The Senior Director of Giving will embrace the mission of the School, represent SCH’s values to all constituencies, help assume the direction for the most ambitious fundraising effort in the school’s long and distinguished history, and work closely and effectively with the Director of Development. The Director will work closely with the Head of School, Director of Development, Director of The SCH Fund, high-level volunteers including trustees, and other members of the advancement team to help to raise the resources required to achieve the school’s goals. The primary responsibilities of this position include the strategic planning and oversight of the school’s annual restricted and major gift solicitations supporting the school’s identified strategic priorities.
Develops and implements a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines, and evaluation plans for the Major Giving and Annual Restricted Giving that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the school’s extensive constituent base.
Builds-on the school’s robust EITC/OSTC program by renewing the annual support of current participants as well as identifying and successfully soliciting new prospects.
In close partnership with the Director of Development, develops strategies for raising funds outside the scope of the Annual Fund to support niche fundraising. This includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of approximately 150-175 ($5,000+ level) prospects; develops strategies and approaches to generate higher levels of giving; conducts approximately eight-ten visits/month; maintains complete and timely records of contacts with prospects and volunteers.
Provides support for Annual Fund volunteer Leadership activity and Campaign committees/fundraising subcommittees.
Oversees the school’s Annual Report.
Develops a Planned Giving Strategy.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
Knowledge about best advancement practices, exceptional fundraising skills, preferably with experience in a campaign context, and the design/implementation of effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
Development experience in a K-12 educational environment strongly preferred.
Working knowledge of the Philadelphia philanthropic environment.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Demonstrated understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.
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About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
SCH Academy is an inclusive community on a mission to inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in every one of our students. In a unique educational environment that extends well beyond campus, we nurture students’ knowledge of themselves and the world, expanding their full academic and personal potential while preparing them to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a quest to effect positive change.