Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations, Office of Advancement
Eagle Hill Southport School is a private independent school in Southport, CT. It is a school for children ages 6-15 with language-based learning differences and ADHD. We have an opening for an Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations as part of our Advancement Team.
The Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all fundraising development strategies to meet the school’s financial goals and objectives. This includes the annual fund campaign, special events, annual report, grant proposals, annual spring benefit event, and capital campaign support. S/he is responsible for managing the school’s donor database and tracking system for all significant constituents (individual donors, corporations, alumni, etc.). The Associate Director reports to the Director of Advancement and works closely with the school Headmaster and Chief Financial Officer.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques.
Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
A bachelor’s degree.
5+ years minimum experience in professional fundraising.
ACTUAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
Manage and continue to improve and build the donor database, including tracking and prospect research.
Create a strategy and grow the annual fund outreach and participation in specific current families, faculty, staff, previous donors, and alumni.
Manage all components of annual spring benefit.
Manage, create, and produce annual report.
Oversee grant opportunities including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Support capital campaigns and other major fundraising initiatives.
Work closely with Advancement Team.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Expected to staff all Development-related events, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
Benefits include Health Insurance, 403B, and Life Insurance.