The Advancement Coordinator works closely with the Head of School, Business Manager, Advancement/Development Committees, and volunteers to advance the mission and goals of Westerly School, develop a comprehensive advancement plan in support of those goals, and build the School’s overall culture of philanthropy. This is a part-time position.
Duties and responsibilities:
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors.
Establish relationships with major and planned giving donors and prospects that incorporate visits, proposals, and ongoing stewardship.
Work with the Head of School to formulate cultivation and proposal strategies.
Accompany the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and other volunteers on cultivation and solicitation meetings with current and prospective donors.
Update contact reports in Donor Connect and reporting activity that describes cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.
Oversee the implementation of the Annual Fund.
Work closely with Annual Fund leadership and volunteers to design the campaign, solicit gifts, and coordinate the campaign.
Partner with Leadership to set Annual Fund and other fundraising goals.
Develop budget for Annual Fund.
Oversee the planning and execution of campaign-specific events as needed.
Develop new philanthropic opportunities to engage the Westerly and external communities.
Engage in grant-writing and post-award management as needed.
Provide strategic support to Westerly School events.
Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:
A minimum of 3 - 5 years experience of relevant administrative experience
Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal skills, collaboration, and initiative
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Applicants, please submit a cover letter, resume, and written letters of recommendation to: Toni DiNapoli, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Advancement Coordinator - (your name)" written in the subject line.
Westerly School is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
About WESTERLY SCHOOL OF LONG BEACH
Westerly School enrolls approximately 170 students in grades kindergarten through grade eight, with middle school enrollment at about 50 students. The program provides numerous opportunities for collaborative experiences and project-based learning, with a particular emphasis on real-world connections to the curriculum. Students enjoy a diverse student population, service learning opportunities, and a close connection to faculty and staff. Upon graduation, students enter into a variety of high-performing independent, private, and public high school programs in the Long Beach, LA, and Orange County areas.
Westerly School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.