Apply by letter to the Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton PA 19341(Attn: Jon V. Knorr, Director of Development) or by email.
Include by separate attachments: cover letter, resume of qualifications and experiences and names and contact information for three professional references.
Please enter the position in the subject line of the email.
Since 1918, The Church Farm School has been driven by its extraordinary mission to prepare a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, PA, CFS offers a college preparatory education for 175 boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12. Additional information about CFS can be found at www.gocfs.net.
CFS is seeking a mature, organized, creative and energetic individual to direct all aspects of the annual fundraising programs and activities. We are looking for a positive team player with demonstrated prior experience in individual fundraising; managing a robust alumni giving program, as well as parent, staff and faculty giving; and securing corporate and foundation support.
Direct, manage and increase all current and future annual fundraising for;
Friends of CFS
Must engage directly on a minimum of 30+ unique/new face-to-face documented visits annually with potential individual donors and corporate leaders with the goal of increasing annual donations
Must engage directly on a minimum of 25 unique/new documented alumni visits with the goal of securing an annual donation and increasing CFS program participation
Build a robust regional alumni program that includes events in (NYC, Philly, DC, etc.) as well as increasing the number of alumni that give and return to campus annually
Build a viable and highly active parent program (current/past) that includes both regional, local and international meetings and events with the goal of increasing annual fundraising and engagement
Create an alumni speaker series that recruits key alumni to return to CFS and speak with students
Create a process to ensure a high level of first-time participants/donors to CFS, including working directly with Director of Marketing on enhanced target communications
A minimum of a BA or BS degree or demonstrated equivalent management experience
3-5 years of annual face to face/individual fundraising experience with verifiable outcomes
Experience raising funds through a comprehensive school alumni program
Experience securing corporate, foundation and sponsorship funding
Proficiency in MS Office and fundraising software (Raisers Edge preferred)
Effective written, phone and face-to-face communication skills
Demonstrable experience in utilizing social media strategies/platforms for fundraising
Working knowledge of prospect portfolio management.
Clear understanding of the “donor development cycle”
Detailed knowledge of the local/regional philanthropic community
Experience working within a school environment
1-3 years of work experience on a development staff team
Working within a strategic planning process and annual goal setting process
Experience with donor acquisition, cold calling, first-time prospect meetings and the moves management process.
Working with the PA tax credit programs (EITC, OSTC and SPE)
About Church Farm School
CFS is an all-boys, college preparatory, boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12 and located in Exton, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia visit www.gocfs.net
Maximum enrollment at CFS is 200 boys 90% of CFS students live on campus; 10% commute each day
CFS is led by a very talented and dedicated group of administrators, teachers, cottage faculty and support staff who believe in the mission of the school
CFS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools, and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Association of Boarding Schools, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.