St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is seeking a creative, organized, team-oriented Capital Campaign Director to ensure forward progress in all aspects of the school’s historic $85M capital campaign. This includes day-to-day details of campaign implementation, creative development of collateral and presentations, arrangements and notifications for meetings, campaign correspondence, creative monitoring gift and pledge records and conducting prospect research. This person must capture and manage data with accuracy and integrity. This person will work with a variety of campaign volunteers, project team members and donors. Additionally, the Capital Campaign Director will maintain a small portfolio of major donors and is responsible for cultivation and stewardship of this portfolio. This is a critical role in a fast-paced Advancement Team with a family-first mentality and a collegial team environment.
Schedule, attend and support all capital campaign planning and
Attend one-on-one meetings with volunteers and prospects as required to maintain campaign momentum.
Prepare all lists, reports and profiles concerning campaign
Issue regular progress reports including results to date, recent activity, priority contacts to be made, and next actions to keep the Campaign Committee moving
Maintain the overall campaign timeline including goals for major milestones, major prospect meeting dates, campaign-related event dates, pending and upcoming proposals, etc.
Conduct ongoing ethical prospect research. Direct and conduct appropriate and ethical prospect research and evaluation: screening, rating, and assignments.
Manage and maintain records of cultivation strategies, evaluations, solicitations, contact reports and results of all contacts with campaign prospects.
Ensure campaign proposals, supporting documentation, and other materials and correspondence are produced and submitted as needed.
Produce all capital campaign packets for prospect and donor visits with supporting documentation and follow-up correspondence.
Manage creation and updates of campaign materials (i.e. Case Statement, etc.).
Maintain records regarding campaign gifts/pledges including payment
Produce all campaign correspondence including letters of acknowledgment and statements for outstanding pledge balances.
Create and coordinate all ongoing communications with donors to ensure appropriate donor recognition/naming is provided within fundraising policies.
Major Donor Giving
Assist with Prospect/Donor Relationship Management Process regarding major donors and prospects for annual campaign and capital campaign.
Conduct detailed donor research on current/prospective donors, and fully prepare leadership to ask for contributions.
Work closely with the Advancement team and others to manage relevant donor information and ensure its accuracy in the database.
In conjunction with the Head of School, Advancement Director and Major Gifts Officer, the Capital Campaign Director will maintain a portfolio of major donor prospects and be responsible for cultivation, stewardship, retention and upgrading while supporting the creation and implementation of major gifts strategy across the organization for all gift officers.
Participate in moves management meetings with the Advancement team and work to identify prospective capital campaign and other major donors.
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about St. Andrew’s capital campaign within the community.
Attend special events as
Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
A minimum of five years of experience in nonprofit development, preferably in education, with proven capital campaign success; successful track record of cultivating relationships and soliciting gifts.
Experience managing up with leadership and collaborating with peers
Knowledge of the psychology, principles, and techniques of volunteer recruitment and management
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal
Proficiency using Microsoft Office products and familiarity working with fundraising software, preferably Blackbaud (Raiser’s Edge NXT)
Attention to detail, including the ability to write and proofread documents and maintain accuracy of details in a fast-paced setting with minimal supervision.
Strong project management and time management skills
Capital campaign experience (desirable)
Knowledge of basic marketing principles (preferred)
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Finance & Human Resourc...es, Michelle Roe, at [email protected] If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org