Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA) is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day (PK to grade 12) and boarding (grades 7-12) school located in Willoughby, OH. Our Academy offers early childhood, elementary, middle and secondary education to committed students in a multicultural setting. AOA is known throughout the region for offering a community built upon deep and meaningful relationships between and among teachers, students, families, and staff, and for developing a superlative educational paradigm. That paradigm is invested in two deeply held beliefs - that students need to think critically AND creatively, and, that knowledge is deepened through plurality. An AOA education empowers students to develop into empathic and caring global citizens capable of leading the way into a dynamic future.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Development reports to the Head of School with whom he/she consults on a regular basis. Primary responsibilities of the Development Director include overseeing all aspects of donor identification, cultivation and recognition as well as conducting the Annual Fund. General duties and responsibilities also include but are not restricted to the following:
• Serve as a member of the School’s Leadership Team • Works collaboratively with the Marketing Team • Recruits, hires, supervises and manages and evaluates development personnel • Research, design, organize and execute major fundraising appeals, events, and explore alternative revenue streams (corporate partnerships, grant proposals) to help ensure the financial stability of the school • Support the Head of School in capital campaign or major fundraising efforts • Build relationship with alumni, current student families, and local, corporate and philanthropic communities • Organize and analyze alumni records for effective utilization in fundraising and special events • Supervise the efficient use of the Raiser’s Edge database, gift reporting, acknowledgements, accounting and data sharing • Oversee maintenance and quality control of online giving information and opportunities • Assist Head of School in hosting events, dinner, meetings to share the school’s mission and vision for progress and for cultivation of major donors • In coordination with Marketing Director, create quality promotional mailing pieces for annual fund and other fundraising events • Provide content for annual report • Prepare and manage the operating budget for the Development Department • Work with Head of School to establish annual fundraising goals • Build awareness and support for scholarships • Be visible and involved in civic and community organizations and events • Maintain frequent contact with donors through letters, cards, emails and phone calls • Attend student activities as well as school functions • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School where necessary
• 5+ years in development work – experience with development in educational setting preferred • Bachelor’s degree minimum
Resumes and letters of interest should be sent directly to Laura Hehr at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries please.
Andrews Osborne Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in our workforce.