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Capital Campaign Manager

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Seattle Girls' School | Seattle, WA
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Seattle Girls' School


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Published 13 days ago

Start Date

August 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 21, 2019

Salary

$62,000 - $66,000


Seattle Girls’ School Overview

“At SGS, we believe that belonging to a community where it is safe to be oneself with all of the nuance, quirk, and growth that is part of adolescence is one of the most important gifts we can give our students. Our mission challenges us to help each girl discover her place as a leader and to support her as she develops and uses her voice to change our world.” – Brenda Leaks, SGS Head of School


Founded in 2000, Seattle Girls’ School, an independent middle school serving girls in Seattle’s Central District, continues to carry out its mission of inspiring and developing courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. The school has played a unique role in the Seattle community, working to ensure that young women from all backgrounds, regardless of their family’s economic status, have an opportunity for an exceptional education. SGS actively combats the distressing trend of middle school girls losing confidence before gaining competence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. The project-based curriculum—grounded in real-world experiences—offers its students endless opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and problem solving.


Today, SGS educates a diverse student body in grades 5-8; more than a third of students are awarded financial aid. The annual budget is over $3 million, and there are 25 staff and faculty as well as 19 committed board members. As we near our 20th anniversary, SGS has embarked on a $12 million capital campaign to build a new facility. This new direction promises to be transformative for the school, and the campaign is an opportunity for families, alumni, and supporters to embody the SGS values of “standing up, standing out, and standing together” to make this vision a reality. For further information about SGS, please visit www.seattlegirlsschool.org.


The Opportunity

Seattle Girls’ School is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented Capital Campaign Manager to champion the fundraising efforts for SGS’s Capital Campaign that will provide the necessary funding for a permanent home for the school. This person will work closely with staff leadership, the Board of Trustees and a Campaign Cabinet to lead donor outreach, cultivation, and strategy by managing the activities for Board and Cabinet portfolios of individual donors and family foundations, as we work to raise the funds to support this project. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this hire will have the opportunity to learn from best-in-class fundraisers, and help a growing independent school achieve its next level of impact. The timeline for the campaign is 18 to 24 months. Specifically, the Campaign Manager will:


Campaign Moves Management & Support

  • Take a strategic and analytical approach, in partnership with the Director of Advancement and our campaign counsel, to operationalize and implement the capital campaign plan to raise $12M in cash and pledges by June 30, 2021.  
  • Collaborate with the Head of School, Director of Advancement, Campaign co-chairs and campaign counsel on the overall campaign strategy and the creation and support of “solicitation teams” that will leverage key staff, trustees and Campaign Cabinet members.
  • Support “solicitation teams” in outreach, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of their portfolios, totaling more than 350 existing individual donors and family foundations; Create tools and dashboards to support these groups in managing their portfolios effectively and efficiently and meeting campaign revenue goals.
  • Manage and track donor assignments and next steps in donor database; use data to drive fundraising strategy, including tracking communications, maintaining data integrity and running reports.
  • Prepare supporting materials for donor meetings, including prospect research and profiles, meeting briefs and formal solicitations; Prepare and provide templates and support on correspondence for donor relations, meeting preparation, meeting follow-up, coordination of leadership and other high level solicitations.
  • Coordinate Campaign cabinet meetings, board updates and CEO/Development Team updates.
  • Manage and monitor the campaign budget, in support of meeting project goals and outcomes.


Major Donor Event Management

  • Oversee the execution of monthly campaign house parties for 25-75 guests, as well as other small cultivation and fundraising events, including managing relationships with hosts, developing guest lists, collaborating with staff on invitations and collateral material, crafting event program, creating VIP lists for trustees and staff present, and guest follow up.
  • Oversee the execution of donor engagement opportunities such as student-led tours, meet & greets with the Head of School, etc.


Stewardship

  • Lead effective stewardship efforts that result in increased and renewed gifts from existing donors and promising relationships with new donors. Partner with the Communications and Admissions Associate to develop and produce printed, electronic and audio visual campaign materials.


Who You Are

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in the nonprofit development field, with a strong execution orientation and demonstrated success in advancing individual donors toward major gifts;
  • You have an engaging, warm, and professional manner and experience leading positive interactions with donors, trustees, staff, and other stakeholder groups; superb written and verbal communications; and a friendly, confident interpersonal style;
  • You demonstrate strong attention to detail, are organized and systematic in donor follow-through and stewardship and capable of balancing competing priorities; eTapestry experience preferred
  • You have a proven ability to collaborate as part of a team with a highly flexible approach, offering the ability and desire to both lead and support other staff members’ efforts.
  • You prefer an entrepreneurial approach and show a willingness to try new ideas and wear multiple hats.
  • You have demonstrated effectiveness and experience in leading and managing cultivation events.
  •  You are able to “manage up, down, and across” to use staff time effectively in order to achieve goals.
  • You are a resourceful and results-oriented self-starter, with an ability to thrive in an authentic, feedback-driven culture and roll-up-your-sleeves environment.
  • You are highly motivated with capacity and desire to learn on-the-job.

Seattle Girls’ School Overview

“At SGS, we believe that belonging to a community where it is safe to be oneself with all of the nuance, quirk, and growth that is part of adolescence is one of the most important gifts we can give our students. Our…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary

Benefits

We are committed to staff learning, growth and development. Our investment includes:

  • Generous time off including 20 vacation days (typically used during the summer and school breaks when students are not at school) and 10 paid non-vacation days for medical or family leave.
  • 14 holidays (8 company-wide holidays and a 6-day December closure).
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees
  • A 3% contribution to a retirement plan starting after 6 months of employment.
  • Individual training; plus a $1,000 professional development stipend for external training
  • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and self-care/community care


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building a school with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with students, as well as how we work together as a team. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a justice-centered school that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

We are committed to staff learning, growth and development. Our investment includes:

  • Generous time off including 20 vacation days (typically used during the summer and school…

How To Apply

To Apply

Please email a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed to Lexi Keeler, Director of Advancement, apply@seattlegirlsschool.org that answers the question, “Why are you the right person for the Development Associate opportunity at Seattle Girls’ School?” Applications will be given full consideration if received by June 21, 2019. Interviewing will begin in July; early applications are strongly encouraged.


Seattle Girls’ School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Seattle Girls’ School does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or family composition in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Seattle Girls’ School admits students who identify as female, regardless of their biological sex.

To Apply

Please email a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed to Lexi Keeler, Director of Advancement, apply@seattlegirlsschool.org that answers the question, “Why are you the…

Location

Seattle, WA
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