Girard College is a full-scholarship boarding school for academically capable students from qualified families of limited financial resources. Girard College’s mission is to prepare scholarship students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous education program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth. Girard College students will be prepared to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to maximize their ability to pursue productive careers and be engaged citizens.
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement and Strategic Partnerships, the Advancement Associate, Annual Giving & Special Events is an instrumental member of the Advancement efforts of the College. This person will be responsible for managing the Annual Giving program. Equally as important, this person will manage the logistics, staff, and volunteers for a number of special events that support GC’s fundraising, communications, and friend-raising goals and will manage the rental events that help to monetize the campus as an additional revenue stream.
Essential Duties and Requirements
Develop and lead a comprehensive Annual Giving program, including strategies for giving societies, direct mail, social media and e-campaigns
Working with the Director of Marketing and Brand Communications develops and manages a cultivation and stewardship programs, events, and communications.
Helps identify prospects for EITC/OSTC, major gifts and planned giving solicitation.
Responsible for optimizing the use of our fundraising relational database by developing policies and protocols for data entry, accuracy and quality of data and data maintenance that will be implemented within the database and used for other databases on campus.
Process, reconcile and transmit donations and pledges on a daily basis. Work in collaboration with members of the Advancement and Strategic Partnerships team and Girard Estate to ensure accurate record keeping and donor acknowledgment.
Coordinate, oversee and monitor all components of successful fundraising events including the College’s annual Gala. Develops and maintains timeline management, vendor and venue selection, budgets, printed and digital communication products, décor, catering, audio-visual equipment, guests, speakers, etc. Prepares reports and briefings for VP of Advancement, Office of the President, and other key stakeholders.
In collaboration with the Director of Historic Collections, create and maintain relationships within the College and in the greater community by managing rental events of the Girard College property. Works closely with the VP of Advancement to grow rental events revenue program for the College.
Respond to inquiries from donor prospects, alumni and other friends of the College in the absence of the VP.
Sincerely believe in the mission of Girard College and strive to build on the legacy of Stephen Girard’s historic philanthropy.
3-5 years of experience managing a database is required, mastery of Raiser’s Edge, e-Tapestry, or other relational database required.
2 years of event planning, including budgets and volunteer management
Excellent and compelling writing skills and experience developing social media campaigns and donor publications
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with internal and external constituents, sponsors, and key stakeholders
Proficiency using spreadsheets and presentation software (such as Excel or PowerPoint)
Bachelor’s degree required
Meticulously accurate, detail-oriented and committed to maintaining confidentiality.
Available to work some evenings and weekends.
Must be creative and high-energy with a strong work ethic and sense of humor
To apply please email a resume and cover letter.
About Girard College
Girard College is a private boarding school on a 43 acre campus, grades 1 through 12. Our students are from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian. All of our students receive a full scholarship for this five-day residential program that prepares students for advanced education. Girard College is located at 2101 South College Avenue. For more information visit our website http:www.girardcollege.edu.