Director of Advancement

Vancouver, Fraser Academy
March 8, 2018

Director of Advancement
Fraser Academy is looking for a Director of Advancement to join our team that leads the industry in the empowerment and education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
Reports to: Head of School
Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Job Summary
As Director of Advancement, you provide strategic direction and leadership to fundraising and resource development in accordance with the vision and values of Fraser Academy. As a member of the Leadership team you provide inspired leadership by modeling integrity and consistency in the implementation and follow through of all initiatives/programs. You are an expert in accurate financial analysis and reporting and future focused advancement strategies and implementation.
The Director of Advancement will:
Work collaboratively with Fraser Academy & the Advancement Committee to ensure that information is shared, activities are coordinated and targets are met to provide the organization with significant, ongoing financial support from private sources
In collaboration with staff, key stakeholders, and members of the Board of Directors and within the context of the organization & strategic plan, develop and implement a detailed advancement plan for the organization
Provide direction, coaching and motivation to volunteers and staff regarding personal giving, special events, donor development and recognition to maximize revenue on all activities.
Ensure the development and execution of effective policies and procedures around the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, including the corresponding financial, administrative and recognition policies and procedures
Ensure donors are cultivated, solicited, recognized, and stewarded in accordance with best practice fundraising and the culture of Fraser Academy
Lead the development and implementation of annual campaign plans that outline fundraising goals, methods, timeline and strategy.
Complete other responsibilities as assigned
Committed Collaborator - works collaboratively with the team to achieve the group's goals and objectives, consistently considers the team when developing new ideas or programs, the walking the definition of a team player, engages with others to solve problems and make improvements
Excellence - demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, excellent relationship building skills with all constituents, superlative written and verbal communication skills, and a working knowledge of relational database software and records management
Inspired Leadership - act in the best interests of the school at all times, integrate consistently the school's goal and objectives into all decisions and planning, and working through programs from inception to implementation
Loyal Ambassador - be recognized as passionate, strategic, articulate and sincere ambassadors of the school to our internal and external constituents acting as a representative of the school always
Management - demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced professional environment
Sound Judgement - demonstrate sound judgement, the ability to problem-solve and make sound decisions
Bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, communications or a related field
Minimum five years experience in fundraising, donor solicitation, other Advancement roles and/or sales
High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
To Apply:
To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Maureen Steltman, Head of School, c/o: Ms. Cass Tuck, Executive Assistant via email:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!