As a key member of the Senior Administrative team and reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of Advancement provides leadership in planning, organizing, and implementing programs, activities, and communications intended to garner support for the operational, capital and endowment needs of the School. The Director of Advancement raises funds that will be used to advance the mission of Trinity Episcopal School. In addition, the Director leads a team that includes the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Visual Communications Manager, the Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Manager, and an Advancement Assistant and Special Events Coordinator.
Planning and managing all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment, and capital campaigns, and special projects.
Support and advocate for the Head’s vision and initiatives and act as a key spokesperson on behalf of the School.
Identify, cultivate and solicit major donors either directly or by facilitating relationships with the Head of School, trustees, and volunteers.
Expand the culture of philanthropy within and beyond the School community.
Liaison for the Parents’ Association Leadership Team and parent volunteers in coordinating School events.
Plan and execute logistics for all major school events
Work with the Admission office to create a marketing plan to raise the profile of the school, and collaborate with the Admission office on the internal and external messaging necessary to assist with re-enrollment and enrollment.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years’ experience in independent schools or non-profit fundraising and a proven track record of successful identification, cultivation, solicitation, and closure of major gifts. Candidates will also have a proficiency in oral presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills, Microsoft Office, and fundraising /databases (Blackbaud). Candidates must demonstrate ability to work with and/or motivate a wide range of people, including trustees, parents, faculty and staff. A highly collaborative individual must demonstrate attention to detail, ability to prioritize, manage, and complete multiple tasks simultaneously. A track record of professionalism and the ability to manage and honor confidential information with a variety of constituents is required. Candidates must be able to frequently perform duties in a stationary position and occasionally traverse campus and Uptown Charlotte.
Additional Salary Information: Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.
About Trinity Episcopal School
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 425 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who lear...n together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.