Director of Leadership Gifts (Hybrid Remote)

Friends Select School
Pennsylvania, United States
$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events
Education, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

Friends Select School is seeking a new Director of Leadership Gifts, a vital member of Friends Select's advancement team. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, who will be responsible for increasing operating support for the school through leadership gifts. This is a hybrid remote position.


  • Identify and cultivate relationships with alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and partner organizations who have the potential to make leadership gifts to the Friends Select Fund and leverage connections to benefit the school
  • Manage giving to the school through the Pennsylvania State Tax program
  • Support major gift fundraising and alumni relations activities
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship working in conjunction with the development team
  • Serve as an active team member of the development department, supporting various day to day responsibilities, including giving alumni tours and identifying ways to further engage the community
  • Actively participant in alumni, family, and donor programs and events
  • Travel will be necessary


  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience in building relationships and willingness to ask for gifts to the school
  • Experience working towards aggressive goals with adherence to metrics and strategy plans
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfort and strong skills with technology including Google Workspace, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Blackbaud databases
  • A commitment to social justice and anti-racism
  • Bachelor's degree required

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Christine Jefferson, Chief Development Officer via the school's website. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2022.

Friends Select School is a 598-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in Center City Philadelphia. As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment, and the selection of its governing board without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status.

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