Annunciation Orthodox School seeks an experienced, highly motivated, strategic, and detail-oriented Advancement Coordinator to support the fundraising and engagement goals of the School. This position’s primary responsibilities are to lead the AOS Annual Fund and to support all campaign cultivation and fundraising activities. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, responsive, organized, energetic, and collaborative.
Reports to:Director of Advancement
Status: Full-time, Salaried
Start Date: Flexible
Work Schedule:Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week, in addition to evenings and weekends as required for meetings or events.
Annual Fund Campaign
Design and implement a comprehensive Annual Fund campaign with targeted solicitations and activities to strengthen the school’s fundraising program.
Assist with identification and recruitment of Annual Fund chairs and committee members.
Work with the Annual Fund Committee to solicit and engage current parents for maximum participation in the Annual Fund.
In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, develop and produce donor materials that support the Annual Fund campaign.
Evaluate results, refine plans, and implement new strategies based on ongoing analysis.
Work with the Alumni Manager to coordinate alumni giving strategies.
Collaborate with the Director of Advancement and Database Manager to produce campaign reports and statistics. Produce campaign metrics for Board of Trustees reports required in board meetings and relevant committee meetings.
Coordinate timely and accurate gift processing and acknowledgements with the Database Manager.
Assist with all aspects of the Biennial Gala including:
Help coordinate all tracking and acknowledgement of donations and preparing reports.
Assist with post-sales for Gala events (sign-ups, faculty offerings) and collections of outstanding gala accounts.
Assist with all Gala related events (Night-Out Event, Head of School Cookout, Faculty Offerings, etc.)
Attend school events to build and deepen relationships with prospective and current donors.
Support all other Advancement-related functions and events as needed.
In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, maintain accurate donor records for inclusion in the Annual Report and assist with the strategic direction of the report.
Work with the Database Manager to ensure all gifts are promptly acknowledged and departmental goals for stewardship are met.
Assist with prospect research.
Contribute content to school publications and social media as appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university
Three to five years of experience in fundraising
Ability to independently prioritize multiple projects and tasks
Strong project management skills and ability to execute independently
Interest in building relationships with volunteers and willingness to engage them on the phone and in person
Ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment
Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading, and speaking
Experience in education, non-profit, or similar environments
Proficient with MS Office, mail merges, Google products
Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and maintain a positive attitude during times of stress
Willingness to take ownership of tasks, projects, commitments
Annunciation Orthodox School, having grown from a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, celebrates the diverse and individual qualities of all children and their families. AOS provides a superior education in a secure and stimulating Christian environment which encourages the individual child to achieve academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical excellence, and to become a responsible member of our society.
The school has over 700 students beginning with our Delphi Class (age three years) and ending with eighth grade. The AOS curriculum is stimulating, innovative, student-centered and based on the principles of motivation, hard work, and creativity within a nurturing Christian environment. With its close proximity to the Houston museum and performing arts districts, medical center, major universities, libraries, downtown, and zoo, the acquisition of knowledge occurs outside as well as inside the classroom. The highly qualified faculty is dedicated to challenging the minds of the students and inspiring creative thought. The school's academic program and teaching methods lay the groundwork for high school and beyond. These attributes make AOS a leading in...dependent school in the city of Houston.
Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.