St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks a Director of Development Operations and Research. The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. St. Andrew’s steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in the school’s Episcopal identity and its mission.
Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 655 students in preschool-grade 12. The school is a 19-acre campus (PS-12) in Potomac, Maryland. Since 2008 St. Andrew’s has renovated or newly built each of its buildings and outdoor spaces, including a 43,000 square-foot Student Center in 2016 and a new 31,000 square-foot Lower School building in 2019.
St. Andrew’s has earned international recognition as a destination school for research-informed teaching, learning, and leadership development. Its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org) has trained 100% of the St. Andrew’s faculty in the foundations of Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. As leaders in the research-to-practice movement, St. Andrew’s teachers and students conduct original educational research with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Research Schools International, led by individual faculty members at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. CTTL publications and training have influenced more than 10,000 teachers and school leaders internationally. As a faculty member at St. Andrew’s, you can have the opportunity to work directly with the CTTL as a Teacher Research Fellow or contributing author to the CTTL’s internationally recognized publication Think Differently and Deeply.
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff who will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential.
Key Responsibilities of this Role:
Support all areas of Advancement through collaborative strategic planning and provide the data and technology tools needed for peers to succeed.
Serve as the primary database manager and data architect for the School’s 12,000+ records in Raiser’s Edge NXT, ensuring accuracy through regular audits, reconciliations, and imports from internal and external sources.
Collaborate with peers within the Advancement Office to execute efficient and effective print and digital fundraising appeals; providing all data required and operational support for annual solicitations, event invitations, and campaign-specific appeals.
Supervise the Development Manager and work in close collaboration with him/her on all operational projects. Support the Development Manger, as needed, in the areas for which he/she is directly responsible, including:
Gift processing and receipting
Business office reconciliation and collaboration
Department-wide budget oversight
Managing vendor relationships
General advancement team support
Collaborate with the Development Manager, the Business Office, and the Director of Institutional Advancement to ensure accurate financial reporting throughout the year.
Serve as Project Manager for digital fundraising campaigns (including Giving Day and Gala ticket sales and auction), and an operational partner for periodic faculty or student-led fundraising initiatives; and ensure their success by setting attainable and aspirational goals, providing strategic direction to the team, and leading the gift processing and reporting efforts.
Manage and oversee all reporting activity within the Advancement Office, including fundraising progress reports, periodic financial updates, and slide decks.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Technology to audit data and information and ensure accuracy between other school platforms.
Lead all prospect research efforts for the Advancement team; including managing the constituent wealth screening process, and creating in-depth research profiles for specific individuals or organizations to support campaign and major giving efforts.
Implement data-driven strategies to track Major Giving prospects, including a Moves Management System for fundraisers and an engagement rating system for alumni.
Lead cross-functional meetings with peers from other business units within the School to facilitate communication and data-related projects between departments.
Engage in continuing education about financial reporting and data management, especially within the Blackbaud suite of products, and train the Advancement team on new features, functions, and modules.
Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT
3+ years of experience in data management, operations, or similar field
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.
We encourage interested candidates to find out more about the school by visiting www.saes.org. To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
The mission of St. Andrew's Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade Twelve. Additional information regarding the school can be found at, www.saes.org.