Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000
4 Year Degree
The Annual Giving and Alumni Manager is responsible for designing and managing a comprehensive and strategic effort to reach annual philanthropic goals and objectives. This person is a member of the Development team, which includes the Director of Development, Events and Community Engagement Manager, and Development and Communications Coordinator. The primary function of this role is to support the engagement and outreach efforts of the Development team to advance the culture of philanthropy and the mission of the school. They will be responsible for assisting the Director of Development with the coordination of the Annual Fund, the spring fundraiser, alumni relations, and development events. They will work closely with volunteers in all fundraising activities throughout the course of the year. This is a full-time, exempt, fiscal year, administrative position that reports to the Director of Development.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Create and implement a data-driven strategy and plan for the fall Annual Fund campaign and spring fundraising event
- Partner with the Director of Development to develop and execute annual and long-range objectives for Epiphany School fundraising activities
- Partner with the Director of Development to recruit and support the efforts of the Giving Committee, comprised of 20+ individuals spanning multiple constituencies
- Draft solicitation brochures, appeal letters, and acknowledgements
- Serve as the project manager of the Annual Impact Report, working directly with the Director of Development and Director of Marketing and Communications
- Draft development-related pieces for school publications, correspondence with parents, donors, alumni, and other items as needed
- Develop and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
- Responsible for growing a comprehensive alumni program for Epiphany School and strengthening constituent relationships
- Planning, event production, and execution of all alumni programs, events, and communications, to include a bi-annual alumni newsletter
- Lead communication and print materials for Annual Fund and spring fundraising event
- Assist with developing a marketing and communication plan for all development-related items
- Assist the Director of Development and partner with the Events and Community Engagement Manager on recruiting and supporting volunteers for spring fundraising event
- Serve as the spring fundraising event development team lead; manage ticket promotion, procurement, and day-of-event execution as it relates to philanthropy
- Oversee prompt tracking and acknowledgement of gifts and pledges, as well as corporate matching and in-kind gifts
- Identify and prepare grant proposals and associated foundation reporting
- Support major gifts efforts and other development priorities as assigned by the Director of Development
Typical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or an equivalent combination of experience and education in a relevant field
- At least four or more years’ experience in non-profit or independent school advancement
- Superior organizational, written, and oral communication skills
- Experience soliciting gifts and stewarding donors preferred but not required
- Detail-oriented, efficient professional able to maintain highly confidential information
- Strong database management and Excel skills and experience; literacy with MS Office applications, donor database applications, and special event (i.e., auction) applications
- Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT a plus
- Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, parents, and the school community by telephone, email, and in person
- Skilled at building relationships with donors, parents, Board members, and other stakeholders
- Self-starter with track record of demonstrating initiative, flexibility, and sensitivity to others
- Ability to work with detailed information with a high degree of accuracy
- High energy – brings a sense of urgency to the organization
- Values Epiphany School’s commitment to inclusiveness; demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity
Compensation & Benefits:
The salary range for this role is between $80,000 and $90,000 based on years of experience, education, and internal equity.
Alongside salary, Epiphany School offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Benefits stipend to put towards employee benefits including medical, dental, vision coverage, voluntary employee, spousal, and child life and critical illness insurance, accident insurance, voluntary short-term disability, and flexible health savings accounts
- Employer-paid monthly premiums for employee assistance program and long-term disability coverage
- 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
- Paid holidays
- Paid personal and sick leave
- Paid supplemental parental leave after 12 months of employment
- Professional development budget
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter through our Employee Portal. The priority review deadline for applications will be May 31, 2023, but applications will be received until the position is filled.
Epiphany School promotes and cultivates a diverse community as essential to academic success, social and emotional growth, and the development of good character. Engaging diverse perspectives stretches the mind and requires critical thinking, intellectual courage, and creativity. It takes careful listening and thoughtful expression, and manifests itself in cultural competency. Thinking beyond oneself and seeing the world through the eyes of others is the foundation of fairness and empathy, and thus prepares our students to live respectfully and lead responsibly in our pluralistic democratic society.
Epiphany School is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the principle of equal access and opportunity in education and employment and full participation for persons with disabilities in all of its programs and services.
Epiphany School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political ideology, physical, mental, or sensory disability, military status, genetic information, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Epiphany School complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Sates and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Final offer will be contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
About Epiphany School:
Epiphany School is a non-parochial, independent elementary school serving grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school mission is to challenge and support all students to become confident, curious, and courageous learners through innovative teaching in a caring and inclusive environment. We strive to inspire every child to discover meaning and purpose in a life of learning and actively cultivate an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms. We aim to create a positive, joyful, and inclusive community by embracing the following values:
Respect: We encourage empathy through the strength of our differences, awareness of our global surroundings, and adherence to high standards of conduct.
Responsibility: We build integrity and trust by understanding our choices and owning our actions.
Resourcefulness: We foster resilience and expect all to search and find, to fail and learn, to risk and succeed in a changing world.
With over 260 students, Epiphany School is large enough to offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities and small enough to maintain a close-knit community that is much like an extended family. The beautiful, historic campus is located in a quiet setting in central Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood.
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About Epiphany School
Epiphany School, a secular, NWAIS-accredited school that serves students in Pre-K through 5th grade, is known for excellent academics, strong social-emotional learning, and a warm, family-friendly atmosphere in which every child is truly known. The school’s talented faculty weave the school’s core values of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness into every grade, helping each student grow in character, independence, confidence, and leadership.
Located on a beautiful campus in a quiet neighborhood, the school has a long legacy of attracting excellent students. Epiphany School faculty and staff enjoy generous benefits; a collaborative, dynamic work environment; and a uniquely well-funded professional development system that allows every employee to direct their own lifelong learning and career growth.