DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc., has been retained by Saint Andrew’s School, located in Boca Raton, Florida, to conduct a national search for a Director of Institutional Advancement.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send your resume and cover letter of interest both as WORD documents and a list of references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800.
Saint Andrew’s School seeks a talented Director of Institutional Advancement who will be responsible for leading the School’s efforts in the areas of development, communications, marketing, parent relations, alumni affairs, and special events. The Director of Institutional Advancement reports directly to the Head of School, and serves as the School’s chief external strategist in the formulation and execution of a coordinated effort to project Saint Andrew’s School in the Boca Raton Community and beyond. The Director of Institutional Advancement has oversight for the Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. For more background on the School please visit www.saintandrews.net.
Participate in the overall leadership and management of the School as a member of the senior administrative staff.
Serves on the senior leadership team providing counsel on areas pertaining to external relations.
Create development plan in collaboration with Board's Advancement and Major Gifts Committee(s) and staff.
Implement short- and long-term fundraising strategies for operating support, facilities capital campaign, endowment campaign, and special projects.
Participate in yearly budgeting process.
Serve as the School’s most senior development officer. As the senior major gifts officer of the School the Director of Institutional Advancement will develop and cultivate relationships with the School’s most loyal and generous supporters, as well as the School’s top prospects.
Working closely with the Head of School and key trustees, establish annual program objectives specifically in the areas of development, alumni relations, school wide marketing, and parent relations.
Plan and execute aligned strategies for meeting program objectives.
Orchestrates all fund raising activities for all Saint Andrew’s constituents: Board members, parents, alumni, faculty/staff, friends, corporations, foundations and students.
Work closely with the Advancement Committee and its chairman keeping each apprised of fund raising progress and of matters which must be approved by the Board of Trustees.
Build Board's Major Gifts Committee and serve as staff liaison to its members.
Work with Advancement Committee chair on Board giving expectations and guidelines.
Train Board Members and other volunteers to fund raise for the organization. Provide administrative support for their outreach.
Serve as a representative of the school to current and prospective donors. Effectively communicate Saint Andrew’s record of success and future needs.
Working closely with Board, current donors and traditional research, identify prospective individual and institutional donors.
Analyze effectiveness of development efforts and make improvements accordingly.
Assign responsibilities and provide guidance and oversight to staff teams (development, communications, parent relations, alumni affairs, and special events).
Supervise and evaluate the leaders and other key professionals on the respective teams.
Provide guidance and coordination to any external effort.
Provide guidance and training in internal marketing/communications.
In conjunction with the Head of School, frame, manage, and project the institution’s public image and relationship with key constituencies.
Responsible for oversight of the strategic plan as it pertains to areas of external relations.
The Development Team Function
Manage all donor interactions including foundation, corporate, individual, and government and prospect relationships.
Map out solicitation strategies for all constituencies including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends.
Engage and solicit existing and prospective donors by mail, by phone, through events and in face-to-face meetings.
Recommend and implement initiatives to increase donor retention and acquisition.
Prepare all fund raising materials, including solicitation and acknowledgment letters, and funding proposals for the capital campaign.
Oversee submission of annual reports to foundations and endowed funds updating the use of their donated funds, as well as the continued advancement of the school.
Establishes advancement policies, systems, and procedures.
Implement electronic information management and reporting systems.
Be an active and visible member of the school community through participation in school-wide events such as parent association meetings, faculty meetings, student performances, awards ceremonies, etc.
Oversees all aspects of alumni relations in coordination with the Alumni Executive Committee.
Manage and direct an effective stewardship program.
Marketing, Communications, Alumni and Parent Relations Team Function
The Marketing, Communications, Alumni and Parent Relations Team provides leadership for all outreach programs and oversee implementation of marketing activities.
Provides leadership for the implementation of an integrated marketing communications program designed to support the School’s strategic plan.
Responsible for the implementation of a long-term research and marketing plan to enhance the School’s image.
Evaluate advertising opportunities, initiate and prepare the advertising schedule
Provides direction and oversight for parent, alumni and community relations programs.
Provides leadership and direction for a successful community relations program.
An ability and genuine interest to work closely with the Head of School to reinforce the strong commitment of the School to its many constituencies.
Knowledge and experience in alumni and development work preferably in education including successful major gift, annual giving and planned giving solicitation for alumni, parents and friends.
Ability to interact effectively and earn the respect of all the constituencies of the School community; the Head of School, the administration, staff, faculty, the Board of Trustees, alumni, parents, and friends of the School.
Knowledge of how to effectively market and communicate the values and mission of the School both internally and externally.
A vision and interest in being involved in the strategic planning process.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated superior managerial and leadership experience and skills; an energetic, outgoing and dynamic personality.
Ability to oversee the identification, cultivation and securing of major gift and annual fund leadership prospects.
Knowledgeable and experienced in prospect tracking, stewardship and reporting procedures and all aspects of annual giving programs.
Experience in organizing and conducting a successful Capital Campaign essential.
A high level of integrity, honesty, and a strong work ethic.
Interest in and willingness to travel.
A strong commitment to a co-educational Episcopal day and boarding school education.
Experience in managing volunteers, including members of governing boards.
Ability and interest in hiring, managing, developing and mentoring staff.
Bachelor's degree required. A Master's degree in a related field preferred.
10+ plus years of development/advancement experience required, preferably at an independent school or in higher education.
About Saint Andrew's School
An independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School seeks to educate students in mind, body and spirit. We welcome students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to join our community.