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Director of Academy Giving (two openings)

Company: Great Hearts
Date Posted: September 19, 2017

Director of Academy Giving (two openings)
Great Hearts

DEPARTMENT: Administration       

LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ and Chandler, AZ          

REPORTS TO: Regional Director of Academy Giving         

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full-time (eligible for benefits), $18-$20/hour

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Academy Giving serves as the lead fundraiser dedicated to the development of internal and external funding resources for their K-12 school community. In coordination with the Great Hearts Development Office, and reporting to the Regional Director of Academy Giving (RDAG), this position provides augmented fundraising services to the K-12 school community, above and beyond Great Hearts Lead Office services, including the following:

Annual Community Investment campaign and Tax Credit drive.

Ongoing major gifts program and Capital Campaign solicitation as needed.

Organize special events in coordination with Great Hearts’ Community Relations department.

Cultivate outside community partner support.

Serve as central liaison to Headmaster for all campus fundraising activities.

Provide weekly progress reports to the Regional Director of Academy Giving.

Attend bi-monthly meetings at the Great Hearts office and quarterly academy board meetings.

Schedule work time to align with school activity, and other events before and after school.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

Experience: Prior experience using database and Raiser’s edge software preferred but not required.

Special Skills:

Commitment to the philosophy and mission of Great Hearts

Superior written and verbal communication skills; oriented towards detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.

Excellent organization, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

Ability to develop positive and professional relationships with team members

Creative problem-solving skills

Provide excellent customer service and maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times.

Additional Requirements

Type of fingerprint clearance: Must possess or obtain valid Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card.

Physical functions: Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 15 pounds approximately.

Travel required: May need to travel locally to the various academies within the Phoenix metro area.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit an online application at or copy/paste the direct link below:

Questions? Contact Lindsay, HR Manager at