Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description:

Reporting to the Crimson Mission Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for planning, direction, and implementation of fund-raising for DuPont Manual High School. S/he will carry out the guidelines and policies established by the Crimson Mission Board of Directors and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management :
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems, recommending timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors. serve as ex-officio of each committee. seek and build board .involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as national presence.
  • Effectively track progress and regularly evaluate program components so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Development
  • Endeavor to obtain sufficient financial support for capital growth, special projects, programs and activities
  • Solicit operational project funds from foundations, corporations and individuals
  • Prepare grant proposals for priority projects of the Crimson Mission and make/assist with presentations to Foundations. Assist faculty in preparing proposals for government grants
  • Develop methods and contacts for fund-raising appeals to the corporate community
  • Prepare and present reports necessary for the effective implementation of purposes of policy and procedures of the Development Office
  • Develop relationships in the community to promote and expand the programs available
Develop relationships in the community to promote and expand the programs available
  • Guide Alumni in planning anniversary and/or annual reunions
  • Recruit and develop local alumni involvement
    • Junior Achievement
    • Science Fair
    • Career Round Table Presentations
  • Direct the annual fund-raising campaign among alumni, parents and other friends of the school
  • Oversee the publication of growth and successes related to the programs
    • Annual Fund
    • Alumni Chatterbox
Financial Management
  • Develop and administer the general operating budget. Maintain spending within budget categories
  • Coordinate fund-raising for both capital funding and special projects
  • Prepare and administer special funds, grants, projects, including preparation of required financial reports
Operations
  • Supervise the office and professional staff, and advise the Board of Trustees on matters of hiring, firing, salaries, and other personnel issues
  • Training of staff for professional growth
  • Oversee the general operation and maintenance of the office and all appropriate files as they pertain to the office’s operation
  • Insure proper standards of safety, order and aesthetics are maintained throughout all activities
Volunteer Program

Coordinate with the Volunteer Committee and community resources in developing, recruiting and training of the needed for the day-to-day running of the office

Job Requirements
  • Baccalaureate degree required. Graduate degree preferred with one year of fund-raising experience
  • Strong management, communications and inter-personal skills
  • Experience in fund-raising, public relations, education and marketing
  • Ability to recruit, train and supervise staff, made up largely of volunteers
  • Manual alumni connections preferred