The Director of the Lions Fund (Annual Fund) is responsible for setting the strategy for the School’s annual unrestricted giving campaign, as well as the management and execution of all cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship required for a successful campaign. St. Andrew’s seeks a Director of the Lions Fund who will inspire philanthropic support from members of the St. Andrew’s community.
The Director of the Lions Fund collaborates across the Advancement Team to ensure that the Lions Fund fundraising and participation goals are met each year. The Director also oversees an active group of parent volunteers who support peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. The next Director of the Lions Fund (Annual Fund) will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our community during a transformative period in the school’s history.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the primary fundraiser for the Lions Fund in unrestricted annual support from the St. Andrew’s community. Specific duties include planning and leading an annual solicitation schedule and strategy, producing a series of print and digital appeals, participating in individual solicitation meetings, and clearly communicating the importance of annual unrestricted giving to inspire Lions Fund giving and participation.
Collaborate with the Associate Director of Advancement to identify, cultivate, and solicit leadership-level Lions Fund donors (Founders Circle).
Recruit and manage a team of 30 parent volunteers to engage in ongoing peer-to-peer fundraising efforts, including identifying and managing the Lions Fund Chairs.
Maintain a visible presence in the community by attending community events, getting to know parents and students, and engaging in 5-10 individual meetings per month. (Some domestic and international travel may be required)
Attend and occasionally support the Event team’s planning and implementation of donor cultivation and stewardship events.
Collaborate with the Development Coordinator to ensure the timely acknowledgment of gifts and to engage in ongoing and meaningful relationship-building and stewardship.
Collaborate with the Director of Development Operations, Research, and Strategy to engage in prospect research and to develop constituent portfolios for colleagues and the Head of School.
Help to ensure the integrity of donor recognition opportunities, partnering with the Director of Communications and the Director of Development Operations to produce the Annual Report, online donor lists, and donor acknowledgment campaigns, such as “Why I Give.”
Share our team’s commitment to professional development by remaining apprised of current trends in development, alumni and community relations, and the issues facing independent schools.
A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. Prior experience in fundraising at an independent school or college--either as a professional or volunteer-- is preferred. Candidates should be people-oriented, creative, and high energy, with strong organizational and writing skills. Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software is a plus. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
Additional Salary Information: The appointment is a full-time, year-round, administrative position and the compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school and college markets.
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
About St. Andrew’s
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 a co-educational independent day school, enrolling 645 students in preschool through grade 12. St. Andrew’s 19-acre Postoak Campus has been enhanced in recent years with the addition of the 43,000 square-foot Student Center and Izzo Quadrangle (2016) and 31,000 square-foot Lower School (2019).
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovate, 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 leaders that will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s and employee’s full potential. Through its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org), St. Andrew’s has become a global leader in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science, including training thousands of educators worldwide and cultivating a research-based approach to teaching and learning throughout St. Andrew’s.
As an... Episcopal School, we seek to express the faith and perspective of the Episcopal Church in our chapel life, commitment to service-learning, religion curriculum, and in the overall character of our community. We strive to be an inclusive and hospitable community that welcomes and respects students and families from all faiths, including those who identify with no particular faith tradition.