CHARACTERISTICS/ ATTRIBUTES: Excellent representative of the School to the public; ability to work with parents, school staff, and potential donors; enthusiasm about promoting and raising funds for NPES, planning, organizational and project management skills; strong interpersonal skills and follow through; excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing; detail oriented; along with strong technology skills.
Develops, implements and manages a comprehensive annual development plan that includes fundraising (specifically, annual giving, capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations), special events, parent relations, and alumni relations
Leads and / or supports capital campaign execution at all stages
Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship
Organizes major fundraising events including the Fall Cook-Off, Winter Auction, and Spring Fun Run.
Conducts yearly analysis of funds raised and develop strategies to increase giving
Generates development reports for the Board
Conducts all gift reporting, acknowledgment, and data management
Maintains Raiser’s Edge donor database
Establishes gift policies and guidelines
Maintains contact with and develop grant proposals for foundations and institutional partners as appropriate, in alignment with strategic initiatives
Oversees the volunteer based Development Committee
Communications and Marketing
Manages the school’s website w / School Office Manager and the Director of Technology
Lead staff in coordination with PR and marketing consultants
Creates content calendar for social media tools and implements social media strategy
Produces and disseminates all communication from school including Shark Bites, e-newsletters, Annual Reports, brochures, and other informational materials
Develops and implements comprehensive internal and external communication plans to convey the value of NPES to various constituencies
Implements marketing plan as described by Marketing Committee
Oversees the volunteer based Marketing Committee
Organizes special events such as VIP Day, Street Fairs, New Parent Orientation, Shark Jam, and others that arise throughout the year
Participates in admissions efforts such as Admissions Coffees
Creates annual school wide calendar
Collaborates with Moms’ and Dads’ Clubs
Coordinates volunteers for special events and general activities
Develops and maintains the alumni database, including demographic information and giving history
Creates an Alumni Association and engages alumni with NPES
Takes photos for social-media
Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal and Board of Directors
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, 12-month administrative position; non-exempt status; Vacation; all school holidays and as outlined in Employee Handbook.
REPORTS TO: Head of School / Principal
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors; experience in fundraising; demonstrated expertise in written and oral communication; understanding of community and educational fundraising, proficiency in using fundraising databases (Raisers Edge).
Internal Number: 7733273144
About North Park Elementary School
North Park Elementary School (Chicago) is an independent non-sectarian ISACS accredited school that educates students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. NPES actively engages every student in a comprehensive, academically challenging curriculum.
Our small, strong community is built upon a caring professional teaching staff and the active involvement of parents. We are dedicated to helping our students develop self-discipline and self-confidence, while instilling a lifelong love of learning.
NPES emphasizes a strong academic curriculum, integrating the fine arts. We are committed to building our students' proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and critical thinking - using the best of contemporary and traditional teaching techniques. We also work to foster personal creativity and a love of the arts in our students.
We encourage a spirit of cooperation and provide a setting in which students learn from each other as well as from their teachers. We strive to develop self-motivated, independent thinkers who value learning (and reading) for its own sake.