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Administrative Coordinator - Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida

POSTED 6/15/2021

About the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida:

The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida enjoys a very diverse membership, which greatly enhances the experience for all members. Our community draws from all types of non-profit organizations and for-profit companies with an interest in creating and supporting philanthropy on Florida’s First Coast.

Mission:

Our mission is to foster awareness and to provide an effective forum for education, communication, networking and collaboration for our gift planning community.

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator
Reports To: Planned Giving Council of NEFL Board of Directors
Type: Part-Time

Position Description/Summary:

The Administrative Coordinator will be a key staff person who will provide back-office services in support of the Planned Giving Council, PGC.  The PGC is a professional organization populated by professionals who work or support the planned giving process in or for our area nonprofits.  This position is virtual and time-variable with the exception of onsite monthly meetings, the yearly Symposium and other events as noted.

The Administrative Coordinator will work closely with the serving President, Treasurer, Membership Chair and other Board Members in developing reports, web adjustments, membership status reports, and some communications efforts.  This hire must be familiar with website development/management, virtual meeting platforms, Microsoft Office suite, presentations platforms and database management.  This hire also must remain flexible in all aspects of the position as our industry continues to be in a state of change. 

The Administrative Coordinator will office virtually and is expected to provide his/her own computer and phone.  This position may accrue reasonable expenses as long as purchases are pre-approved by the sitting President. The Administrative Coordinator will be expected to attend and manage logistics at the monthly membership meeting

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

​Manages data in Wild Apricot CRM including data cleanup, removing duplicates, and managing membership renewal process

  • Responsible for pulling membership reports for Board meetings in a designated format
  • Ability to engage with Board and Members in a pleasant and professional manner 
  • Ability to manage and run Zoom meetings including creating Zoom events for programs and our annual Symposium as well as running the Zoom meeting the day of the program and the Symposium
  • Coordinate with presenters regarding logistics whether they are presenting virtually or in-person
  • Set up events in Wild Apricot and create event emails using raw data and information from Program and Symposium Chair
  • Email program meeting invites and reminders from database to program participants and prospects
  • Liaison with other organization partners including AFP, NPC, and EPC
  • Coordinate with Marketing Chair to keep program info fresh and relevant and post weekly on social media channels including Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Update program and membership information on the website as well as keep sponsor information updated
  • Manage in-person program meeting logistics at on-site facility including confirmation of room arrangements, technology needs, and meal selections
  • Manage virtual program meeting logistics the day of the event including setting up technology for hybrid program meetings
  • Manage electronic program meeting attendance for in-person and virtual check-ins
  • Other relevant duties assigned

Qualifications

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • General database management
  • General website development/Experience in website design preferred.
  • Ability to work offsite with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable with Technology
  • Good oral and written skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Education and Experience

  • Education – High School graduate or equivalent. Some college preferred.
  • Experience in working with a membership organization preferred but not required.
  • Volunteer or staff experience working in an office atmosphere is preferred.

EOE

The Planned Giving Council is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, class background, religion, sed, disabilities the do not interfere with the job performance, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, identity or expression, age, ethnic or national origin, and HIV/Aids or carrier status.

To Apply:

Interested partners should submit a cover letter and resume to michaele@uwnefl.org

Director of Corporate Relations and Major Gifts - University of North Florida

POSTED 6/15/2021

Abstract: 
Director of Corporate Relations and Major Gifts
$90,000 to negotiable

General Description / Primary Purpose:
The Director of Corporate Relations and Major Gifts will help secure corporate philanthropic giving and major gifts across the UNF campus. S/he will manage a portfolio of existing relationships with corporate constituents and major donors, identify new corporate prospects, and develop and implements successful cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate and major donors. The Director will actively collaborate with Development staff, Deans, Faculty, and other UNF colleagues to design and implement strategic and operational plans to build and manage corporate philanthropic relationships. S/he will make personal visits to corporate prospects and major donors as well as coordinate related visits by other UNF representatives.

Job Function:
- Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate prospects and major donors, provide effective coordination of activities such as campus visits, site visits, travel to relevant sites, and presentations or proposals.
- Manage a portfolio of about 100 corporate and foundation donors and major 100K+ gift prospects.
- Work with Development staff, UNF leadership, Deans, and faculty to communicate and engage with the corporate partners around fundraising priorities and academic initiatives.
- Make personal visits with corporate executives and major donors.
- Work with the Executive Director of the Foundation and UNF staff to promote visibility of UNF within the corporate community.
- Develop prospects who have the capacity to make philanthropic gifts at the major gift level.
- Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
- Ability to track, prioritize, and balance an assortment of ongoing responsibilities and competing deadlines.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job-related duties at a designated off-campus location or place of residence.

Required Qualifications:
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and eight years of experience directly related to the job functions.

To Apply: 
You must apply online at http://www.unfjobs.org and submit all required documents to be considered an applicant for this position. UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Donor Relations Manager - WJCT

POSTED 6/15/2021

The Donor Relations Manager understands the importance of building life-long relationships between WJCT and the community.  Will be responsible for the identification and successful cultivation of mid to high-level donors.  Under the supervision of the SVP Development will coordinate all mid to high-level fundraising and cultivation events, as well as other designated donor activities.

TITLE: MANAGER, DONOR RELATIONS
DEPARTMENT: CORPORATE SUPPORT

REPORTS TO: SVP Development
SUPERVISES:    TBD
WORKS WITH: various internal departments
EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: supporters, listeners, viewers, mid to high-level donors & prospects

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement cultivation and stewardship strategies and activities including events and personal one-on-one contact for special segments of donors to include First Coast Society Members/ $1,000 + donors Working with the SVP Development, actively participates in the creation and implementation of strategies for the ongoing identification, qualification, cultivation, soliciting of prospects/donors (individuals, corporations and foundations)
Ability to determine an individuals interests, capacity and potential for supporting the station and  tying those interests to WJCT; Ability to communicate our vision and sense of core purpose to potential donors and the community

QUALIFICATIONS:(Education/Skills and Experience/Licenses):

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or a related field preferred;
Training/ Working Knowledge in Raiser’s Edge or a similar donor management database;

Skills and Experience:
Minimum of (3) years relevant fundraising experience.  Major gifts experience preferred
Working knowledge of  donor management system; prefer Raisers Edge;
Proven marketing strategy development and successful implementation skills;
Integrity, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit expected;
Strong communication (written and verbal ) and presentation skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Applications – Excel, Word, Access, Mail Merge
Ability to build effective and constructive relationships with the development team; donors, prospective donors etc.,
Exceptional problem solving and analysis skills;
Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving options.  Ability to work effectively in high-tension situations and maintain composure under pressure
Strong understanding of business practices;
Must be able to work flexible hours to include nights and weekends.
Other duties as assigned &/or required

License or Certification’s: N/A

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions and the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EQUIPMENT USED: Office equipment (computer, telephone, fax and copy machine, etc.)

Community Development Coordinator - UF Health Jacksonville

POSTED 6/15/2021

The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for soliciting, engaging, and stewarding national and local corporate partners; managing, stewarding and supporting Dance Marathon programs in addition to soliciting new programs; assisting with the planning, execution and development of CMN fundraisers and special events as well as recruiting, engaging, training and managing community volunteer boards to ensure successful fundraising and event execution.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, or Business

Preferred Education:
PR principles, Advertising, Marketing, Organizational Development, Public Speaking, Journalism, Business Administration

Necessary Skills:
1. Must be creative, have good judgment as well as be a self-starter.
2. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are required.
3. Must be independently innovative and competitive but also be able to function as a part of the team.
4. Proficient in Microsoft and database programs, especially Excel.
5. Strong presentation and public speaking skills needed.
6. Social media savvy
7. Must be able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines as well as proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.

Required Experience:
Less than one year completion of a Children's Miracle Network internship.
1-2 years marketing, public relations, business or a related field.

Preferred Experience:
Marketing, public relations, business or a related field with fundraising, special event and non-profit experience.

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Director of Major & Annual Gifts - Cathedral Arts Project

POSTED 6/4/2021

About CAP

The Cathedral Arts Project is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of quality, comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for school-aged children in Northeast Florida. The driving force behind all CAP programs is the belief that the arts matter – they provide essential skills, like creative thinking, perseverance, teamwork, and self-discipline, that benefit all people in all areas of their lives. Voted one of the best places to work in Jacksonville, CAP offers a culture of creativity and teamwork right in the heart of downtown Jacksonville.

The arts have the power to inspire, unite and create change. At CAP, we embrace collaboration and strive to grow and diversify our partnerships to provide equitable access to arts education that impacts children for the rest of their lives.

We respect and value all identities and differences. We encourage authentic self-expression and are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for all. We proactively pursue, engage and seek to understand diverse perspectives, because when everyone is empowered, creativity and innovation thrive. We are stronger together

Overview
The Director of Major & Annual Gifts is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a
portfolio of donors with the goal of retention and upgrade of gifts to CAP. The Director’s primary focus is on major gifts at $10,000+, managing a portfolio of assigned donors at $1,000+, creating annual giving appeals and working collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications, Finance and Program teams.

Essential Responsibilities

Major Gifts and Campaign
• Qualify, build and sustain a balanced portfolio of donors in each of the four categories – identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship – in order to meet annual and campaign goals.Director of Major & Annual 
• Create individual strategies using a moves management system for each portfolio donor.
• Work with the VP of Development to outline annual and incremental fundraising goals and align activity to meet or exceed these goals.
• Complete contact reports for all significant donor interactions.
• Participate in strategy meetings with CEO, VP of Development, board members and Campaign Cabinet leadership.
• Work with grant writer to research, identify and solicit potential corporate and foundation grants.

Annual Giving
• Manage donor society appeals, membership, stewardship and renewals.
• Lead efforts to renew and acquire donors via direct mail, collaborating with the Marketing & Communication team.
• Manage annual donor communication calendar and fiscal year-end appeals.

Events
• Work with board members to renew and solicit sponsors for two annual fundraising events.
• Attend all fundraising events and donor receptions.

Minimum Requirements
• At least three years of fundraising and development experience
• Pass official Level 2 background screening as outlined by Florida state law

Qualifications
• Ability to maintain positive ‘can do’ attitude
• Ability to be proactive and flexible, problem-solve and show initiative with all projects related to this position
• Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills
• Fundamental knowledge of fundraising processes
• Strategic thinker
• Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated commitment to and passion for CAP’s mission
• Goal-oriented
• Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity, especially as it relates to confidential donorinformation

Compensation & Benefits
• Position is a full-time salaried exempt role
• Medical (PPO or HMO) dental and vision insurance available after 30 days, with CAP covering 75% of the costs of individual medical insurance
• Opportunity to participate in organization’s 403(b) retirement savings plan
• Generous paid time off, including 21 days of PTO, 24 paid holidays and a flexible, family-friendly schedule
• Paid parking in a central downtown location
• Tenured benefit opportunities including professional development, personal wellness credits, student loan and tuition savings assistance, and paid parental leave

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and résumé in confidence to hr@capkids.org.

The above job description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the
job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed
in the job.

The Cathedral Arts Project is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Chief Development Officer - Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

POSTED 6/3/2021

Abstract:
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for building, planning, implementing, and analyzing fund development and advocacy activities that continue to expand Gateway’s philanthropic revenue. As a member of the executive leadership team, the CDO supports the CEO and COO in realizing the vision and strategic priorities set by the council’s board of directors, partners with the COO to cultivate and solicit major donors, directs the council’s grant initiatives and programs, and builds a culture of philanthropy within the organization.
The CDO is leads a team of fundraising and grant programming professionals across Gateway’s 35 counties of North Florida to advance the Girl Scout mission.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Works in partnership with the executive leadership team to shape the council’s business strategies and in successfully executing the council’s strategic plan.
• Partners with the CEO, COO, and Board in charting the organization’s course in fund development and grant initiatives, providing vital input in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning and positioning within the organization.
• Develop, implement, and monitor an integrated annual plan of work and budget for the Fund Development Department.
• Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of fund development programs.
• Identifies new potential revenue streams and resources for expansion of the organization’s fundraising efforts.
• Conducts and arranges solicitation visits, especially focused on major donor opportunities.
• Represents the council to both internal and external audiences for presentations, advocacy issues and collaborative efforts.
• In collaboration with marketing and communications, develops a communication strategy for donors, special events, and alum.
• Increases access to Girl Scouts through grants initiatives and staff-led troops in target markets.
• Oversees the research, evaluation and submission of grant opportunities based on the criteria of available resources and strategic alignment with council goals and potential for success.
• Provides service excellence to our donors, members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
• Ensures that fund development and grant initiatives are carried out by keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.
• Develops a positive climate for fundraising within the organization through presentations to staff, volunteers, Board and the community.
• Establishes strong and productive relationships with direct reports including regular communication, timely performance feedback, and the opportunity for training and development opportunities.
• Models high levels of motivation, performance dedication and commitment.
• Active participation in the development of environments that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and access through words, actions, and attitude.
• Interprets the Girl Scout Leadership Experience philosophy and the council’s policies, procedures and standards.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or marketing communications. Master’s in Business Administration preferred.
• Minimum of seven years’ experience developing and leading fund development departments.
• CFRE preferred.
• Experience with strategic planning, capital campaigns, special appeals, special events, and endowment funds.
• Proven skills in securing major gifts and planned gifts.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and direct complex work assignments and create and carry out multi-faceted plans.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to organize complex concepts and to communicate to diverse audiences including: Board members, community members and financial
participants to ensure the delivery of service excellence.
• Highly proficient technological skills, (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AV, webinar execution, conference call system.)
• Knowledge and acceptance of beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout movement; willing to register as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.
• Valid Florida driver’s license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, or the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography.
• Availability to work flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
• Ability to clear a Florida Department Law Enforcement Level 2 Background screening.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other Qualifications
• Actively supports and promotes the council’s and GSUSA’s affirmative action plans and their commitment to diversity throughout the organization.
• Promotes the concept that funding of a Girl Scout council is an integral part of the Girl Scout program and relates to others the case for support.
• Demonstrated understanding of businesses practices and a high-level business acumen.
• Acts with integrity and builds trust and relationships through ongoing effective communication.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality in a fast paced and challenging work environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective interactions with individuals of all levels and backgrounds.
• Effective conflict resolution skills.
• Excellent presentation, public speaking and writing skills.
• Experience in the development and administration of work plans, budgets, and program evaluation.
• Demonstrated experience successfully working with a variety of racial and ethnic groups strongly preferred.
• Skilled in Outlook, Word, Excel, and other database systems.
• Ability to decisively pivot from forecasted plans to address unexpected projects.

Physical Demands
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Sufficient eye-to-hand coordination to successfully operate a computer keyboard.
• Ability to sit upright for extended periods of time.
• Sufficient visual acuity to make appropriate judgments regarding Girl Scout materials.
• Ability to travel to and/or attend offsite meetings.
• Physical ability to frequently stop, kneel, bend, crouch, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull, lift, and move objects up to 30 pounds at shoulder height, and occasionally lift in excess of 30 pounds.
• Demonstrated normal depth perception.
• See and read printed materials, with or without visual aids; distinguish colors; read and understand rules and policies, labels and instructions.
• Verbal communication including the ability to speak and hear at normal room levels.
• Other demands, as determined by the employer.

Core Competencies:
• Business First Mindset
• Results Focused
• Customer-Centric
• Effective Communication
• Commitment to the Girl Scout Mission
• Ethics and Integrity
• Values Social Justice and Inclusion (DEI)

To apply, please visit:https://girl-scouts-of-gateway-council.careerplug.com/j/0tcu2b

Business Development Manager - Connect for More

POSTED 5/24/2021

Abstract:
This position must cultivate, manage and maintain relationships with clients, partners, key internal and external stakeholders, community supporters, and others required to bring the consulting product line of services to their full potential. This position must also build relationships in the Connect For More’s core growth areas and services lines. This position requires skills in not only sales and relationship management, but also strategic thinking and a background in pitching and building new programs/partnerships. Visit www.connectformore.com for more information.

Position Overview:

Connect for More, an established consulting firm specializing in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations, philanthropists and business leaders, is seeking to fill a new, exciting position designed to secure business partnerships in key target markets and business sectors.

This position must cultivate, manage and maintain relationships with clients, partners, key internal and external stakeholders, community supporters, and others required to bring the consulting product line of services to their full potential. This position must also build relationships in the Connect For More’s core growth areas and services lines. This position requires skills in not only sales and relationship management, but also strategic thinking and a background in pitching and building new programs/partnerships.

Candidates must be able to excel in client portfolio development, finding and tracking new leads, engaging past clients and emerging leads, assisting in enrolling the organization and its stakeholders into the concept, and maintain a sense of flexibility as programs/partners evolve.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience with sales, fundraising, cause-based marketing and account management, with a strong preference for experience with social responsibility. Passion for our mission, creativity and bold, critical thinking are a must. Active roles in philanthropy, board service, civic activism and community leadership is a plus.

Location: Virtual/Remote

How to Apply: email your resume and cover letter to liz@connectivitycommunityconsulting.com.  

Application deadline: Open until filled

Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Client development: Research and prospect potential clients. Collaborate with key staff to identify and seek new funding opportunities that grow corporate partnership pipeline.
• Conduct prospect outreach including warm lead development, past client engagement, failed prospective client development, and cold calling adhering to the business development best practices and moves management procedure.
• Develop and maintain prospect cultivation strategy, communicating with Client & Contracts Manager frequently.
• Evaluate ROI and potential of new clients and develop strategies to achieve success.
• Keep data and records updated in order to demonstrate progress towards goal, provide leadership with insight into activities, prepare periodic reports.
• Coordinate the on-boarding of new partners and clients with the Client & Contracts Manager.
• Provide accurate and timely activity and pipeline reports and quarterly revenue forecasts.

The ideal candidate must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Entrepreneurship or other relevant field.
- Experience working with nonprofit business sector.
- 5+ years of sales experience.
- Goal and achievement motivated.
- Proficiency with business writing, strong presentation skills, project management, business analytics and a command other presentation and program management software is essential, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrable skill in proposal writing, donor communications, and prospect research.
- Strategic, growth mindset aligning continual growth with professional development curiosity.
- Values alignment with helping others, helping society and maintaining family happiness
- Work with diverse business sizes from grassroot/start-ups to multi-million dollar budgets
- Demonstrated analytical skills to design, manage, and track client relationships.
- Ability to set and maintain priorities, balance demands of multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to exhibit attention to detail.

Preferred:
- Bilingual Spanish
- Marketing or sales background.
- Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Communications, Marketing, Business
- Diverse candidates
- Experience working with funders and/or philanthropists
- Nonprofit or For-profit board service 2+ years
- Past expertise in private banking or wealth management
- Florida home base (main office: Tampa)
- Extensive Florida and/or Southeastern US Professional Network

Compensation: Contractor, no benefits, 100% Commission, rates to be negotiated between 10-25% per client. Flexible hours, make your own schedule, work remotely. Cover reasonable expenses (travel, food, mileage). Quarterly performance reviews with President/CEO for commission to review compensation based on agreed-upon performance goals.


Director of Advancement - Guardian Catholic Schools

POSTED 5/10/2021

Abstract:
The Director of Advancement of Guardian Catholic School is responsible for fundraising activities and efforts to support Guardian Catholic School and serves as the principal spokesperson and face of the organization to donors. The Director of Advancement is expected to be active and visible in the Jacksonville community, an established and recognized leader in the nonprofit sector, experienced in leading fundraising activities, and able to secure major gifts from individuals, corporate partnerships, and foundations.

The Director of Advancement will be expected to create and implement a program from the cultivation and acquisition of a new donor to the stewardship of long-time donors. The Director of Advancement must maintain a strong line of communication with the Head of School and Principal of Guardian Catholic School consistently asking for direction and advice on all areas of fundraising initiatives to assure that all initiatives are in line with the needs of the school and above all, aligned to the Mission of Guardian Catholic School.

Diocese of St. Augustine
GUARDIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, Inc.

Position: Director of Advancement
FLSA: Exempt
Effective: Immediate

General Summary: The Guardian Advancement Program is a full-service fundraising program with a focus on annual giving and appeals, major gifts, and customized proposals and grant requests from individuals, corporations and foundations. We embrace Capital Campaigns for renovation, construction and technology. We will seek and welcome planned gifts and bequests from friends of the Guardian.

Basic Job Purpose/General Summary: The Director of Advancement of Guardian Catholic School is responsible for fundraising activities and efforts to support Guardian Catholic School and serves as the principal spokesperson and face of the organization to donors. The Director of Advancement is expected to be active and visible in the Jacksonville community, an established and recognized leader in the nonprofit sector, experienced in leading fundraising activities, and able to secure major gifts from individuals, corporate partnerships, and foundations.

The Director of Advancement will be expected to create and implement a program from the cultivation and acquisition of a new donor to the stewardship of long-time donors. The Director of Advancement must maintain a strong line of communication with the Head of School and Principal of Guardian Catholic School consistently asking for direction and advice on all areas of fundraising initiatives to assure that all initiatives are in line with the needs of the school and above all, aligned to the Mission of Guardian Catholic School.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop and maintain a portfolio of existing major donors.
2. Identify and cultivate new major gift prospects. This effort will require working with the Board to help identify new opportunities and develop new relationships with these potential new donors.
3. Lead fundraising efforts for the entire body of current and past donors, regardless of the size of the donation.
4. Identify foundations and grants that are appropriate for Guardian Catholic School and assist other staff members with writing the proposals, utilizing the Board to open doors and introduce Guardian to the funding sources.
5. Manage an active school tour program for donors and prospects always with the approval of the Head of School and Principal of Guardian Catholic School.
6. Create, manage and oversee the development of revenue and operational expense budgets with the Program Manager of Finance and Development.
7. Advise the Board at each meeting, and more frequently if asked, on the status of fundraising appeals and activities.
8. Manage all public relations efforts with donors, in coordination with the Diocesan Communications Office, for the Guardian to create greater awareness of the Guardian’s Mission, and the School. Efforts to include newsletter development, creation of other forms of media and related informational pieces, article preparation and distribution of materials resulting in the goal of increased funding.
9. Develop recognition programs for donors that will both thank the donor and encourage future donations.
10. Manage and oversee all events that recognize donors, showcase the school and students, or encourage donations such as the annual golf tournament.
11. Cultivate relationships with other nonprofit organizations, foundations, intermediaries and agencies for the advancement of Guardian Catholic School.
12. Supervise the Guardian office team.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the nonprofit development sector are required. Experience must include demonstrated accomplishments with fundraising and stewardship. Prior supervisory experience is also a must. A practicing Catholic is preferred. The successful candidate will possess the ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail, possess superior organizational skills, and effective communication skills; both oral and written. A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Prior experience with donor software, such as Raiser’s Edge, is a plus. The leader in this role must consistently demonstrate a positive, friendly and respectful attitude with colleagues, the public, our students, our student’s parents, our School staff, and the general public ensuring to project a welcoming and faith-based atmosphere to all who visit the Guardian Office, School, or elsewhere.

Working Conditions:
The Guardian Catholic School Advancement Office is co-located at the Guardian Catholic School. Located on Brentwood Avenue, Guardian Catholic School is a PK3-8th grade ministry situated in Health Zone 1 (HZ1), an area of north Jacksonville with the largest statistical concentration of residents living in poverty. Families living in HZ1 face significant disadvantages to their health, education and economic vitality.

Our state-of-the-art learning environment provides the opportunity to fulfill Our Mission which states – To participate in God’s work by providing advocacy, resources and governance to Guardian Catholic School. These resources enable the school to provide educational and spiritual opportunities to children and families regardless of financial situation or religious preference.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and joyfully filled with the sounds of children’s voices. This position may require some evening and weekend hours.

To Apply: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/