Director of Development
- Central Park School for Children
- North Carolina, United States
- $90,000.00 - $110,000.00
- Closing date
- Dec 1, 2021
- Position Type
- Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
- Community Foundations, Education
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Director of Development
School Address: Elementary School: 724 Foster Street Durham NC 27701
Middle School: 121 Hunt Street Durham NC 27701
School Website: www.cpscnc.org
Pay Range: Competitive based on years of experience $90,000-$110,000
Job Type: Full time, 12 months
Start Date: As soon as the ideal candidate is selected
Contact Name and Email: Devsearch@cpsc.org
Mission: All Children Thrive in a community rooted in justice and equity
Who we are and where we’re going
The Foundation of Central Park School for Children (CPSC), in partnership with the CPSC Board of Trustees, seeks to build philanthropic support from community members, parents, alumni parents, friends, foundations, and other organizations to advance the outrageous ambitions, visionary child-centered goals, and insurgent mission of Central Park School for Children. Our Director of Development will have a deep passion for that mission and the skills and experience to build the relationships and resources necessary to achieve them.
Central Park School for Children is a North Carolina Public School that takes a child-centered, project-based approach to learning and exists to activate each child’s curiosity, imagination, kindness, generosity, and empathy to explore the world. Our learning explorations honor the whole child while simultaneously deepening their respect and understanding of our community’s and world’s diversity. Once inside, you feel how each child’s spirit and passion is connected to create a vibrant, nurturing community whose primary responsibility is to inspire generations of problem-solvers with the critical thinking, bravery, and joy to create a more just and fair world.
CPSC is purchasing a historic, 90-year-old former elementary school building across Old North Durham Park to unify our Elementary and Middle School campuses on one downtown block. This will allow us to realize the vision in our 2002 state charter for a Teacher Learning Center that shares our child-centered goals in curriculum, pedagogy, and learning methods via training for educators throughout North Carolina and beyond.
We are seeking a Director of Development who will champion our vision, lead our Foundation, and partner with our entire CPSC community in the continued creation and growth of Central Park School for Children, where All Children Thrive.
The Development Director’s general responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have a passion to join our community and the experience and skills to envision and execute a plan to accomplish our goals. Responsibilities will include:
Creating a CPSC Development Office as
part of the CPSC Foundation
Cultivating and managing a portfolio
of top alumni, parent, business and foundation donors and prospects
capable of giving at the major and principal gift levels.
Supporting the Executive Director,
Foundation Chair and volunteer leaders in managing their portfolios
of top donors.
Leading the creation of a strategy
and plans that will ensure a successful capital campaign as well as
ongoing Annual Fund, major gifts, and planned giving
Ensuring effective management of an
accurate and effective prospect and donor database
Working with the communications team
and the Executive Director to keep the greater school community
updated through the annual report, website, social media, email,
newsletters, direct mail, and other communication mediums regarding
the school’s programs, activities, and resource needs.
Serving as a passionate and informed
advocate for the school, able to communicate its message clearly
one-on-one and to large groups, in the spoken and written
Planning and scheduling Foundation
Board meetings in conjunction with the Foundation Chairperson.
Working with Foundation Board members
to cultivate new board members and engage them in CPSC.
Overseeing expenditures of Foundation
funds and monitoring conformity with donor and grant
Capital Campaign-Specific Responsibilities
Provide leadership for the overall
campaign including planning, management, execution and
Facilitate the process to determine
campaign goals and set plans, in collaboration with campaign
Work with the Executive Director, the
Foundation Chairman, boards and campaign counsel to identify and
train campaign leadership volunteers.
Serve as liaison to campaign
leadership and other campaign volunteers; prepare updates and
reports for campaign boards and existing school
Collaborate with school leadership
and campaign counsel in the creation of the campaign's formal
identity and theme, working closely with communications staff to
ensure that the campaign is communicated effectively both
internally and externally, including the campaign website and print
Supervise the staff responsible for
gift processing and finance to ensure proper recording, allocation,
documentation, acknowledgement, stewardship, and analysis of
campaign gifts and pledges.
Education and Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required (graduate
degree preferred) with seven or more years of progressive
leadership experience in a fundraising program
Personal experience with the school
or a similar institution a plus
Demonstrated passion for the
belief that our children’s education is the cornerstone of
democracy and a healthy society, and that building a healthy,
equitable, and thriving Durham is vital to our vision.
A tenacious fundraiser with a track
record of high-level, high-return fundraising results
Proven history of managing capital or
comprehensive campaigns of at least $10 million
Experience leading organizational and
operational change in inclusive community institutions
Experience with Neon fundraising and
financial software or similar databases.
Seasoned, team- and goal-oriented
leader experienced in creating and supervising effective teams
where staff enjoy working, contributing and reaching organizational
goals; knows how to create and nurture healthy work environments
that inspire creativity and commitment; can analyze staffing needs
and performance and make changes when required
Excellent written and oral
communication and networking skills with the ability to engage,
inspire and educate in personal meetings, group settings and in the
Exceptional planning and execution
skills with a results-oriented record of achievement; the ability
to set goals, meet deadlines and evaluate results
CPSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
CPSC is an equal opportunity employer, and the school is
committed to providing a workplace that reflects the racial,
gender, and cultural diversity of our county and the children we
serve. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.
Therefore, our programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination. And, CPCS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, age (40 years or older), sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, disability status, ethnic group identification, genetic information, protected veteran status, military obligations, pregnancy, marital or parental status, political affiliation, work-related injury, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
How to apply
Email a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and
reference letter to Devsearch@cpsfc.org.
After review and selection, qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and potential follow-up invitation to tour and interview on campus.
Deadline: We will accept applications until we find just the right candidate
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