The German International School Washington D.C. is seeking an experienced Advancement Manager for its bilingual Preschool to 12th grade school located in Potomac, MD. Reporting to the Director of Administration, the Advancement Manager will lead the School’s marketing, development and fundraising efforts inside and outside the school.
The Advancement Manager: Together with the Board, the Head of School and the Director of Administration, cultivates and maintains effective relationships with potential public and private partners and with local communities and leadership Conceives and implements a plan to attract corporate sponsors and donors and develop other fundraising initiatives Oversees the annual giving campaign Works closely with the Board of Directors, the Head of School, the Director of Administration to develop and implement a strategic plan, based on enrollment trends and goals, to attract new students from the school’s target audience Develops strategy for admissions-related outreach and collaborates with the Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator to ensure a smooth enrollment process Develops and implements an effective marketing and advertising plan directed at the school’s target audience(s) Collaborates with the Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator at school fairs and similar events as needed Develops and maintains an alumni network, with the goal of increasing alumni involvement with and financial support for the school Provides excellent customer service to parents, faculty, staff, and students Works collaboratively and creatively with the Director of Communications and the Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator to ensure consistent messaging inside and outside the school community Develops policies and recommends course of action to the Head of School, Director of Administration and Board on marketing and development initiatives; and reports on progress Minimal travel; attendance required during some evening and weekend events and meetings
open-ended until position has been filled
This position is full-time and exempt
At least 7 years of experience and a proven track record of marketing and promoting growth at a non-profit entity, ideally a multi-cultural pre-K-12 educational organization A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university; an advanced degree in business or related field preferred Experience in development / fundraising for a non-profit entity, ideally a multi-cultural pre-K-12 educational institution Familiarity with German culture; fluency in English and German preferred Familiarity with the needs and challenges of independent schools Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including public speaking) A track record of working cooperatively in a team and facilitating consensus based decision-making Highly organized with great attention to detail Proven ability to develop meaningful relationships with diverse stakeholders including executive level representatives of potential donors Authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer To Apply:
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