About Archbishop Spalding: As a Catholic college preparatory secondary school, Archbishop Spalding High School is committed to challenging our students to grow spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. The school community provides a caring environment that affirms the dignity of the individual and promotes learning.
Job Description: Archbishop Spalding is seeking an Associate Director Advancement. As an active member of the Spalding family, this individual’s goal is to develop and promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the Archbishop Spalding community - students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends. Our goal is to advance Spalding's Catholic mission to provide an environment in which students are encouraged to reach their potential academically, spiritually, and physically.
Primary Responsibility: The Associate Director of Advancement reports to the Vice President of Advancement, and works closely with the school President, Advancement staff and volunteers. The Associate Director of Advancement is responsible for assisting in the planning, execution and evaluation of a comprehensive advancement program to general annual gifts and event participation from all Archbishop Spalding constituencies, ensuring that Spalding’s advancement efforts are directed at increasing donor support, both monetarily and in participation. The Associate Director assists in the development and implementation of the annual giving program and the execution of certain advancement/fundraising events. This position will set and implement strategy for the Spalding Fund including the identification, recruitment, training, and cultivation of leadership committee members and key volunteers. Other duties as assigned.
Fundraising: Develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet annual giving goals, including the Spalding Fund, major gifts, and planned giving. Cultivate relationships with donors, alumni, parents, and other supporters to solicit donations and maintain ongoing support. Grow the school’s annual fund through key initiatives including Day of Giving, digital and print appeals, etc. Identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers.
Event Planning: Plan and execute special events, such as donor receptions, fundraising galas, alumni gatherings, and community outreach events. Coordinate event logistics, manage budgets, and oversee event promotion and attendance.
Marketing and Communications: Collaborate with the school's communications team to develop marketing materials, newsletters, and other communication pieces to promote advancement initiatives and highlight the school's achievements and impact.
Database Management: Supported by the Database Manager and the Advancement team, all team members work together to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of donors, alumni, and other constituents in the school's database. This role will generate reports, analyze donor data, and track fundraising progress to inform strategic decision-making.
Strategic Planning: Assist in the development of the comprehensive advancement plan and ensure that identified goals and strategies are effectively and efficiently accomplished.
Stewardship: Collaborate to determine and implement stewardship programs to recognize and thank donors for their support, including donor recognition events and personalized communications to express appreciation for their contributions.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 3-5 years of professional fundraising experience, preferably, but not limited to, work in independent schools
- Commitment to ethical fundraising and knowledgeable in annual giving, major gifts, special events, donor relations
- Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence, detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment
- Proficiency in Google Suite
- Database experience preferred, experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
- Positive attitude, relationship-building skills, a high-level of self-motivation, responsibility, and a strong work ethic
- Ability to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and friends of the school
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
- High level of diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive information
- Flexible schedule that requires some evenings and weekends with occasional travel
Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and three references to Savannah Renehan, Vice President of Advancement, at email@example.com
. For best consideration, please email by April 1, 2024.