Director of Development
The Director of Development will be a key member of the School’s Development Core Team along with the Rector, Bursar and Depute Bursar. In essence, the Development Team will be you! Jordanhill started on its philanthropy journey in May 2017, with its inaugural Director of Development role. The postholder made good progress to set up processes, systems, and most importantly internal and external relationships, including pupils, staff, families, donors, and potential donors. However, the pandemic interrupted the School’s exciting plans, and we are now looking for someone who is motivated by supporting the importance of education in our society and is looking to leave a professional and personal legacy.
The Director of Development’s responsibilities and duties cover three main areas:
1. Fundraising and Finance
2. Marketing and Customer Relations
3. Alumni Relations
From time-to-time other reasonable tasks and responsibilities may be assigned to the Director of Development by the Rector or the Board of Managers. A flexible approach to working hours will be expected of the Director of Development to cater for variable events, travel, and meetings out of hours.
Jordanhill School is the only mainstream Grant Aided School in Scottish State Education. The School is funded by a 100% direct grant from the Scottish Government. It is the community, comprehensive school – no fees are paid and there is no selection on any criteria other than residency. Almost all the School’s pupils live within the catchment area and there is a very substantial waiting list for places. The School has very strong links with its community and alumni.
Jordanhill is renowned not just for its academic excellence, but for its thriving programmes in sport, outdoor education, music, art, and drama. Their success is founded on placing pupils and staff at the heart of everything they do. They offer a wonderful learning environment, excellent resources, and a commitment to help every child achieve to the very best of their abilities. The school has been ranked 1st in the Sunday Times Parent Power list every year since its inception
This post and the person appointed may come from a variety of occupational backgrounds. The Director of Development will be expected to exercise considerable initiative in establishing, developing, and growing the Development function.
You will be a fundraising professional who is comfortable identifying, developing, and managing a portfolio of funders, including trusts and foundations, high net worth individuals and prospective funders. You should also understand how an Annual Fund appeal can promote individual regular giving and donor loyalty. You will also have the opportunity to develop, launch and steward a legacy campaign.