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Development Director

City of Lakes Waldorf School

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Full time


Oct 25

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Development Director

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Development Director with enthusiasm for the work of connecting our community to our mission in order to foster a robust culture of giving.

The Development Director serves as the primary fundraiser for the school, educates our community about the school’s needs, and inspires strong financial and volunteer support. The Development Director creates and implements annual and long-range development plans to secure major gifts, annual giving and selected grants. The director also leads and collaborates with other key parties to plan and achieve successful community-focused fundraising events. The Development Director leads capital fundraising efforts with the support of the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Director. The Development Director guides and supports the work of the development committee and ensures that the work of that committee supports both the short and long-term goals and objectives of the school.

The Development Director is also responsible for maintaining an accurate fundraising calendar, managing the development budget, and maintaining an efficient record-keeping system for all development and fundraising work. The Development Director builds community within the school and represents the school in outreach and public relations efforts. They promote the school’s philosophy as it relates to the goals and objectives of City of Lakes Waldorf School and they help to foster the link to our Alumni and their families. The Development Director reports to the Administrative Director and works closely with administrative colleagues, the Board of Trustees, the College of Teachers and Parent Association representatives to establish and support a culture of giving within CLWS. This position works to build goodwill on behalf of CLWS beyond its immediate community.

Qualifications and Benefits

Strong candidates will have demonstrated experience as a leader and fundraiser, preferably in a non-profit and/or educational institution; excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of and ability to articulate the mission of CLWS and Waldorf education; a strong commitment to justice, equity and inclusion; a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Full time staff members enjoy generous benefits that include health, tuition remission, and financial support for professional development.

To apply

Please send a cover letter and resume with three references to the attention of the Administrative Director, Marti Stewart. Questions may be directed to Administrative Director, Marti Stewart at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

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