Assistant Director of Parent Engagement and Giving
July 18, 2018
Full Time - Administration
4 Year Degree
The Madeira School is seeking an Assistant Director of Parent Engagement and Giving. The successful candidate will engage and solicit the parents of the School and support the daily operations of the Madeira Fund.
Recruit and train Madeira Fund Parents Committee volunteers on peer to peer solicitations; oversee both the Madeira Fund Parents Committee and the Parents' Association Leadership Council
Cultivate and solicit assigned prospects and volunteers
Identify leadership gift and major gift prospects and work with Major Gift Officers to create comprehensive asks to include annual and capital giving
Manage parent committees ensuring opportunities for parent involvement
Facilitate collaboration and communication between parent committees and the School
Create and implement communication strategy to inform, solicit, and steward parents; develop content for email, mail, and social media communications to engage parents; develop digital and direct mail solicitations that inspire giving across constituencies
Create vision for events to engage parents in the school; collaborate with Special Events Coordinator to implement parent events; manage volunteers associated with events
Bachelor's degree required
2-5 years fundraising experience preferred; previous experience in a school or university development operation preferred
Previous experience with fundraising software; Blackbaud's Raisers Edge preferred; proficiency in basic data management systems and computer applications; willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; exceptional customer service and follow through; ability to be diplomatic and demonstrate mature judgement; personable and outgoing
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with exceptional initiative
Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize work; attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow through
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion
Willingness and ability to travel and to work flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends
About Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.