Director of Advancement

3 days left

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 16, 2021
May 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.  Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), and have the opportunity to fly in a unique flight program.  R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.

Position Overview: Randolph-Macon Academy is seeking a dynamic Director for Advancement who will be responsible for fundraising in support of the Academy’s mission and advancement of the Academy’s relationships with constituents.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implements a comprehensive development plan including strategic initiatives, budget and staffing
  • Strategic planning and execution of advancement activities – capital campaigns, endowments and scholarships, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and grant writing
  • Manages and oversees donor relations including managing goals for visits and outcomes
  • Implements best practices in areas of gift processing, data management, and donor relations
  • Designs, coordinates, executes and oversees several major events at the Academy (Homecoming, Alumni Relation events, etc)
  • Manages prospect research and cultivation initiatives
  • Manages the planned giving program and the outcomes of that program
  • Oversees management of gift processing and donor acknowledgements
  • Serves as Academy representative to the Board of Trustees Governance and Finance Committees

 Position Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of fundraising success
  • Proven ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward donors
  • Strategic thinker
  • Working knowledge of development best practices, trends and tools
  • Excellent communicator with ability to produce ideas, communicate them, make recommendations and positively influence the outcome
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Strong leadership, management and supervisory skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement
  • Proven ability to establish solid positive working relationships with all constituents
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with varying degrees of priority
  • Experience with producing budgets and tracking fundraising gifts
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary and confidential information with the highest ethical standards and meticulous attention to detail
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising
  • Prefer private school experience; Military background is a plus; Certified Fundraising Executive preferred
  • Must be willing to travel extensively

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