Manage relationships with approximately 125+ prospective donors. Guide relationships through all aspects of prospect management cycle, with strong emphasis on donor visits on and off campus.
Identify new prospects and solicit gifts for post-campaign priorities including tuition assistance, faculty professional development and other initiatives.
Collaborate with Annual Fund to identify and solicit select leadership Annual Fund donors as requested.
Collaborate with director of alumni and parent engagement to support Reunion, with special emphasis on classes with significant major gift capability.
Use discipline in all aspects of the prospect management cycle, with accountability for strategies that are ethical, donor-centered, timely, and well-planned.
Collaborate with internal and external constituencies, including volunteers, advancement staff and school administrators, to support individual and department goals.
Build effective relationships with faculty and staff, demonstrate interest in and support for the school’s mission by being an active member of the school community and attend a range of school activities and events during and after the school day as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Successful experience in fundraising is required, with preference for four to six years experience in individual gifts solicitation of annual fund and/or major gifts.
Must be self-motivated, self-directed and highly organized, and promote a productive, collegial workplace. Serve as a professional representative for The Blake School at the highest level.
Successful experience initiating cold contacts with prospective donors and developing those contacts through cultivation and solicitation.
Belief in all aspects of education and strong ethical conduct are essential.
Value for inter-cultural competency and preference to work inclusively.
Excellent writing and presentation skills and ability to interact with others in a polished and respectful manner.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a mission-driven, complex, fast-paced environment with multidimensional points of view.
Ability to use Microsoft Office and email is required, with preference for relational database experience.
A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.
Must be able to travel occasionally and use all forms of public transportation.
Applications will begin review on February 11. Blake offers a collegial and supportive environment, competitive salary and benefits and a chance to shape the next stage of Blake’s major gifts program.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school for students in prekindergarten through grade 12 with an enrollment of 1340. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. Students are from almost 50 communities around the Twin Cities, defining Blake as a truly metropolitan school. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values. For more information on The Blake School, check Blake's Web page at: http://www.blakeschool.org