Summary: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md seeks a Director of Individual Giving to support all aspects of major gift solicitation and stewardship beginning on July 1, 2017.
This position is responsible for engagement and fundraising for parents and parents of alumni. The DIG will cultivate and steward donors and volunteers with personal visits to support capital and endowment initiatives.
- Maintain a portfolio of 120 major gift prospects in varying stages of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Maintain monthly targets of 15 face-to-face visits and 30-50 moves.
- Support major gift outreach by the Head of School, Chair of Board, Director of Advancement, and Director of Alumni Relations with research and portfolio support.
- Identify new prospects for planned gifts.
- Support and attend key advancement and school events.
- This position does not entail management responsibilities, but will work closely with the Director of Development Operations to identify and maintain a pipeline of major gift prospects.
Summary of Qualifications:
- A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of eight years of professional experience, preferably in non-profit/education fundraising.
- Experience soliciting six figure gifts;
- Exceptional interpersonal/relationship building skills;
- Strong written, verbal and listening skills;
- Attention to detail and organizations skills;
- Personal belief in the mission of independent schools;
- Desire to join a collaborative and aspirational team.
School Profile: The mission of St. Andrew’s is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 585 students in preschool-grade 12. The school has two campuses three miles apart. The Potomac Village Campus (preschool-grade 2) is on the grounds of St. Francis Episcopal Church and the 19-acre Postoak Campus (grades 3-12) is on Postoak Road in Potomac. Since 2008 St. Andrew’s has renovated or newly built each of its buildings and outdoor spaces, culminating in the opening of the new 43,000-square-foot Student Center in 2016 on the Postoak Campus.
St. Andrew’s has earned international recognition as a destination school for research-informed teaching, learning, and leadership development. Its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org) has trained 100% of the St. Andrew’s faculty in the foundations of Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. As leaders in the research-to-practice movement, St. Andrew’s teachers and students conduct original educational research with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Research Schools International, led by individual faculty members at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. CTTL publications and training have influenced more than 10,000 teachers and school leaders internationally. As a faculty member at St. Andrew’s, you can have the opportunity to work directly with the CTTL as a Teacher Research Fellow or contributing author to the CTTL’s internationally recognized publication Think Differently and Deeply.
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff that will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential.
- Physical Requirements
- This work requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.
- The work is performed primarily indoors.
- Occasional travel may be necessary.
- Work Environment
- Work is performed in a normal office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards.
- Substantial time is spent working on a computer.
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.