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Development Manager (On-Site)

  • 13 Jan 2022 2:38 PM
    Message # 12260848

    The College Preparatory School

    Full-time Position

    The College Preparatory School, an independent coeducational secondary school in Oakland, California, seeks a Development Manager. This exempt position is currently open (on-site). Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a multicultural community and be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding academic environment. College Prep is a community of life-long learning and actively encourages and supports the professional development of all of its members.


    Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Development Manager is a key member of the Advancement team. They will have primary responsibility for managing The Campaign for College Prep, which successfully completed funding The Hill Project, significant new construction to be completed in fall 2021. The second phase of the Campaign is focused on increasing the School's endowment for faculty, students, and programs. This position is also responsible for a variety of Advancement events, in both lead and support roles.

    Please note that due to current and potential future restrictions due to COVID-19, the events management responsibilities will be shaped as needed.


    The Campaign for College Prep

    • Manage the prospect pool
    • Research prospects and prepare profiles
    • Support Campaign volunteers and attend Steering Committee meetings
    • Support weekly Campaign update meetings with Head of School and Director of Advancement
    • Manage gifts & pledges; reconcile with the Business Office
    • Manage donor recognition
    • Lead Campaign events

    Advancement Office Events


    • Fall Leadership Event
    • Grandfriends Day
    • New Family Welcome Events


    • Parents' Association Annual Benefit
    • Advisory Council Retreat
    • Alumni Reunion
    • Spring Leadership Event
    • Senior Dessert Party
    • Other Advancement Events


    • Work evenings and weekends as required
    • Assist with Advancement Office activities, events, and initiatives as required


    • 3+ years in advancement or equivalent position Campaign and Events Manager
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational and self-management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
    • Cultural competency and commitment to equity and inclusion
    • A champion of independent school education strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Google Suite
    • Experience with constituent relationship management (CRM) systems such as Raiser's Edge, or equivalent client management system
    • Highest ethical standards


    The Campaign and Events Manager is an exempt position. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and includes a generous benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan for eligible employees, and most pleasantly and collegially, a prepared lunch every day.

    Founded in 1960, The College Preparatory School is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep welcomes candidates representing diversity of all kinds. We celebrate the inclusivity of our community regarding race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

    College Prep typically does not sponsor applicants for work visas. For more information about our school, visit our website at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/collegeprep/jobs/2179476-240898

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org

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