Rundle is an independent, coeducational, day school that was founded in 1985 and provides an outstanding educational experience for approximately 1225 students in kindergarten through grade 12 across three distinct program offerings, the Academy, College, and Studio In addition to academic achievement, Rundle’s programs emphasize character development, leadership training and good citizenship.

Rundle College Society is a not-for-profit corporation with approximately 175 faculty and 37 staff, and it has a strong presence in the community as an established employer. Rundle is committed to its mission: to create a nurturing, engaging environment that provides an enriched, personalized education, preparing students for an ever-changing world. Rundle will help students discover their potential, challenge them to attain their best and celebrate with them when they do.

Position Available: Associate Director of Advancement
Location: Rundle College, Calgary, Alberta
Start date: February 05, 2024
Posting: Internal / External
Capacity: Full-Time Permanent
Application closing date: January 24, 2024

Position
The Associate Director of Advancement, working closely with the other members of the Advancement team, is responsible for the school’s Annual Giving appeal, cultivating prospective Major Gifts donors, and overseeing the Advancement communication, all in support of the school’s strategic plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive Annual Giving program with a goal to increase the number of donors and the amount raised each year.
● Prepare monthly/quarterly annual giving reports for Director of Advancement.
● Identify, recruit and train volunteers to assist with Annual Giving appeal.
● Work closely with faculty to identify community members as potential volunteers, donors and help provide coordination with fundraising efforts.
● Manage communications and solicitation strategies to achieve consistent and strong growth in revenue and participation rates, as well as donor engagement and satisfaction among all stakeholders.
● Actively participate to develop and implement major gift fundraising strategies to maximize funding of key initiatives within the School’s Academy campaign planning or any future campaigns.
● Initiate and manage to improve the school’s relations to engage parents through various engagement strategies. This will include parent socials; donor appreciation events and other engagement and other engagement means.
● Manage relationships with upwards of 50+ Major Gift Prospects (gifts ranging in size from multi year pledges $25,000 – $100,000) throughout the development cycle (cultivation – stewardship).
● Engage with development of key messages and written communication to advance strategic priorities including cultivation and celebrations of donors.

Skills and Abilities

● Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail.
● Excellent organizational and time management abilities, with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
● Strong inclination to work independently and collaboratively, take initiative, and think strategically and creatively.
● Strong leadership and supervisory skills

Experience

● 5 years of related professional experience
● Completion of a Criminal Record Check

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest in confidence through our Talent Community on ADP. We appreciate all applications, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Rundle adheres to the Employment Equity Act. Please contact the Rundle Business Office at
403-291-3866 for further details or if you require any information in an alternate format

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