Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations: The Miquon School

Posted May 31st, 2017 at 10:28 am.

Reporting to the Principal, the director is responsible for implementing annual fundraising programs and directing alumni relations within the context of an upcoming capital campaign. The director is an active member of the Advancement Team and has a strong presence within school community, supporting the school and its mission. This role works cooperatively with the Principal as well as admissions and communications in positioning Miquon to internal and external constituencies.

The director will create a fundraising program that aligns with Miquon’s community values and while supporting its financial needs.

● Create and implement long and short-term strategic plans for all aspects of the development program, including personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors

● With the help of an administrative assistant, oversee the DonorPerfect database including gift entry, acknowledgments, pledge payments

● Coordinate with Campaign Director on all aspects of the capital campaign ● Interface and engage the Board of Directors, attend and report at meetings

● Manage all development and community-related special events throughout the year, including but not limited to Grandparents Day, Winter Assembly, and graduation

● Closely engage parents, alumni, and volunteers to foster, build, and maintain relationships

● Manage and provide guidance to parent, alumni, and board volunteers

● Develop and carry out an annual alumni plan

● Other duties as assigned by the Principal

This position is a full-time role that will require some non-traditional work hours, including occasional nights and weekends for meetings and special events. Light lifting is required.


● Minimum three years fundraising experience with a university, school, or non-profit organization, including experience with annual campaigns

● Strong strategic and operational skills with the ability to handle multiple concurrent projects while being detail-oriented

● Ability to work independently and within a team environment

● Knowledgeable in the use of various software applications, including spreadsheet, word processing, CRM databases (DonorPerfect or similar), and presentation software

● Demonstrated organizational, communication, and presentation skills

● Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required

● A commitment to equity and social justice and the capacity to understand, appreciate, and respect the diversity of Miquon’s families.

A competitive salary will commensurate with experience. Miquon offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, tuition remission, and vacation.

About Miquon

Founded in 1932, Miquon is an independent Progressive elementary school for children in preschool through sixth grade. Miquon is dedicated to preserving childhood, using innovative student-centered teaching practices, and developing children’s knowledge of and appreciation for the environment. Independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and child-focused approaches are all components of Miquon’s educational program. Time spent outside on our 10-acre campus including woods, fields, and creek is an integral part of every child’s experience.

To Apply

Please send your resume, three references, and a letter describing why you are a good fit for this position to no later than July 1, 2017. The Miquon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation in the employment of staff, admission of students, granting of financial aid, or the administration of school policies. Successful completion of state and federal clearances is a condition of employment.

Education Level: Bachelors level; Masters preferred
Deadline: 07/01/2017
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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