Partnership for Success! (PFS!) is a partnership between the Pasadena Unified School District and four independent schools (Polytechnic, Mayfield Junior, Chandler, and Westridge). Each summer, PFS! provides a free summer program to approximately 400 public school students who span the socio-economic and ethnic diversity of Pasadena. Since participants enter in 5th grade and continue through 12th grade, the program maintains a long-term educational commitment to its students.
The short-term goal of PFS! is to provide an intensive five-week summer enrichment opportunity that fosters a student’s intellectual potential. Participants take classes in the humanities, science, and mathematics. Classes are small (15-18 students), experiential in nature, and designed to give each student individualized academic attention. PFS!’s long-term mission is to improve students' confidence and skill development so that they have both the motivation and the capacity to be successful in college.
The PFS! Director of Advancement will:
Design and implement a multi-faceted plan that will ensure and grow PFS!’s funding base to meet its short and long-term revenue goals.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, set annual revenue goals to meet the organization’s programming priorities and ensure that program budgets are in appropriate alignment. Work together to identify new programs for funding.
Develop and implement strategies to retain and upgrade funding from PFS!’s existing donor base as well as to identify, cultivate solicit and steward new individual and institutional donors.
Become a PFS! “expert” and excel in telling its story including a deep understanding of the organization’s history, programs, and impact.
Write all necessary letters of inquiry, grant applications, and final reports for program funders, being cognizant of deadlines for each.
Develop and implement a year-round stewardship plan.
Explore marketing and PR opportunities.
Motivate and engage members of the Advisory Board in fund-raising activities.
Meet with the school administrators and Development Directors to identify possible funding partners.
Report to the Advisory Board (3x per year) to provide fundraising updates and ensure quarterly goals are being met.
Conduct general administrative tasks including maintaining notes and actions pertaining to funders and prospects.
Minimum 5 years of front-line fundraising experience with a proven track record in prospect management and face-to-face solicitation of individual donors.
Self-starter able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Strategic and creative thinker. Not afraid of hearing “no”.
Strong attention to detail.
Salary & Time Commitment
The Director of Advancement for PFS! is a part-time (10-15 hours per week) position, and the competitive salary does not include benefits.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Mayfield Junior School community. We welcome qualified candidates in the areas of academics, administration and operations to join our team.
Who We Are | Founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield Junior School is a leading independent, Catholic school serving students in kindergarten to eighth grade. Mayfield is distinguished by the Holy Child educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the Society’s founder. Connelly’s pioneering belief of developing the whole child as an intellectual, spiritual, creative and athletic person set the standard for Mayfield 89 years ago. This belief guides the innovative educational program we provide and inspires our vision into the future.
Mayfield Junior School, a Catholic independent school founded and sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, implements the philosophy of the Holy Child Schools which is based on trust and reverence for the dignity of every person. We are committed to the religious and educational development of each child and to maintaining a sense of community and family spirit that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. At Mayfield ea...ch child is challenged to reach his or her potential. We encourage our students to respond to the needs of our time with compassion, integrity and confidence in God and in their own gifts.
Educational Vision Statement
Guided by our Holy Child heritage, we provide a distinctive educational experience that balances tradition and innovation in an intellectually challenging and creative environment. Students discover their best selves as they question, collaborate, and connect in a joyful community.
Who You Will Be Partnering With | Mayfield’s dynamic and inclusive community—students, faculty, staff, administration, parents and alumni—is one of faith-in-action wrapped in a spirit of joy. Contributing to the lives of others is a tangible expression of God’s love for one another.
Our ‘One Mayfield’ culture fosters respect, excellence and meaning. The school community values its rich tradition and purposefully sets its sight on defining what is best for students. Faculty and staff are called to implement the school’s Mission every day by nurturing the growth of each student through dynamic learning opportunities.
What You Will Be Receiving | Mayfield Junior School offers a competitive compensation package and wide-ranging professional development opportunities. In a collegial and supportive environment filled with forward thinkers, faculty and staff are provided the tools and resources enabling each the opportunity to thrive.
Where You Will Be Working | The San Gabriel Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to our neighborhood campus located in the vibrant city of Pasadena. Mayfield Junior School is just 10 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles, south of the world-famous Rose Bowl, east of bustling Old Pasadena and west of the California Institute of Technology. Get to and around Pasadena thanks to Mayfield Junior School’s close proximity to convenient transit and light rail options.