Assistant Director of Development, Constituency Engagement

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Assistant Director of Development, Constituency Engagement

Columbus School for Girls (CSG) is an independent day school in Columbus, Ohio,  founded in 1898, serving diverse students in grades pre-k through grade 12. CSG  empowers girls to discover their distinct potential as learners and leaders. As a leader in  the education of girls and young women, it is a vibrant community of more than 540  students, 135 faculty and staff, and 2,500 active alumnae. CSG’s 8-acre academic  campus in the beautiful Bexley neighborhood is a ten-minute drive from downtown  Columbus, a city bustling with artistic, civic, and shopping experiences. Having just  completed a strategic plan to guide the School’s direction over the next several years,  CSG offers an exceptional, student-centered academic experience with strong offerings  in the arts, an impressive athletic program, and a health and wellness curriculum that is  unique in Central Ohio. This combination of academics and skills ensures that CSG  students will be well prepared for life beyond CSG.

Columbus School for Girls seeks to hire a second Assistant Director of  Development, Constituency Engagement. CSG offers a competitive salary,  benefits, and professional opportunities and welcomes candidates who add to the racial,  cultural, religious, and gender diversity of the school community.

The Assistant Director of Development, Constituency Engagement reports to  the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for managing CSG’s engagement of  key constituencies. Responsible for initiating and building the preliminary relationships  with constituents, they will develop the strategy and implement the plan that will  provide a thoughtful, personal and consistent, early relationship. This position  establishes the foundation for donor relations with CSG and will set annual  development goals on community relations, donor engagement and recruitment  initiatives. They will leverage existing resources within CSG and the Development Office  to “open the door” to a new relationship with CSG. This could include career or affinity  groups for current students and alumnae, mix and mingle events for new and current  parents, nationwide alumnae networking events, and campus-based community focused  events. The Assistant Director of Development, Constituency Engagement will work  closely with the other Assistant Director of Development, Constituency Engagement and  Chief Development Officer to ensure constituent engagement supports annual  fundraising strategies for an overall strategic approach to expanding and deepening  relationships with CSG.

Major Functions and Responsibilities:

● Develop and implement a comprehensive community relations program to  engage, cultivate, and deepen a constituent’s relationship with CSG to support  overall goals of the Development Office and Chief Development Officer

● Serve as school liaison to CSG’s volunteer associations by attending monthly meetings and providing support as needed

● Coordinate fundraising efforts and solicitation of constituency groups

● Arrange and participate in donor solicitation and/or cultivation meetings, as  necessary

● Works closely with the Development Office staff and other school personnel to  ensure cohesive, school-wide program integration

● Tracking, analyzing and reporting on results

● Record and track all activities and actions in database

● Perform other duties as necessitated

Experience, Characteristics, Qualities:

● Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience  developing and directing constituent relations programs

● Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team to achieve goals

● Experience managing and/or working with volunteers

● Demonstrated skills in the logistical planning of small-and large-scale events

● Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

● Demonstrated talent for recruiting, managing and inspiring volunteers

● Ability to engage, connect, effectively communicate and collaborate with  constituents of all ages and walks of life.

● Confidence to network and work a room of small or large audiences

● Skilled in a perceptiveness with a high degree of emotional intelligence

● High level of integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness

● Competence in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Preferred Skills:

● Raiser’s Edge

Interested candidates should apply on the Career page of our website at: and submit a cover letter  outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position including a  resume.

Columbus School for Girls celebrates the diversity of our school and local communities  including race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation,  and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in  our educational program, admissions, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other  school-administered programs.

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