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Associate Head of School for Advancement

Company: Lipscomb University
Location: Nashville
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

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Position Associate Head of School for Advancement

Primary Responsibility

An integral member of the senior administrative leadership team of Lipscomb Academy, the associate head of school for advancement provides leadership for all fundraising, alumni engagement, parent engagement, grandparent engagement, other constituent engagement and selected special events. A strong commitment to Christian education and a belief in the mission and vision of Lipscomb Academy.

Job Related Skills

Successful fundraising experience with cultivating, engaging, and expanding donor relationships with a wide variety of donors. Experience in institutional advancement, preferably at a non-profit independent secondary school or university. Experience working with and connecting to a large and diverse community of people. Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal skills and collaboration. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to oversee, manage and motivate people while also acting as a professional mentor to build on the skill and strengths of others.

Education Bachelor's Degree

Experience 5 to 7 years

Desired Start Date 07/02/2020

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Additional Comments & Information

About Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy

Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.

The institution includes both Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy. The University enrolls more than 4,600 students, has a 10-year growth rate from 2007-2017 of almost 70 percent and offers students an intellectually challenging academic program of study that includes eight bachelor’s degrees with over 100 majors spanning the liberal arts to programs of study in pre-professional and professional disciplines, 24 master’s degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.

Lipscomb Academy is a leader in PreK-12th schools in the Nashville area and enrolls over 1,200 students in academic programs from 2-year-olds to 12th grade where students are equipped to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve. Lipscomb Academy’s mission as a Christ-centered PreK-12th grade institution has been greater than shaping the minds of children; we guide children to discover their God-given gifts and passions, to develop as a whole person and to become a positive influence in their local and the greater global community. Throughout its existence, the Academy has benefitted from its unique association with Lipscomb University through access to its college-level professors, equipment and resources while delivering rigorous academic opportunities and offering compelling and competitive athletic programs all wrapped in an environment grounded in spiritual formation.

In addition to Lipscomb’s residential campuses in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are two satellite locations and numerous online programs. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 860 full-time faculty and staff at the University and 160 full-time faculty and staff at the Academy who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.

Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.

Hiring Statement Lipscomb Academy is a private, Christian K-12 school associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Tasks Performed

Description of Tasks Performed: Management of Office of Advancement

Provide clear vision, supervisory leadership and management, and strategic direction for all aspects of the academy advancement activities. Represent the advancement and fundraising efforts at the senior administrative level. Develop an annual advancement plan and budget based on academy priorities in conjunction with the current strategic plan. Communicate a broad understanding and awareness of the values articulated in the academy’s mission while helping create a deep and rich culture of philanthropy. Supervise, set direction, and support the goals of each member of the advancement team. Ensure that each individual clearly understands his/her responsibilities and objectives. Provide regular performance feedback, including annual performance reviews, for the purpose of supporting the professional growth and talents of each advancement team member. Create a culture and environment that encourages inclusiveness and teamwork.

Description of Tasks Performed

Description of Tasks Performed: Fundraising

Ensure that resources are in place to support the academy’s long-term financial stability by designing and implementing strategies for raising funds to support current and future operations. Oversee all planning for the academy’s fundraising efforts, including annual fund, campaigns, endowment, grants, special projects, and gift planning. Develop strategies for increasing annual fundraising goals. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors in order to expand the current base of philanthropic revenue sources for the academy. Oversee the gift reporting process, acknowledgments and data management of all gifts given to Lipscomb Academy with the support of the University Advancement Services team. Coordinate all fundraising activities with the University Office of Advancement for the purpose of eliminating conflicting solicitations from families with both University and Academy interests.

Description of Tasks Performed

Description of Tasks Performed: Communications

Develop and implement a plan to keep faculty and staff informed of the work being done by the office of advancement. Maintain a close working relationship with all members of the leadership team, faculty and staff and the University Office of Advancement. Encourage and engage faculty and staff in helping form relationships with donors and prospective donors. Attend and engage in academy activities and events with the purpose of engaging with donors and prospective donor.

Description of Tasks Performed

Description of Tasks Performed:

Head of School

Provide comprehensive and effective support for the Head of School. Provide research, background information, appropriate materials, and recommended strategies for dealing with specific constituents and donors.

Work closely with the Head of School, senior leadership team and University Office of Advancement to implement the goals and vision for the academy. Attend senior leadership team meetings as needed. Work closely with the Head of School on other tasks as assigned.

Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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