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Description: Forest Lake Education Center is seeking a full-time Director of Development. FLEC is a PK-8 school located in Longwood, Florida, just 8 miles north of Orlando. The school has 660 students and 43 full and part-time classroom teachers. FLEC strives to be an impactful school. The Director of Development leads all aspects of fundraising and works closely with the Principal and the Development Committee of the Board to oversee and manage all aspects of Forest Lake Education Center’s (FLEC) development program. The Director of Development must be able to think strategically and practically to design and implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan that includes traditional and innovative strategies. Key components of this plan should include goals, strategies, and timetables for the FLEC annual campaign, major and capital gifts, and should include a complementary focus on prospecting and tactics to build key relationships with alumni, families, and community, corporate, and foundation leaders as appropriate. This position reports to the Principal, and sits on the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. FLEC is near all of the attractions in Orlando, the beach, Forest Lake Academy, and Adventist Health System headquarters. This position is a locally funded, 12 month position with benefits.
Experience: • Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters.
• Minimum of 5-7+ years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising, preferably within an elementary school.
• Excellent managerial skills including at least 5 years of previous experience successfully managing development staff and volunteers.
• Is an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good standing who believes and supports the Adventist Church.
Contact:Chris JuhlForest Lake Education Center
Attention: Chris Juhl
1275 Learning Loop
Longwood, FL firstname.lastname@example.org