The Director of Advancement Operations serves as an integral member of the Advancement Office. S/he effectively manages the day-to-day database operation while overseeing the areas of advancement services, research and report generation. This position provides the essential infrastructure to support the entire Advancement team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees the day-to-day advancement database operations of the School. The Director works closely with advancement staff to formulate, implement, and supervise collective strategies, polices, and procedures to support the fundraising operation and ensure continued support through effective gift recording, prospect development and stewardship.
Uses the database as an effective tool for prospect management, tracking and stewardship.
Oversees the creation and ongoing updates to development policies and procedures for the office environment, gift accounting, research and stewardship.
Works closely with leadership giving, major gifts and annual giving.
Ensures productive research function through the ongoing discovery, engagement, and forward movement of prospects through the ongoing cycle of giving.
Manages the maintenance of accurate database records through creation and implementation of structures and systems.
Works with major gift team to design reports and present statistics on selected key fundraising challenges.
Streamlines production of campaign reports and presents statistics on selected key fundraising challenges.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Background and Experience:
Experience in fundraising systems, analysis, processes and/or prospect management is necessary.
Progressive responsibilities in development, preferably in an academic, non-profit environment
An ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues
A clear understanding of and appreciation for the role of private single sex education
A solid understanding of: strategic, synergistic approaches in fundraising and the role of research, stewardship and advancement services as key partners in a successful development operation
The ability to work independently and creatively within established guidelines; a self-starter
The ability to “manage up” to successfully support Chief Advancement Officer
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PreK -12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought.