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
Facilitate and oversee the Auction event. Work closely with Auction co-chairs and committee members. Manage the Auction budget.
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 email@example.com 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 serves a diverse population of approximately 170 students from the greater Long Beach area in modern spacious classrooms. The school serves a wide range of ethnic, racial and economic diverse students and families. Tuition assistance serves about 50% of the population. The school offers a vibrant and rigorous academic program complemented by well-developed co-curricular offerings. The school embraces both traditional and innovative teaching methods delivering connected and integrated lessons. Westerly has a strong tradition of addressing the needs of the whole child. Students benefit from small classes, a caring faculty, and expert instruction in art, vocal and instrumental music, Spanish, and physical education. Westerly seeks individuals who seek to continue their growth as professionals.
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.