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Nurse | Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs

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Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs
Department: Advancement
Reports to: Senior Director of Development
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary:  

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs has an essential role in a variety of initiatives which play a vital role in the School’s economic success and engage, involve, and inspire over 2,000 Blue Ridge School alumni.

In this role, the Director’s charge is to manage a $700,000+ annual fund, coordinate Alumni Weekend and related alumni programs, and in all things to encourage warm and frequent communication between BRS and its alumni in support of the School’s initiatives. 

The Director works collaboratively alongside a talented team of colleagues, including the Associate Headmaster for External Affairs, Senior Director of Development, Database Administrator, Parent Program and Special Event Coordinator, and External Affairs Coordinator.

The ability to travel and thoughtfully represent Blue Ridge School to its constituents across America is an essential element of this position.    

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years experience in college or school external affairs or related activities
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of databases - experience in Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Solid skills with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • High degree of professionalism with sound judgment and keen attention to detail
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, handling multiple assignments in a busy department while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an engaging manner, with the ability to build and foster relationships within the BRS community
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

ANNUAL FUND

  • Lead all aspects of the BRS Annual Fund across all constituencies, including direct mail, personal solicitations, marketing plans and reporting.  Designs an annual plan for the AF each year with budget recommendations.
  • Design, implement and support a variety of initiatives within the Annual Fund, including monthly renewals, mid-year and end-of-year campaigns, reunion giving programs, alumni and parent fundraising events, etc.
  • Identify and cultivate current donor base through School’s membership giving levels.
  • Closely coordinate with the Senior Director of Development on a regular basis.
  • Create and implement a strategic plan in re-engaging lapsed donors.
  • Assist with all External Affairs events through promotional outreach with the intention to raise awareness and support.
  • Contact 25+ donors per day through email, phone and social media.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Development in identifying Major Donor prospects
  • Specifically maintain relationships with 50-75 assigned prospects as a part of a larger BRS Advancement prospect management system. 
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Communications to craft the promotional and communication tools need to support the Annual Fund and its many facets.
  • Collaborate with the BRS Business Office in support of their procedures regarding gift receipt and entry.

ALUMNI PROGRAMS

  • Work with volunteers and staff to set direction and provide support for a variety of events and activities. These include the Annual Golf Tournament, Homecoming Weekend, Career Day, Annual Alumni Lacrosse Game, and regional alumni events/receptions.
  • Lead the Reunion Giving Program which will engage honored alumni classes each year in support of BRS annual, capital, and planned giving programs.
  • Support the development of a New Alumni Program for Blue Ridge seniors which introduces them to the unique opportunities and responsibilities of being a BRS alumnus.
  • Act as a catalyst in helping BRS alumni stay in touch with each other. Toward this end, manage general correspondence with BRS alumni, including birth and death notices and special class news and note needs.
  • Monitor and update the alumni portions of the BRS website, in coordination with the Director of Communications and External Affairs Associate.

GENERAL

  • Keep detailed notes of actions and contacts; works with the External Affairs Database Coordinator to be sure that appropriate information is tracked in Advancement databases.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with both the Senior Director of Advancement and the entire Advancement staff, and is ever diligent in keeping all aware of any issues/opportunities that could impact the department.
  • Remain aware of all stewardship efforts with donors of all types and levels.
  • Partner with Admission Directors to support their efforts whenever reasonable, particularly in travel and event planning.   
  • Respond to internal inquiries and constituent requests as needed.
  • Demonstrate continued professional curiosity and growth
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development

Supervisory Responsibilities:

n/a

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

n/a

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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Blue Ridge School has two positions available for licensed LPN’s to assist the Head RN in running our 24-hour Student Health Center while school is in session (mid-August through May). 

One position will be part-time and work Monday – Friday approx. 3pm-8pm and every 3rd weekend (while school is in session). 

The other position will be a full-time, on-call, night nurse and work Sunday-Thursday approx. 8pm-7am, and every 3rd weekend (while school is in session).  Housing, meals and full benefits will be provided. 

We are willing to consider one individual for both positions. 

Job Title: Nurse

Department: Student Services
Reports to: Head Nurse
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: 

Blue Ridge School is an all-boys, all-boarding college prepartory school located near Charlottesville on a 751-acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The School campus itself is removed from distractions, allowing students to focus on academics, further develop character, build self-esteem and progress toward a successful life.

Blue Ridge School provides an interactive learning environment in which capable and willing young men develop their minds and character.  Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, BRS prepares its students for the dual challenges and career in the 21st century.  At Blue Ridge, every aspect of campus life is directed toward the interests and needs of our students – because everything BRS does is for the boys in our charge. 

This position requires a licensed LPN to work in our Student Health Center (SHC) under the guidance of the Head RN on staff.  Primarily, the SHC is maintained by two (or three) nurses, consisting of the Head RN, an evening nurse (approx. 3pm-8pm), and an on-call night nurse (approx. 8pm-7am). 

Each nurse is solely responsible for the health of approximately 170 boys in grades 9-12 while serving their respective duty.  Occasionally, the nurse may provide medical guidance to faculty/staff when requested.

The nurse is responsible for identifying and treating health disorders among students and providing instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention.  The employee will evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed.  Decisions made by the nurse require discretionary judgment and analysis.  The nurse must enjoy working with teenage boys from an array of backgrounds and cultures.   

Qualifications:

  • Completion of training necessary for licensing as a LPN and experience in pediatrics and/or public health nursing preferred
  • Considerable knowledge of child growth and development
  • Desire to work with and educate teenage boys from diverse backgrounds
  • Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Comfortable with high degree of autonomy, and the ability to work as a member of a two/three nurse team.
  • Outstanding communications, interpersonal and community relations skills.  The ability to communicate and work effectively within our community as well with parents that may be at great distances from their son
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and willingness to learn school software programs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides triage care for students and staff while on duty
  • Makes appropriate referrals for emergency care
  • Communicates need for referrals and/or doctor appointments to the Head RN
  • Provides follow-up evaluations on students as required
  • Maintains prescription medicine and medical supply inventories, security and dispensation
  • Ensures that any student that is required to receive medication does so each day
  • Works with athletic trainers and coaches on medical needs of student athletes; including diagnosis and treatment of concussions.
  • Communicates and coordinates medical issues/status of boys with parents in a time efficient manner
  • Remains in constant contact with faculty via email to ensure whereabouts of students
  • Acquires, maintains and ensures complete medical information is kept on each member of the student body
  • Maintain basic cleanliness of the Student Health Center, including laundering of bed linens
  • Health counseling and education to students and staff
  • Demonstrate continued professional curiosity and growth

Supervisory Responsibilities:

n/a

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

LPN (minimum)

Certified by the American Nurses Association or the National Association of School Nurses

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 60% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with moderate exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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