Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
April 25, 2018
Full Time - Administration
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, this position is responsible for the planning and execution of Beauvoir’s Annual Giving Program. In addition, this front-line fundraising position will support a strategic advancement program focused on building long-lasting relationships among all stakeholder groups.
Design and lead a plan to raise a minimum of $800,000 each year for Beauvoir’s Annual Giving Program.
Manage the personal solicitation of all school constituencies including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and faculty/staff for gifts to Annual Giving throughout the school year.
Identify and recruit volunteers for Annual Giving and ensure necessary support and follow up.
Prepare and coordinate all Annual Giving communications, including messaging and printed materials, consistent with the School’s mission and strategic goals.
Ensure the timely processing of all gifts received in Raisers Edge. Prepare monthly fundraising and statistical reports. Work closely with the Business Office on gift posting and reconciliation.
Manage the creation and preparation of thank you/tax receipt letters for all gifts received, including pledge payments and pledge reminders.
Assist in the preparation of the Annual Report, annual statistical reports, and major donor lists.
Required Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently; a self-starter with a high level of integrity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion; must be professional in all aspects.
Ability to collaborate with a five-person advancement team.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and interact appropriately with all constituencies including parents, donors, volunteers, and colleagues. Professionalism, maturity, good judgment, humor, and flexibility.
Knowledge and proficiency in fundraising strategies and techniques, particularly around Annual Giving.
Excellent writing skills/ability to write proposals and reports.
Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience in development/fundraising.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, preferably Raiser’s Edge NXT, as well as Blackbaud K-12 software and event management systems.
Experience in an independent school preferred.
About Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.