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Located in Vancouver, BC’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, Fraser Academy is a leader in the field of education for students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning and processing disabilities, including dyslexia.

With a maximum of 10 students per class, the school follows the BC Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Fraser Academy is looking for a Director of Advancement to join our team that leads the industry in the empowerment and education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.

Reports to: Head of School
Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Job Summary

As Director of Advancement, you provide strategic direction and leadership to fundraising and resource development in accordance with the vision and values of Fraser Academy. As a member of the Leadership team you provide inspired leadership by modeling integrity and consistency in the implementation and follow through of all initiatives/programs. You are an expert in accurate financial analysis and reporting and future focused advancement strategies and implementation.

The Director of Advancement will:

  • Work collaboratively with Fraser Academy & the Advancement Committee to ensure that information is shared, activities are coordinated and targets are met to provide the organization with significant, ongoing financial support from private sources
  • In collaboration with staff, key stakeholders, and members of the Board of Directors and within the context of the organization & strategic plan, develop and implement a detailed advancement plan for the organization
  • Provide direction, coaching and motivation to volunteers and staff regarding personal giving, special events, donor development and recognition to maximize revenue on all activities.
  • Ensure the development and execution of effective policies and procedures around the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, including the corresponding financial, administrative and recognition policies and procedures
  • Ensure donors are cultivated, solicited, recognized, and stewarded in accordance with best practice fundraising and the culture of Fraser Academy
  • Lead the development and implementation of annual campaign plans that outline fundraising goals, methods, timeline and strategy.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Competencies

  • Committed Collaborator – works collaboratively with the team to achieve the group’s goals and objectives, consistently considers the team when developing new ideas or programs, the walking the definition of a team player, engages with others to solve problems and make improvements
  • Excellence – demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, excellent relationship building skills with all constituents, superlative written and verbal communication skills, and a working knowledge of relational database software and records management
  • Inspired Leadership – act in the best interests of the school at all times, integrate consistently the school’s goal and objectives into all decisions and planning, and working through programs from inception to implementation
  • Loyal Ambassador – be recognized as passionate, strategic, articulate and sincere ambassadors of the school to our internal and external constituents acting as a representative of the school always
  • Management – demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced professional environment
  • Sound Judgement – demonstrate sound judgement, the ability to problem-solve and make sound decisions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, communications or a related field
  • Minimum five years experience in fundraising, donor solicitation, other Advancement roles and/or sales
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Maureen Steltman, Head of School, c/o: Ms. Cass Tuck, Executive Assistant via email: ctuck@fraseracademy.ca.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website, www.fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Opportunity

We are looking for an energetic, outgoing and detail oriented individual to implement strategy and secure financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects. Reporting directly to the Head of School & Executive Administrator, you will be part of a team identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts from corporations and individuals, including corporate sponsorships, major gifts, special events, grant writing and planned gifts.

As part of our Advancement team, this position is responsible for exemplary donation administration and customer service. Inherent to this position is a need for both speed, efficiency and accuracy to ensure that targets are met throughout the year

Job Tasks

  • Research and identify potential new donors and prospects
  • Use of online research tools;
  • Work with the Head of School, Admissions and Advancement Team to identify effective prospective strategies
  • Perform data research and data analysis to increase and reactivate past donors
  • Carry out analysis on giving histories and patterns to determine philanthropic profiles and financial ability to make a gift.
  • Research “returned receipt” donors weekly, flag and update files accordingly
  • Fulfill replacement receipt requests as needed
  • Manage on-going data import and export requests
  • Track donations and create donor acknowledgement communications
  • Generating pledge reminders as required.
  • Provide/create reports, dashboards exports, mailings, statistical analysis, etc.
  • Oversee grant/matching gift documentation
  • Process all gifts, including tracking of monthly donors: Coordinate donor recognition, donor wall and donor journey mapping.
  • Provide administrative support to Advancement Team, communicating daily (e.g. major gifts, monthly donors, direct mail)
  • Establish and maintain database, files and documentation in an appropriate and accountable manner according to established standards and in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Attend, support and promote third party fundraising events
  • Understand and adhere to National Fundraising Policies and standards related to fundraising
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Excellent skills in gdrive, gmail, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience and proven proficiency in donor research & donation processing.
  • Client service oriented.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in creating customized reports.
  • Able to handle high volume of data entry in an efficient and accurate manner.
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision as well as part of a high-functioning mobile team.
  • A proven ability to interact effectively and positively with staff, managers and donors.
  • Willingness to be flexible with work schedule in support of advancement initiatives, events and deadlines. Able to adapt to a variable workflow with multiple priorities and in high-pressure scenarios, especially during the school year.
  • The candidate must successfully complete a criminal records and education verification check prior to commencing employment.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy’s Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code.

Requirements

  • High School and a provincial or other vocational or professional certificate/degree is preferred and at least 1 year of related past experience
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT Knowledge with Raiser’s Edge or other CRM fundraising/database software required

To apply:
Applicants should submit to ctuck@fraseracademy.ca a resume and cover letter in PDF form, outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Fraser Academy invites applications for part-time experienced Orton-Gillingham Tutors to work in our Fraser After 3 Program running Mondays to Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the school year. Successful candidates may choose how many students they wish to tutor. Each student will have a minimum of two sessions per week.

Candidates must have an undergraduate university degree and relevant experience working with children and adolescents. In addition to teaching foundational reading and spelling skills, Fraser Academy tutors provide support in writing skills, study skills as well as strategies for reading comprehension and executive functioning difficulties. Programs are tailored to meet individual student needs.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.

Fraser Academy – Full time, permanent position

Fraser Academy invites applications for a full time Orton Gillingham practitioner/Learning Specialist for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca. Fraser Academy’s Learning Specialists are professionals who integrate fully into school life in areas including faculty team meetings, clubs, coaching, supervision, and professional development.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Overview:

Fraser Academy is inviting applications from compassionate, innovative and qualified Orton Gillingham trained Learning Specialists. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional practices, have a passion for remedial education, and a strong understanding of how to interpret psycho-educational assessments and create student IEP’s to support individualized learning. This individual will have opportunities to be involved in the co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school. Under the Director of Learning Services, the successful candidate will play a key role in creating individual student learning plans and designing and implementing lessons to build literacy, executive functioning and cognitive processing.

Orton Gillingham training may be provided on a case by case basis, for suitable candidates.

Qualifications:

  • Orton Gillingham certification
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s degree, BA English an asset
  • Experience working with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia
  • Independent School experience an asset
  • Coaching and/or extracurricular experience is an asset

Desired Qualities and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of Orton Gillingham approach to language instruction
  • Demonstrated experiences as a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic educator
  • Collaborative,flexible, supportive and a team player
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Exemplary communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating the whole student
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
  • Ability to create structured individualized programs to meet the needs of each student
  • A solid understanding of the creation and implementation of Individual Education Plans

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.

Fraser Academy is seeking engaging, empathetic, and dedicated Junior, Middle, and Senior School Teachers on Call to join our team of educators.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. 

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Bachelor of Education and undergraduate degree in a teachable subject
  • Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities
  • Certification from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch or certification application in process
  • Able to encourage and motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of thinking skills development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Erin Cranston, Director of Junior School, at ecranston@fraseracademy.ca.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!