Job Summary: With ambitious goals for the future, Malvern Prep seeks a charismatic and accomplished Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (EDIA) with proven fundraising, admissions and/or marketing leadership experience to advance our Catholic, Augustinian Mission, while also assessing, strengthening, and modernizing our Advancement strategy and operations. Through an integrated and strategic approach to recruitment, marketing, and fundraising, the EDIA will work closely with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to ensure the School’s reputation for excellence, high achievement, and innovation, with a special focus on leveraging Malvern Prep’s prominent and unique position as a Catholic, Augustinian School.
Exemplifies Malvern’s Augustinian values and ensures the integration of our mission in all aspects of our advancement message.
Oversees and guides the design and execution of an innovative and comprehensive advancement program that maximizes philanthropic and admissions outcomes.
Strategically reorients the approach to development, marketing and admissions that results in advancing our mission and vision.
Facilitates close collaboration across all functions to drive coordination and to streamline operations.
Crafts the overall advancement strategy and goals in relation to the planning, implementation and evaluation of all activities related to fundraising, parent programs, event planning, admissions procedures, alumni affairs, communications, public relations, and strategic marketing.
Responsible for maintaining and overseeing Malvern Prep’s brand to ensure consistent and concise style and messaging guide usage.
Serves, in concert with the Head of School and Board of Trustees, as a spokesperson and chief fundraiser for the institution.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years of experience with progressive responsibility in Advancement leadership, including work in all functional areas of Advancement and in the leadership of a major capital campaign. The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least 7 years of significant supervisory experience. S/he will have a documented history of growing, modernizing, and further professionalizing an advancement function within a complex, mission-driven, academic environment rooted in history and tradition. S/he will have a demonstrated track record of successful frontline fundraising for an independent school, institution of higher education, not-for-profit organization, or other environment of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders.
Additionally, the successful candidate will possess a natural inclination to fully embrace an institution that is steeped in history and committed to its position as a Catholic, Augustinian, Independent School, faithful to the Christian message as it comes through the Church and faithful to its own national traditions.
Able to learn and evaluate programs quickly
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Able to effectively work independently and as a member of a team.
Must be able to build and mentor a strong team, while also motivating and inspiring that team to be successful.
Good team player and very reliable in working without close supervision.
Passionate about actively supporting the School’s mission.