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Director of Annual Giving

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St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named the No.1 Midsize Workplace in the D.C. area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as expertise and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28 percent students of color, and 22 percent of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
The school raises over $1.75 million in annual giving (The Saints Fund) from current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents and other friends. The parent and alumni volunteer community is highly participatory in the annual giving effort. St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School seeks an practiced and dynamic staff leader for The Saints Fund who will encourage participation from all members of our extended community. The Director of Annual Giving will steward, cultivate and solicit leadership abilities giving prospects for The Saints Fund and other efforts, and work closely with the Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving to supervise the acexpertisement processes including assigned areas of the annual report. This person will recruit, train and manage a strong volunteer force and partner with them to encourage engagement and support. Some evenings and weekend hours will be required for the management of phonathons and attendance at school events. As a member of the school’s administrative team, the Director of Annual Giving will work closely with the Director of Development, Director of Alumni and Reunion Giving and volunteer leaders. The Director of Annual Giving will manage volunteers and a staff which includes the Advancement agent and the Database & Reports Manager.

Appropriate qualifications:
A baccalaureate degree and at least 3-5 years of fundraising practice are required. The candidate will also have a proven record of success in volunteer management and cultivating philanthropic relationships, a high level of determination to set and exceed fundraising goals, and expertise of best annual giving practices. Other qualifications include: outstanding organizational expertise; strong interpersonal and communication expertise, both oral and written; capability to motivate and inspire others; independent working style and outstanding work ethic; capability to collect and analyze data that informs fundraising strategy; capability to think flexibly and strategically to manage multiple channels of communication (mailings, phone calls, social media, etc.) and to prosperously attain goals in a fast-paced environment; collegial attitude; availability and capability to travel when needed. practice in an educational setting is desirable.
St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School provides a competitive income and benefits package, commensurate with practice. Committed to being a school enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its hiring, admissions, educational and financial policies, or school-administered program

Procedure for candidacy:
Please forward a cover letter and resume to: Valerie Burke, Director of Advancement, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA 22302; or email vburke@sssas.org

A baccalaureate degree and at least 3-5 years of fundraising practice are required. The candidate will also have a proven record of success in volunteer management and cultivating philanthropic relationships, a high level of determination to set and exceed fundraising goals, and expertise of best annual giving practices. Other qualifications include: outstanding organizational expertise; strong interpersonal and communication expertise, both oral and written; capability to motivate and inspire others; independent working style and outstanding work ethic; capability to collect and analyze data that informs fundraising strategy; capability to think flexibly and strategically to manage multiple channels of communication (mailings, phone calls, social media, etc.) and to prosperously attain goals in a fast-paced environment; collegial attitude; availability and capability to travel when needed. practice in an educational setting is desirable.

• Location: Alexandria, Virginia, Northern Virginia

• Post ID: 41617892 nova
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