The Masters School seeks an Advancement Operations Manager. This newly added position will report to the Director of Advancement and will work closely with and support the Director. The Advancement Operations Manager will focus on building the donor community through the creation of meaningful opportunities to identify, engage and retain donors at all levels of giving. This is a year-round, full-time position.
Create, support and oversee a comprehensive school-wide donor acknowledgment, stewardship, and recognition plan to meaningfully recognize all gifts; includes acknowledgement correspondence and publication of donor lists, thank you events, named gift recognition, and dedication events for larger gifts
Generate creative solutions to enhance, strengthen and maintain the school’s close relationship with individual donors
Scholarship and Endowment funds reporting
Monitor annual, major gift and campaign progress, and provide periodic reporting
Work with Director of Advancement to prepare reports for the Board of Trustees
Support Trustees in the articulation of annual fund gifts, major gifts and planned giving fundraising needs
Facilitate interaction of Trustees, Head of School, and Director of Advancement with major and planned giving prospects, top annual fund contributors and key volunteers
Assist in all aspects of the school’s development program
Coordinate cultivation and solicitation activities with other development team members
Assist in the recruitment, training, and organization of volunteers
Assist the Director of Institutional Advancement, including executive support, travel arrangements and itineraries, meeting arrangements, and other projects
Portfolio management support for all major gift officers
Stay current with industry trends, innovations, and best practices
Each member of the Advancement Office fully participates and supports a number of special events each year; some evening and weekend work will be required.
Commitment to embracing the mission of The Masters School
5-10 years of administrative leadership experience in an independent school or other relevant setting
Proficiency using Raiser’s Edge events module to track event budgets, generate reports, and benchmark results
Ability to think strategically about donor engagement
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to comfortably, warmly and effectively engage with large groups in social settings
Superlative organizational skills and attention to detail
Positive energy and a high degree of initiative
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of the advancement process, and exercise good judgment and tactfulness in all situations
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet competing deadlines
Be flexible and proactive, and possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Advancement Operations Manager” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The Masters School actively seeks to forward diversity through its students, faculty, staff and programs.
The Masters School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of The Masters School to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all school-sponsored employee activities.
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.