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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 655 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12).
Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff.
At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others.
Special Events Manager
Carolina Day School (CDS) seeks a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Special Events Manager, reporting to the Director of Advancement. This position supports all areas of the Advancement Office and school priorities, as instructed by the Director of Advancement, with a specific emphasis on leading CDS’s annual Gala, which is the largest fundraising event for the school each year. Other events for which this position provides leadership include the Back to School celebration, supporting the Alumni Relations director with various Homecoming weekend events, Grandparents & Friends Day, and many other community and cultivation events. This is a part-time (average approximately 24 hours/week outside of time of the Gala event—which will require more hours per week), year-round position for the 2017-18 school year, with which is annually contracted from July 1-June 30.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Leads, plans, organizes, supports and executes all aspects of Advancement events, including but not limited to the following:
Annual Gala: consisting of an online auction, silent auction, live auction, paddle-raise, raffle, dinner, sponsorship and individual fundraising, and event run-of-show; Responsible for raising $250,000 in net revenue from annual auction
Alumni and Homecoming Weekend: support a multi-event weekend, including homecoming games and a reunion event
Other Stewardship and Cultivation Events: including Grandparents & Friends Day, Parent Appreciation Week, the Community Winter party, events related to an upcoming campaign
Upcoming 30th Anniversary Celebration: help plan outreach efforts, events, and activities
Utilizes appropriate project management and event management software to manage complex data, particularly to track auction items and sales, and event attendees
Works with Marketing Communications department to develop event communications timelines for promotional and event materials, including newsletters, invitations, webpages, social media posts, an auction catalog, and videos, etc.
Contracts and manages vendors during all stages of planning process for all events
Responsible for creating robust volunteer teams to support the goals of development and alumni events by recruiting, training, managing, and cultivating parents and alumni volunteers
Supports other Advancement Office initiatives, including Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, and special campaigns, as needed and assigned
Education and Experience
3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising event experience, preferably in an school environment
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrated track record as a self-starter, creative-thinker, and action-oriented fundraiser with a sense of urgency and passion for implementing strategies and tactics
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc…), Google Suite programs, and other possible software and online programs
Proficiency in event software, preferably Greater Giving
Ability to work independently and within a team
Ability to manage highly sensitive financial and other personal information with confidentiality
Willingness and ability to work both traditional and non-traditional business hours, and some night and weekend work and local travel as required
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and any relevant prior event material examples (please collate into a single (1) PDF document) to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
Carolina Day School seeks a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Associate Director of Annual Giving. As a member of the Advancement Office, the Associate Director of Annual Giving provides leadership and supervision to all areas of the annual giving program, overseeing and coordinating the program’s logistics, volunteers and strategies for solicitation, and cultivation and stewardship of annual donors, with a specific focus on increasing Leadership Circle level giving and participation. This position works closely with all members of the Advancement Office team, the Marketing Communications office, and Board members on the Advancement Committee, and reports to the Director of Advancement to set and achieve mutual goals such as acquiring new donors, renewing previous year and lapsed donors and building a pipeline of potential leadership volunteers, and major and corporate sponsorship donors. This position requires significant collaboration with team members, faculty, parents, alumni and other external constituencies.
A Bachelor’s degree.
3-5 years years of job-related experience in a nonprofit (preferably a school setting) working directly in Annual Fund and/or fundraising with demonstrated results and growth.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated track record as a self-starter, a creative-thinker, and an action-oriented fundraiser with a sense of urgency and passion for implementing strategies and tactics.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc…), Google Suite programs and other possible software and online programs.
Proficiency in fundraising software, preferably Raisers Edge.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Willingness and ability to work both traditional and non-traditional business hours. Some night and weekend work and local travel are required for this position.
Advanced degree and/or fundraising certifications.
Demonstrated experience in various aspects of development, such as prospect identification and qualification, face-to-face solicitation; annual giving program management, event planning, and data analysis and metrics is strongly preferred
Experience in drafting and implementing strategic “change” plans, with clear objectives, goals, tactics, and benchmarks.
Experience running annual fund operations.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge.
Track record in managing and motivating volunteers in a non-profit and/or educational environment.
Experience with moves management and/or comprehensive campaigns.
The Director of After School is an integral member of our Carolina Day School community. He/She works closely with all four divisions of our school, clearly communicating the expectations and guidelines for student safety. The director manages a small staff and coordinates schedules, snacks, programming, billing, and communication with parents, faculty, and staff. This part-time position is 20 hours/week and requires someone who is organized, patient, creative, and well-versed in time management.
Job Responsibilities include:
● Developing the structure of the program based on the needs and interests of the students and parents, managing the program staff and operations, and maintaining relationships with our entire school community.
● Managing, communicating, and overseeing faculty children on specific professional development training days.
● Managing the operations of our daily program; ability to problem solve and make decisions as needed in accordance with good professional judgment, honesty, and integrity.
● Complying with all emergency procedures appropriate to the site to ensure the safety of the children and staff.
● Assuring accurate purchasing, distribution, and accounting of healthy snacks for students
● Ensuring that all staff and children are respectful of school property; ensure all school rules are followed.
● Maintaining the cleanliness of the school facilities that house students in our after-school program.
● Maintaining open communications with school leadership and staff.
● Completing and submitting billing information to our Business Office in an accurate and timely manner.
● Working in a team environment and encourage open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents, or colleagues.
Experience in a school or after school setting is preferred. Demonstrated ability to supervise a child care program preferred.
To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to:
Director of Human Resources
1345 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.