Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students in grades 1-12 with reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is in the midst of several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values.
About you and the role:
The Associate Director of Development for Annual Giving will join a collaborative and growth-minded development team and report to the Director of Development. Overall, you’ll be in charge of designing and executing a series of strategically planned activities with the goal of building and nurturing a broad base of donor support. You’ll also build relationships with and keep track of 20-40 major donors, and will work to present them with opportunities that they may be interested to support.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do:
Lead the annual giving program, providing donors with multiple opportunities to give every year and to support the mission of the school. This will include:
Managing the Annual Fund via a multi-faceted campaign involving individual donor solicitation, print, email, social media, and peer-to-peer outreach
Planning and executing our Lighting the Way spring fundraising event
Promoting EITC tax credits (along with the Director of Development)
Develop compelling fundraising approaches, messages, and annual giving opportunities that will resonate with the school’s various constituent groups.
Help develop major gift opportunities on an annual basis
Work closely with the Director of Development to identify donors who have higher capacity, and develop strategies to move them to higher levels of philanthropy
Track and plan interactions with prospects
You'll be the right person for this job if:
You want to work for an organization that improves kids’ lives alongside people with the same motivation.
You believe that giving is an act of joy and an expression of people’s confidence and emotional investment in an organization
You are energized by people and value strong and authentic relationships
You are capable of working independently, but enjoy brainstorming ideas and collaborating with others on projects, as well
You are open to new ideas, and love experimenting and trying new things to find out what really works; you readily learn from past experiences and are always ready to innovate
The Quaker S.P.I.C.E.S. (Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Stewardship) resonate with you
You know yourself well, faults and strengths, and approach others with generosity of spirit
You have a growth mindset, enjoy continuous learning, and thrive with constructive feedback
You’re willing to pitch in and help out when and where needed
You'll benefit from:
A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.
Generous time-off policies, including 15 vacation days the first year and 21 thereafter, and 14 holidays a year.
Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.
DVFriends has partnered with Applied to ensure an application process that is equitable and free of implicit bias. Review of candidates will commence on or about June 23. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete their applications before that date. To start your application, please CLICK HERE
We are an equal opportunity employer
DVFriends is working to create a community that recognizes the strength of diversity and aspires to create an inclusive, respectful and just community. We welcome people of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, military or veteran status, family structure, marital status, disability, citizenship status, and socioeconomic status to join our community. DV does not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in our policies or practices.
About Delaware Valley Friends School
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 1-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFriends is the first school program in the region accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multi-sensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multi-sensory structured language instruction. Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.
Delaware Valley Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other sc...hool-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.