Catlin Gabel School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.
Catlin Gabel School is in search of an Annual Giving and Communications Director for their Advancement Department. The Annual Giving and Communications Director is an integral role on the Advancement team, leading the Catlin Gabel Fund and assisting in achieving annual fundraising goals. The Annual Giving and Communications Director is the point of contact with the school’s marketing-communications team for all annual campaigns, responsible for coordinating digital and print appeals, participation campaigns, and direct marketing emails to support events. We are seeking someone highly skilled in fundraising communications who understands the annual giving cycle, best practices, and can lead our team through strengthening the fund's success. This is an exciting time to join the Advancement Team at Catlin Gabel School as we enter the public launch phase of our $37M comprehensive campaign, the largest and most transformational campaign in the school's history.
Success in the position will be evaluated based on the individual’s ability to support the Advancement Department in achievement of their goals, which includes:
Supporting Catlin Gabel Fund (CGF) goals in both dollars raised and participation targets through fundraising appeals and other innovative approaches.
Coordinating and executing a calendar of annual fundraising campaigns including a Fall Appeal, Giving Tuesday, End of Year, and Spring Give Day.
Writing appeals, writing content for Auction catalog, functioning as a written “voice” of external Advancement documents.
Managing ongoing relationship with Marketing-Communications team, and collaborate with outside vendors, as needed, to create collateral to support appeals and other program needs.
Tracking expenses and ROI on appeals to share out at team meetings.
Providing on-site event support, including occasional evenings or weekends.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least three years of fundraising experience.
Knowledge of annual strategies, including direct response fundraising, donor segmentation approaches, and volunteers preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor databases.
Knowledge of design programs (In Design, Illustrator, etc.) preferred.
Knowledge of project management software (Asana) preferred.
Required to have a valid driver’s license and personal transportation vehicle available for frequent local business meetings (mileage is reimbursed under federal guidelines).
Ability to work on the road and/or work outside of normal business hours and on weekends
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ candidates or candidates from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Catlin Gabel School.
In order to be considered for this position you will need to apply at the school’s website:
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.