The Director of Advancement is responsible for initiating and managing relationships, representing the community and its philanthropic needs to corporate and foundation communities, and attracting resources for institutional priorities. The Director of Advancement reports to and partners with the Head of School and Board of Trustees in the overall planning, integration, and oversight of all institutional development programs. The Director is the main contact for all External Affairs. The Director will also be responsible for aligning the School’s communication and marketing efforts to support Admissions and Fundraising.
Work with the Head of School to develop dollar goals and strategies for fundraising programs, including cultivation strategies for all major gift prospects.
Work closely with the Head of School to both plan and direct any future Capital Campaign for Purnell School.
Manage and evaluate programs to secure outright and deferred gifts for annual, major gifts, and endowment purposes.
Gather, coordinate, and use up-to-date information about alumnae specific to annual and major gift fundraising initiatives.
Work with the Trustee Development Committee in planning annual and restricted fundraising events and campaigns. Sets goals and timelines and monitors progress.
Responsible for the strategic involvement of all constituents in the planning and development process designed to increase giving.
Organize a strategic plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship for potential and current donors.
Provide regular, detailed reports and information to the Head of School and Board of Trustees to help in decision-making and program evaluation.
Direct overall office planning and interacts with the School community with a broad understanding of the goals and objectives of the School and the Advancement Office.
Oversee annual, major gift, endowment fundraising, alumni and parent programs, donor research and stewardship, gift accounting and records management and communications.
Oversee all alumni relations and parent programming and all other cultivation and fundraising events.
Oversee implementation of a plan to identify, recruit, train and reward volunteer leadership forming a cadre of working, giving volunteers.
Design long-term strategic plans for the alumnae and parent programs and revisit such plans on an annual basis.
Manage and oversee all alumnae and development communications.
Oversee all advancement-related communications and marketing activities, including print, electronic and video publications.
Manage the Advancement Office budget.
Serve as a member of Purnell School senior administrative staff.
Oversee the Stewardship program, including the design, solicitation, and acknowledgement procedures for all endowment and restricted funds, including general endowment, as well as commemorative and memorial donations.
Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send letter of interest, resume, and at least 3 references to Anne M. Glass, Ed.M. Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Purnell School
Purnell School is a creative and progressive boarding and day school for girls who learn differently. Our community of research-dedicated faculty and staff serve grades 9-12 and post-grad students who strive to think outside the box. At Purnell, young women find their voices and thrive. Purnell provides a rigorous and supportive college preparatory curriculum and many opportunities for leadership on campus.
Purnell School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in the community and does not discriminate on the basis of color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Purnell School is a nonsectarian independent school located in Pottersville, NJ, an hour from New York City.