Communications.
Board Relations: Attend Board of Trustee meetings and provide monthly reports. Work closely with Aurora’s Development Chair and Development Committee to encourage and support a culture of stewardship amongst our Trustees.
ONLINE AUCTION General Duties: • Manage co-chair(s) and volunteers • Author and edit donor and sponsor solicitation letters and forms. • Manage sponsorship benefits. • Generate thank you receipts and labels post-event. • Maintain a system for tracking and storing actual donations. • Respond to donor and bidder questions. • Oversee fulfillment for all winners. • Recruit and manage volunteers
Finances • Determine overall budget and approve expenditures.
Software • Keep records on all facets, including donations and money received. • Manually enter late and live purchases into the system. • Locate photos, write item descriptions, and set prices for auction items. • Generate reports, as needed.
SPECIAL EVENTS • Plan and execute alumni development functions including alumni reunion every five years.
GENERAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT • Serve as first point of contact for Development Office, greet visitors and direct donor inquires, both face-to-face and by phone. • Develop good rapport with parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and all others connected to the school. • Attend and help with events, as assigned.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Darlene Richard, Human Resource Coordinator at email@example.com. Submission deadline is June 1, 2018. No phone calls please. For more information, please visit: www.auroraschool.org
ABOUT US: Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence and social engagement. Established in 1988, Aurora is an independent K-5 school that combines challenging academics, small multi-age classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children's social and emotional development. We are fortunate to be able to focus on a stellar K-5 school experience for our students. All of our energy is invested in best practices for children in the elementary grades in order to foster their development into self-aware, confident life long learners who advocate for themselves and others, throughout school, in our Oakland community and in the world at large. Our talented teachers provide a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school. The result is that Aurora graduates have a strong and solid foundation for middle school and beyond.
EEO Policy: Aurora School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.
Minimum of 3 years of professional development experience required. • Bachelor’s degree required. • Extensive experience and proficiency using FileMaker and/or inResonance GENERATIONS database. • Mac and Google literate. • Extremely adept at managing numbers. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to listen attentively and provide solutions. • Time-management skills, the ability to multi-task under pressure, strong organizational and project management skills. • Work effectively with others and support organizational goals. • Provide timely response to requests for information, service, and assistance. • Strive for continuous improvement and solicit feedback to improve service. • Maintain confidentiality and highest standards of professionalism. • Demonstrate a positive and productive attitude.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience