Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Candidate must have proven Track record of raising funds from individuals and foundations. Minimum of 3 years of Development experience with an emphasis on individual giving.
- Prior experience with major gifts preferred and foundation and corporate grant- writing.
- Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Demonstrated senior leadership with strategic, policy, and budget planning experience.
- Excellent understanding of principles and techniques of Development activities, including annual giving, major giving, planned giving, event planning, capital campaigns, marketing and communications, and grant procurement.
- Experience in the design and implementation of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for prospects.
- Excellent written and oral communications – persuasive, engaging, clear, likeable, intelligent.
- Great people skills – is liked and respected.
- Excellent planning skill - organized, communicates, follows through, evaluates.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to changing environments and priorities.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, networking, facilitation and management skills; work both independently and within a team-oriented structure.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, negotiations and effective communication with diverse audiences, including the ability to speak persuasively about TSA.
- Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, including solutions to complex issues. Exercise good judgment and decision making. Has the ability to work well under pressure and the ability to reason, think creatively, and solve problems.
- Requires some work in evenings and weekends as well as travel. Must have valid driver’s license.
- Position requires absolute confidentiality and professionalism in appearance, attitude and presentation.
- A self-starter with the ability to work productively and meet bench marks and goals timely and without day-to-day supervision.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Frequently required to sit; occasionally required to stand and walk
- Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
- Frequently required to talk or hear
- Occasionally required to bend, twist, or climb.
- Moderate concentration/intensity, which includes prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
- Average memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information.
- Moderate level of complexity for decision making. Average time pressure of decision making.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
How to Apply
Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to five references. Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send to HR@woodland-school.org.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Woodland School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies, financial aid distribution, or other school programs. Woodland School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity.