Maclay School seeks a collaborative, detail-oriented fundraising professional to manage the school’s annual giving programs, donor communication, and Advancement Office database. The Advancement Officer will be responsible for supporting the School’s strategic plan, and overall goals of the Advancement Office and will help to foster and further develop an inclusive and healthy philanthropic environment for the School community.
The preferred individual will be a talented storyteller and believer in the mission and work of Maclay School. This individual will be responsible for the onboarding of most donors into a philanthropic relationship with the school. This is the school’s primary connector. Philanthropy, at Maclay School, is defined as deepening connections between a potential or current donor and the school via volunteerism, monetary/in-kind support, or expertise.
The ability to listen deeply, collect stories, make connections, expand impact, and move the school forward is the primary focus of this position. Maclay School is in a time of expansion of programs and is enjoying a resurgence of energy and focus. Likewise, we are seeking a new voice for the Maclay Fund and are excited to find a unique and exciting voice to strengthen this transformational tool to move the school forward.
Maclay Fund Management:
This position is responsible for the management of the school’s annual fund (The Maclay Fund) and is charged with cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Maclay Fund donors.
Creates and implements strategies and a marketing plan for the Maclay Fund to increase overall participation, dollars raised, and awareness of the impact of contributions.
Engages with each donor in an authentic, personalized way.
Ensures that each donor to the Maclay fund is recognized and thanked in a personal manner.
Inputs, tracks, and analyzes fundraising data in Raiser’s Edge.
Assists with organization of campus fundraising activities and events within student clubs, athletic teams, and other student organizations.
Information Management & Correspondence:
Oversees the daily operations of the Advancement office database (Raiser’s Edge), ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data, inputs data, and the overall management of the database.
Manages and documents correspondence to donors.
Keeps accurate records of these communications, including thank you correspondence, documentation of gifts, and pledge reminders.
Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of all gifts received in the database in coordination with the School’s Business Office.
Supports other initiatives and priorities as needed.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Bachelor's degree required.
The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience, preferably working in a non-profit advancement department.
Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel.
Excellent organizational and time management skills; Ability to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Strong communication and writing skills: the ability to interact with a variety of people and clearly convey information in writing and in person; proven project management skills.
The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take the initiative independently.
Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor information.
Some travel may be required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application at www.maclay.org/employment to Cristy Stout, Executive Assistant to Head of School at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
**It is the policy of Maclay School not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.**
About Maclay School
Maclay School is a private, independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on 100 beautiful acres in northeast Leon County, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building. It is dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop the inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom. A group of parents founded the school in 1968 naming it in memory of Alfred B. Maclay, Jr., a World War II veteran whose mother was a major benefactor. The 2016-17 school year will be the 49th year for Maclay, now under the leadership of James Milford who is in his third year as Head of School.