Mission Statement: St. Paul’s prepares students to be confident and skilled learners, cultivates in them a strong sense of purpose, and inspires them to be generous and active citizens of the world.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School, located across from Lake Merritt in Oakland, enrolls approximately 380 students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten - Grade 8. St. Paul’s provides an education that is intellectually challenging, culturally pluralistic, and morally and spiritually enriching. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors and guides. St. Paul’s has an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.
The Associate Director of Development is an essential member of the Development and Communications department, managing and implementing the Annual Fund Campaign with the oversight of the Director, and supporting donor cultivation and stewardship activities. The ideal candidate for this role will have a background in annual fundraising programs and event coordination, and will possess strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. This position reports to the Director of Development & Communications.
In partnership with the Director of Development, develop and manage a robust Annual Fund Campaign, establishing and maintaining systems for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
Oversee the management of the donor database, ensuring that records are appropriately maintained; develop reports for tracking progress toward fundraising and major donor development goals
Serve as staff lead on key cultivation and stewardship events throughout the year, including Grandparents and Special Friends Day, parent education nights, and parent coffees
Work as a member of the core planning team for the annual fundraising auction, OakTown; collaborate with the Director and OakTown volunteer leadership, attending regular planning sessions, supporting the solicitations process, and providing administrative support as needed
Support the engagement of alumni and alumni parents through the development and implementation of an alumni outreach strategy
Interface with current parents through regular participation in school-wide events and activities
Work with the Advancement team on the production of web and print collateral in support of the Annual Fund, including the Annual Report and Summer Spark
Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years related experience in a nonprofit environment
Working knowledge of annual fundraising programs; familiarity with major donor and campaign programs preferred
Experience with event coordination and execution
Demonstrated ability to interface with donors and high-level volunteers
Excellent database skills; working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred
A collaborative and transparent work style; ability to serve as a core member of a small team
Highly organized and detail-oriented
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and references, addressed to Sprinza Katz, Director of Development & Communications. Please send materials electronically, in PDF format to Lisa Rappaport, Assistant to the Head of School: email@example.com.
This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience.
We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
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