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Director of Advancement and Campaigns, Fairfield Prep

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield College Preparatory School is an all-boys Jesuit, Catholic high school of excellence located on the campus of Fairfield University for students in ninth through twelfth grade.

Fairfield Prep Mission Statement:

Fairfield College Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic School of excellence forming young men of intellectual competence, who possess the conscience to make wise decisions, a compassion for others, and a commitment to justice in our global society.

Fairfield Prep Vision Statement:

Fairfield College Preparatory School strives to be a reflective community of faith, in which students revere their relationship with God and with one another. We are committed to graduating transformational leaders who will respond to global and ecological challenges in an interconnected world marked by profound change.

Department: Advancement Office

Work Period: Full Year

Reports to: Vice President for Advancement

Supervision of Personnel:
  • Director of Events & Stewardship

  • Director of Alumni Engagement

  • Director of Annual Giving

  • Coordinator of Advancement Services

  • Director of Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Minimum, Advanced degree preferred.

Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5-7 years of demonstrated successful and progressively responsible fundraising management experience. Preferably in higher education.

  • Comprehensive or capital campaign leadership and management experience.

  • Embraces Jesuit education and mission.

  • Must possess good planning, administrative, verbal and writing skills, a strong work ethic, demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and donors, and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

  • Self-starter, team player, and detail oriented.

  • Commitment to confidentiality, discretion, ethical standards, and professionalism.

  • High energy and a positive attitude.

Primary Purpose & Function: The Director of Advancement & Campaigns, in partnership with the Vice President of Advancement, will provide day-to-day management and execution of the fundraising and engagement program. The Director will assist in the creation of annual performance metrics and provide oversight of annual multi-year fundraising and engagement strategies, goals and solicitations in support of its Comprehensive Campaign.

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Leading and motivating development teams in the areas of annual giving, alumni engagement, parent engagement, events, stewardship and overall advancement operations.

  • Creating an inspirational culture of philanthropy through transparent communication, clear expectations and inclusiveness.

  • Establishing program plans and metrics that support advancement objectives.

  • Working with Advancement colleagues, college and external partners, and volunteers to lead specific initiatives that promote a culture of philanthropy and have a direct impact on development activities.

  • Oversee and supervise the Director of Annual Giving, the Director of Parent Engagement & Philanthropy, the Director of Events & Stewardship, the Coordinator of Advancement Services and the Director of Alumni Engagement.

  • Recruit, hire, train, motivate, mentor, and evaluate high-performing professionals

  • Create training opportunities for staff to advance their professional development and overall success of the department.

  • Regularly prepare and/or provide fund raising reports to the Vice President, President and Advancement/Campaign Committee of the Board of Governors.

  • Work closely with the President, Vice President, board members, and other university administrators to jointly identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key prospects.

  • Perform all other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Microsoft Office Skills

  • Ability to Work within a Team

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Well Organized

  • Self-Starter

  • Ability to Multi-Task

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Good Analytical Skills

  • Availability by Phone Evenings & Weekends

  • Flexibility to Work Evenings & Weekends

  • Travel Required to School Functions & Events

General:

Participate in the growth and development of Fairfield Prep, which includes:
  • Being open to growth with the ability to adapt to change

  • Promoting a courteous image as a representative of Fairfield Prep

  • Participating & promoting the mission of Fairfield Prep

  • Attending departmental and school meetings, school masses and retreats as requested

  • Keeping current with industry standards and trends through such items as membership in professional associations, attendance at workshops and seminars and in the reading of professional literature

  • Preforming efficiently in all work-related functions

Promote safe and secure working conditions, which include:
  • Notifying supervisor immediately of any unsafe working conditions

  • Promoting the proper utilization of equipment and materials

Perform other duties as related or dictated by responsibilities

Duties May Be Changed and/or Added at any Time

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

Category:

Prep - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. Faculty Positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email the additional documents to the applicable contact in the job description. Staff positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email them to hr@fairfield.edu
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