Appleby College

Manager, Leadership Giving & Appleby Fund

 

 

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Founded in 1911, Appleby College’s mission is to educate and enable young men and women to become leaders of character, major contributors to, and valued representatives of their local, national, and international communities.

Position: Manager, Leadership Giving & Appleby Fund
Start: 2020-04-13
SchoolAppleby College
City: Oakville, Ontario

Posting Date: 2020-02-12

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Manager, Leadership Giving & Appleby Fund

 

Full-time

A leader among independent schools, Appleby College delivers an outstanding education to its 750 boarding and day students in Grades 7 to 12 located in Oakville, Ontario. Appleby’s mission is to educate and enable young men and women to become leaders of character, major contributors to, and valued representatives of their local, national and international communities.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement, the Manager, Leadership Giving & Appleby Fund is responsible for fundraising and donor relation activities that support the overall goals and objectives of philanthropy at Appleby College and has a focus on Leadership level gifts, Appleby Fund, and the school’s annual giving program. The individual in this role will work together with other members of the Advancement Team to further support and develop a culture of philanthropy at the school, in support of both the College as well as The Appleby College Foundation.

Specific Accountabilities for the Manager, Leadership Giving & Appleby Fund are;

Responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of Leadership level donors to achieve fundraising goals

Work with the Executive Director, Advancement in the preparation of the annual business plan/budget for the annual fund and collaborate with fundraising colleagues, to develop the annual business plan for leadership giving revenue development, and communications strategy

Develop, manage and evaluate comprehensive individual giving fundraising strategies, to grow the Appleby Fund and improve retention

Manage the acquisition, renewal, and upgrade of mid-level donors by mail, email, phone and in person

Initiate regular contact with donors to deepen their commitment, identify propensity for increased support, and ensure excellent donor relations

Writes compelling and tailored solicitation communications for the portfolio

Plan, monitor and evaluate all activities related to the Appleby Fund and coordinates activities related to constituent relations and expands support to the Annual Fund

Work with the Executive Director, Advancement in the preparation of the annual business plan/budget for the annual fund and collaborate with fundraising colleagues, to develop the annual business plan for leadership giving revenue development, and communications strategy

Plan, monitor and evaluate all activities and metrics related to the assigned portfolio

Responsible for the annual Appleby Employee Giving Program, working alongside two employee champions

Responsible for recruiting and coordinating student and volunteer leadership efforts for the Graduating Class Gift and annual fundraising project

Work closely with the Appleby College Parents’ Association executive, marketing and communications, key faculty and other school leaders to increase awareness of and support for annual and monthly giving programs through presentations, workshops and regular features in School publications

Responsible for creating effective Annual Fund and special appeals in support of key fundraising priorities in collaboration with team leaders and consistent with the communications strategies

Co-project leader with the Director, Alumni Relations for annual reunion giving campaigns including communications strategy, marketing, and website development material, incorporating data analytics to assess potential and for accurate market segmentation

Identify annual donors with capacity for major/leadership gifts and works with colleagues to develop customized moves management strategies to increase support

Develop and implement with the Executive Director, Advancement and the Director, Alumni Relations, fundraising strategies to secure increased Alumni participation in the Annual Fund

Manage student philanthropy club, Kids 4 Kids, following the academic curriculum

Evaluate and assess the quality of current Annual Fund activities and suggest revisions as required

Participate in the cultivation and stewardship of donors at school events

Knowledge, Skills and Technical Ability:

A post-secondary degree, supported by an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated work experience, CFRE an asset

A minimum of five (5) years of progressive work experience in fundraising roles with direct experience in cultivation and solicitation of mid-level gifts

Experience with donor retention and acquisition strategies, implementing donor recognition & benefits

Impeccable verbal and written communication skills, experience in the development and production of fundraising materials across all media

Excellent interpersonal skills: thoughtful, donor-centric, ability to initiate, cultivate and maintain relationships easily

Highly detail oriented, results-driven and organized; superior project management skills

Strong analytical and data skills, including data segmentation techniques

Resourceful and independent while remaining comfortable working within the framework of an integrated and team-oriented environment

Highly professional, tactful, mature, conscientious; demonstrates high degree of personal integrity and adheres to the AFP Fundraising Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights

Advanced level PC skills (MS Office) and highly proficient user of at least one fundraising database (ex. Raiser’s Edge)

Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including select evenings and weekends

A team player, one who enjoys and thrives in a team environment and can manage multiple stakeholder groups concurrently

Superior project management, organization and planning skills; a track record of program development and implementation

An attention to detail and the ability to translate, communicate and implement big picture ideas and concepts succinctly and successfully within a variety of demographic groups.

Workplace Requirements and Conditions:

  • Location: Appleby College, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario
  • Occasional evening/weekend work required
  • As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required.

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Please apply online by to: March 6, 2020

Human Resources, Appleby College through our website: www.appleby.on.ca

Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued respected and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

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