Director of Fundraising

Job description


The Director of Fundraising will report to and work closely with the Executive Director and ACA School Board to oversee all fundraising activities of the school from strategy development to implementation, solicitation, diversifying funding streams, and analysis. Priority areas of focus include stewarding relationships with current donors, securing grants and managing relationships, building new partnerships with diversified funders with a state- wide strategy in mind, increasing major giving and individual support, strategic oversight of sponsorships, and in-kind contributions; familiarity with all fundraising tactics and revenue sources is desired.

  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy to secure, retain and grow revenue from all sources, including corporations, foundations, government grants, individuals, and events to secure cash contributions.
  • Establishment and management of goals and department budget.
  • Integration of digital fundraising strategies, including understanding and use of metrics to analyze and inform strategies.
  • Oversight of the fundraising program, including setting metrics and benchmarks by which success will be measured and proven ability to pivot and change strategy as needed.
  • Partnering with Executive Staff and board members to manage relationships with major donors and prospects.
  • Spearheading efforts to grow the monthly giving program. Evaluate and refine current campaigns to optimize revenue potential and brand awareness.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing a comprehensive and diversified fundraising strategy with attention to donor acquisition, digital strategies, retention, stewardship, and revenue growth.
  • Proven success in building and sustaining a philanthropic level major gifts program with large-scale donor solicitation.
  • Exceptional relationship management and comfort networking and fostering partnerships with both corporations and individuals.
  • Extraordinary communicator (written and oral) with an ability to effectively sell the organization to donors and partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams and driving results; excellence in building teams and motivating and developing employees.
  • Computer savvy and comfortable using financial reports, data, and analytics to inform decisions.
  • Organized and adaptable individual who can move fluidly between managing the work and doing the work as part of a small team.
  • Collaborative relationship building both internally and externally.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; additional professional certification(s) in fundraising from recognized organizations a plus.



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