Role: Director of Academy Giving
About Great Hearts: Great Hearts is a network of tuition-free, public schools dedicated to improving education nationwide. A Great Hearts education prepares students to be more than just proficient test takers, but rather, to become great-hearted leaders capable of success throughout their higher education and professional careers. With a curriculum built upon a classical liberal arts tradition and a revolutionary approach to school itself, Great Hearts cultivates the hearts and minds of students in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
Great Hearts Lakeside is the 1st Great Hearts Academy coming to Fort Worth and will open Fall 2020. The academy is currently taking applications for students in grades K-5, and at full scale Great Hearts Lakeside will serve K-12 students.
Purpose: The Director of Academy Giving is a member of the Great Hearts Lakeside administrative team and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships throughout the campus to drive financial support for the school through the annual giving campaign. As a public charter school, Great Hearts receives the majority of its funding from state and federal governments, however a financial gap exists from this funding and the cost to deliver an exceptional education. The Director of Academy Giving is a key team member charged with telling this story and driving annual financial support from families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. A minimum of 2 – 3 years of success in a related role required.
Computer Skills: Strong proficiency with computer skills including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Drive (Docs/Sheets/Slides) and donor databases. Experience managing social media outlets is preferred.
Travel Requirements: May need to travel locally to meet with academy families and attend school activities.
Physical Functions: Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 15 pounds approximately.
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested Applicants: Once you have completed the online application, please also send your resume and cover letter to Jessica Smith-Perry, Senior Director of Advancement at Jessica.Smith-Perry@GreatHeartsTX.org.