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Darlington School
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Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (PK-12) and boarding (9-12) school serving over 800 students. Darlington’s campus stretches over 400 acres, nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Georgia, a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our school community represents an average of 25 states and 30 countries worldwide. A Darlington employee thrives on team work and takes initiative, exhibits a commitment to the school, community and its mission and is a life-long learner. Our students are the center of all that we do and, together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect.

Application Procedure

Darlington School's hiring needs are normally not determined until the end of February or early March. During this time frame, we will have a clearer picture of availability and will begin our search process.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials as a single PDF file to Carrie Eady, Human Resources Manager, at employment@darlingtonschool.org. No phone calls please.

Benefits

Employee benefits include retirement annuity, comprehensive major medical, term life insurance, disability insurance, credit union, meals, flexible benefits plan, supplemental retirement annuity and faculty study grants.

Faculty Duties

    Teaching:
    • Five (5) classes
    • Coach class
    • Two (2) preparations
    • Class preparation–often 2 hours nightly
    • Grades due every four (4) weeks
    • Substituting in department
    • Comments written on students three (3) times annually
    • Advising students (6-10)
    After-School Duties
    • Coaching or Lifetime Fitness
    Dormitory Duties (if hired as residential faculty)
    • Once every seven (7) days approximately (weekends as well as weekdays)
    Assorted Duties:
    • Weekend/campus activities
    • Monthly faculty meetings
    • Committee meetings
    • Ticket duty
    • Admissions duties
    • Parents Weekend
    • Dance duty

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Director of Annual Giving

Job Description:

The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for the organization, planning and management of Darlington’s Annual Fund each year. The Annual Fund is Darlington’s most important fundraising program and is critical to the financial sustainability of the school. The Director is responsible for managing and engaging over 70 volunteers to help ensure the program’s success. As a member of the Advancement team, the Director shares in the development of comprehensive strategies for all aspects of the School’s fund-raising programs.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Coordinates, implements, and tracks annual giving program
  • Conceptualizes and implements programs to maximize donors and dollars; manages area and division campaigns.
  • Manages all solicitations for the Annual Giving program from the following constituencies:
    • Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty & staff, friends, and foundations
  • Responsible for developing and evaluating the Annual Fund program and reporting the program’s progress
  • Documents progress through call reports and prepares follow-up materials as needed (proposals, letters, endowed fund updates, JJD Society, etc.)
  • Manages a portfolio of Annual Fund personal solicitations with a goal of upgrading donors to higher levels of annual giving. Helps identify and build a pipeline of major gift donors for the school moving them from identification through solicitation
  • Manages and staffs all Annual Fund events, including phonathons, volunteer trainings, recognition, and stewardship events
  • Collaborates with the Communications and Advancement Offices to create and prepare all Annual Fund solicitation and promotion materials (letters, brochures, E-mail, magazine articles, website updates, pledge forms, postcards, social media posts etc.)
  • Recruits, trains and manages Annual Fund volunteers, including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty & staff, and students
  • Oversees all Annual Fund gift records, postings, and acknowledgements
  • Monitors generation of Annual Fund prospect lists
  • Assigns selected Annual Fund prospects to other gift officers or volunteers
  • Completes a determined numbers of major prospect visits per year
  • Attends and supports other advancement program activities where appropriate (alumni gatherings, reunion weekend, phonathons and admissions events)
  • Stays abreast of Raisers Edge and other in-house technology systems and works with Advancement Services Officer to ensure availability of accurate, appropriate computer support for program

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in non-profit or educational fundraising, preferably in an annual giving position
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral, written, telephone and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents
  • Strong leadership skills, an effective communicator, an ability to work well with, lead, and train volunteers and staff are essential
  • Ability to take initiative to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive and fluid environment with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Office Suite, and Raiser’s Edge is desired
  • Some travel is required, as is evening and weekend work as necessary
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license, vehicle and insurance as well as physical capabilities

The hours for this position are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend commitments. This is a year-round, staff position.

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Web and Database Developer

Job Description:

Darlington seeks a Web site and database developer, with strong experience using Microsoft.NET and SQL Server. Darlington School is unique in that it develops its own in-house Web site and student information system which serves the critical day-to-day operations of the School. The position is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining existing and new information systems for the School, to include policies, systems, procedures, strategic plans, and special projects. Applicants should be seeking the opportunity to develop solutions that have a direct impact on the life of school.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Maintains and continues to expand all parts of the School’s Web-based student information system;
  • Develops, maintains, and supports the School’s external Web site within a team that includes I.T. and the Communication Office to ensure coordinated marketing, public relations, advertising, and branding efforts;
  • Creates and maintains new pages and interfaces of the school Web site including programming, visual design, and user interface, not excluding writing and photography;
  • Works with faculty, staff, and other Darlington constituents when developing new areas of the Web site and information systems, with a particular vision towards organizing projects effectively and interpreting user needs;
  • Manage higher level data management aspects of the student information system such as school year transitions, restorations, reporting, and creation of administrative interfaces;
  • Clean up of data integrity issues, touch up of inconsistent data, and tune-up of database performance across a wide range of data structures;
  • Oversees data entry points and staff to insure reliable and consistent data, including the creation and implementation of data policies and standard procedures;
  • Integrates external information systems as needed with internal systems through the use of APIs, JSON, or other techniques, and provide vendor support as needed; external systems would include Blackbaud (financial and admission), library, emergency alert, and marketing;
  • Establish and support the needs of both internal and external users of the Web site, including monitoring usage, controlling permissions/passwords, and general troubleshooting;
  • Administer the School’s MS SQL Servers including: security access, performance tuning, capacity planning, replication/backups for recoverability as needed, applying and testing critical updates to the servers, data analysis, and creation of new databases as needed;
  • Keeps informed of the latest changes in the industry, implementing technological developments, advancements, and strategies where practical and necessary;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Characteristics:

  • Extensive experience with a wide‐range of technologies, including HTML, VB.NET (or similar), Javascript, ASP/ASP.NET, SQL/T‐SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Visual Studio, mobile technologies, Windows client and server platforms and networks, Active Directory, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, and many types of Internet applications;
  • Able to conceptualize, develop, and execute complex ideas;
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze departmental needs as well as proactively identify inefficient processes, and then make recommendations and implement solutions;
  • Able to work across departments with a wide range of people at all levels to accomplish goals, in one-on-one and group situations, and to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to speak well and write, proof, and edit for correctness, effectiveness, and clearness;
  • Relational database development implementation and design skills;
  • Understanding of multimedia, including audio, video, and interactive media;
  • Appreciation of the importance of good design for communicating small and large amounts of information;
  • An understanding of how a school works and an appreciation for Darlington’s mission.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced computer skills with software, networking, and hardware;
  • Demonstrated success in conceiving, planning, and implementing a range of Web-based information systems;
  • Relevant degree, experience, and demonstrated ongoing professional growth;
  • Experience in a school environment is preferred.

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