Combining extraordinary academics with the highest military principles of camaraderie, focus, leadership, integrity, compassion, poise, honor, and respect, Sarasota Military Academy's mission is to graduate young men and women who will confidently define their personal and unique goals for success in a multi-cultural and globalized world.
The VP of Advancement for Sarasota Military Academy is responsible for growing the school’s donor pool, encouraging supporters to discover areas of philanthropic passion that advance the school’s mission. The Advancement Officer reports to the CEO and to the Foundation to plan, execute, and evaluate fundraising activities designed to meet and exceed the school’s philanthropic goals.
The VP of Advancement:
Identifies, researches, and builds relationships with prospective individual and corporate donors
Collaborates with the CEO to create a strong fundraising message appealing to donors
Organizes and executes the school’s annual giving campaign
Develops the school’s major gifts portfolio, soliciting cash or in-kind donations through sponsorships from individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations
Researches opportunities and develops materials to submit for a grant or other funding organizations
Maintains a current database and evaluates records of donor information
Trains volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices
Remains up-to-date on current fundraising and IRS requirements to be able to explain tax advantages of contributions to potential donors
Ensures that all philanthropic legal reporting requirements are satisfied
Develops and maintains an internal budget with regular reports to the CEO
Leverages technology and social media to improve fundraising activities
Assists in planning and executing fundraising events
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, 7-10 years of development or related work experience, and demonstrated success in marketing, communications, and fundraising.
Education-related fundraising experience and working with alumni, parent organizations, and community partners. CFRE is a plus.
A background in either for-profit or non-profit environment in a staff position or volunteer leadership role is a plus.
Submit a cover letter and resume along with compensation expectations by October 31, 2019, to email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Incentive Bonus after first year with 3 agreed upon goals.