ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide
girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS
has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women since then.
Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve about 550 girls in grades
6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full
complement of humanities, arts and STEM courses, and co-curricular
programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and
General Description: The Director of
Advancement Services reports to the Chief Development Officer and
directs the activities needed to support the moves management
process for all donors. This position provides the analysis needed
to: identify prospective donors, segment them based on their giving
potential and inclination, support fundraisers in nurturing
prospects, and track progress of donors through the pipeline. S/He
conducts prospect research, maintains the endowment stewardship
program, and supports stewardship activities, annual and special
campaigns, and other major gifts fundraising efforts. S/He also has
oversight of The Raiser’s Edge database ensuring data integrity,
processing of pledges, gifts and acknowledgements, and generation
of data queries, and dashboards/reports for the Development team,
Business Office, Board of Trustees, and Head of School.
Essential Duties and
Lead prospect research, moves
management, and support of frontline fundraisers.
Drive strategic reporting and
analysis, reporting, and queries.
Oversee donor stewardship including
for endowed funds and student awards.
Manage Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
fundraising database integrity, updates, and best practices.
Propose and test new opportunities to
maximize Raiser’s Edge support for new fundraising channels,
including online donations.
Train and provide ongoing support to
staff on Raiser’s Edge usage and SOPs.
Oversee gift and data policies and
Partner with the business office to
ensure compliance, accuracy, and reconciliation
Coordinate annual audit of gift
records, including reporting of outstanding pledges, and gift
Coordinate with the Chief Development
Officer in the direction of administrative staff involved in the
gift entry and acknowledgement process.
General Skill & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Two to three years’ experience
managing fundraising campaigns and large scale fundraising events
Proven experience managing and
leveraging Raiser's Edge to support fundraising goals.
Knowledge of non-profit and
donor-centric fundraising, preferably in a complex environment
within an independent school or higher education organization.
Strong financial acumen, and
experience in gift accounting and reporting, IRS regulations,
FASB/GASB, and CASE Management and Reporting Standards.
Self-starter, ability to identify
problems and propose solutions.
Ability to work effectively with a
variety of constituents, volunteers, and co-workers in all
departments of the School in a deadline-driven environment.
Extensive attention to detail.
High levels of flexibility, patience,
and humor are necessary to address the practicalities of
maintaining a large donor database and facilitating the extraction
of data for broad organizational use.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft
Office Products and Google Suite.
Knowledge and experience within a Mac
environment also preferred.
Alignment with the GPS Mission
Commitment to professional
development and self-improvement.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Generally works in standard office
conditions and climate.
Ability to work at a desk and
computer for extended periods of time.
It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment
opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other
characteristic protected under federal, state, or local
anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the
School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the
implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s
equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment,
hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion,
training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and
privileges of employment.
All employees are responsible for complying with the School's
equal employment opportunity policy.