Reports To: Associate Director of Advancement
Status: Full Time
Reporting to the Associate Director of Advancement, the Stewardship and Events Manager is part of an energetic, collegial department that includes alumni relations, communications, and fundraising. S/he will assist in the implementation and management of stewardship program designed to foster long-term, meaningful relationships between Athenian and its donors, and will be responsible for planning and implementing Advancement events. As part of the school’s holistic approach to advancement, this person will be fully integrated into the life of the school and will be knowledgeable about Athenian’s programs, mission, and daily culture.
- Ensure the department-wide implementation of relationship management practices, develop individual cultivation and stewardship strategies for leadership donors.
- Communicate strategies and next steps to Head, Assistant Head, Associate Director and Advancement volunteers to ensure appropriate cultivation and stewardship engagement.
- Manage prospect management in Raiser’s Edge with Campaign Assistant, including development and management of prospect strategy memos for major and leadership donors.
- Work with Associate Director and Campaign Assistant to create a plan for the School’s upcoming 50th Anniversary. Drive the implementation of the plan.
- Create and implement Campaign donor recognition strategies and protocol.
- Implement and manage the annual stewardship strategies, reports, letters and e-communication for endowment donors and donors to special funds. Arrange student luncheons as needed.
- Responsible for planning, organizing, managing and implementing all events related to the school’s fundraising and community building goals.
- Create and evaluate the annual calendar of events. Ensure that events meet goals for attendance, content, revenue/expense, and active cultivation. Identify school-wide events that can serve as stewardship opportunities. Recommend additional cultivation and stewardship events, both for individuals and groups.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years or more of professional experience required, preferably in the field of fundraising, events, and/or stewardship in an educational or nonprofit setting.
- Demonstrated understanding of donor cultivation and development.
- Expertise in Microsoft Office and experience with data management systems. Experience using The Raiser's Edge or comparable fundraising management software preferable.
- Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility, initiative, high energy level, and sense of humor required.
- Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate well with high level donors and volunteers, students, parents, faculty, staff, and others while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
- Commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship.
- Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits package is excellent and includes professional development opportunities.
If interested, please e-mail cover letter and resume (as attachments) to Allie Rowe, Associate Director of Advancement at email@example.com.
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 470 students, including 42 boarding students, 35 of whom are international students. We ask that all applicants visit our website (www.athenian.org) and take time to read about Athenian's history and philosophy.
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian's philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian's mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.
THE ATHENIAN SCHOOL’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
Equity, inclusion and diversity are much more than social principles at Athenian; they are educational imperatives. Upholding these imperatives is at the core of Athenian’s philosophy and the School counts on its families to support this ideal. Athenian respects students, faculty, staff and board members of varied race, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic class, faith, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Required course work and co-curricular programs advance equity, inclusion, diversity, and social justice. Speakers, affinity groups, cultural celebrations, neighborhood gatherings, and all-school activities foster compassion, spark dialogue, and further a more just world. Athenian is committed to upholding and protecting the dignity and worth of all people, recognizing everyone’s shared humanity.
The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.