Halifax Grammar’s Advancement Office is committed to building awareness, cultivating stakeholder relations, and generating financial resources to support the school's mission and strategic objectives. The school recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary with the completion of a $10 million dollar capital campaign and the opening of an inspiring new, state of the art, consolidated campus. The design, construction, and financing of the new school has been an all-consuming project for school leaders, teachers, and volunteers over the past several years. Inspired by this major strategic accomplishment, community interest in the ‘Grammar experience’ is stronger than ever.
Reporting to the Headmaster, the Manager of Community Giving is responsible for providing leadership oversight to all aspects of the Halifax Grammar School’s community giving plan, playing a key role in developing and leading capital campaign efforts, driving fundraising activities, expanding donor networks, stewarding relationships and increasing support from individual and institutional contributors. The Manager fully embraces and understands the Grammar Experience and its community. They guide and support a talented team. Working closely with the Headmaster, employees, staff volunteers, and campaign leadership, the Manager of Community Giving plays an integral role in proactively managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts and donations in order to make Grammar a better place for all.
The successful candidate has an undergraduate degree in a related field coupled with 3 to 5 years of fundraising or related professional work experience spent in business development, customer relations or marketing/communications capacities. The successful candidate has excellent communication skills and a proven track record forging strong long-term relationships and partnerships. Strong organizational and attention to detail skills are required as are sophisticated written, verbal and presentation skills. Prior supervisory or management experience is preferred. Knowledge of the school, its alumni community, and external stakeholders is considered a major asset. The successful candidate is technology-versed, with experience using Raiser’s Edge and/or Blackbaud considered an asset.
To learn more about the Halifax Grammar School, visit: www.hgs.ns.ca
If this exciting opportunity speaks to you, please forward your résumé and interest to Steven Laffoley, Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, via email at email@example.com. Please quote MCG2020-W in the subject line. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.