Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named the No.1 Midsize Workplace in the D.C. area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28 percent students of color, and 22 percent of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.Our mission states:
“To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.”
The school raises over $1.75 million in annual giving (The Saints Fund) from current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents and other friends. The parent and alumni volunteer community is highly participatory in the annual giving effort. St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School seeks an experienced and dynamic staff leader for The Saints Fund who will encourage participation from all members of our extended community. The Director of Annual Giving will steward, cultivate and solicit leadership giving prospects for The Saints Fund and other efforts, and work closely with the Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving to oversee the acknowledgement processes including assigned areas of the annual report. This person will recruit, train and manage a strong volunteer force and partner with them to encourage engagement and support. Some evenings and weekend hours will be required for the management of phonathons and attendance at school events. As a member of the school’s administrative team, the Director of Annual Giving will work closely with the Director of Development, Director of Alumni and Reunion Giving and volunteer leaders. The Director of Annual Giving will manage volunteers and a staff which includes the Advancement Officer and the Database & Reports Manager.
A baccalaureate degree and at least 3-5 years of fundraising experience are required. The candidate will also have a proven record of success in volunteer management and cultivating philanthropic relationships, a high level of determination to set and exceed fundraising goals, and knowledge of best annual giving practices. Other qualifications include: outstanding organizational skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to motivate and inspire others; independent working style and outstanding work ethic; ability to collect and analyze data that informs fundraising strategy; ability to think flexibly and strategically to manage multiple channels of communication (mailings, phone calls, social media, etc.) and to successfully attain goals in a fast-paced environment; collegial attitude; willingness and ability to travel when needed. Experience in an educational setting is desirable.
St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School provides a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Committed to being a school enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its hiring, admissions, educational and financial policies, or school-administered programs.