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Director of Capital & Major Gifts
French American International School - Portland - OR
Posted on Thu., July 16, 2015
Job type: Full Time
Estimated salary: D.O.E.
Education requirements: Advanced degree with at least five years of experience in the field of Development and a proven track record in consistently reaching fund raising goals through a variety of activities.
The French American International School seeks a Director of Capital & Major Gifts. This position manages all capital and major gift fundraising activities for the School. The director acts as a liaison between the School's administration and its core constituencies. He/she works closely with members of the Board of Trustees, parent volunteers, donors, alumni, and the greater parent body. Essential Responsibilities/Activities: -Devise and manage a program designed to attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution, including capital campaigns, endowment and planned gifts -Support the school and its leadership in carrying out the School's educational mission -Work collaboratively to develop and coordinate all aspects of Capital Campaigns -Report weekly to Head of School on fundraising activities -Report on an as-needed basis to Board of Trustees on fund- and friend-raising activities -Together with the Advancement Team define messaging opportunities and priorities in support of fundraising objectives. -Develop a complete program of research into and an action plan of solicitation of the School's key prospects. -Develop and lead a professional and volunteer staff to carry out the activities of the office -Supervise the Annual Fund & Special Events Manager -Supervise management of Raiser's Edge and GreaterGiving databases to ensure proper processing of gift income, receipts, and maintenance of donors' giving records -Serve on the senior management team (TT) and the Administrative Council -Staff Board committees as needed Preferred Qualifications: -Experience with Capital Campaigns and Planned Giving, familiarity with the nonprofit and/or educational setting, intermediate to advanced knowledge of Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge, a broad cultural perspective. Other knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position: -Polished, professional demeanor -Ability to reach out and marshal the support of stakeholders -Diplomacy, discretion, and strong interpersonal skills -Excellent written and oral communication skills -Excellent organizational and time management skills This position comes with a competitive benefits package including employer paid medical and dental coverage for the employee. Interested parties should forward a CV, cover letter, and FAIS application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the application must be printed out, signed, and then scanned and sent by email attachment, faxed, or mailed. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.