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Director of Advancement

Company: Annual Giving Network LLC
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Advancement is responsible for leading the school's resource development, including developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with board members, donors, and administration. The position reports to the Head of School. The position also supports JETCO as the THA liaison to the JETCO board.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and manage all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations.
  • Manage strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relationships.
  • Serve as a member of the Grant Writing Team along with the Head of School and Chief Operations Officer.
  • Develop fundraising strategies which build stronger donor connectivity and longevity.
  • Ensure performance on open pledges.
  • Develop "in-kind" donation strategies resulting in savings of operation costs for school.
  • Develop a comprehensive planned-giving program, working in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation where needed.
  • Seek training on an annual basis to remain current on laws, requirements, and trends surrounding development.

    Board of Trustee Relations:

    • Work with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Head of School to develop strategies to initiate the meet fundraising goals and objectives.
    • Develop fundraising training for trustees and other advancement volunteers.

      Development Office Infrastructure:

      • Oversight of office systems to support all Advancement projects and operations.
      • Supervise donor and gift record keeping.
      • Coordinate development research activities.
      • Oversee the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing.
      • Manage the pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs.
      • Participate in the Communications Team along with the Chief Operations Officer and the Principal/Director of Admissions.

        Alumni Relations:

        • Manage and maintain the alumni database
        • Organize and support an alumni association.
        • Organize alumni events, collect news and information about the members of the alumni for publication, and keep accurate records of the school's alumni.

          JETCO Liaison:

          • Act as liaison with the JETCO board.
          • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Arizona Department of Revenue school tuition organization requirements.
          • Facilitate the yearly low-income corporation contribution process with JETCO corporate donors.
          • Oversee the management of databases and all records, files, and contribution processing.

            Skills and Qualifications:

            • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
            • Minimum 5 years' professional fundraising experience, preferably in Jewish environment with strong ties to the Arizona philanthropic and business communities.
            • Proven experience in designing and managing development and alumni relations programs.
            • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
            • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team, with demonstrated experience in successfully managing staff members.
            • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
            • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to perform tasks assigned.
            • Background check required.

              Handbook Resources:
              All Tucson Hebrew Academy employees are required to follow the policies, procedures, practices, and expectations detailed in the most recent Employee Handbook and the Parent/Student Handbook. Both handbooks will be made available to employees at the time of initial hire, and subsequently at the beginning of each school year.
              Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

              • SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; appropriately manage programs and work with people; problem solve a variety of issues and utilize technology and software programs.
              • KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: principles, techniques, strategies, goals and objectives of fundraising and development; procedures, methods and strategies of organization, management and supervision; human relations strategies; conflict resolution strategies and team building principles and techniques.
              • ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: working as part of a team; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; being attentive to detail; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities and working with constant interruptions. Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units; and supervising the use of funds. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization's services.

                Work Environment:
                This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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