The Director of Advancement at Fayetteville Academy serves as the Chief Advancement Officer and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs and developing talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of increasing constituent involvement and fund raising outcomes. The advancement function includes responsibility for annual fund-raising efforts, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, and alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of Fayetteville Academy in concert with the Head of School and the Administrative Team.
Work closely with the Head of School in all phases of his advancement and campaign leadership activities.
Serve as a member of the Administrative Team and maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Trustees and key alumni/parents/friends.
Maintain a portfolio of high net worth individuals and secure major, capital, and planned gifts, as well as advanced annual gifts and endowment support.
Participate in strategic discussions and develop programs to strengthen the financial resources of the school.
Create and execute fund raising plans that utilize best practices in annual, major, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising goals.
Ensure dynamic processes in all phases of donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Prepare for all capital campaigns through comprehensive and effective campaign planning and execution.
Train, inspire and guide the advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes.
Develop annual plans and budgets for Alumni and Parent Relations, Annual Fund-Raising, Gift Planning, Comprehensive Campaigns, Major Gifts, Grants Development, Stewardship and Advancement Services;
Engage school, and enhance the culture of philanthropy.
Serve as the staff liaison for Advancement to the Board of Trustees and the Board Committee on Advancement.
Provide leadership to constituent relations programs in the areas of alumni relations, parent relations, and other key constituent relations.
Devise and implement effective internal and external messaging and methods of advancement communication.
Serve as an exemplary school advocate in the community, with local leaders, business and corporate partnerships, and other leaders, and build relationships that closely link the community with the school.
Be active and involved in the advancement profession and keep Fayetteville Academy visible among secondary education peer institutions.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations.
Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required.
Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to affect favorably sophisticated volunteers and donors.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required and master’s degree is preferred.
The ability to work effectively with many diverse constituencies in a school environment should be evident.
Other important characteristics include a strong work ethic, competitive nature, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, a sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and strategic thinking and planning skills.
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About Fayetteville Academy
Fayetteville Academy is a PK - 12th grade school with approximately 400 students. We were founded in 1970 and we are the only truly independent, college preparatory day school in Fayetteville, NC. The Academy has earned a strong reputation within the community for the quality of its academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. To learn more about the Academy, please visit our website at www.fayettevilleacademy.com.
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