The Marian Fund Director is responsible for planning and implementing an annual giving program; including direct donor solicitations, direct mail, tele funding, prospect research, gift acknowledgement, tracking financial status, as well as working with and developing volunteers. The Marian Fund Director is charged with achieving the financial goal set forth by Marian's Board of Directors, which makes up the difference between the real cost of education at Marian and tuition revenue.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Develops overall short and long range plans for the Marian Fund, sets goals and objectives in line with the Advancement Plan for Marian, and manages the budget for Marian Fund activities
Personally solicits leadership gifts from key volunteers and selected prospects
Manages the direct mail program including creating collateral materials and written appeals for different constituents (solicitation letters, articles, emails, social media), and supervises the implementation and distribution of the materials
Identifies, recruits, oversees, and motivates volunteer leadership in activities as they relate to the Marian Fund, and maintains timely communication for those volunteers
Organizes and manages phone-a-thon fundraising efforts
Produces annual stewardship correspondence with constituents and oversees acknowledgment of gifts and pledges
Monitors goals and manages a reporting system that provides an analysis of the effectiveness of the program for Marian's Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and volunteer leadership
Assists with all development events, activities and meetings
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Demonstrated comfort level of meeting, organizing, and developing donor relationships
Strong self-motivation and the ability to work as a team member
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Strong database and data analysis skills
Enjoys problem solving, takes initiative, is a critical thinker, collaborative and creative
Ability to be a good representative of Marian High School and the Advancement Department
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Proven record of accomplishment in solicitations and cultivation of prospective donors or sales and client development is preferred
Full time position. Salary and benefits are dependent on experience and qualifications.
About Marian High School
Marian empowers girls to succeed as confident, independent, thinking leaders inspired by faith. Founded by the Servants of Mary in 1955, Marian is the only Class A, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory school. Marian welcomes students of all cultural, economic and spiritual backgrounds.