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Development and Fundraising

Director of Development

Valor Christian High School
Posted: 10/29/2021
Salary/Range: $90,000 – $110,000
Location
Highlands Ranch, CO
Description:

Valor Christian High School is seeking to expand its team by creating a new opportunity for a Director of Development. A primary focus of this role will be on creating a stronger culture of giving within the community while maintaining strategic relationships with the school’s key stakeholders. This position must skillfully lead and direct all advancement efforts while effectively and efficiently managing the team to achieve the school’s stated objectives. Reporting directly to the Head of School, this position will also work in close collaboration with the Board’s Advancement Committee and the Executive Leadership team, serving as a resource in planning and cultivating prospects and developing more meaningful and deeper relationships with existing donors.

At Valor, fundraising is viewed as truly being an exercise in ministry to help advance the Kingdom of Christ. You will be most successful in this role if you are committed to the school’s vision and mission and have a growing and thriving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. You must have exceptional people skills and a strategic ability for matching individual interests to the school’s funding priorities. Think relatability plus strategy, and you’ll have a successful combination to contribute to a growing and flourishing advancement program. To accomplish these objectives, your spoken and written communication must be clear and compelling.

This newly created role comes with the opportunity to further expand the school’s advancement program. Plans to launch a significant capital campaign in the near future and grow endowment support as an ongoing fundraising endeavor are also important goals of the school.

You are most likely to thrive in the role of Director of Development if you are a career-minded fundraising professional who is highly skilled and excited to fulfill the following responsibilities and embrace fundraising as a ministry. Although not focused directly on students, your role will benefit them as you combine your faith and work within Valor’s Christ-centered environment and in partnership with parents.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ

  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
  • Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships and daily work
  • Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
  • Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions

Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School

  • Accept and uphold Valor’s Statement of Beliefs
  • Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
  • Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
  • Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work

Core Role Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership and team engagement skills
  • Provide strategic and visionary direction
  • Build a strong culture of generosity
  • Creatively, strategically and thoughtfully build an exceptional donor engagement program
  • Oversee and manage all other responsibilities with excellence

Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate

  • Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
  • Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
  • Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity and spiritual growth
  • Provide team support regarding all matters, processes and initiatives
  • Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
  • Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins

Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission

  • Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
  • Be a ‘culture- keeper’

Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth

  • Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
  • Demonstrate teachability and receptive to feedback
  • Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
  • Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing of time, talent and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities

 

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Head of School
  • Board of Education and Advancement Committee Members
  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Advancement team members
  • Finance and Accounting team, which is responsible for donation receipts and data entry

 

RESULTS

  • Through the generosity of donors, our students continue to thrive and are better prepared to live out our vision to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Christ
  • The financial resources are available to fulfill God’s call on our ministry and to achieve our short-term and long-term strategic objectives 

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field
  • 4+ years of fundraising experience with increasing professional responsibilities and demonstrated success in meeting targets of $1M+ in annual giving and $20M+ in capital and/or endowment giving
  • 2+ years of experience and high familiarity with best practices using an industry-standard donor database

 

Skills and Software

  • Exceptional understanding of private philanthropy and major gifts fundraising
  • High integrity—truthfulness, meeting commitments, keeping confidences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish, build and maintain effective relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Self-motivated ability to work with limited supervision, willing to handle concurrent tasks and make appropriate judgments and decisions
  • Proficiency with Mac computers, Microsoft Office, Google Suite (Mail, Docs, Drive, Calendar), donor database systems
  • Quick ability to learn new software and systems
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed

 

Credentials

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, or equivalent, in hand or underway, preferred

 

This role description describes the general nature of the work and is not a comprehensive list of all required duties, responsibilities and qualifications. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The same basic physical demands described here are the same for all employees to successfully perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employees must periodically lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and could occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral/depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics are varied and include classroom, office, and outdoor events while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is also varied. 

POSITION TYPE: Salary, year round schedule C 

HOURS PER WEEK: Full-time

SUPERVISOR: Head of School

PAY RANGE: $90,000 – $110,000

To Apply: https://govalor.com/work-at-valor/?p=joboM0gffw1