POSITION: Regional Annual Campaign Manager Texas
LOCATION: Serves under the Great Hearts Foundation, physical location TX Region
REPORTS TO: Dir of Annual Campaigns & Donor Acquisition, Great Hearts Foundation
FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Full-time (eligible for benefits) $55,000-65,000
Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Annual Campaign Manager provides support, mentorship, in-person coaching, and problem solving to on-site annual campaign officers in their region. These are Academy Giving Managers (AGM) in Arizona and Directors of Academy Giving (DAG) in Texas. Their focus is to provide service to ensure the successful execution of the Strategic Development Plan to meet the budgeted goals for annual campaigns in their region.
The Regional Annual Campaign Manager directly reports to the Director of Annual Campaigns and Donor Acquisition. The Regional Annual Campaign Manager directly supports all Academy specific on-site development personnel who serve at their respected communities. They are the point person for problem solving around compliance with development policies and procedures within their local region in support of on-site fundraising activities. In addition, they directly support or backfill for on-site team members when a vacancy is determined. In consultation and coordination with the Director of Annual Campaigns and Donor Acquisition, the Regional Annual Campaign Manager is responsible for the recruitment, screening and on-boarding for new annual campaign officers in their region (AGM’s or DAG’s) when needed. They are the point person to support on-site team members to execute the Annual Development Plan for Community Investment, Tax Credit (AZ), and other funding initiatives specific to their service region.
In addition, the Regional Annual Campaign Manager arranges in-person meetings with each on-site team members in their region to provide guidance, best practice coaching, and accountability through quarterly check-ins. They provide customer service to annual campaign officers in their region so they can reach their fullest potential and produce the outcomes necessary to achieve annual campaign budgeted goals and the comprehensive pursuit of the Great Hearts mission.
- Support, mentor, and coach annual campaign officers (AGMs or DAGs) at all Academy locations across the Region.
- Act as the point person for problem solving regarding compliance with development policies and procedures to ensure support and prioritization of on-site fundraising activities.
- Provide accountability to ensure that annual campaign officers (AGMs or DAGs) execute the predetermined development strategies and achieve budgeted annual goals for all annual campaigns.
- Escalate concerns to the relevant team member within their Region or at the Foundation when a problem is identified by annual campaign officers in their region.
- On occasion, identify parents in their region that have great capacity and/or a need for a more concierge donor cycle approach at the regional level. This includes current parents, corporations, foundations, and one-off requests driven by the potential donor.
- Serve as a liaison to regional development and/or major gift officers at academy-based Capital Campaigns, as needed.
- Serve as central liaison to questions from Headmasters regarding annual campaign officer performance or support needs.
- Arrange support and/or backfill for annual campaign officers when there is a vacancy in their region.
- Recruit, screen, and on-board new annual campaign officers in their region.
- Assists the Director of Annual Campaigns and Donor Acquisition in the writing of the annual Strategic Development Plan.
The Regional Annual Campaign Manager:
- Participates in weekly 1:1 meeting with the Dir. of Annual Campaigns (GH Foundation) along with other Regional Annual Campaign Managers.
- Facilitates bi-weekly Zoom calls with annual campaign officers in their region to review the weekly development report and offer clarity, provide solutions, and share best practices.
- Holds quarterly 1:1 in-person meetings with every annual campaign officer in their region.
- Provides one-off reports when requested.
- Reviews and recommends marketing and constituent list requests to the Foundation.
- Attends bi-monthly network-wide Development team meetings hosted by the GH Foundation, bi-monthly training sessions offered by Zoom, and Parent Service Organization leadership meetings.
- Facilitates bi-monthly regional meeting for all Development team members in their Region.
- Attends and assists in the development of the Annual Development Retreat which takes place over two days at the end of July each year to launch the coming academic year’s campaigns.
Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree required.
- Prior experience as an Academy Giving Manager or Director of Academy Giving preferred.
- Prior experience in service of or working in collaboration with Academy Giving Managers/Dir. of Academy Giving or in a similar function within a private or charter school preferred.
- Prior experience using database and Raiser’s edge software preferred but not required.
- Prior experience raising funds through annual campaigns at a local branch, school or not for profit organization.
- Commitment to the philosophy, mission and core values of Great Hearts Academies.
- Superior written and verbal communication skills; oriented towards detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.
- Excellent organization, communication, and computer skills.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, SharePoint, and Teams.
- Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
- Ability to develop positive and professional relationships with team members and constituents.
- Creative and effective problem-solving skills.
- Provide excellent customer service and always maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
- Type of fingerprint clearance: Must possess or obtain valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.
- 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.
- Travel required: May need to travel locally to the various academies within the regional service area.
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.