The Director of Advancement works in partnership with the Head of School and the senior leadership team to create the roadmap for planned growth and donor engagement. S/he manages the following aspects of the school’s operations, assisted by our Advancement Officer and Senior Advancement Associate.
Fundraising and Strategic Planning
Strategic planning for fundraising, stewardship, and community building in close contact with the Head of School, Board of Trustees and Board Committees
Planning and implementation of all solicitations, including the Annual Fund, planned giving, and periodic capital campaigns
Major donor identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation, in close collaboration with the Head of School
Grant-writing and research
Planning and implementation of events to include: Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars (Annual Gala), Rummage Sale, New Parent Breakfast, Grandparents’ Day, etc.
Stewardship and Community Building
Planning and implementation of all donor stewardship, including update reports to donors, foundations, etc. to offer detailed information of past funding and to generate ongoing support
Overseeing generation of all gift acknowledgments (about 800 per year) and donor recognition
Primary liaison with the Parents’ Association and close contact with the Board of Trustees
Provide a welcoming environment for parents on campus
Frequent interaction with faculty and staff regarding projects and initiatives
Tracking and communications with appropriate staff regarding available scholarships, requirements, reporting to donors
Annual Santa Fe Prep Magazine (direct oversight by a delegated member of the Advancement Office), Annual Report, Case Statements and brochures for campaigns and solicitation
Assist with website content and design to ensure website remains current throughout the year
Close communication and collaboration with the Director of Marketing
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Assistant to the Head of School Melissa Fricek at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Santa Fe Preparatory School
Santa Fe Prep is an independent school serving students in grades 7 through 12. We are an ambitious and diverse learning community dedicated to active discourse. We value our place in the community of Santa Fe, which enriches and defines us. We cultivate qualities of character, scholarship, and citizenship in our students that inspire them to act responsibly and compassionately at home, at school, and in the world.