Reports to: VP for Philanthropy and Community Engagement
Compensation: Dependent on Experience
Start Date: Negotiable
Application: Please apply at https://www.tbcs.org/employment
The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – grade 12. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.
Reporting to the Vice President for Philanthropy and Community Engagement (PACE), the Annual Fund Manager is responsible for managing the annual fund program and providing support for other fundraising initiatives.
Design, implement, manage, and evaluate annual fund strategy and approach, including:
Determine theme, approach, and messaging for annual fund
Develop print and electronic solicitation and support materials for all constituency groups and segments
Manage annual fund promotion efforts
Develop and manage the faculty and staff annual giving program
Assist with training and support of Advancement Committee members or other volunteers in relation to annual fund efforts
Manage donor stewardship and recognition efforts
Produce reports to track and evaluate the success of the annual fund on a monthly and annual basis and assess the effectiveness of specific strategies
Conduct personal solicitations of key major donors as assigned in collaboration with the Vice President for PACE
Manage the Presidents Circle for major donors, including developing and implementing solicitation, stewardship strategies, and donor events
Coordinate with Alumni Relations Manager on alumni or parents of alumni solicitation activities
Work with the MarComm Department to update the Support, Annual Fund, and Giving pages on the website
Manage and acknowledge in-kind donations
Oversee data entry into Veracross; confirm accuracy of data; serve as back up in the absence of the PACE Associate
Coordinate the development and production of the Annual Report
Assist with the annual auction, including soliciting sponsorships; recruiting and managing Table Captains; coordinating Best of Live Raffle and sponsored teacher/staff ticket process; and providing other support as needed
Assist with other fundraising and PACE department events and initiatives as requested
Manage annual grandparent mailing and oversee Grizzly Gram distribution
Assist with Grandparents Day
Manage faculty/staff and parent fundraising/item drive request process and forms
Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of direct fundraising experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for a degree.
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to work collaboratively on a team and communicate effectively and respectfully with donors, board members, volunteers, staff, parents, grandparents, and alumni.
Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple deadlines and deliverables in a timely, organized way. Adept at juggling competing priorities. Ability to stay focused, even-tempered, and to use good judgment in stressful circumstances.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Flexible, adaptable, and with a good sense of humor.
Experience working with fundraising databases, knowledge of Veracross and Auction-Tracker preferred.
Experience attending or working in an independent school preferred.
Critical Performance Competencies
Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different, or changing requirements
Maintain confidentiality and security of information
Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
Competent with Microsoft Office suite, and ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package
Willingness to work some evenings and weekends at donor events
Adhere to Biblical standards in all areas of conduct
Primarily office work (computer, paperwork, telephone, communicating with the public). Requires standing for long periods of time while attending events
The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.
About The Bear Creek School
The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS). Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.