Advancement Manager



Advancement Manager

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA



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Job Description:

PART I.  Position Summary & Essential Functions
Position Summary:
O’Dea High School’s Advancement Department, is seeking a talented Advancement Manager with fundraising experience, including special events, sponsorship solicitation and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with key volunteers, donors, and corporate sponsors.
The Advancement Manager will provide leadership and oversight of the O’Dea Fund including the annual campaign and other associated campaigns. This position serves as the lead in the planning, logistics, and coordination of O’Dea High School’s Advancement Office events. This person also works with volunteers to ensure a great O’Dea experience and supports recognition activities. The position requires strong organizational and networking skills, and the ability to work on various projects simultaneously.  The position will also provide assistance with other Advancement Department duties as assigned.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  1. Fundraising: Responsible for the O’Dea Fund, including the annual fund campaign, day(s) of giving, and current family pledges. Solicit donors through face to face and letter writing campaigns. Create and implement fundraising campaigns.  Collaborate with the Advancement Director on other fundraising opportunities throughout the year. (60% of time)
  2. Events: lead in coordinating Advancement Office events from a logistics standpoint( to include collateral and rentals needed for the event) to ensure successful outcome. Vets vendors and works effectively with them to ensure events are properly executed and operated within budget. (25% of time)
  3. Volunteer Management:  Collaborate with committee to determine volunteer needs for each event and/or campaign.  Work effectively with volunteers to ensure events are well supported, and volunteers feel appreciated and want to continue to help in the future. (10% of time)
  4. Donor Recognition:  Collaborate with the Communications Director, outsourced designer, and vendors to produce donor recognition material for specific appeals (Christmas, Give Gold) (5% of time)
PART II.  Minimum Qualifications – Indicate the minimum education, experience and skills needed to satisfactorily perform the responsibilities of the position.
Minimum Education Required - Check one box:
☐ HS Diploma      ☐ Associate Degree      ☒ BA/BS      ☐ Masters      ☐ PhD/MD
List preferred related field for degree:  Communications, Project Management
If experience will be considered in lieu of a degree, list the level of experience/education that will be considered. 
3-5 experience relevant to the functions and responsibilities listed.
List any Professional License/Certification Required (i.e., LMSW, LCSW; CPA; CFRE):
Minimum Experience/Skills/Competencies Required (e.g., Time Management, Communication):
Project management, verbal and written communication
Technical/Other (e.g. Data Management – knowledge of specific database software, the ability to extract and analyze data; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of financial law, tax codes):
Proficient in Excel, Word, Publisher and Adobe Acrobat
O'Dea High School
802 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2069237569

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