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Director of Development

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  DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Marin County, CA   Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree Experience: Minimum of 5 years fundraising and senior leadership preferred School & Position Overview: With 270 students, over fifty years educating Bay Area children and teens, and located on two bustling, beautiful campuses in Corte Madera and San Rafael, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking its next Director of Development to join our dynamic school community.   A senior administrative position, the Director of Development works closely and collaboratively with the Head of School, Development Associate, faculty, administrative team, and school trustees. Our shared goal is clear: to cultivate a community of families inspired to support the financial wellbeing of the school, for now and the future.   The position requires excitement for managing all aspects of school fundraising initiatives along with exceptionally positive interpersonal skills, attention to detail, enthusiasm, passion for education, and a sincere desire to integrate fully into the life of the school.   This is an especially thrilling time to join Marin Montessori, a school with recognized accreditations from both AMI ( Association Montessori International) and CAIS ( California Association of Independent Schools) . With recent articles in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review touting the benefits of a Montessori education, along with the knowledge that students from our newer Junior High program are thriving and matriculating to outstanding high schools, Bay Area families are increasingly interested in making MMS their long-term school. Further, we are close to finishing the largest capital campaign in our school’s history, which has led to the purchase and development of an adjacent waterfront property into new elementary classrooms. Additionally, the MMS Board recently completed a comprehensive strategic plan, which includes the goal of strategizing and implementing a multi-year fundraising plan to guide MMS over the next decade.   Position Summary: The Director of Development plans and carries out all giving programs, and is focused on creating an inspired culture of philanthropy throughout the school. S/he reports to the Head of School, supervises a Development Associate, and works closely with the Board of Trustees and faculty.   Key Responsibilities: Design and implement forward-looking, goal-driven giving plans and programs that grow the annual fund and major campaigns Lead and supervise all aspects of the Development Department, including database management, special events, annual fund, capital campaign, grants, alumni, and annual auction and grandparents/special friends days Coordinate closely and collaboratively with Board-level Development Committee Develop tools and practices for growing and strengthening connections between the school and its alumni Continually strategize and formulate effective ways to educate and inspire MMS community about school fundraising Identify and grow enthusiastic connections with current and prospective donors, inspiring passionate support for the school’s financial goals. Identify, recruit, and train the volunteers necessary to help with fundraising efforts while establishing strong working relationships with these individuals Actively collaborate with faculty to enlist their help with and support for fundraising Collaborate with Director of Admissions to advance school messaging and ensure brand consistency Oversee production and distribution of Annual Report and annual school magazine, The Current Work with Business Office to coordinate record keeping and accounting procedures Plan and administer the department’s annual operating budget, meeting budget goals With assistance from Database Manager, utilize database to track, coordinate, and report on all types of donations Identify corporate and foundation funding opportunities and manage application processes Keep current files on donors and other information pertaining to development program   Required Qualifications: Outstanding public speaking and writing skills Strong emotional intelligence, compassion, outgoing personality, leadership experience, and genuine commitment to being an active and positive presence in the community Both a strategic, creative thinker and a detail-oriented and organized “doer” Comfort and success with asking constituents directly for financial support for the school Technologically savvy and adept at learning new systems and platforms Passion for education in general and sincere interest in understanding Montessori education specifically Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks within a variety of demands Discretion and candor, ability to maintain confidentiality Supervisory experience Growth mindset: a love of brainstorming ideas, collaborating, learning through feedback, always striving for excellence and growth   Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with boards and managing committees and volunteers Experience working with foundations Experience with event planning Highly adept with the Microsoft Office Suite – including Excel and PowerPoint Experience with InResonance data management system   Salary and Hours: This is a full-time and year-round senior administrative position. Start date is flexible. The salary and benefits package is highly competitive. How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to **** . ,@type:JobPosting,responsibilities:,validThrough:2018-10-09T04:00:00Z,title:Director of Development,datePosted:2018-08-10T23:07:04Z}

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