Germantown Friends School is seeking a results-oriented and donor-centered individual to serve as Director of Development. This is an opportunity to lead a dynamic Development office during the preparation for a transformational campaign focused on innovation in teaching and learning. The successful individual is a strong manager, creative and systematic in their approach to working with their own portfolio while guiding a staff of major gift and planned giving professionals, and is effective in engaging and inspire prospective donors and volunteers. As part of the Advancement Department, the Development team works strategically and collaboratively with Communications and Marketing, as well as school leadership, colleagues across campus, and volunteers to raise funds for programmatic, endowment, and capital priorities.
Required Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated success in fundraising with significant campaign experience
Proven ability to raise and close major gifts
Demonstrated success with developing and sustaining relationships with key constituents
Demonstrated ability to translate strategic directions and vision into the case for support
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population
Entrepreneurial and strategic thinker
Takes initiative in achieving gift goals
Demonstrated ability to direct staff members and organize multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to articulate the vision and mission of the school as well as specific units
Interest in Quaker education and connection to the GFS mission
Strong commitment to being an active and engaged part of school life and community
Well organized and focused on moving through the gift process methodically and thoroughly
Ability to travel locally and nationally which may not be accessible by public transportation
Flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends, as needed
Previous experience within independent schools or higher education
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are especially encouraged to apply.
About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students in grades EC-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.