The Covenant School
Published
February 9, 2022
Location
7300 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas
Category
Job Type

Description

The​​ Covenant​ ​School​​ exists​​ to​​ glorify​​ God​​ by​​ equipping​ ​students​​ with​​ the​​ tools​​ necessary to​​ pursue​​ a​​ lifetime​ ​of​ ​learning​​ so​​ that​​ they​​ may​​ discern, ​reason​ ​, and​ ​defend​​ truth in​​ service​​ to​​ our​​ Lord, ​Jesus​ ​Christ.

The​ ​Covenant​ ​School​ ​in​ ​Dallas, Texas, ​is a Christ-centered, classical school that has​ ​been​ ​educating​ ​and​ ​shaping​ ​students​ ​for​ more than ​25​ ​years. ​​​Covenant is seeking a dynamic and motivated director of development to lead the development department, strategy, initiatives, and partner relationships on behalf of the school.

This position will work with and report​ ​to​ ​the ​head of school (HOS) ​and​ ​collaborates​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​the senior leadership team, the board of trustees’ development chair, development department staff, and Covenant parent volunteers.

This ​​is​​ a ​​full-time, ​​year-round​ ​position​ ​with​ ​full​ ​benefits.

Scope

Directing Covenant’s Development Strategy and Department Functions (60%)

  • Manage direct reports and contract service vendors (i.e. grants, consultants, etc.)
  • Strategically implement a defined donor cycle with identified audiences including current families, grandparents, alumni, alumni families, grant writing/foundations, and external friends
  • Lead special projects such as capital campaigns, special funding projects, corporate sponsorship development, and annual report
  • Engage in professional development and networking
  • Annual Fund
  • Events (golf tournament, auction, various stakeholder events including alumni and grandparents)
  • Communication (website, social media, videos, emails, donor cycle for all audiences)
  • Development office administration (budget, reconciling with accounting, CRM/data management, acknowledgment letters, etc.)

Partner Stewardship (20%)

  • Major donor relationship focus including account planning, meetings, and communications with identified partners (solicitation, cultivation, stewardship)

Stakeholder Engagement (20%)

  • Senior staff team collaboration, working with HOS, task force initiatives as needed
  • Board of Trustees and Covenant Foundation Board relations including development department reports and updates
  • Advancement committee (approximately 4 meetings per year)

Job Qualifications

  • Specific not-for-profit development experience with proven track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and sustaining donor relationships preferred
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with attention to detail
  • Experience managing people
  • Demonstrated​ effective​ ​collaboration​ ​in​ ​the​ ​workplace
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly interpersonal and relational
  • Demonstrated competency in establishing authentic relationships with donors or clients
  • Proficient working knowledge of portfolio management and fundraising strategies
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management skills and project management skills
  • Evidence​ ​of​ ​technology skills including Microsoft Office and Google Suite as well as the ability to learn and navigate multiple databases and software systems

General​ ​Requirements

  • A​ ​committed​ ​Christian​ ​regularly​ ​attending​ ​a​ ​Christian​ ​church congregation​ ​with ​​compatible theology​ ​to​​ The ​​Covenant​ ​School’s
  • A foundational understanding and passion for classical Christian education and “the case for Covenant”
  • A​ ​four-year​ ​bachelor’s​ ​degree​ ​from​ ​an​ ​accredited​ ​college​ ​or​ ​university
  • Prefer at least five ​years​ ​of​ ​work​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​environment​
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all circumstances
  • A reputation of high integrity

HR Policy Notes

  • Faculty and staff do not receive tuition remission as a part of the compensation package. However, employees seeking financial aid who qualify receive priority consideration.

Application

Please complete the online employment application at www.covenantdallas.com/discover/careers and upload a cover letter, ​resume, and statement of faith​. ​​Please​ ​do​ ​not​ ​contact​ ​The Covenant School​ ​by​ ​phone​ ​about​ ​this​ ​posting.

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