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Assistant Director of The St. Christopher's Fund

St. Christopher's School
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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Position Title: Assistant Director of The St. Christopher’s Fund 

Position Classification: Full-time, 12-month, staff, salaried exempt 

School-Year Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, with evening and weekend service as needed for School events. Summer Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon, Friday. 

Reports to: Director of The St. Christopher’s Fund

Position Summary:

St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, seeks an Assistant Director of The St. Christopher’s Fund, starting July 1, 2023. Reporting to the Director of The St. Christopher’s Fund, the Assistant Director will help build on St. Christopher’s already successful fundraising program to inspire even greater support and participation in annual giving. The St. Christopher’s Fund raises over $2M annually with strong parent and faculty/staff participation, and particularly impressive alumni participation of ~45%, making St. Christopher’s a leader in alumni participation nationally.

The Assistant Director of The St. Christopher’s Fund will work collaboratively with development colleagues, administrators, faculty/staff, and alumni and parent volunteers to develop effective annual giving growth strategies. Candidates must possess the highest ethical standards, excellent organizational and communications skills, a collaborative work style, and a commitment to the mission and values of St. Christopher’s School. 

Serving approximately 1,000 boys in Grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, St. Christopher’s School is committed to cultivating a school community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming and prides itself on bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity. Our boys benefit from an education and curriculum that is focused on excellence in all forms, including academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with development colleagues, administrators, faculty/staff, and alumni and parent volunteers to support philanthropy, with an emphasis on annual giving.
  • Grow unrestricted annual giving to The St. Christopher’s Fund through the creation, implementation, and evaluation of annual giving campaigns and individual donor strategies. Campaigns and strategies may include, but are not limited to, personal solicitations, telethons, direct mailings, email, and social media.
  • Manage The St. Christopher’s Fund Day of Giving which annually generates over $400,000 from more than 1,000 gifts to The St. Christopher’s Fund Day of Giving is a collaborative effort between the development team, communications team, and alumni and parent volunteers.
  • Foster the network of alumni and parent volunteers that serve as advocates for annual giving. This includes the identification, recruitment, and training of volunteers, clearly communicating expectations, goals, and metrics, managing telethons and volunteer activities, and ongoing cultivation and stewardship.
  • Assist in the creation of external content and collateral for the Development Office, including, but not limited to, appeals, newsletters, social media, website, and invitations.
  • Support and attend major special events of the School, particularly those sponsored by the Development Office. Regular attendance at athletic events, concerts, and performances will enable this individual to cultivate effective relationships and be known to a wide array of constituents.
  • Aid development colleagues in the cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Director of The St. Christopher’s Fund.

Personal and Professional Characteristics: 

  • A high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • A commitment to treating all members of the community with respect and consideration.
  • Optimism, patience, maturity, and a sense of humor. 
  • An open and collaborative professional style, characteristic of a team player, with the judgment to know when decisive action is required. 
  • A clear willingness to take on problems that present themselves, even if they seem outside the job description. 
  • A shared understanding of both the mission of the School and the work necessary to steward the School’s goodwill. 

Qualifications and Key Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Background in creating and executing an annual giving program. 
  • Experience with constituent and volunteer relations, including direct volunteer management.
  • Ability to create basic reports to support departmental/division processes, proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe. 
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge, RE NXT, and Givecampus. 
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally (when necessary) and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to think strategically and ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment. 
  • High level of initiative, creativity, flexibility, and motivation.
  • Candidates should understand the priorities of St. Christopher’s School and must be able to articulate the case for philanthropic support. 
  • A clear commitment to diversity, community, and inclusion in school communities, as expressed in the St. Christopher's Diversity and Inclusion Statement 

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend and stoop. Occasionally required to work in poor weather conditions such as temperature and precipitation during school events. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Effective October 22, 2021, School policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The School offers an interactive process to assess whether a reasonable accommodation can be made to individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be submitted via e-mail to Laura Dick, Human Resources Manager, at

How to Apply: 

We only accept applicant resumes through our online portal, which you can access here. Once you select the "Apply Now" button, it will take you through the prompts to complete your application and upload your resume, cover letter and other required documents.

Application deadline is open until filled. (This position will start July 1, 2023)

School Website: 

School Information:  

Established in 1911, St. Christopher’s School is a JK-12 all-boys day school in Richmond, VA.  The School's single-campus location consists of 43 contiguous acres and 23 buildings with over 300,000 square feet.  With over a century of rich history in the education of boys, St. Christopher's has a reputation as a national and international leader in the education of boys.  Our work with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and our very own Center for the Study of Boys, supports our new strategic plan, Momentum 2025, setting a bold path forward for the entire St. Christopher’s community.  

St. Christopher’s School is committed to fostering, in broad and meaningful ways, an inclusive school community in which all members feel respected, welcomed, and valued. As such, St. Christopher's School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Christopher's School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

Mission Statement: 

St. Christopher’s School knows, loves, and celebrates boys, promotes their pursuit of excellence, and prepares them for lives of honor and integrity, service, and leadership.

Benefits Package:

Among peer independent schools nationally, St. Christopher’s offers one of the most generous, comprehensive and competitive employee benefits packages available.


Summary of Employee Benefits for Full-Time Employees 

Full-time employees work a minimum of 1,000 hours per year.


The School contributes 7.5% of the employee’s contract salary each year to a 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan for employees at least 21 years of age who have completed one year of full-time employment with St. Christopher's School or similar experience at another institution. In addition, the School will provide a matching contribution equal to 1.5% of contract salary if the employee makes an elective deferral equal to or greater than 1.5% of contract salary to their 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, for a potential School contribution of 9.0%.  


The School will pay 100% of the Consumer Directed Health Plan (also known as the High Deductible Health Plan), including vision coverage, for the employee. Employees may choose to add dependents or upgrade to a more traditional PPO Plan by applying the School’s contribution to the monthly premium cost.  


Employees may choose from the plans currently offered and are responsible for 100% of the premium.  


Long term disability and professional liability insurance are provided at no cost to the employee.


Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance are provided at no cost to the employee equal to 1x's the employee's contract salary.  Additional supplemental coverage for the employee and their dependents is available to employees at their own expense.


Employees have the opportunity to participate in pre-tax savings accounts through either a dependent care flexible spending account, a medical flexible spending account or a health savings account, subject to respective IRS contribution limits.



Employees who work a minimum of 1,500 hours per contract year (July 1 to June 30) and have completed three years of prior full-time employment, either with St. Christopher’s School or another institution in a similar role, will be eligible to receive JK-12 tuition grants for eligible children enrolled in St. Christopher’s School or St. Catherine’s Schools.  The three years of prior full-time employment must immediately precede the awarding of this tuition grant.  For purposes of this benefit, full-time employment is defined as: a minimum of 1,500 hours per year for faculty employees and a minimum of 1,800 hours per year for all other employees.  Employees with a full-time start date before July 1, 2020, who have met the eligibility criteria as stated above and have worked a minimum of 1,500 hours per year for the school prior to this date, will receive a tuition grant of 90%.  Employees with a full-time start date on or after July 1, 2020, will receive a tuition grant of 75% upon completion of the eligibility criteria as stated above.  Grants do not include non-tuition expenses such as fees, books, supplies, etc.

The School will provide tuition grants for up to four eligible children and will support one year in JK.  Eligible children are defined as the biological, adoptive or legal ward of the eligible employee.

Extended Day

Employees receive full tuition remission for Extended Day services for the period of time up until the end of their regular workday.

Summer Programs 

Employees are eligible to receive discounts on Summer Programs offered by St. Christopher's School.  Discounts are also available for summer Extended Day offerings.


Employees receive lunch at no expense while School is in session.  In order to perform normal mealtime duties, all full-time employees, as well as their immediate families, may receive breakfast five days a week and dinner two days a week at no expense when breakfast or dinner is served.

Additionally, lunch fees are waived for full-time employees’ sons enrolled at St. Christopher’s School. 


Wellness Leave 

Full-time employees receive ten (10) paid wellness leave days per fiscal year and may accumulate and carry forward any unused wellness leave days to a maximum of sixty (60) days.  Included in the 10 wellness days are two (2) personal days that may be converted and used.  Part-time employees will receive and may accumulate and carry forward a pro-rated amount of wellness leave days based upon the amount of time worked.  Employees should provide as much notice as possible when requesting wellness leave and must have a supervisor’s approval.


Vacation days are available to 12-month employees based on their job classification and continuous length of service. Please contact the Business Office for additional information. 

Bereavement/Funeral Leave

Employees may take up to five (5) days of paid bereavement leave for an immediate family member. Employees may also take one day off per year with pay to attend the funeral of a relative outside the immediate family.  

Additional Leave

Additional Leave of no more than five business days beyond those listed above may be granted subject to the discretion of the employee's Division Head or the Headmaster.


The School is committed to supporting the professional growth of employees and will cover costs associated with job-related courses, workshops, conferences, professional associations and graduate degrees.  Coverage of costs is budget dependent year to year and subject to the approval of both the employee’s Division Head and the Headmaster.


Little Saints, an on-site daycare facility, is available to employees on a voluntary basis and at the employee’s expense.


Kemper Athletic and Fitness Center is open to employees subject to Athletic Department Rules and Guidelines. 


St. Christopher’s may provide an employee with on-campus or School-owned housing as a condition of employment to better accommodate student access to faculty and administrators outside of the normal School day. 


St. Christopher’s School will provide reimbursement to new full-time employees who are relocating to the Richmond area as a result of their new position with the School.  Consistent with IRS guidelines, the School’s reimbursement support applies only to required moves for new employees whose primary residence is located in excess of 50 miles from the St. Christopher’s School campus.  The maximum gross amount paid to an employee or on behalf of the employee to a moving company shall not exceed $7,500.00.  

St. Christopher’s School is committed to fostering, in broad and meaningful ways, an inclusive school community in which all members feel respected, welcomed, and valued.  As such, St. Christopher's School is an equal opportunity employer.  The School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an  individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

Revised March 2023

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