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Westminster Christian Academy

Assistant Head of Institutional Advancement

Westminster Christian Academy is currently seeking an Assistant Head of Institutional Advancement to join our Advancement team.

Job Requirements

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute an annual plan for the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts prospects.
  • Identify and cultivate prospects who can make significant gifts, both outright and deferred, throughout the local community and beyond.
  • Maintain relationships with a portfolio of major donors, cultivating them toward meaningful support of the school.
  • Facilitate personal visits and meetings with prospects and donors.
  • Engage others, such as the head of school and other key personnel, as appropriate, in building and advancing relationships with prospects.
  • Initiate and oversee the advancement team planned giving efforts.
  • Maintain records of interactions, tracking stages of relationship building leading to solicitations.
  • Participate in review sessions, reporting updates, and committee meetings to set strategy for institutional advancement success.
  • Create individualized plans to acknowledge donor support.
  • Interface regularly with other school offices including alumni relations, parent relations, admissions, finance, communications, and others.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience involving direct solicitation of prospects.
  • Proven ability to secure support at the major gifts level.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
  • Independent, self-starter.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with excellent multitasking abilities.
  • Strong technical aptitude; ability to quickly learn and navigate new systems.

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