About St. Mark’s
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.
St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an Assistant Director of the St. Mark’s Fund to principally support engagement efforts with leadership donors on behalf of the St. Mark’s Fund. As a member of the St. Mark’s Fund Team, this individual’s primary responsibility is to help provide consistent reporting and analysis that will inform strategy and execution of broad solicitations and stewardship efforts. This individual will assist in collaboratively planning and executing mass paper and digital solicitations as well as volunteer training sessions throughout the year. The Assistant Director will support the Development Team’s efforts to cultivate leadership St. Mark’s Fund donors as well as identify major gift prospects. The Coordinator will help strengthen the School’s pipeline of leadership donors amongst key constituencies, including Alumni, Parents, Parents of Alumni, and Grandparents through systematic outreach and consistent donor stewardship. This position reports to the Director of the St. Mark’s Fund. This is a nonsupervisory role.
- Serve as point person for St. Mark’s Fund mass solicitation efforts
- Execute internal and external reports for colleagues and volunteers
- Help coordinate and direct on and off-campus St. Mark’s Fund volunteer event specifics with the school’s facilities management and food services teams
- Prepare data for large print and digital outreach and solicitation efforts
- Help prepare, print, label, and stuff envelopes for key mailings
- Timely and accurate data entry
- Strengthen philanthropic engagement among all St. Mark’s constituencies
- Assist in staffing major alumni programs including Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, Class Reunions, and Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Events
- Help staff donor recognition events including Associates Brunch and Headmaster’s Council Reception
- Assist with stewardship activities, including donor recognition, on-campus signage, and faculty and staff recognition
- Plan and assist volunteers and colleagues with the planning of parent and alumni reunion fundraising efforts
- Support activities, initiatives, and events sponsored by the Development Office as needed
- Represent St. Mark’s in an official capacity as needed and requested
- Perform any other duties as assigned and related to the responsibilities of an Assistant Director of the St. Mark's Fund
- A bachelor’s degree is required
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Expertise preferred in Raiser’s Edge or commensurate database software
- Experience with building relationships, fundraising at the independent school or collegiate level, or comparable experience
- Exceptional written and verbal communications skills required
- Strong understanding of how to use social media as an effective platform for engaging and communicating
- A genuine care for people and desire to serve, through a high level of customer service
- An unquestioned integrity and impeccable reputation, where commitments are honored and peopled are approached in a straightforward and personal way
- An entrepreneurial, bright, highly-motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic personality with a serious commitment to excellence
- A work ethic marked by enthusiasm, desire to innovate, tenacity, follow-through, courage of conviction, and setting an example for others
- The ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers
- Well-developed interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide range of constituents
- The ability to move comfortably in social settings, forge relationships within the community, and transmit passion to others
- An accessible and approachable manner
- An ability to think systematically and be detailed minded, while remaining focused on the big picture and the School’s mission
- A well-organized, results-oriented mindset with a high energy level and strong sense of urgency
- An industrious, independent-minded, and determined outlook, with a drive to achieve results
- Someone who responds well to feedback and can deal successfully with challenging circumstances
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May work around standard office conditions subject to frequent interruptions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Occasional exposure to large crowds and outdoor activity. Ability to work outside of normal working hours. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Some travel is required.
Qualified candidates must complete an online application, including a cover letter and resume.