The Director of Development will manage all development and alumni relations activities. As we prepare to move into our new home, Greene Towne is looking for an experienced professional with the skills and drive to oversee a development assistant, lead the school’s fundraising campaign, and provide timely reports to the school administration. The Principal will coordinate and participate in the solicitation of major gifts and be a key member of the strategic planning process, which will build the school’s evolving brand and drive philanthropy and enrollment growth. This position reports directly to the School Principal, regularly interfaces with the Board of Directors, facilitates meetings of the Trustee Development Committee, collaborates with the administrative team as a whole, coordinates and supervises the work of the part-time development assistant. .
The Director of Development is responsible for designing and implementing the school’s development efforts, including major gifts, annual gifts, the school’s annual auction, student appreciation events, and donors, Pennsylvania’s EITC/OSTC tax credit programs, and relationship and community building with families. an important foundation. The Development Director will proactively partner with the School Principal, Board of Trustees, and select volunteers, and oversee a Development Assistant (three hours/day with a flexible schedule for auction support).
The right candidate will be an experienced frontline fundraiser and supervisor with the skills and interest to both manage a portfolio of prospects and a team of colleagues. The director will be a team builder and leader, a consensus builder, an active listener, and a nurturer of relationships who believes in the power of early education. The right candidate will have strong communication, organizational and prioritization skills. They will be proactive and agile. They will seek to understand historical fundraising efforts and results and be open to introducing new ideas and approaches that align with best practices and Greene Towne’s unique culture. The Greene Towne Montessori School values diversity as part of its mission, provides equal employment opportunity, and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, gender, gender. orientation or any other feature protected by law.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Five to seven years or more of direct or related fundraising experience, preferably in a not-for-profit organization
- Experience leading and designing a fundraising campaign
- A bachelor’s degree is required – advanced study or an additional degree in a related field is helpful
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven track record of working effectively with a wide range of people
- Demonstrated experience in addressing multiple priorities with a strategic focus
- Experience in a variety of fundraising areas with particular strength in individual gift development
- Strong supporter of early childhood education and the love of children
- Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience managing a team of direct reports and indirect reports (e.g. volunteers)
- Mastery of various technology platforms
- Benefits: Competitive compensation. Health, dental and vision insurance. Pension plan and term life.
Application: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and contact details for three professional references to: Sarah Sweeney-Denham, School Principal, [email protected]
Deadline: April 4, 2022.
Start date: May 1, 2022.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The Greene Towne Montessori School, located in downtown Philadelphia, provides a stimulating learning environment for children ages 18 months to 6 years old, following principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. GTMS is the only school in Philadelphia fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.
Now in its 55th year, Greene Towne has announced plans to expand with a move to a new facility this fall. At this important time, Greene Towne is looking for a Director of Development to maintain and grow a culture of connected community and philanthropy, as well as lead a fundraising campaign to support the building project and strategic initiatives.
Greene Towne values diversity as part of its mission, provides equal employment opportunity, and does not discriminate against anyone for employment because of race, ethnicity, disability, ancestry, citizenship , religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. .
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Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and contact details for three professional references to: Sarah Sweeney-Denham, School Principal, [email protected] Deadline: April 4, 2022 Position start date: May 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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