Maryvale Preparatory School, a Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 6-12, is seeking a dynamic Director of Development with a minimum of seven years of experience in a fundraising management role. The successful candidate will be a committed professional who is a strategic thinker, team player and possesses:
the high-level skills to lead and mentor a team of professionals and volunteers;
the ability to motivate the team to exceed an Annual Fund goal of $800,000 and close out an $11 million capital campaign;
experience working with trustees, philanthropists and community leaders;
a proven track record of securing and closing major gifts, including seven-figure gifts;
writing skills necessary to secure major gifts through rigorous foundation proposal processes;
strong understanding of all aspects of fundraising, including but not limited to the intricacies of gift acceptance policies; complex planned gifts; foundation proposals; and endowment oversight;
the aptitude to thrive in a busy, deadline-driven Advancement Office;
a commitment to independent education for girls in a faith-based community.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversees seven-person Advancement Team, including Director of Annual and Reunion Giving, Director of Gift Planning, Director of Special Gifts, Director of Alumnae and Parent Relations, Assistant Director of Advancement Services, Advancement Services Manager and Director of Special Events.
Motivates and leads team to meet and/or exceed fundraising and related goals.
Develops and implements departmental strategic plans for development and campaign operations, while collaborating with the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications.
Manages budget for development.
Serves as a member of the school’s Leadership Team.
Serves as staff liaison to Board Campaign Leadership Committees, Development and Governance Committees.
Creates and implements a strategic fundraising and external relations initiative to bolster annual giving and ensure campaign goal is reached.
Oversees comprehensive capital campaign, which is 60 percent to goal.
Broadens donor base through increased prospect research, engagement, and networking with individuals, corporations and foundations.
Manages foundation proposals in an effort to secure leadership and major gifts.
Responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors to ensure campaign success. (Portfolio of 50-75)
Identifies areas of growth with a strong focus on alumnae giving; develops and supports an alumnae engagement plan in an effort to increase alumnae giving.
Drafts and oversees stewardship and donor relation plans.
The successful candidate is willing to travel, attend numerous night and weekend activities, and support the school’s leadership and governing body in all aspects.
Final candidate(s) will be required to complete a criminal background check.
Maryvale Preparatory School is an all girls, 6 through 12, Catholic independent school affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Maryvale, a Catholic independent girls' school serving grades six through 12, affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, provides an environment in which each student can reach her academic, spiritual, physical and civic potential in a loving, supportive and diverse community. Building upon its unique and special heritage, Maryvale's mission is to provide an exceptional education that responds to change and prepares young women for life.