The Director of Development will lead Barrie’s fundraising and outreach efforts in support of its mission. This full-time position will report to the Head of School and will be a member of the Senior Administrative team. The Director will work collaboratively across the organization, partnering closely with the Head of School, the Co-Chair of the Advancement Committee (a trustee), and the school’s Director of Communication. He or she will be primarily responsible for the successful stewardship of the following:
Serve as the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Advancement Committee (which sets the strategic direction of the school’s institutional advancement efforts and reports monthly progress to the Board of Trustees)
Take the primary leadership role on the Advancement Committee to build a Major Gifts Program and lay the early groundwork to launch a Capital Campaign. Identify and research new prospects, and work closely with Head of School and his spouse to qualify new prospects and manage key donor cultivation. Offer guidance and preparation for all cultivation and solicitation visits in which they and campus faculty are involved.
Run and managing the Annual Fund (organizational strategy, constituent research, direct mail and email communication, solicitations, and tracking)
Provide direct leadership of all Development special events, including those hosted at the Head of School residence. Collaborate with Faculty and Staff on related events, including the Parent Teacher Organization, alumni, admissions, and large, all-school events.
Co-Chair the Auction Committee and recruit and manage parent and staff volunteers to organize the school’s annual gala, For the Love of Barrie.
Oversee the Development Budget, maintain Barrie’s development database (Generations by InResonance), send correspondence confirming gifts to all donors, and collaborate with the Director of Communications on the Annual Report.
THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT WILL BE AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL WHO:
Has a proven fundraising track record of successful leadership in major gifts, capital campaigns, annual fund, and the solicitation of major gifts. Stands ready and eager to facilitate donor relationships with senior school leaders and faculty, working behind-the-scenes to cultivate Head of School relationships with key donors. An ideal candidate would also have experience in working with parent volunteers to steward a vibrant spring auction.
Can build strong working partnerships with parents, alumni, and colleagues to build a culture and excitement for philanthropy throughout the school. Warmth, strong organizational skills, humility, keen emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit, and strong work ethic are essential for success.
Will support the launch of capital campaign either through direct experience or an eager willingness to learn.
Is a skilled, thoughtful writer who can create persuasive and engaging communications to further the advancement goals of the school.
Is comfortable with utilizing development databases to appropriately record, track, and analyze information.
Is committed to a diverse and inclusive school so that we can continue to foster a culture where everyone in the community can thrive.
Enjoys teamwork and collaboration by being energetic and hard working, warm, optimistic, and relentlessly committed to stewarding the future of the school.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, and will include an robust vacation
package and generous tuition remission for school age children at Barrie.
Barrie School fosters and supports a diverse and inclusive culture and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability status.
The start date in the range of August 15, 2018 to September 1, 2018 is negotiable based on mutual agreement with the school and the candidate.
About Barrie School
Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.