Reports to: The Head of School and works closely with the Assistant Head of School, Director of Enrollment Management, and Director of Communications.
FLSA Status: Exempt Salaried
An integral member of the senior administration team, the Director of Advancement, provides leadership for all fundraising, alumni, and board of trustee relations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Management of the Advancement Department (AD)
Provide clear vision, supervisory leadership and management, and strategic direction for all aspects of the school’s AD.
Represent the AD at the senior administration level.
Develop an annual AD plan and budget based on trustee and administration priorities in conjunction with the current Strategic Plan.
Supervise, set direction, and support the goals for each member of the AD team. Ensure that each individual clearly understands his/her responsibilities and objectives.
Provide regular performance feedback, including annual evaluations, for the purpose of supporting the professional growth and talents of each of the AD team members.
Oversee the gift reporting, acknowledgements, accounting and data management of the AD office.
Update and ensure the accuracy of all donor agreement and gift acceptance policies.
Coordinate all other outside fundraising activities originating in either the alumnae, Parents’ Association, Booster Club, Friends of the Arts, or other school organizations
Create a comprehensive parent program, characterized by more robust parent engagement and financial support for the short and long-term benefit of Sacramento Country Day.
Create a culture and environment that encourages inclusiveness and teamwork.
Ensure that resources are in place to support the school’s long-term financial stability by designing and implementing strategies for raising funds to support current and future operations.
Oversee all planning for the school’s fundraising efforts, including annual fund, capital campaign, auction, endowment, alumni giving, grants, special projects, and planned giving. Develop strategies for increasing annual fundraising goals.
Identify, cultivate and steward major donors, and develop strategies to expand the current base of philanthropic revenue sources for the school.
Manage a personal portfolio of high-level major gift prospects, Oversees and partners with the Head of School and Assistant Head of School their own personal portfolios of high-level major gift prospects and donors.
Oversee all alumni relations, including building and strengthening relationships with alumni of the school.
Establish and implements short- and long-range alumni development strategies, goals, objectives, and strategic planning in conjunction with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees.
Collaborate with the Director of Communications, and Strategic Engagement Team a comprehensive long-range AD marketing and communications plan that includes the production of brochures, the Annual Report, and campaign and/or constituent specific materials.
Represent the school and be an active participant in the community through attendance at school functions, events and membership in professional associations.
Board of Trustees
Provide organizational and administrative support for the Board of Trustees Advancement Committee, and Committee on Trustees.
Attend all board meetings.
Work with the Advancement Committee chair to set fundraising agendas, provide data, and coordinate all fundraising efforts.
Head of School
Provide comprehensive and effective support for the Head of School.
Provide research, background information, appropriate materials, and recommended ?strategies for dealing with specific constituents and donors.
Work with the Head of School to implement the goals and vision for the institution. As a member of the administrative team, help develop priorities and strategies for the school.
Attend senior administration meetings as needed.
The Director of Advancement oversees the Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Coordinator.
Qualifications and skills
A bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
Successful fundraising experience with cultivating, engaging, expanding donor relationships with a wide variety of donors.
5+ years of experience in advancement, preferably at a non-profit institution with an education component. Successful experience in an AD leadership position preferred.
Experience working with and connecting to a large and diverse community of people.
Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills and collaboration.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to oversee a department and motivate and manage people while also acting as a processional mentor to build on the skill and strengths of direct reports.
Comfort with the skills to effectively use a variety of programs and software, including database programs.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Sacramento Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of physical ability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin in its admission, financial aid, or employment policies or in the administration of educational, athletic, or other school programs.
About Sacramento Country Day School
Sacramento Country Day School, the leading elementary, middle, and secondary school in Sacramento and throughout the region, inspires intellectual discovery and engages a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately. Country Day's core values, as outlined in our mission statement, include: Intellectual Discovery, Diversity, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Compassion. Serving 485 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, Country Day is located in Sacramento, California, between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, with both roughly 90 minutes away.