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Director of Development

Company: The Association of Colorado Independent Schools
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

ACIS accredits, supports, and advances the interests of Colorado independent schools. Reporting to and working in concert with the Head of School, the Director of Development provides leadership, and day-to-day planning, coordination and execution of all fundraising and donor volunteer management at Mack. The Director of Development provides strategic direction for the School's advancement and external relations efforts, including establishing and implementing an overall advancement strategy; ensuring annual goals are met; implementing and managing all fundraising initiatives including special events, annual giving, and special projects; and preparing for a capital campaign in its early stages. The Development Director additionally provides leadership for all relevant marketing and outreach efforts supporting both admissions and development efforts.The Director of Development expands and diversifies Mack's donor base and pipeline by coaching and partnering with the Head of School, staff and faculty members, the Board of Trustees (with supporting committees and task forces), committees, parents, and other ambassador groups. The Director of Development confidently and charismatically builds and deepens donor relationships, local connections and civic partnerships. This position helps creatively elevate the brand, inspires the community and represents the organization. The Director of Development plays a critical role in the future success and expanded impact of Mack Boulder.The incoming Director of Development will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our operations and our ability to deliver on our core mission. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Work and partner with an entrepreneurial, future thinking Head of School to further grow and strengthen Mack and its philanthopic culture. Be part of a nimble, action-oriented leadership team that is curious, committed to excellence, and innovative.
  • Strengthen our annual fund. We currently raise about $225,000 each year with 100% participation from the Board, staff, faculty and parents, and we are poised for significant growth in this area.
  • Grow our major gifts program to support special initiatives such as The Orchard Center.
  • Identify and implement innovative fundraising programs and events to supplement and/or complement the regular auction. The spring auction currently raises around $225,000.
  • Develop and implement an effective planned giving program.
  • Partner with the Board of Trustees to support its Development Committee and Investement Task Force.
  • Build a culture of philanthropy across the school community that is healthy and lasting.
  • Plan and execute an effective, future $5-6 million capital campaign in partnership with the Head of School, the Board of Trustees, and others.
  • Enhance the brand of Mack Boulder with a variety of stakeholders locally and regionally.Credentials and Experience:
    • Significant experience (at least 7+ years) preferably for not-for-profit development role, including management experience.
    • Proven track record in fundraising and sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of annual giving, capital fundraising, and the relationship between the two.
    • Tangible experience of cultivating and expanding existing and new donor relationships with a focus on individual giving.
    • Outstanding communication skills, especially writing and public speaking.
    • Strong organizational skills, including great attention to detail.
    • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and school culture.
    • Ability to create sophisticated reports and to analyze and synthesize data to maximize the development program's effectiveness.
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required with a strong preference for an advanced degree.
    • Proficiency/experience with donor CRM database systems, social media (Facebook, Instagram), Google Suite/ Microsoft Office, graphics creation (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and email software (Constant Contact) preferred.
    • Able to work occasional evening and weekend hours for meetings and events, as appropriate.In accordance with independent school guidelines and local market conditions, the salary range for this position is $95,000-$110,000 depending on skills and experience. Full time employees of Mackintosh Academy - Boulder also have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes robust healthcare, dental, vision, retirement, and generous paid time off.Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at carolyn.mccormick@peakhrconsulting.com . All applications are to be submitted electronically. School : Mackintosh Academy - Boulder Campus

Keywords: The Association of Colorado Independent Schools, Boulder , Director of Development, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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