Ethical Culture Fieldston is a progressive Pre-K-12 independent school that has been serving students throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion, deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty who reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
The Campaign Manager will report directly to the Chief Advancement Officer and will be responsible for stewardship of the school’s capital campaign, as well as other related advancement projects.
Develop and maintain systems for capital campaign cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship tracking, in collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer
Arrange meetings for Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer and volunteer solicitors with prospective donors and prepare solicitation materials.
Prepare research files for solicitation meetings.
Organize and schedule follow up items that arise from solicitation meetings.
Provide support to the Board’s advancement and campaign committees.
Work with design firm and communications staff on case development and marketing collateral.
Draft proposals for campaign priorities to individuals and family foundations.
Partner with special events staff to plan and execute campaign events.
3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in a development office;
Commitment to the school’s mission, familiarity with Ethical Culture Fieldston School a plus;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Exceptional level of organization and project management skills
Ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision;
Desire to be part of a team and a community with the capacity to work well independently;
Ability to think strategically, creatively, analytically, and deal effectively with challenges;
Willingness to work nights and weekends as required.
To apply please visit our school website www.ecfs.org
Ethical Culture Fieldston School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ethical Culture Fieldston School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.