Brehm Preparatory School invites applicants for the position of Director of the Brehm Preparatory School Foundation. This position is responsible for a portfolio of major gift prospects and is expected to identify, cultivate and solicit private individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships for the benefit of Brehm Preparatory School, Inc.
Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship culminating in philanthropic support
In consultation with the Foundation Board of Directors, the Brehm Preparatory School Board of Trustees, and the Executive Leadership Team, identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting the School’s goals
Secure at least $475,000 annually in Annual Giving Campaign, cultivating 20+ new donors each year towards this goal
Conduct a minimum 15-20 documented face to face personal visits each year, qualifying a minimum 5-10 new donor prospects
Set specific goals and objectives to effectively advance toward solicitation of major gifts
Develop working knowledge of planned giving and develop strategies for appropriate solicitation of planned gifts
Prepare agenda and Director’s report for quarterly board meetings
Identify potential Board of Director members, stewarding and cultivating positive relations and using skills and talents of each board member accordingly
Assist the Foundation Associate with the identification and preparation of proposals for grants
In addition to the Annual Giving Campaign, plan and coordinate any/all Capital Campaign efforts, as deemed necessary and needed by the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors
Develop and maintain positive relations with donors and the general public through personal contact, written correspondence, press releases, and social media
Provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgements and coordination of recognition events
Work with the Head of Business and Finance and the Foundation Board Chair in establishing revenue goals, develop and monitor the annual Foundation budget, track expenses, and perform return on investment analyses
Steward relationships and build community support and awareness in the local region
Navigate the donor database to run queries, soliciting information in order to provide needed information of donors and for donor solicitation
Report to the Board(s) regularly on the process towards annual actions plans, setting specific metrics and goals will be established at the beginning of each fiscal year
Supervise Foundation staff
Other duties assigned by Executive Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and/or Board of Trustees
Excellent computer skills with familiarity of various software programs
Aptitude to learn and navigate institutional data management and information systems
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking
Strong time management and attention to detail
Ability to establish priorities and follow through
Comfort with efficacy and operating independently or with supervision
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the population served
Ability to exhibit maturity, poise and a positive attitude
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend hours
Required participation in some weekend special events throughout the academic year
Travel required as needed to cultivate donors (as noted above)
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to pass a background check
Ability to pass a physical exam
Ability to become a Mandated Reporter for Child Abuse and Neglect
Ability to pass a driving background check
A valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within thirty days of hire
Ability to provide proof of valid vehicle insurance
Ability to maintain a clean driving record and a valid Illinois Driver’s License
Please submit your resume, cover letter, official transcripts and 3 professional references directly to the Director of Human Resources via http://brehm.aaimtrack.com or mail submissions to the address below. Resumes will be accepted until January 21, 2018. Brehm Preparatory School, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications and/or a related field; and
A minimum of 5 years of successful professional experience in fundraising in non-profit organization
Professional fundraising experience in education or other non-profit organizations
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
Health / Dental / Vision / Life Insurance
Retirement Account [403 (b)] with employer matching
Paid Time Off
Professional Development Reimbursement
About Brehm Preparatory School, Inc.
Welcome to Brehm Preparatory School, Inc - a small, fully accredited, not-for-profit coeducational boarding school for students with learning disabilities or differences and OPTIONS Transitions to Independence, a comprehensive transition program.
Employing a staff of 150. Brehm, Inc. limits its focus to just 90 students on our junior high and high school campus, and 45 students for our OPTIONS program, order to provide the attention and services our students deserve.
Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School has been empowering students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential. Designed around the way each child learns best, an Individualized Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) integrates cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive program designed to educate the whole child.
Brehm’s caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12+ into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing boarding school environment where each child feels accepted ...and supported.
This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective self-advocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced multi-faceted lives.
More information about Brehm Preparatory School can be found at - http://brehm.org
More information about OPTIONS Transitions to Independence can be found at - http://experienceoptions.org