Green Hedges is a private independent school serving ages 2 through Grade 8 school with approximately 180 students. The School is located in Vienna, VA, fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
Green Hedges is in the early phase of preparing a capital campaign to build an addition to its primary academic center, Kilmer Hall. This space would prove to be a major enhancement to our current facilities and allow our students and teachers to use the flexible spaces to collaborate and be innovative in their learning.
Reporting directly to the Director of Philanthropy, the Campaign Steward and Alumni Engagement Director will provide comprehensive support for the capital campaign and special events within the Advancement Team. This position will support the capital campaign among all constituents with a focus on establishing an alumni program that is engaging and comprehensive.
Update class lists and determine and implement process for finding lost alumni
Construct a 1-3 year plan to build alumni relationships leveraging all social media and outreach platforms
Work with the Director of Philanthropy to effectively market the Green Hedges Fund to alumni via the website, social media, and other materials
Oversee gift processing and acknowledgement processes for campaign gifts and pledges
Manage production of proposals, solicitation packets, and informational materials
Manages events to support the campaign, including but not limited to cultivation events, campaign kick-off, groundbreaking, and building dedication
Coordinates logistics for campaign meetings for staff and volunteers. Attends, track meeting notes, follow-up actions, and assignments
Schedule cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship appointments for staff and volunteers
Responsible for the management, control, integrity, and accurate maintenance of the prospect and donor database using Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT
Responsible for processing and tracking all gifts and pledges; producing timely acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders
Work with the Business Office to reconcile database records with the general ledger, find balances, and create fundraising reports
Support prospect research needs of the Office of Philanthropy
Event Planning and Facilitation
Plan, implement, and evaluate a broad range of events to advance the strategic fundraising and alumni and parent relations goals of Green Hedges School
Ensure that the events are branded, purposeful, strategic, and high quality, and that they successfully engage prospective and current donors, alumni, and parents
Skills and Qualifications
Five + years experience in an independent school or non-profit organization
Interest in the work of an independent school development office, specifically during a capital campaign
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Donor Search
Event management experience
Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
Strong written communication and time management skills, ability to balance multiple projects and meet deadlines
Ability to work some nights and weekends
Green Hedges Alumni are encouraged to apply
HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following materials
A cover letter describing why you are interested in working at Green Hedges School and how your talents and experience are a fit for this position.
A current résumé
A list of 3 professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (References will not be contacted without first notifying the candidate)
Please send your materials electronically in one emails and as a single PDF document to: Blake Kohn, Director of Philanthropy email@example.com
Green Hedges School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.