Development Director Position

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Agia Sophia Academy (ASA) is an Orthodox Christian private school. The academy is a stand-alone not-for-profit organization, recognized by the government as an independent private parochial school. It does not receive any direct financial support from any church.

The essence of ASA’s Mission is to offer a high-quality, faith-based academic environment, and to partner with parents to educate their children, mind, body and soul. We provide an outstanding, faith-based education with:

  • Low Student-to-Teacher ratio which provides responsive, personal attention for your child
  • Individualized, child-centered instruction to help to discover, nurture, and stretch your child’s abilities
  • Highly collaborative teaching that brings energy, creativity, and collective wisdom to the classroom each day
  • Outstanding specialists who deliver exciting explorations into music, physical education, languages and art

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Development Director reports directly to the Principal and will manage a comprehensive development program to increase annual revenue. The director works closely with the Development Team, Parent-Teacher-Partnership, and Executive Board. The fundraising program’s growth will provide natural opportunities to learn and grow and the position will require the ability to remain flexible and adaptable in regard to work assignments.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership for donor cultivation and relationships, including the scheduling of meetings, preparation of correspondence and proposals, and follow-up.
  • Recruit and staff volunteer leadership for a Development Team that focuses on growing the annual fund program and establishing donor relationships.
  • Work with the Principal, Development Team, and volunteer leadership to prepare and manage annual development operating plan and budget.
  • Implement, coordinate and manage all fundraising activities including direct mail, annual giving, capital campaigns and endowments, special events, and other solicitations.
  • Maintain databases of all revenues, pledges, and projections.
  • Manage donor appreciation activities.
  • Evaluate progress toward goals, prepare monthly reports on fundraising progress for the Board, and recommend changes or additions to the plans, as needed.
  • Maintain internal and external fundraising documents and tools (such as PowerPoint presentations, and impact statements and website).
  • Manage the development and submission of grant proposals to foundations, corporations and government agencies.
  • Work with PTP to position and grow the volunteer program to advance the school’s mission, strategic goals, and build a broader base of public support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Support the development and preparation of marketing materials, including the school’s annual report. Support the school’s marketing projects and effectively represent the school at public events as needed.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree and fund development experience.
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest philanthropic community and/or educational fund development.
  • Ability to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with other management staff, board, committee members, volunteers and consultants.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and donor database software
  • Comfortable working in a small shop, hands-on work environment.

 COMPENSATION

  • Hours are negotiable; ability to work some flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  •  Benefits include:
    • 2 weeks paid vacation
    • Paid Holidays:
      • Holy Thursday, Holy Friday, and Bright Monday
      • Federal holidays when the school is closed
      • Thanksgiving day and the Friday following
      • Sick and personal leave time
  • Job training, local non-profit group membership, seminars

TO APPLY: Send completed application and cover letter to:

  • Elisha Lubliner,
    Agia Sophia Academy,
    14485 SW Walker Road,
    Beaverton, OR 97006.
  • or email to info@asapdx.org.


Agia Sophia Academy is an Orthodox Christian 503 (c)(3) non-profit private school in Beaverton for ages 3 years to 5th grade and is fully accredited by AdvancED and Northwest Accreditation Commission .

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