The Harker School, a private TK - 12, located in San Jose, CA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Annual Giving. This is a full time, benefited, 12 month position.
Manage all aspects of the annual giving campaign, including marketing/communications, outreach, campaign volunteers, and stewardship. Provide support for the capital campaign. Working with the executive director of advancement, increase financial support from the community for school programs and strengthen the connection that parents, alumni and alumni parents have to The Harker School.
The Director should have the following experience and qualifications:
An organized and strategic approach to institutional advancement with 5 years of equivalent successful management and development experience in an institution or organization that has a reputation for quality and excellence;
A record of success in raising money that can include elements of the following: shaping and implementing fund raising or earned-income events (theater productions, seminars, galas, shows, etc.); broad-based knowledge of various development activities including: phonathons, mailing campaigns, events-within-events, auctions, fund raising dinners and recognition, direct solicitations; broad-based familiarity of how to leverage fund-raising databases and support systems for donor segmentation and research;
Proven ability to collaborate with a diverse group of personalities with a record as a team builder, trainer, motivator and cheerleader;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of a head of school, staff members, trustees, volunteers, faculty, students and the like;
A track record as an exceptional communicator, in writing as well as verbally; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other kinds of material for publication;
A knowledge of independent schools, either as an alum, parent or from prior work experience is preferred, though not essential;
A comprehensive network and knowledge of philanthropy and funding sources in the greater Silicon Valley.
Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.
About The Harker School
The Harker School is a coeducational, nonsectarian, college preparatory school serving TK through grade 12. Harker has three campuses (lower, middle, and upper schools) located within minutes of San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability, and forever instills a genuine passion for learning.
We are tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education and the international recognition our students, faculty, and programs have earned. We believe the best way to prepare our students is to provide the best academic and extracurricular programs possible. Harker provides a challenging and balanced education. The Harker experience comprises the following cornerstones: students and families, teachers, curriculum, and the learning environment, including inspiring facilities.
The Harker School is in the Santa Clara Valley of California. We enjoy 300-plus days of sunshine per year, a perfect climate to take advantage of our beautiful mountain ranges, great for hiking, camping, and biking. We’re just a short driv...e to Santa Cruz, where one can enjoy being by the ocean and among the beautiful redwood trees. Santa Clara is home to a variety of startup companies and tech giants. We are fortunate to live in a diverse community with various socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and cultural identities.