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Director of Advancement

Big Valley Christian School

Modesto, CA

Category: Other Ministry Jobs & Christian

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Job Description:

Big Valley Christian School, founded in 1974, is a ministry of Big Valley Grace Community Church and is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school for approximately 800 students in grades PS–12.
Reporting to the school superintendent, the Director of Advancement will be responsible for providing leadership in planning,_noemailanizing, and implementing the operations of the development and alumni engagement programs. The incumbent will be a proven major gift fundraiser with a history of strong relationships with donors and a deep knowledge of effective advancement programs, including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, alumni engagement, and stewardship.

The Director of Advancement will manage, track, and advise and oversee all fundraising activities, including donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship proposal and gift agreement development, and contact reporting.

BVCS seeks an entrepreneurial thinker who can demonstrate the ability to build and establish productive and lasting relationships with alumni, families, and_noemailmunity members to advance the school's vision, goals and a_noemailplishments. He or she will successfully implement the school's fundraising vision and goals by developing long and short term plans, establishing and fostering relationships with and among church, school and_noemailmunity. The successful candidate will inspire, lead and engage volunteers and staff members to advance and achieve fundraising goals. He or she will effectively and proactively champion the school's message in different environments and to different audiences, to achieve established goals.

Duties and responsibilities of the Director of Advancement include:
* Develops and implements a_noemailprehensive development plan including strategic initiatives, budget and staffing
* Strategic planning and execution of advancement activities – capital campaigns, endowments and scholarships, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and grant writing
* Manages and oversees donor relations, including managing goals for visits and ou_noemailes
* Implements best practices in areas of gift processing, data management, and donor relations
* Designs, coordinates, executes and oversees several major events
* Manages prospect research and cultivation initiatives
* Manages the planned giving program and the ou_noemailes of that program
* Oversees management of gift processing and donor acknowledgements

Minimum qualifications include:
* Three or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in nonprofit development with demonstrated fundraising success
* A Bachelor's degree is required

Preferred qualifications and experience:
* An advancement leader with a proven track record of managing all aspects of a_noemailprehensive development program made up of annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, special events and volunteers
* Proven ability to establish solid positive working relationships with all constituents, including faculty, administrators, church leaders and_noemailmunity members
* Proven track record of fundraising success
* Proven ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward donors
* Strategic thinker
* Working knowledge of development best practices, trends and tools
* Excellent_noemailmunicator with ability to produce ideas,_noemailmunicate them, make r_noemailmendations and positively influence the ou_noemaile
* Strong interpersonal and_noemailworking skills
* Strong leadership, management and supervisory skills
* Ability to exercise sound judgment
* Ability to balance multiple projects with varying degrees of priority
* Experience with producing budgets and tracking fundraising gifts
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary and confidential information with the highest ethical standards and meticulous attention to detail
* Bachelors or Master's degree in related field
* Minimum of 5+ years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising
* Prefer private school experience; Certified Fundraising Executive preferred

Screening for this position will begin immediately, and for full consideration, applications are due by April 30, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
Applicants should e-mail to HR@bvcs_noemail the following documents in Microsoft Word or PDF:
1) Letter of interest that includes your fundraising philosophy, your proven fundraising success, and salary expectations
2) Current résumé
3) Contact information for three references

Salary will be_noemailmensurate with education and experience. This is a 12-month, full-time position with an excellent benefits package.

Marsha Holbrook
Director of Operations


Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Advancement
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Other Ministry Jobs & Christian
Organization Type:
Christian School, College, University, Education
Worship Style:
Church Size:
2000 - 5000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Big Valley Christian School
Contact Name:
Marsha Holbrook
1020 Pelandale Ave
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