The Director of Development reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the Administrative Leadership Team of The Oasis High School.

Responsibilities include the following:
  • To be responsible for the overall development operations of the school, including annual fund and events; and the development and implementation of short-term (i.e., annual) and long-term strategies regarding the identification/cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • To assist the Head of School in the identification of appropriate donors for the Head’s direct solicitation and stewardship; to assist in scheduling such meetings; to ascertain appropriate information related to the solicitation (e.g., previous funding decisions) in a timely manner.
  • To advise the Head of School and other appropriate members of the Administrative Leadership team of development-related issues with potential impact on other areas of the school (e.g., admissions); to alert the Head of School of development-related opportunities for solicitation and for stewardship (e.g., donors’ life-cycle events).
  • To work directly with the Board President and/or her designee, per the directions of the Head of School, on the overall annual fund and development strategy and implementation of such strategy; to be the primary staff liaison to the Board (including the Vice President for Development), and to provide assistance in scheduling meetings, compilation of reports, etc.
  • To develop a strategy for the application for grants and to implement that strategy, in consultation with the Head of School and with appropriate members of the Educational Leadership Team; to match the needs of the school with the potential grant monies available; to work with the Director of Marketing and Communications on coordinating an overall marketing strategy to best position the school for such grants.  To work with the Head of School and other relevant professional staff on the writing of grant proposals and on the follow-up to said proposals.
  • To be responsible for all matters related to annual fundraising events; to work with designated lay leaders (e.g., committee chairs) on the organizational structure and volunteer coordination; to work with the Treasurer and/or Business Manager on budget projections for events, including expenditures and projected gross revenue.
  • To schedule and coordinate, in consultation with the Head of School and Board members, meetings and events related to development; to follow up on attendance and the distribution of assignments after the meeting.
  • To assist the Treasurer and the Head of School in the preparation of the annual budget projections, based on development assumptions.
  • To develop the strategy and the implementation of that strategy for the following campaigns:
    • Board campaign
    • Grandparents campaign
    • Staff campaign
    • And in the future: alumni campaign!
  • To keep up to date with industry “best practices” and standards; to remain current with the experiences in the field with comparable schools both inside and outside of the Jewish community; to advise the Head of School and relevant lay leaders of development-related issues and events; to be familiar with industry sources – e.g., Philanthropy Today, eJewish Philanthropy
  • To maintain standing with development-related list-serves and other industry affinity groups, in Prizmah, NAIS, etc.
  • To attend, to the extent possible, pertinent development-related events in the Greater Phoenix area, including other school-sponsored events (i.e., Jewish Day School and other independent schools), agency events, and Federation events; to maintain positive relations with one’s peers and colleagues in independent schools and Jewish Day Schools.
  • To assist the Director of Marketing and Communications in the publication of development-related publications, including Annual Report and Capital Campaign-related reports.
  • To assume a senior role on the school’s Administrative Team; to attend and participate in regular administrative meetings.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
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Non-Discriminatory Policy: The Oasis School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Oasis School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.