Are you an innovative, collaborative, data-driven problem solver? Would you relish the opportunity to take an amazing team of development professionals to the “next level” of fundraising initiatives? Are you energized by opportunities to be creative and transform challenges into opportunities? Are you seeking to become a committed member of a diverse, welcoming, and engaging educational community? Are you inspired by the vision to “challenge education” and your ability to help manifest that vision?
As the Director of Development you will join the leadership Team at Bosque School and will help us build on our foundation of educational accomplishments. The goal ahead; to build on our academic successes, our dedication to experiential learning, and our commitment to community engagement--a school consistently improving in our ability to provide the best for our community.
Partner with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Board-level Development Committee in formulating and executing the development aspects of the School’s larger strategic plan
Support the Head of School in all donor and community-related activities
Initiate and oversee efforts promoting a culture of philanthropy within all Bosque School constituencies which include parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the larger business, government, and cultural communities
Evaluate, develop, and execute plans optimizing existing activities including the Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, Endowment, foundation relations, grant writing, volunteer engagement, alumni fundraising, major fundraising events, business/corporate support, and planned giving
Serve as administrator for all Development Office activities
Manage, mentor and lead the development team
Evaluate, revise, and supervise all aspects of donor cultivation and donor recognition
Guide the setting of program and project goals and evaluative indices, recommend and manage departmental budgets
Coordinate with Bosque School’s community engagement programs in support of their development, community engagement, and fundraising efforts
Collaborate with the Admission and Enrollment Department; the Marketing, Communications, and Alumni Relations Department; Academic and Athletic Leadership; and student organizations to promote and support a consistent and coherent representation of Bosque School to its constituents
5+ years leading an annual fund, capital, endowment, and/or similar campaigns
7+ years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising, preferably in an education setting
Track-record of fundraising success in securing major gifts, managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters
Experience in managing and writing project proposals for corporate and charitable foundations
Ability to engage with multiple constituent groups
A leadership style that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility
Sales experience a plus
Approaches projects and ideas with an entrepreneurial spirit
A work ethic that accommodates weekend and after-hours commitments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with transactional databases and business software; Blackbaud; Microsoft Office; Google Docs preferred
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, a list of four professional references, and a personal statement that describes the applicant’s values, strengths and challenges as they relate to the responsibilities and goals outlined above. Send to Human Resources at email@example.com.
Deadline for submission of applications is May 30, 2019. Consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted. Position begins July 1, 2019.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Bosque School’s mission is to prepare young men and women to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals in a natural New Mexico setting with strong family and community involvement. The school embodies the best of traditional independent education while embracing a progressive and inventive approach to learning. Currently, there are 493 students in grades 6 -12 and 60 faculty members with over 70% of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 16 and the average student faculty ratio is 9-1.