The Senior Director of Philanthropy for Capital Programs collaborates with the Chief Philanthropy Officer to manage capital fundraising efforts and operationally oversees all capital campaigns. The Senior Director will implement the annual operating plan and budget for capital programs designed to attain the philanthropy goals and the academic missions of the School. The Senior Director provides innovative leadership, oversight, and strategic direction to the Office of Philanthropy through project coordination and collaboration across teams; budget management; and performance management.
Support Chief Philanthropy Officer in developing and implementing strategic efforts to support capital, major, planned giving, and endowment fundraising; stewardship; and archives
Directly supervises the capital program team including: Director of the Planned Giving, Director of Leadership Giving, Director of Stewardship & Special Events, and the Philanthropy Officer
Manage a portfolio of prospects
Work with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and the Senior Directors to the Office of Philanthropy to ensure smooth office operations and administration
Oversee and coordinate implementation of the Moves Management process for capital giving
Develop, coordinate, and support projects and communications across teams to ensure seamless implementation and cultivate a collaborative environment
Support Chief Philanthropy Officer in managing office personnel activities, including the hiring, training, and onboarding new staff and implementation of annual goal-setting/evaluation process for the Office of Philanthropy to help staff successfully meet their goals
Participate in the annual budgeting process and oversee the annual operating budget for capital programs
Build and sustain an inclusive culture that reflects and responds to the diversity of the philanthropy team and broader McDonogh community; model a responsibility to speak about race and other social identifiers both inside and outside the school
Direct and deliver professional development activities including monthly workshops and annual retreat for the Office of Philanthropy
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Must have a minimum of 5-7 years professional experience in fundraising and management.
Demonstrated experience building and/or managing a racially, ethnically and gender diverse team
Demonstrated experience with fundraising databases – Raiser’s Edge preferred
Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, change management and project management
Experience in building and guiding systems and leading teams through complex processes
Proven ability and effectiveness as a fundraiser and team leader
Proven effectiveness as a strategic thinker who understands how to execute on ideas
Strong computer and analytic skills
Strong familiarity with development systems and procedures best practices
A commitment to the McDonogh mission and values
A strong work ethic, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times
Comfort with a broad array of financial and communications campaigns and vehicles
Comfort with public speaking and championing McDonogh to a variety of audiences across multiple platforms
Commitment to continued learning (personal and team) and development on issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Creative thinker who is able to see new opportunities and reinvent practices that need modernization
Excellent interpersonal skills including self-awareness, good instincts, and sound judgment
Exemplary interpersonal skills: sense of humor, positive, joyful disposition
Must demonstrate respect for relationships both internal and external to the school
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.