Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, Director of Advancement Services to provide strategic leadership to the overall information/data needs of the Development Office to increase and maintain a community of alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends, and support a growing front-line engagement and fundraising operation. S/he will be responsible for developing and executing forward-thinking, database-related strategies and serve as team leader and thought partner as the department transitions its database to Raiser’s Edge.
MKA’s next Director of Advancement will be an experienced database specialist and an entrepreneurial, energetic, goal-oriented leader. S/he will have demonstrated experience in the following:
prospect identification, research, and management
developing policies and procedures and training staff
gift processing and acknowledgement
donor relations and stewardship
S/he will be proficient in Blackbaud products and possess knowledge integrating accompanying systems such as Finalsite and EverTrue. S/he will be a strong communicator—both written and oral with a depth of experience training team members in data systems. S/he will be a methodical and detail-oriented individual with excellent time-management skills who can advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
Bachelor's degree required, MA preferred.
A minimum of five year’s experience in the field of fundraising, prospect research, and analysis.
Experience with constituent management databases and/or reporting software—experience with Raiser's Edge is necessary, and familiarity with File Maker Pro will be well regarded.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to work effectively with senior management, Trustees, prospective donors, volunteers, and staff.
Knowledge of independent school culture.
Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Laela Perkins at email@example.com.
About Montclair Kimberley Academy
Montclair Kimberley Academy is one of New Jersey’s leading co-educational independent day schools, with over 1,000 students, on three campuses in Montclair.
It is MKA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, or disability not related to the requirements for being a successful employee at MKA.