Founded in 2006, Community Partnership School (CPS) is a Pre-K through 5th grade independent elementary school located in North Central Philadelphia. Community Partnership School works tirelessly to provide children, primarily from low-wealth, low-income backgrounds in North Philadelphia, with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for lifelong well-being and success.
Our approach embraces whole-child development and family engagement – in other words, actively stimulating the intellectual, social-emotional and physical well-being of students in close partnership with their families.CPS begins with Pre-Kindergarten to capture early learning benefits for both our students and their families. The School program ends after 5th grade, with strong focus on individual fit in facilitating student transitions to middle school. But our investment in the success of our students doesn’t end at 5th grade as we provide on-going graduate support through a comprehensive alumni program.
Having relocated to a rehabilitated, previously abandoned warehouse in the neighborhood where the School has existed since its inception, CPS is better positioned to broaden the scope of our impact by doubling enrollment and adding community-based programming in our neighborhood.
The Advancement Director will manage all Development activity. As we approach our operating fifteenth year, CPS seeks an experienced professional with the know-how and drive to oversee a three-person fundraising team, provide timely reports for school leadership. and guide the development and implementation of a fully integrated marketing and communications plan. Once developed, this plan will support CPS’ strategic vision in a way that builds the School’s evolving brand and drives philanthropic and enrollment growth. This position reports directly to the Head of School, interfaces regularly with the Board of Trustees, and collaborates at a management level with members of the Administrative Team.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Several years or more of direct or related fundraising experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
A bachelor’s degree is required - advanced study or an additional degree in a related field is helpful
Strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record of working effectively with a wide range of people
Demonstrated experience at addressing multiple priorities with a strategic focus
Experience in a variety of fundraising areas with particular strength in individual gift development
Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with a variety of technology platforms