Working closely with members of the advancement team and volunteers, this position will be responsible for the strategy and implementation of the school’s annual giving program. The annual giving director will cultivate, solicit, and steward donors to establish and maintain positive on-going relationships with the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop comprehensive strategies to achieve annual goals
Assist with identification and recruitment of Annual Fund chairs and committee members
Maintain ongoing communication with internal and external constituencies
In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, develop and produce donor materials that support the Annual Fund campaign
Work collaboratively with volunteer leaders and committees to achieve goals
Work with the Director of Advancement to support the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, developing draft agendas and other meeting material
Develop and maintain reports that communicate fundraising progress
Evaluate results, refine plans, and implement new strategies based on ongoing analysis
Work with the alumni relations director to coordinate alumni giving strategies
Plan and implement volunteer kick-off and volunteer recognition events
Work closely with faculty chairs on employee giving
Direct the department’s efforts to ensure Raiser’s Edge best practices, leveraging the database as an institutional asset
Develop and monitor appropriate revenue and expense budgets
Foster a commitment to building and maintaining a strong advancement team spirit
Supervise, mentor, and collaborate with the Database Manager
Attend development events; this position requires some evening and weekend work
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
Experience working with high-level volunteers
Minimum of five years of development success; independent school setting preferred
Ability to work collaboratively in a mission-driven, team-oriented department
Strong planning and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills, across all constituencies
Breck School is a single-campus, P-12, Episcopal independent school where living our mission means always reimagining, reinventing, and reanimating learning — both to model the process and rewards of authentic, meaningful learning for Breck students, and to continually grow, evolve, and reinvigorate as a learning enterprise.
Founded in 1886, Breck is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, about f...ive minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. We serve a community of approximately 1150 students on our 50-acre campus. Visit www.breckschool.org for more information.
Breck students are independent thinkers, self-starters, socially conscious problem solvers, thoughtful athletes, visionary artists, perpetually curious and perpetually learning citizens. We want every Breck graduate to be fully realized human beings, confident, capable, and compassionate enough to change the world in the way he or she sees fit. If that approach mirrors yours, we encourage your further interest.