Job Opening for 2024-25

Fundraising Campaign Manager in Catskill , New York, US

At Catskill Montessori School (CMS), we are dedicated to fostering an educational environment that respects children’s individual needs, encouraging them to explore, learn, and grow. Our mission is to nourish our community’s mind, body, and spirit while cultivating a deep respect for our planet and each other.

We opened our doors in September 2020 with a single early childhood 3-to-6-year-old class and one lower elementary 6-to-9-year-old class held in a beautifully restored 1700s barn. Four short years later, our school has blossomed, serving toddlers through 6th grade across five authentic Montessori classroom communities. Our campus now spans two meticulously converted barns and a charming stone farmhouse, each filled with history and character. Our next growth phase includes a secondary program for ages 12–18.

The land now supports a working 3000-square-foot greenhouse, fruit orchards, a traditional Indigenous Three Sisters Garden, and a budding Food Forest. Our outdoor and forest classrooms are home to various farm animals—Nigerian dwarf goats, hens, and ducks—all inhabiting a landscape with woods, trails, creeks, and rivers.

Job Description:
We seek an energized and capable Fundraising Campaign Manager to lead our upcoming Secondary School Expansion campaign this spring and summer. This part-time, partial-onsite role is a critical position at CMS, tasked with the coordination and execution of campaign activities, including the management of one to two public events, the development of a communications calendar, and major donor relationship development. There is the possibility of expansion of the role into a full-time development position after the completion of this specific campaign.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

● Campaign Management: Plan and execute a $500K fundraising campaign, ensuring all
objectives are met on time and within budget.
● Work closely with CMS admin to ensure streamlined communication amongst
committees and directors.
● Event Planning and Execution: Organize and oversee one to two public events,
managing all aspects from concept to execution, ensuring they align with campaign
● Communications Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive communications
calendar, covering both email and social media channels, to effectively engage our
community and stakeholders.
● Content Creation: Craft compelling and impactful communications for email blasts and
social media posts that resonate with our audience and encourage participation and
● CRM Implementation: Take charge of setting up and optimizing a donor CRM for non-
profit use, ensuring efficient tracking and managing donor interactions and contributions.
● Donor Relationship Management: Actively develop and nurture relationships with major
donors, employing strategies that foster long-term engagement and support.
● Volunteer Team Leadership: Manage and delegate to a team of volunteer fundraisers,
providing direction and support to achieve campaign goals.
● Documentation: Create and maintain meticulous documentation for all campaign
activities, ensuring transparency and consistency in execution.

● Proven experience in non-profit fundraising campaign management, including donor relationship management.
● Strong organizational skills.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Experience with event planning and management.
● Proficiency in using CRM software for donor management.
● Ability to work collaboratively with a team of volunteers and staff.
● Passion for education and commitment to the values and mission of Catskill Montessori School.
● Comfortable working around kids and families.
● A collaborative individual who excels in teamwork, encouraging unity and positive interactions within our team.

$38 – $58 per hour for a six-month term, based on experience.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in PDF form detailing their
experience and why they are the best fit for the position to our recruitment team to

Catskill Montessori School is an equal-opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our institution. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color (BIPOC), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender diverse people are all strongly encouraged to apply. Our school community seeks to help each child build the adult of their future and engender respect for the differences of others doing the same. Part of this includes developing an appreciation for and building a community with those of different spiritual beliefs, cultural heritages, racial and gender identities, economic backgrounds, and other affiliations. The land surrounding and supporting the school also inspires and informs our work as we guide the children to become global citizens and stewards of this land and our planet.

Join us in making a significant impact at Catskill Montessori School and the lives of the children we serve. We look forward to your application!

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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