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Marist School Employment Opportunities

Marist School Staff Employment Opportunities
Current Employment Opportunities
POSITION: Advancement Communications Manager
 
Marist School, an independent, Catholic college preparatory day school enrolling approximately 1,080 students in grades seven through twelve, seeks an Advancement Communications Manager to join its Advancement team. This new, full-time position will report directly to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Marist School is currently in a $35 million capital campaign. Having raised over 75 percent of the goal, the Advancement Communications Manager will play an integral role in developing and implementing campaign communication strategies as well as communications for other Advancement initiatives.
 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

This position is responsible for various Advancement communications, including those for the capital campaign, planned giving society, endowment, and general Advancement. The position includes significant writing and project management and requires extreme attention to detail and a high level of organization. The Communications Manager is a member of the Advancement team but works closely with the Communications Office, serving as the primary liaison between the Advancement Office and the Communications Office.

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Capital Campaign
  • Manage the production of print and electronic campaign materials (i.e. brochures, e-mail blasts, presentations, press releases, social media, etc.), including but not limited to writing copy; obtaining photos; coordinating with the Advancement Team, Communications Office, and external contractors and vendors; and maintaining inventory of campaign collateral.
  • Manage, prepare, and send monthly electronic newsletters, including interviewing donors, alumni, school representatives, and other key constituents to obtain story information; writing content; obtaining photographs; uploading information into newsletter templates; and coordinating with the Advancement Database Team to generate and upload e-mail distribution lists.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President, Director of Development, and Associate Director of Capital Giving, write and prepare funding requests to donors and prospects.
  • Write and prepare grant proposals and funding reports to foundations; ensure all reporting requirements and deadlines are met.
  • Assist with campaign event communications, including drafting invitations, correspondence, and collateral materials; assisting in planning and executing donor recognition activities and events as needed (i.e. donor walls/plaques, named space dedications, ribbon cutting ceremonies, etc.).
  • Write, manage, and upload content and photos to capital campaign website; coordinate with Communications Office to ensure capital campaign website is properly linked to Marist website.
  • Write copy and collaborate with Communications Office and external contractors and vendors on production of final capital campaign donor report.
Heritage Circle
  • Manage bi-annual planned giving newsletter, including interviewing Heritage Circle members to obtain story information, writing feature articles, coordinating with Advancement Database Team to generate mailing list, and coordinating with Stelter Company on production and mailing.
  • Manage planned giving webpages, including updating content and coordinating with the Stelter Company and the Communications Office
Endowment
  • Manage the production of annual endowed fund and various donor stewardship reports, including obtaining financial, student, and programmatic information from the Business Office and other school representatives, writing and preparing reports, working with the Advancement Database Team on mailing lists, working with the Communications Office on endowment one-sheet, and communicating with donors as needed.
General Advancement 
  • Provide proofing and editing assistance to Advancement Team on various communications, ensuring materials follow the Marist style guide and are of high quality.
  • Draft and maintain updated versions of donor correspondence and materials, including gift acknowledgement templates for Annual Fund, capital campaign, endowment, and special gifts.
  • Assist Annual Fund Manager with drafting solicitation letters and social media posts and managing special communications projects as needed.
  • Assist with marketing of the Georgia GOAL program, including drafting letters and social media posts and managing special communications projects as needed.
  • Assist with Advancement events as needed, including drafting invitations, messaging, and marketing.
  • Manage communications for annual Mass of Remembrance, including drafting and mailing correspondence, coordinating with Communications Department on collateral pieces, collaborating with Librarian on selection of books to be dedicated, and preparing individualized packets for families of deceased donors, alumni, and other constituents. Assist with event logistics as needed.
  • Review, update, and write content for Advancement web pages; coordinate with Communications Office to ensure information is uploaded to site.
  • Provide photography support as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Advancement Database Manager and the Communications Office, assist with production of Annual Report as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience, preferably in development.
  • Ability to understand and capture the mission and tone of Marist School.
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and compelling copy for various publications and communication vehicles.
  • Persuasive communication skills (both oral and written), including excellent grammar and proofreading ability.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Raiser’s Edge knowledge desirable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. The hours for the position are set with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement during Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend commitments. This is a year-round, staff position.
Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to:
Meeghan Fortson
Director of Development
carneys@marist.com (include position title in subject line of e-mail)

All candidates who submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples will receive an acknowledgement email.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted to participate in the interview process.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
No agencies or recruiters, please.
 
EOE.  GA DFWP.


POSITION: Advancement Executive Assistant
 
Marist School, an independent, Catholic college preparatory day school enrolling approximately 1,080 students in grades seven through twelve, seeks an Executive Assistant to join its Advancement team. This full-time, administrative position will report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Director of Development.             


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

This position is responsible for overall administrative assistance to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Director of Development and may include project management.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Answers Vice President’s and Director’s telephones when they are unavailable, handling requests, taking messages, or forwarding callers to voicemail.
  • Manages calendars for Vice President and Director, including the scheduling of meetings/appointments, travel, and special functions. Coordinates with the President’s Office, the Principal’s Office, and other offices as needed.
  • Prepares Vice President and Director for all events, prospect visits, and meetings, including but not limited to providing briefing packets (directions, prospect info, attendee lists, talking points, etc.); drafting agendas; and preparing handouts and other meeting materials.
  • Provides administrative support to the Director for the Fundraising Steering Committee, including preparing agendas, taking minutes, and coordinating with committee members on a regular basis. 
  • Provides administrative support to Vice President and Director with capital campaign moves management process, including data entry, filing, and correspondence.
  • Prepares monthly expense reports for Vice President and Director.
  • Reconciles department and capital campaign budgets monthly. Processes invoices, liaises with Business Office, and handles all purchase orders for the department.
  • Produces and assembles materials for capital campaign-related mailings, presentations, and events as needed and directed by the Vice President.
  • Provides administrative support to department for large mailings and other projects as needed.
  • Provides administrative support at department meetings and events as needed.
  • Provides general office support, including:
    • Opening office at 7:30 AM and ensuring coffee is available. Greeting and assisting office visitors and answering general department telephone and email.
    • Managing calendar and overseeing policy and procedures for conference room.
    • Scheduling and coordinating meetings, coordinating office calendar (internally and with the master calendar), and sending weekly building updates and reminders.
    • Purchasing supplies for department employees and maintaining inventory of general office supplies for building employees.
    • Monitoring kitchen cleanliness and managing inventory of kitchen supplies.
    • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced office environment in an administrative role, preferably in development.
  • Raiser’s Edge knowledge is desirable.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written, including excellent grammar and proofreading ability).
  • Must have excellent judgment, strong organizational and time management skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. The hours for this position are generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend commitments. This is a year-round, staff position.

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Meeghan Fortson
Director of Development
carneys@marist.com (include position title in subject line of e-mail)

All candidates who submit a cover letter and resume will receive an acknowledgement email.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted to participate in the interview process.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
No agencies or recruiters, please.
 
EOE.  GA DFWP.
Employment Application Instructions
2014 - 2015 Faculty Employment Application
  • Save the blank pdf application to your computer and then complete this form
  • Type into the form then save to your computer with your name as the file name.

    Return your completed application, answers to your questions on page three, and a résumé listing your complete work history via e-mail to deloachc@marist.com or submit the application, answers to your questions, and résumé by hard copy to:
     
    Principal
    Marist School
    3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., NE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30319