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Campaign Director Position Description



Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a full-time Campaign Director to create and implement the strategy for our 50th Anniversary Campaign.


This individual will report directly to the Head of School. Ideal candidates will be great communicators who value an equitable and inclusive community. Candidates should be excited about and ready to embrace the school’s focus; serving children in the early childhood and elementary years, and helping them become compassionate, innovative leaders.



Campaign Director Role

The Campaign Director will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the campaign. The position is both strategic and tactical, incorporating all components of a capital campaign from the leadership gift phase through the launch and implementation of the public phase. The Campaign Director will be responsible for shaping donor stewardship efforts, deepening the prospective donor pipeline, implementing cultivation events, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date information on campaign goals, donors, and prospects. S/he will report to the Head of School and will have extensive interaction with Campaign Steering Committee members and parent and alumni volunteers.

Responsibilities

Create and implement a strategic direction for the campaign, collaborate with the Head of School, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs, and volunteer campaign leadership.
Manage a robust portfolio of donors by assisting in the development and execution of strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and new donors.
Coordinate and manage campaign cultivation and recognition events, ranging from small dinner parties to cocktail events to our 50th Anniversary celebration planned for the 2018/19 school year, along with the Head of School, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs, and volunteer campaign leadership.
Prepare customized briefing and solicitation materials for volunteers and staff to use for meetings.
Maintain annotated table of gifts, list of funded recognition opportunities, and available programmatic funding opportunities.
Maintain the campaign prospect pipeline in fundraising database Senior Systems.
Manage and oversee all pledge documentation - tracking payments, sending quarterly reminders, and coordinating with the Business office to insure records are maintained in accordance with Auditing standards.
Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to the Campaign Steering Committee and Corlears leadership.
Maintain an organized and detailed prospective donor pipeline.
Perform prospect research using a range of online tools and develop prospect profiles of both current and prospective donors.
Support the volunteer committees; assist in campaign volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, prepare and conduct follow-up for group meetings, and train volunteers for solicitations.
Assist with timely donor acknowledgements and stewardship, including recognition opportunities, and thank you letters, in conjunction with the Director of Development & Alumni Affairs.
Develop donor-facing correspondence including letters, invitations, and other mailings.
Produce reports, brochures, newsletters, and other communications materials, as needed, in coordination with the Director of Development & Alumni Affairs and Communications Manager.
Maintain a comprehensive campaign timeline.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School.


Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of professional experience in development. Experience with independent schools and/or capital campaigns preferred.
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and database management.
Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and problem solving skills.
Ability to demonstrate cultural competency in fundraising and to operate a campaign that supports an inclusive and equitable community.
Experience managing volunteers is preferred.
A proven track record of coordinating and executing successful gatherings and events is preferred.


Start Date: January 8, 2018. Required to complete two days of training the week of December 11th or December 18th.

Competitive salary based on experience.



Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@corlearsschool.org with the Subject Line: “Campaign Director Application”

Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of professional experience in development. Experience with independent schools and/or capital campaigns preferred.
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and database management.
Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and problem solving skills.
Ability to demonstrate cultural competency in fundraising and to operate a campaign that supports an inclusive and equitable community.
Experience managing volunteers is preferred.
A proven track record of coordinating and executing successful gatherings and events is preferred.

About Corlears School
Corlears, a small, independent, progressive school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is dedicated to the education of young children through the elementary grades. We seek to cultivate joy in learning through active investigation of integrated curricular themes. Daily practice at Corlears is based on the belief that educating students to be well informed, socially engaged, critical thinkers is essential in order to sustain a healthy democracy. We have intentionally created an intimate environment, well suited to the needs of children through the elementary years, where students can easily navigate both the physical space and social networks of the community. We seek to create an economically and culturally diverse community that reflects our immediate neighborhood and reaches into the city beyond.

• Location: Manhattan, New York

• Post ID: 139775332 newyork
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