Employment

Cate School is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination in the treatment of employees or applicants for employment without consideration of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender or gender identity.

We seek applications from candidates who are eager to live among and teach young men and women from all over the world. A small co-educational boarding school on the Central Coast of California, Cate School offers a career opportunity for educators whose priorities and purposes mirror the four pillars of our mission statement–commitment, scholarship, companionship, and service.  Cate School offers a career opportunity that anticipates and encourages work with our students well beyond the classroom, as faculty members serve as advisors, dorm-parents, coaches, and mentors.

Please see the following opportunities below:

Communications/Publications Specialist

Department: Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

 

Cate School

For over 100 years, Cate has been combining the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast energy and innovation in the service of highly motivated, independent-minded kids. Residential life is structured to develop well-being and leadership through the practice of self-discipline and service. In addition to an inquiry-driven curriculum designed to elicit the greatest possible growth in every student, all students participate in an extracurricular program that includes athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and an extensive outdoor program. With more than 50 honors and advanced courses, the Cate curriculum can meet the demands of the most ambitious students. A typical applicant to Cate has impeccable character, a history of high academic achievement, and is mature, curious, adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.

 

Position Summary

The Communications/Publications Specialist is an integral member of the External Affairs team and plays a key role in narrating the Cate School experience to the school community, prospective families, and the general public. A skilled storyteller, he/she will partner closely with administrators, faculty, staff, and various departments to craft compelling content that captures life on the Mesa.

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing editor of The Bulletin (three issues per year)
    • Plans content and assigning stories and photos in collaboration with editorial team.
    • Researches and writes at least one feature story per issue.
    • Writes news stories.
    • Edits all stories.
    • Proofs before and after each issue goes to the printer.
    • Shepherds The Bulletin through the production process.
  • General contributor to the Communications Office
    • Contributes three to four news stories each week for the website and the bi-weekly communiCATE electronic newsletter.
    • Serves as the primary proofreader and ensures stylistic consistency of all School print and digital materials.
    • Assists with the School’s media relations to include writing and distributing news releases; cultivates relationships with local media, sending them relevant pitches, connecting with them on social media and managing all follow-through with them; maintains media lists; regularly monitors media coverage and social media sentiment; updates annual listings.
    • Attends campus events and seeks opportunities to cover and discover stories of interest to relevant constituents.
    • Interviews faculty, students, alumni, and other community members for feature stories.
    • Assists the Multimedia Coordinator with social media content and photography.
    • Assists all school departments with writing, rewriting, and editing of internal and external content and communications as needed, maintaining a consistent school voice.

 

Required Experience/Qualifications :

  • Excellent editorial and writing skills.
  • Portfolio demonstrating a proven track record of managing publications.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience is preferred; experience in a school or university is a plus.
  • Degree in English/communications, journalism, or a related field preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism. Ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), writing, creativity, imagination, proofing and editing capabilities, and a strong attention to detail in order to articulate our message and implement a vision with strong public relations, marketing, and brand management knowledge.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively to build and maintain productive and positive relationships within the Cate community and with the public in order to ensure consistent, strategic, and accurate messaging. Ability to work independently within a team.
  • Proven record of making strong connections with constituencies within an organization in order to tell their stories effectively.
  • Ability to write for multiple platforms including social media, web, email, and print.

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Mercedes Maskalik, Director of Marketing & Communications, at mercedes_maskalik@cate.org. Please attach several writing samples and include both long and short form work.

Advancement Database Coordinator

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Database Manager, Advancement

 

The Advancement Database Coordinator plays a critical role in coordinating the maintenance of the
database, gift processing and acknowledgment, and reporting. The Coordinator also provides
essential administrative support to the entire Advancement department.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Maintain constituent records as they pertain to advancement in schoolwide database CRM,
    Veracross. Create new donor records, maintain and update current contact information on
    all constituents and enter new information such as class notes as needed. Document
    procedures for the above.
  2. Enter all pledges and donations received by Cate School, through the mail, online, or email.
    Track and enter recurring gifts, gifts from third-party employer contributions, and ensure
    proper crediting for donations received from donor advised funds, foundations, and
    corporations.
  3. Keep records associated with all pledges and donations regarding gift designation,
    acknowledgments required, preferred names for donor lists, schedule of payments, and any
    additional information needed.
  4. Run daily gift log reports, utilizing systems to cross-check for accuracy. Coordinate, track,
    and create individual acknowledgment letters based on the type of gift and intended purpose.
  5. Serve as liaison with Business Office to reconcile gift records, gift designations, and
    communication regarding incoming wires, stocks, and other special gifts.
  6. Support Development Staff by uploading files, updating records for event attendance,
    contact reports, and conducting online research and outreach to find current information on
    donors.
  7. Support all reporting activities related to donor records for campaign reports, the annual
    report on philanthropy, and other accounting and stewardship reports. Provide consistent
    attention to detail in closely reviewing all reports for inaccuracies and omissions.
  8. Produce pledge reminders per the schedule donors request for all outstanding pledges.
  9. Provide additional administrative support as needed. Examples of duties may include
    producing nametags for events, compiling packets for family and alumni activities,
    maintaining and archiving hardcopy files on donors, and supporting registration for
    on-campus events and receptions

 

Required Experience/Qualifications :

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Excellent computer skills including a high level of literacy in Microsoft Office and Google
    drive products; ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new and changing technologies.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality as well as strong oral and written
    communication skills demonstrating discretion, tact, and diplomacy with a variety of
    stakeholders.
  • Collaborative work style with a willingness to assist all members of the team.
  • Ability to work independently, to be proactive, and have excellent time management skills.
  • Some availability for weekend and evening events required.

 

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

  • Advancement/Development experience, especially in gift processing and donor record
    maintenance.
  • Volunteer or paid experience in a nonprofit setting, preferably in the field of education or
    with an independent school.

 

To Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to
Elana_Stone@cate.org. In the cover letter, please address your interest in the position and in joining the Cate School community.

Advancement & Communications Manager

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Stewardship

 

The Advancement & Communications Manager will be a new member of the Advancement team. The Manager supports the Advancement team’s goal of developing enthusiastic, lifelong donors and supporters of Cate School through best-in-class marketing and communication of Cate’s advancement campaigns and strategic donor initiatives that effectively cultivate, engage, and steward key donors with Cate School.

 

Works with: The entire Advancement Team, including the Assistant Head of External Affairs, Director of Development, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Advancement Database Manager, Director of Special Events and Gifts, Alumni Director, Director of Stewardship, Advancement staff.  In addition, works with Campaign Volunteers and Committees and maintains a strong partnership with the Cate Marketing and Communications Department.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Writing / Editing:

  • Letters: Direct appeals, pledge reminders, thank-you’s, foundation updates
  • Articles / Stories / Newsletters: Cate Bulletin, Dispatches, Class Notes, other Cate newsletters
  • Website: Advancement pages on Cate website
  • External Publications: Cate specific articles to philanthropy donor journals (including CASE, Chronicle of Philanthropy)
  • Stewardship / Impact Program: Interview (students / faculty) and write impact stories of donors and grant awards.  Create content for Impact reports.
  • Compose other written and visual content for publication / post in various Cate advancement communication channels as needed.

 

Research:

  • Conducts prospect and Foundation research using online tools and resources to identify and refresh research on prospective donors.

 

Program Management / Special Projects:

  • Supports end-to-end management and execution of key Stewardship programs (including Major Gift Donor Stewardship, 1st Time Donors, Consecutive Giving Program, and Named Scholar Programs) and other projects and Special Events as needed.

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Education/Training

  1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree program in Journalism, Communications, English or equivalent experience

 

Work Experience

  1.   At least three years of writing/editing experience, preferably within an academic and/or non-profit environment

 

Skills/Qualities

  1.   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  2.   Excellent computer skills and experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  3.   Experience with fundraising or other databases preferable
  4.   Ability to work independently and as a team member
  5.   Time management skills, able to work effectively within deadlines, and ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities

 

Personal Traits

  1.     Collaborative work style, willing to help all members of the team
  2.     Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment
  3.     Attention to detail and comfortable working on a deadline
  4.     Sense of humor and ability to handle constructive criticism
  5.     Willing to offer help during evenings and weekends as needed

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

 

Submission:

Please send a PDF of your resume to Tiarzha_Taylor@Cate.org.  Please attach up to 3 writing samples of your choice (no longer than 1 page each) in PDF format.

Substitute Teacher
Reports To: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Location: Carpinteria, CA

General Summary:
Substitute teachers provide coverage for regular classroom teachers in the infant/toddler and preschool classrooms when they are absent. The work hours of the Substitute position fluctuate significantly and qualified candidates must be able to be scheduled on an as needed basis. Responsibilities of this role will include, but not be limited to the following: physical caregiving, implementation of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum, and facilitating supportive relationships with parents and coworkers.

Essential Job Functions

Early Childhood Programming
At all times ensure the children’s safety in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles, and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children (outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.) are done in an organized manner to support a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
Provide feedback to staff and program director about consistency of practices within the program.
Adaptable to changes in daily routines and program needs.
Strive to create a state of the art childcare program.

Interactions with Children
Strive to create a language-rich program, encouraging positive and respectful interactions with all children.
Treat each child with dignity and respect.
Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
Encourage children’s active involvement in problem solving.
Encourage children to be responsible for their actions to support the development of their roles as effective decision-makers.

Working with Parents
Work with each classroom team to effectively address parent issues.
Create an environment that embraces open and positive communications between staff and parents.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
Attend and participate in all staff meetings (if available for long-term substitute position).
Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
Direct any issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.

Administrative Functions
Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, child injury reports, etc.) in a timely manner.

Physical Requirements
Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
Continually able to supervise children outside exposed to the sun and changing temperatures.
Continually able to lift children/materials up to 40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
Ability to push a cart/stroller weighing up to 100 pounds for up to three miles.
Continually able to walk and run as job dictates.
Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
Continually able to react to a child that is up to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Continually able to carry a child up to 40 pounds, up to 100 feet.
Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents and co-workers.
Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents and co-workers.
Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulations.

Minimum Job Qualifications
High school graduate
Six months’ experience working with young children, one year preferred.
Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (Child Growth & Development, Child, Family & Community, and two program development courses)
Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and/or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
Successful completion of the hiring packet, including current immunization record.
Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
Comfortable with team-based works structure; demonstrates flexibility and initiative on the job.
Is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.

Preferred Job Qualifications
3-6 Infant-Toddler units
Bilingual (Spanish)
Familiarity with RIE philosophy
CPR and First Aid Certification, or able to acquire within 3 months hire date.

Employee Conduct
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Infant-Toddler Teacher
Reports To: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Location: Carpinteria, CA

General Summary:
The Infant-Toddler Teacher is responsible for all aspects of care to infants and toddlers while at the Cate Early Learning Center. Such responsibilities will include: physical caregiving, developmental assessments, development of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum and facilitating supportive relationships with parents.

Essential Job Functions
The responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

Early Childhood Programming
At all times ensure the children’s safety in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles, and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children (outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.) are done in an organized manner to support a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
Plan, supervise, and implement the Infant-Toddler program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the ELC and the identified curriculum objectives.
Strive to create an instructional program that meets the needs of each child with concern for his/her interests, individual learning style, and pace of learning.
Provide appropriate guidance to support staff and substitute teachers, and actively facilitate their program development skills.
Design a stimulating, consistent, and developmentally appropriate learning environment suitable for all children enrolled in the classroom.
Responsible for doing routine evaluations of each child’s development.
Adaptable to changes in daily routines and program needs.
Strive to create a state of the art childcare program.

Interactions with Children
Strive to create a language-rich program, encouraging positive and respectful interactions.
Treat each child with dignity and respect.
Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
Encourage active involvement in problem solving in the environment.
Encourage children to be responsible for their actions to support the development of their roles as effective decision makers.

Working with Parents
Communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding the progress of their children in the program or specific issues as they occur on a day-to-day basis.
Work with new parents to create an easy transition into the Program.
Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and parents.
Provide Early Childhood/community resources as needed.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
Direct any issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.

Administrative Functions
Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, child injury reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
Assist in the education and ongoing evaluation of fieldwork students, when applicable.

Physical Requirements
Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
Continually able to lift children/materials 1-40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
Continually able to react to a child that is 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Continually able to carry a child (1 to 40 pounds), up to 50-100 feet.
Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulation.

Minimum Job Qualifications
High school graduate.
Minimum of one year’s experience working with young children, two preferred.
Twelve (12) core units in Early Childhood Education.
6 Infant-Toddler units (or 3 units at time of hire with successful completion of 3 additional units within 12 months of hire).
Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
Successful completion of the hiring packet, including current immunization record.
Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
Preferred bilingual (Spanish).
Strong grasp of RIE philosophy.
CPR/First Aid Certification, or able to acquire within 3 months of hire date.

Employee Conduct
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Preschool Teacher
Reports To: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Location: Carpinteria, CA

General Summary:
The Preschool Teacher is responsible for all aspects preschool age children while at the Cate Early Learning Center. Such responsibilities will include physical caregiving, developmental assessments, development of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum and facilitating supportive relationships with parents.

Essential Job Functions
The responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

Early Childhood Programming
At all times ensure the children’s safety in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles, and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children (outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.) are done in an organized manner to support a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
Plan, supervise and implement the preschool program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the ELC and the identified curriculum objectives.
Strive to create an instructional program that meets the needs of each child with concern for his/her interests, individual learning style, and pace of learning.
Provide appropriate guidance to support staff and substitute teachers, and actively facilitate their program development skills.
Design an organized, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate learning environment suitable for all children enrolled in the indoor/outdoor classrooms.
Responsible for doing routine evaluations of each child’s development.
Adaptable to changes in daily routines and program needs.
Strive to create a state of the art childcare program.

Interactions with Children
Strive to create a language-rich program, encouraging positive and respectful interactions.
Treat each child with dignity and respect.
Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
Encourage active involvement in problem solving in the environment.
Encourage children to be responsible for their actions to support the development of their roles as effective decision makers.

Working with Parents
Communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding the progress of their children in the program or specific issues as they occur on a day-to-day basis.
Work with new parents to create an easy transition into the program.
Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and parents.
Provide Early Childhood/community resources as needed.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
Direct any issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.
Administrative Functions
Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, child injury reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
Assist in the education and ongoing evaluation of fieldwork students, when applicable.
Physical Requirements
Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
Continually able to lift children/materials 1-40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
Continually able to react to a child that is 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Continually able to carry a child up to 50 pounds, up to 50-100 feet.
Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulation.

Minimum Job Qualifications
High school graduate.
Two years’ experience working with young children.
Minimum twelve (12) core units in Early Childhood Education.
Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
Successful completion of the hiring packet, including
Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.

Preferred Job Qualifications
3-6 Infant-Toddler Units
Bilingual (Spanish)
Familiarity with RIE philosophy
CPR and First Aid Certification, or able to acquire within 3 months hire date.

Employee Conduct
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Director of College Counseling

Department: College Counseling

 

The position will formally begin on July 15, 2020.

 

The Director of College Counseling coordinates all efforts on the part of Cate School to guide students through the college selection and application process.  Such guidance includes, but is not limited to counseling students and parents about college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing, with the assistance of the faculty, student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications and transcripts.

 

As an ambassador of the School, the Director of College Counseling has extensive contact with college admissions officers, helping them to understand and appreciate the students and program at Cate.  At the same time, the Director will also have the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the possibilities available to students at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Director hosts university representatives at Cate in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • oversee the work of the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, the Sophomore Class College Counselor, and the Office Manager/Testing Coordinator;
  • know and advocate strongly for Cate students, its curriculum, and mission;
  • work with approximately 35-40 counselees each year and guide them through the college search, financial aid and application process;
  • actively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers;
  • assist counselees with essays and preparation for interviews;
  • coordinate and chaperone the annual East Coast College Tour (March);
  • Plan and facilitate parent programming for Family Weekends;
  • report to the Board of Trustees and the faculty;
  • revise the Cate School profile annually;
  • project and manage the College Counseling Office budget;
  • update Cate courses externally (i.e. NCAA Clearinghouse);
  • prepare for and host Case Studies program;
  • write, read and edit 35-40 counselor letters of recommendation;
  • stay current with college admission trends;
  • pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and tours;
  • serve on the Steering Committee, and report directly to the headmaster.

 

Qualifications:

  • An exceptional writer and public speaker.
  • A proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community.
  • A creative and innovative leader who thinks strategically about ways to improve the college counseling program.

 

School Responsibilities:

  • fulfill the professional responsibilities and meet the standards established for all members of the Cate School faculty;
  • extra-curricular and residential assignments, willingness to live on-campus.

 

Education and Experience:

  • minimally a BA; MA(preferable)
  • prior experience in college admissions (preferable)
  • extensive experience in a high-achieving, college-preparatory environment
  • knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management system

 

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Jay Dorion, Assistant Headmaster, at jay_dorion@cate.org

Cate School Campaign Manager

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Advancement

 

The Campaign Manager will be a new member of the Advancement team. This position will provide management, organization, and critical focus on Cate’s comprehensive fundraising campaign. Early leadership gifts in support of capital and endowment projects provided the Board of Trustees with the information needed to approve the campaign, which will be a multi-year, aspirational endeavor to raise upwards of $100,000,000 – Cate’s largest campaign ever. The Campaign Manager will be a key, management-level member of the team, providing information and inspiration to achieve Cate’s comprehensive goals.

Works with: Assistant Head of External Affairs, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Advancement Database Manager, Director of Special Events and Gifts, Alumni Director, Director of Stewardship, Advancement staff, Campaign Volunteers and Committees

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Campaign Organization and Coordination

  • Regularly updates Campaign leadership on the status of the Campaign and the timeline of anticipated and actual solicitations.
  • Prepares Campaign reports, ensuring they are kept up to date, easily accessible, and distributed regularly to Campaign staff and leadership.
  • Conducts prospect research in Donorscape and utilizes other online tools and resources to identify and refresh research on prospective donors with capacity within the Cate community.
  • Works with Advancement staff to ensure all contact with Campaign donors is recorded.
  • Supports moves management process within the donor development cycle.
  • Maintains Campaign timeline and calendar to maximize cultivation events.
  • Keeps Campaign committees and staff on track.
  • Prepares major gift proposals and Letters of Intent for donors.
  • Maintains an updated list of naming and recognition opportunities and other key and innovative stewardship elements.
  • Schedules Campaign-specific meetings, prepares and provides necessary meeting materials and attends meetings to participate and keep minutes.
  • Tracks Campaign expenditure and prepares Campaign expenditure reports regarding Advancement spend on Campaign events and donor cultivation.

Major Donor Solicitation and Gift Tracking Support

  • Works with Database Manager to track gifts and ensure pledge fulfillment. Updates cash flow projections on pledges.
  • Manages events related to comprehensive campaign.
  • Schedules and arranges meetings with donors for major gift officers and campaign volunteer leaders.
  • Tracks and manages follow-up with Campaign leadership and committee members on assigned tasks.
  • Handles routine requests and provides support as needed to staff, trustees and volunteers for solicitations.

Major Gift Portfolio

  • Depending on experience, the Campaign Manager may have a major gift portfolio of 25-50 for direct cultivation and solicitation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five or more years of experience in Advancement at a comparable institution.
  • Campaign or campaign management experience.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to work with integrity and maintain confidential information.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, professional, and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • A team player with a strong work ethic and a sense of humor.
  • Computer fluency in donor database software and web applications.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Fundraising experience.
  • Graduate degree.
  • Experience in a boarding or independent school setting.

 

TO APPLY