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
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unparalleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to... ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.