Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in related field

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years

Website: mountvernonschool.org

Description

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.

Anchored in Christian values — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — relationships at Mount Vernon are foundational to learning. Preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders calls us to lean into inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.

Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges. Not allowing our differences to divide us requires each of us to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations through empathy, reflection, examination, and action. Being real agents of change is a continuous journey.

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.

Summary

The Mount Vernon School seeks a high performing strategist, creative thinker, and relationship-builder for the position of Director of Community Giving, reporting directly to the Chief Community Development Officer.

Amplifying the mission and executing the vision of the School, the Director of Community Giving will play a creative, collaborative, and strategic role in building community through the following responsibilities:

  • Designs, manages, and successfully executes a comprehensive annual fundraising plan (goals, strategies, program) to attract maximum gift support for Mount Vernon’s Annual Fund
  • Collaborates with Chief Community Development Officer and Chief Financial and Operations Officer to establish investment targets and key performance indicators, collect and analyze data, as well as manage gift acknowledgment procedures–acknowledgment letters, donor recognition, and reports
  • Organizes and leads Mount Vernon Fund faculty and family ambassadors to support the execution of goals and strategies
  • Cultivates and manages an assigned pool of prospects through in-person visits and targeted online strategies
  • Builds, engages, and stewards a donor base through a variety of mediums
  • Collaborates with Finance & Accounting Office  to collect and analyze data as well as to manage gift acknowledgment procedures–acknowledgment letters, donor recognition, and reports
  • Understands and promotes a deeper awareness of Mount Vernon’s mission and vision.
  • Creates and maintains appealing settings, engaging communication, and thoughtful content
  • Adds overall value to the development and maintenance of a healthy, thriving community through messaging, experiences and events

Requirements

  •  Bachelors Degree in related field
  • Proven experience in exceeding fundraising initiatives, building high performing volunteer teams, and developing a diverse network
  • Proficiency with computer software including Google Suite; database management
  • Familiarity with capital campaign and gift planning methods
  • Proven success and ability in working with a variety of people and personalities, managing multiple tasks simultaneously, organizing, strategizing and decision-making
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believe the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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