The King’s Academy Job Description
Position: Vice President of Advancement
Reports to: Head of School
Classification: Full time, Salaried, Exempt
The Vice President of Advancement will provide leadership and strategic direction in all of the school’s advancement/philantrhopic efforts, including development, planned giving, external relations, and advancement communications. The Vice President of Advancement will work closely with the Head of School and Development Director to foster a strong culture of philanthropy throughout all school constituencies and will report to the Head of School as an integral member of The King’s Academy senior leadership team.
Spiritually, the employee shall possess characteristics that reflect:
- Acceptance without reservation of the TKA doctrinal beliefs
- A strong clear Christian testimony
- A mature, godly spirit
- A person of faith and prayer
Personally, the employee’s life shall reflect:
- A lifestyle of biblical integrity
- A spirit of dedication, commitment, flexibility, and responsiveness
- The ability to listen and respond to counsel
- High level of respect for, and courtesy of fellow employees and volunteers
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees strategic plans that ensure the financial stability and advancement of The King’s Academy with a focus on sustainability.
- Oversees short and long-term fiscal forecasting based on revenue streams, expected expenditures, and TKA’s mission.
- Develop and implement both annual and major giving plans to successfully meet established fundraising goals and objectives.
- Collaborate with the Development Director and development team to develop strategies and achieve goals in both annual and major giving.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and prospects to grow, strengthen, and nurture the donor base.
- Maintain a portfolio of leadership donors.
- Identify and attract corporate and foundation donors and prospects.
- Oversee donor and prospect management systems.
- Oversee gift processing by ensuring policies, systems and procedures built on ethical standards for soliciting and reporting.
- Develop and manage the annual fundraising budget and work plan; track and report results to the Head of School and the Board of Directors.
- Model a leadership style that is open, supportive, collaborative and respectful of all TKA staff.
- Monitor, participate in and adhere to best practices in philanthropy and communications.
- Attend TKA events, activities and foster significant pride and excitement for fundraising efforts.
- In general, be a vocal and public presence among the TKA community as it relates to the school’s annual giving opportunities. This includes both formal and informal settings.
- Nurture and maintain a highly collaborative relationship with the Head of School, the Director of Development, and members of the Board of Directors, supporting them in all their fundraising activities and responsibilities.
- Collaborate with the Director of Marketing Communications and the Director of Enrollment Management on strategic initiatives to produce an aligned, mission-driven messages to promote and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation, as well as generate fundraising opportunities.
- Oversee the development of relationships with other institutions, foundations, and organizations.
- Perform other duties assigned by the Head of School.
- Bachelor’s degree is required
- Minimum of five years of nonprofit development experience
- Experience managing a team
- Trained with knowledge, leadership skills, and abilities required for the successful performance of the essential job duties
- Managed a portfolio and ability to ask/secure funds from high level donors
- Understanding of marketing and communications functions and strategies
- Highly professional in demeanor
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Natural networker
- Strong public speaking skills
- Well versed in Excel, Word, and donor software
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to respect the importance of confidentiality and trust as it relates to donor information
Physical, Mental Requirements and Work Environment:
- Regularly sitting at the computer requiring repetitive finger motion and manual dexterity
- Up to several hours of walking and standing during events
- Subject to working more than required hours during certain event
- Ability to manage multiple coinciding projects
- Close visual acuity required for viewing a computer monitor, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing and reading
- Hearing – ability to perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction
- Talking – expressing ideas by means of the spoken word to convey instructions to students, parents and other workers
- Ability to communicate effectively, even in stressful situations
- Professional appearance and dress required, as this person is often the “host” of PCA-wide meetings and events Primarily inside, office environment with the exception of hosting or attending a few outside events throughout the year
- Occasional lifting of 5 to 25 pounds
- Year-round schedule
- Occasional evenings and weekends required due to development events
Please go to https://www.tkadallas.org/join-our-team/ to apply for our position.