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Assistant Director of Development

Company: The Overlake School
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:


The Overlake School, Redmond, WA
The Overlake School seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Development.
Founded in 1967, The Overlake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school. Each Overlake community member is committed to the school's mission to inspire excellence, develop intellectual curiosity, teach responsibility, embrace diversity, and foster a compassionate community.

The Overlake School is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, employment, and other school-administered programs. Our school is committed to the strategic goals of developing our collective capacity in areas of well-being for all, the attraction and retention of talented and qualified educators, integration of diversity, equity & inclusion into the life of our school, and defining our institutional identity.
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at .
General Summary:
The Assistant Director of Development oversees the annual Overlake Fund and Senior Class Legacy Fund campaigns, including solicitation, cultivation, acknowledgment, and recognition activities. The Assistant Director also supports all aspects of the Doors to Discovery capital campaign. In addition, the position leads special events for the Development Department and supports the Parent Guardian Association (PGA). This full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Development. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Design and implement comprehensive annual Overlake Fund and Senior Class Legacy Fund campaigns, with targeted solicitations and activities to strengthen the school's fundraising program
Manage daily operations of the Doors to Discovery capital campaign in cooperation with the Director of Development, including updating gift pyramids, reports, and dashboards, as well as tracking fundraising assignments and next step strategies for cultivating and securing gifts from individual donors
Recruit, train, motivate, and manage volunteer leadership to accomplish fundraising goals; support the activities by providing materials and resources as requested
Write direct mail solicitations and acknowledgement letters to encourage renewals and upgrades; produce accompanying brochures, collateral, and campaign communications
Research select prospects to determine appropriate strategies and appeals

Stewardship & Special Events

With the support of the Development & Special Events Coordinator, oversee logistics for the All School BBQ, Leadership Donor Appreciation, Grandparents & Special Friends Day, Volunteer Appreciation, Doors to Discovery, annual gala (Owls Night Out) and its accompanying community building events, and all other fundraising, cultivation, and recognition events
Attend and support school functions such as the New Family Welcome, Welcome Back Coffee, Senior Parent Soiree, and other school-wide, grade-level, and welcome events
Design and implement, in partnership with the Director of Development, a stewardship program and plan to strengthen long-term relationships with donors and alum families, including communications and events
Identify opportunities and develop and implement plan for stewarding and creatively recognizing Parliament Society, first-time, capital campaign, leadership, and planned giving donors, etc.; design and produce stewardship communications


Manage content and coordinate production of Annual Report and other Development publications
Update website content for Development and associated sections

Parent Guardian Association (PGA) & Volunteer Support

Support PGA leadership and volunteers; coordinate, motivate, and recognize volunteers
Support PGA committees, volunteers, and events
Provide content for PGA communications as needed


Provide general support assistance to the Director of Development
Attend Development Committee and Campaign Steering Committee meetings and take minutes as requested; update and share presentation materials; follow-up and schedule meetings as needed
Participate in other Development Office and school-wide activities as requested
Participate with the Student Philanthropy Board as needed

Salary: $55k-$65k
Benefits: Overlake Benefits

Bachelor's Degree required
Minimum of three years professional experience developing and directing comprehensive fundraising programs
Significant experience in event planning
Brings perspectives, identities and skills that reflect, affirm and enrich the diversity of the Overlake community
Demonstrated talent for recruiting, managing, and inspiring volunteers
-- Thorough knowledge of fundraising strategies, preferably in education
Proven ability to meet ambitious goals
Outstanding organizational skills; initiate and complete multiple tasks on time with competing priorities and deadlines
Exceptional interpersonal skills and judgment to represent Overlake both within and outside the school; develop and maintain effective relationships with donors, prospects, and the Overlake community
Excellent communication skills and fluency with technology
Impeccable attention to detail
Proven ability to work well within a team and independently
Discretion in handling confidential information
Knowledge of donor databases and experience in an independent school preferred

Special Requirements

Some nights and weekends will be required; possible travel
Ability to type and sit for long periods; ability to listen and transcribe notes
Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds
-- Valid Washington Driver's License
Successful completion of required background checks
Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (including booster if eligible)

Keywords: The Overlake School, Redmond , Assistant Director of Development, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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