Job Posting: Advancement Executive

Centennial Academy are looking for a ambitious and enthusiastic fundraiser to head up their Annual Giving Program and provide capital campaign support. Salary range $42,000 – $55,000. Please visit the posting on Charity Village to apply.

Advancement Executive

Roles and responsibilities:

Centennial Annual Fund

  • Ensure the execution of the annual solicitation, recognition and stewardship cycle of the Centennial Annual Fund (CAF).
  • Design annual solicitation materials, sourcing the content and writing the copy for paper and electronic solicitations.
  • Design and implement HS and College CAF marketing strategy to support solicitations.
  • Ensure the implementation and strategic development of CAF donor recognition and stewardship strategy and activities.
  • Identify, recruit, and solicit CAF HS and College Co-Chairs annually.
  • Ensure donor interests are represented in the allocation of CAF funds.
  • Analyze CAF performance data and development of CAF solicitation strategies for target groups to stimulate greater support.
  • Maintain and face-to-face solicit a portfolio of CAF Leadership prospects to raise Leadership Gifts for the Centennial Annual Fund.
  • Set and realise annual performance goals for the CAF.


Parent Relations Program

  • The strategic development of the Parent Relations Program.
  • Ensure the coordination of Advancement driven parent engagement activities with all other points of parent engagement across the HS and College.
  • Manage the implementation of the Program through the Parent and Student Life Enrichment Coordinator.


Alumni Relations Program

  • Oversee and manage the organization of the annual Alumni Reunion event, which will be executed by the Advancement Coordinator.


Capital Campaign

  • Cultivation and solicitation of assigned portfolio of Campaign prospects.
  • Participation with Campaign Committee meetings and working with volunteer Committee members to support prospects solicitations within your assigned portfolio.
  • Development of broad based Campaign solicitation to parents and integration into Annual Giving Program cycle.


General Responsibilities

  • Assist and deputise for the Advancement Department to Coordinate and implement strategic fundraising and constituent engagement programs and activities.
  • Participate in Advancement activities including individual meetings with donors, prospects, and school constituent groups.
  • At all times, ensure the use of best practices in all Advancement programs.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on overall fundraising results against goals to internal and external constituencies.
    • Reinforce Centennial Academy and College reputation in the community.
    • Coordinate the design, editing, and production of all Advancement Program materials.
    • Make presentations as needed.
      • Maintain Centennial Academy, College and Foundation web and various social media sites in collaboration with the enrolment department.
      • Increase Centennial Academy and College visibility toward our donors.
      • Cultivate Centennial community relationships (bulletin, events, graduation, etc.)
      • Maintain and update a photo and video library of Centennial Academy and College activities and programs in collaboration with the enrolment department.
      • Maintain the donors database.


Required skills of the ideal candidate:

  • Ethical, principle based leader who communicates high standards and expectations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to be diplomatic, manage internal politics, and build consensus in a complex environment.
  • Ability to reconcile competing interests and build support.
  • Effective written, listening and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable with making face to face asks and creating strategic prospect cultivation plans.
  • Experience with systems, processes and work alliances in a complex, collaborative organization.
  • Knowledge of principles of institutional Advancement, Development and philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of techniques of donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • A clear understanding of community leadership dynamics and volunteer development.
  • Exposure to all forms of private resource development including annual, capital, planned giving and events.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively.
  • Excellent process management skills, financial operations experience and computer proficiency with fundraising software (i.e.,ProDon) and Microsoft Office products.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humour and the ability to be flexible.
    • Fluent in French and English written and spoken.
    • Experience with web sites and web tools maintenance.