Organization: The Archer School for Girls

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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Summary

The Archer School for Girls is an educational community that supports and challenges young women to discover their passions and realize their true potential.

  • We provide a rigorous, integrated college preparatory curriculum that fosters critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.
  • We create and sustain a collaborative teaching and learning environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best.
  • We help girls to become leaders and life-long learners, strengthening their capacity to contribute positively to their communities.
  • We strengthen girls’ voices in a diverse and culturally rich environment.
  • We embrace possibility, promote challenge-seeking and support risk-taking.
  • We encourage girls to develop meaningful relationships with peers and faculty rooted in honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • We graduate courageous, committed and ethical young women who take responsibility for their own physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

Archer was founded in 1995 by three women, Megan Callaway, Victoria Shorr, and Dr. Diana Meehan, all graduates of girls’ schools and all parents of daughters who were about to enter middle school. Informed by current research on the clear benefits of single-sex education for girls and guided by their founding principles of innovation, community, and diversity, Archer originally opened in a converted Pacific Palisades dance studio with just over 30 sixth and seventh grade students.

Two decades later, Archer’s tremendous growth to 490 students on a seven-acre historic Sunset Boulevard campus, is a testament to their role as a model of the renaissance of girls’ schools. Our founders’ basic premise – that girls thrive in a learning environment of their own – is now playing out across the country: since our founding, over 25 girls’ schools have started in the United States.

Archer is currently seeking a skilled Associate Director of the Capital Campaign to support all areas of the campaign and partner with the Director of Advancement to support the Campus Master Plan Initiative. This is a full time position located in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information on Archer, please visit www.archer.org.

Candidate Profile

The Associate Director of the Capital Campaign is a key member of the advancement team who provides integral support for the capital campaign. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and working closely with the Head of School and campaign volunteers, s/he will support the work with leadership level donors and prospects, organize and update campaign materials and reports, and oversee campaign related events and meetings. The Associate Director will assist with the planning and execution of key activities related to the Campaign, he/she will work closely with the advancement team, Head of School, and campaign volunteers to determine effective strategies to engage prospects and donors. The Associate Director will cultivate relationships to support the campaign initiative and will manage the day-­to-­day operations of the campaign. The ideal candidate will offer the personal energy, enthusiasm, and drive to set and achieve ambitious goals and have a high comfort level for interacting with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing day-to-day campaign efforts including activity tracking, prospect management and volunteer support;
  • Supporting the development and assembly of all campaign materials, briefings, and donor communication;
  • Overseeing cultivation events including guest lists, invitations, briefing documents, and event support;
  • Organizing prospect profiles, strategy, and maintenance of timelines;
  • Maintaining master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign steering cabinet on track;
  • Assisting prospect researchers as needed; and
  • Organizing and monitoring volunteer assignments and follow-up.

Qualifications

The Associate Director of the Capital Campaign must be a highly skilled fundraiser with a track record of successfully and strategically managing capital campaigns. Other desired skills and qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of development experience with a focus on major gifts and capital campaigns;
  • Experience working collaboratively with leadership on campaign planning;
  • Knowledge and experience with moves management and prospect research;
  • Ability to interface effectively with the highest level of Archer donors and senior staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Passion for the Archer Schools for the Girls mission and goals;
  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree;
  • Experience with fundraising campaigns a plus; and
  • Experience with raisers edge and Microsoft software applications.

Compensation & benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact

The Archer School for Girls has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard here.

The Archer School for Girls is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.