-Committed to living our Mission, Vision, and Values
-An intentionally cultivated community
-Rooted in the Montessori philosophy
-Excited at the opportunity to bring new energy to our leadership team
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
The Director of Advancement
The Director of Advancement is responsible for overall fundraising and friend-raising initiatives. The Director is responsible for overall programs, policies and strategies related to Development, Alumni Relations, Advancement Publications and the Communications calendar. The Director establishes office policies and procedures, determines goals, objectives, and budget; and develops and monitors a calendar of activity for ongoing annual development, alumni relation efforts, Advancement publications and communications. The Director reports to the Principal and develops and implements a comprehensive and fully integrated advancement program in cooperation with the Principal, Director of Finance and Operations, Director of Admissions and the Board of Directors consistent with the RPMS mission and strategic plan. Reporting to the Director of Advancement is the Associate Director of Development. The Director is responsible for upholding the purpose, standards and policies of RPMS as outlined in the Parent and Employee Handbooks under the supervision and evaluation of the Principal. The Director is expected to conduct him/herself in an ethical and business professional manner at all times. This person must maintain all personal information about children, families, organizational issues and other school matters as confidential.
Qualifications and Skills • Proven experience in designing and managing development programs. • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, parents, administrators and faculty. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Strong presentation skills and the ability to make persuasive appeals. • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism with sound judgment, awareness and discretion while maintaining complete confidentiality. • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team.
About Rogers Park Montessori
With over 400 students and a newly-expanded facility, Rogers Park Montessori School is a special place that has remained dedicated to child-centered, Montessori-based education during our 50-year history and throughout recent years of significant growth. Located on the north side of Chicago, RPMS serves students ages 2-14, from our Toddler Program through Middle School.