Job Posting 99389

Manager, Annual Giving, Advancement
Crofton House School
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closes in 2 days (Tue, 27 Feb)
full time  •  77,000 - 100,000

Manager, Annual Giving, Advancement

Full-time, Continuing Contract

 

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Bound by our belief in the power of girl-centred education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our school– including you. 

 

We offer extensive professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Our 10-acre campus provides modern facilities, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces and a daily connection to nature. 

 

This is an exciting time to be joining Crofton House and its Advancement Department. In early 2023, the School launched its new strategic plan, Thriving in Possibility, coinciding with its 125th anniversary. This plan articulates the CHS identity and sets out the School's commitment to belonging, agility and responsibility. The School and Board are now finalizing an Advancement plan to support the School’s strategic priorities. 

 

The Advancement Department plays a key role in building a strong sense of community while supporting the implementation of the School’s strategic priorities. Fundraising at Crofton House is done by connecting with our community through an inclusive and donor-centred approach. Each action, initiative, and event aims to strengthen a common set of values, and relationships, and to reflect the School’s culture. We see Advancement ultimately as an attitude and an ambition that drives our desire to grow and improve.

 

The Annual Programs Manager reports to the Director of Advancement and will focus on building a year-round fundraising plan for the CHS Annual Fund and Annual Golf Classic. The fundraising plan will include goals, strategies, and programming to build and engage parents, past parents and alumnae. They will work to ensure effective administration of all Annual Fund and Golf gifts through personalized acknowledgment letters, recognition of donors in the Annual Report on Giving, and the delivery of any necessary reports and communications. Through various means, they will identify, cultivate, and steward meaningful relationships with established and potential donors, seeking and securing gifts for the Annual Fund and the Annual Golf Classic.

The successful candidate will have significant experience building annual fundraising programs while creating meaningful connections across the organization. They are passionate about education in general and girls’  education in particular, and understand the particular value of an independent school community. An effective and passionate communicator, collaborative by nature, they enjoy engaging in a personal and thoughtful way with donors and Crofton House School community members. 

 

They will bring professionalism and strong stewardship skills, combined with a demonstrated ability to create opportunities for collaboration while working independently toward a long-term vision.

 

The School’s aspiration is to grow this position to the Assistant Director level, in the very near future, with the possibility of including a larger remit around community engagement. The School is currently engaged in a review of its community partnerships which includes the role that Advancement plays in them.

 

This role has the opportunity to participate in our flexible working hours program. 

 

Responsibilities:

Annual Fund 

 

The Manager will work collaboratively with the Director of Advancement and the Assistant Director, Alumnae Relations, in managing and implementing fundraising strategies to grow the recently reintroduced Annual Fund Program, and more specifically:

  • Solicit and steward donors included in the annual fund mailing
  • Coordinate and manage projects within the Annual Fund including all the printed materials and the marketing and communications campaign in support of this initiative
  • Create and manage a calendar/schedule of multidimensional appeals that leverage a variety of media
  • Contribute content to Advancement publications and social media platforms as needed
  • Work with Director, Advancement, and  Assistant Director, Alumnae Relations to develop and implement a student philanthropy program aimed at creating class funds
  • Attend on-campus and off-campus events, as appropriate
  • Assess the program at the end of each year and lead annual planning
  • Facilitate community involvement and support from former parents and grandparents helping them to remain connected to the school community and eventually securing philanthropic support

Golf Tournament 

This widely attended fundraising event, celebrating its 26th year, has consistently generated funds to support capital campaigns (totalling $2 million), the Financial Assistance Program (amounting to $1 million), and more recently, the CHS Athletics Program (contributing $500,000 toward a $1 million pledge). Objectives are set in accordance with the School's Strategic Plan and are endorsed by prior Board approval.

 

During their first year (2024 Golf Tournament) the Manager will be responsible for procuring, overseeing, and nurturing third-party sponsorships with the objective of achieving an annual fundraising target of at least $100,000. They will also manage the production of all sponsorship signs. They will attend all committee meetings and collaborate with the rest of the Advancement team while learning the structure and dynamic of this event. 

 

In their second year, (2025 Golf Tournament) the Manager will hold the responsibility of overseeing the organization of this signature event and more specifically: 

  • Recruit, train and oversee the Golf Committee team and all sub-committee (Silent and Sponsorship) volunteers to ensure:
    • Committee members are engaged, motivated and possess the necessary skills to contribute to the success of the event
    • A well-established succession plan is in place to facilitate the identification of new Committee members as needed
    • Periodically consult with Committee members on their role to see how they are doing and help them to optimize their contribution and involvement
  • Guarantee the smooth execution of the tournament on the scheduled day, as well as the effective management of all post-event activities and subsequent follow-up actions. 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience

  • 3+  years of relevant experience in an advancement-related role
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative environment and work closely with colleagues and parents 
  • A strong sense of fundraising ethics and practices, and respect for the confidentiality of donor information 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach
  • Capable of simplifying complex matters and identifying priorities
  • Diplomatic and tactful with an ability to read each situation and use sound judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Direct experience managing volunteers
  • Ability to articulate the benefits of an all-girls education
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software 
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing situations and challenges
  • Commitment to continued professional learning and development

 

Employment and Application Details: 

Employees of Crofton House School receive generous vacation (starts at three weeks + 18 paid days when the school is closed), competitive compensation, including participation in the Crofton House Registered Retirement Savings Plan (employer contribution starts at 7%), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. In addition, employees have access to an onsite fitness center, Employee Family and Assistance Program, transportation incentive and community dining program. Further details can be found on our careers page.

Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid Criminal Record Check throughout the duration of their employment. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.  

 

This role is scheduled to start immediately.

 

Compensation: $77,000 - $100,000.

 

Please include the following with your application:

  • A cover letter and current resume that outlines the exact dates of employment, the organization, job title and responsibilities. Please clearly identify your educational background and history of professional development related to this position.

 

Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers 

 

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

 

About Crofton House School

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

 

Our approach supports the whole girl in her social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Guided by the School’s values of courage, creativity and citizenship, students are able to discover and pursue their own paths, developing the confidence and capacity to thrive and positively influence the world around them.

 

Established in 1898, Crofton House has a long history of girl-centred education. Today, the School has over 900 students and almost 200 staff members learning, working and playing on our 10-acre campus in Vancouver. 



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