Position/Title: Assistant Director of Campaign
Appointment: Immediate Opening
Reports To: Director of Development
Laurel School seeks talented faculty and staff who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders. The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to question existing paradigms and to dream, dare, and do.
This is an exciting time to be a part of the Development team at Laurel School. We seek a self-motivated, energetic and passionate fundraising professional to join its development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, this person will primarily help identify, cultivate, solicit and close gifts and will manage an assigned portfolio of approximately 100 major and planned gift prospects who have the ability to make significant gifts. In addition, this person will aid in expanding or reimagining all current development activities. For this externally-focussed opportunity, we seek an innovative, self-motivated individual with demonstrated interpersonal skills who can effectively relate to donors, trustees, alumni, parents, volunteers and colleagues. We seek a professional with a demonstrated track record in tracking metrics, benchmarking, and strategic data mining.
Duties and responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree and a minimum of eight years of relevant experience. The successful candidate will possess a positive outlook, an entrepreneurial spirit, an articulate and persuasive presentation, an extraordinary work ethic, and a genuine affinity towards the mission of Laurel School. S/he sees challenges as opportunities and embraces the joy and purpose of philanthropy. The ability to work evenings and weekends for school events, as necessary, and be able to travel as
needed (25-50% peak) is required. S/he must have superior organizational, time management, oral and written communication skills to be able to initiate and maintain regular contact with prospective donors by visit, letter and phone. Advanced computer skills are necessary, ideally with the Google suite of tools and relational databases (CRMs).
Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Please see www.laurelschool.org for further information and a job application.
Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed pre-primary division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek a culturally diverse faculty and staff.
Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.