Allendale Columbia School - Director of Advancement Email

AFP Member? No
Name of Organization: Allendale Columbia School
Title of Position: Director of Advancement
Salary Range (low): $105,000
Salary Range (high): $120,000
Organization Website: www.allendalecolumbia.org

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Leadership Team to advance the school;
  • Work collaboratively with Admissions, Marketing and Communications, and the Business office to successfully promote a coordinated advancement strategy for AC;
  • Lead strategic development and alumni relations strategies aligned with the financial goals of the school and the overall strategic plan;
  • Supervise and grow a development team;
  • Set fundraising objectives, alumni engagement goals, and solicitation strategies with the advancement team;
  • Evaluate and benchmark results of fundraising and engagement activities regularly, and report to the Board of Trustees bi-monthly;
  • Cultivate and ask for major gifts and planned gifts through individual management of a portfolio of donors;
  • Create, review, and approve all proposals and gift agreements prior to asks;
  • Oversee team responsible for executing the annual fund, the gala, and volunteer engagement;
  • Cultivate and steward lifelong loyalty to AC through effective and consistent communications, increased alumni engagement, and increased donor engagement;
  • Steward gifts made to the School and plan the next campaign;
  • Foster a vibrant culture of philanthropy so that giving of time and financial resources is a joyful, inclusive, and meaningful experience for donors and volunteers; and
  • Serve as the primary staff support for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and contribute to other board committees as needed.

Benefits:
Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan 

Education: Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred with a minimum of five years of fundraising experience with supervisory experience;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with marketing and communications experience;
  • Successful track record of major gift solicitations and campaign management;
  • Experience managing volunteers, including members of governing boards;
  • Highly energetic and enthusiastic personality with excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and time management skills;
  • Ability to supervise a team in a manner which will maximize their individual talents and inspire professional growth;
  • Ability to motivate others through encouraging communication, optimism, strong work ethic, kindness, and high achievement, while also being organized and deadline-driven; and
  • Interest and willingness to participate in travel, including international travel, when necessary.
  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination

Specific Requirements of Position:

Annual Campaigns
Grant Writing
Newsletter Production
Major Gift Solicitation
Planned Gifts
Capital Campaigns
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Donor Research

Position Reports to: Shannon Baudo, Head of School

Send Correspondence to:
Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources
Allendale Columbia School
585-641-5214
519 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, New York 14618
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Resume
Cover Letter