Independent, Day School for JK – Grade 8 (www.stlukeschool.org)
An independent, coeducational Episcopal day school in the West Village (New York, NY), St. Luke’s School offers a balanced and challenging Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 curriculum that serves students of all faiths and spiritual practices. Small by intent and design, St. Luke’s size promotes openness, accessibility, and collaboration. St. Luke’s students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds - we value, seek and encourage an enriching and diverse community.
ABOUT THE JOB
FSLA Status:Full-time, Exempt
Reports To:Chief Community Officer
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Salary Range: $100,000-150,000 (depends on years of experience)
Benefits (include but not limited to): Paid Time Off, Professional Development, Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Lunch Program
The Director of Development is an important member of the Advancement team. The director will provide leadership for all fundraising efforts at St. Luke’s school and manage relationships with parents, grandparents, alumni, and alumni families.
Responsibilities & Expectations
Oversee prospect management for a cohesive approach to prospect solicitation across a variety of fundraising approaches, including but not limited to Annual Giving, the School Benefit, and fundraising campaigns.
Manage and execute all aspects of the $1M+ Annual Giving including meetings, calls, and asks.
Develop, organize, and monitor all materials related to development events and campaigns including direct mail, philanthropy guides, and communications.
Identify, train, motivate, and manage fundraising volunteers.
Manage all aspects of giving prospects such as research, identifying prospects, relationship building, and solicitations.
Oversee the gift acknowledgement process including mailings, calls, celebrations, etc to ensure that donors feel appropriately acknowledged and thanked for their support.
Develop and execute donor thank you events.
Manage the donor database to ensure proper recording of donor information and gifts.
Create and present donor statistical reports.
Knowledge of fundraising best practices and trends.
Creative and strategic thinking abilities.
Perform related duties as assigned.
All Employee Expectations
Commitment to the St. Luke’s School mission, values, institutional goals, and educational philosophy. Understanding and commitment to the community standards of compassion, dignity, excellence, honesty, and respect.
Commitment to forwarding equity goals, nurturing belonging, and working in and fostering an inclusive community by applying skills, values, and principles that acknowledge, respect, contribute, and work effectively across differences.
Exceptional communication skills and ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding. Contact and communication with students, faculty/staff, and parents on a regular basis. Contact and communication consists of face-to-face discussions, e-mail, phone calls, letters, report cards, and memos. Communicate effectively with the school’s constituents.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, integrity, and strong work ethic.
Strong collaboration skills. Working collaboratively with other faculty, specialists, and staff in a small, close-knit, creatively energetic environment. Fosters a partnership between faculty and staff to create a positive environment for students’ academic and social-emotional learning.
Ability to work creatively and with a sense of urgency to make sound decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks.
Attention to detail and resourcefulness.
An interest in and openness to professional growth and development. Desire and ability to embrace continuing education in the field. Participate and attend workshops, conferences, and other training.
A sense of joy and wonder and an optimistic attitude. Works in a collegial manner with co-workers and community members.
Warm, welcoming, and helpful demeanor with a good sense of humor, energy, and patience.
Ability to be self-motivated.
Flexibility and willingness to change. Ability to pivot as changes are made or needed in order to fit the school’s current needs or adjustments to protocols. Be present at the school during the required work hours.
Perform additional duties, such as morning, recess, lunch and participate in the life of the school. Be present and on-time to assigned duties.
Participate in and attend faculty/staff meetings and committees, including school-wide initiatives about issues of equity, pedagogy and curriculum.
Participate in the life of the school, including attendance at required events such as curriculum night, parent conferences, grade-level cocktail party, Christmas Fair, Spring Benefit, and school games and events.
Ability and willingness to occasionally work outside of the workday or work week for special programs, events, and meetings is required.
Enforce school policies and rules with students.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Technological savvy and strong proficiency in Google environment, Excel, and database programs, as well as interest and ability to learn new technology platforms and systems.