OUR MISSION At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
POSITION OVERVIEW The Annual Fund Manager is a key member of a highly collaborative Development Office and External Relations team that includes alumni relations, communications, admissions and fundraising. This role supports the continued growth and success of the Annual Fund by implementing year-round strategies that will increase revenue for the School, increase the percentage of participation in each of the school’s constituencies, and engage volunteers effectively. The manager will also work closely with External Relations team members on messaging, solicitation, volunteer management, recognition and stewardship to ensure effective administration of annual fund gifts through acknowledgment letters, donor recognition, database entry and reporting. This position supports the Director of Development on strategic initiatives such as community fundraising events and constituent cultivation. Some evening and weekend work for special events is required. This position reports to the Director of Development.
RESPONSIBILITIES - Work closely with the Director of Development and members of the Development Office to design the strategy, theme/messaging, and timeline for the annual fund to increase revenue, increase participation, and engage more volunteers. - Recruit, train, manage and steward annual fund volunteers.
- Organize and help produce all annual fund materials including writing appeals, presentations and managing the production of collateral materials. - Coordinate and manage campaign kick-offs and phone-a-thons and mailings. - Organize constituency segmentation and solicitation appeal levels. - Along with the Director of Development, work to assure high quality stewardship for annual fund donors. - Assist with gift processing and database management. - Send formal acknowledgements to all donors and send thank you notes. - Collaborate with Donor Relations and Database Manager to provide reports on annual fund performance, metrics, statistics, year-end tax receipts. - Coordinate a plan with development calendar and other fundraising initiatives. - Use prospect research to develop appropriate targets and solicitation strategies. - Lead the school’s efforts for securing grant funding. - Assist Director of Development with creating and implementing a plan for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors. - Assist with production and organization of major gift materials and communication. - Assist in planning and staffing Development Office events as needed. - Participate in External Relations & community events, and form relationships with employees and parents. - Other duties as assigned. - Guided by a strong sense of commitment to the Milken Community School Mission.
- A Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years relevant experience in fundraising, preferably in education. Frontline fundraising experience required. Independent school experience is a plus. - Strong aptitude for technology including software, database, social media, or web-based applications in support of non-profit and/or development work. Experience with Raiser’s Edge required. - Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, with ability to manage multiple projects at once. - Strong self-motivation and the ability to work as a team member. - Enjoys problem-solving, embraces flexibility, takes initiative, is a critical thinker, a collaborator, and creative. - Possesses integrity and commitment to confidentiality, diplomacy, discretion, and tact. - The ability to work both independently and as a team player.
Interested candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
About Milken Community Schools
At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be.
Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
*Inspired by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.