Assistant Director of Prospect Management & Research
Founded in 1864, Peddie School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school of 550 students, grades 9 through post-graduate. It is primarily a boarding school, with 65 percent of students and 90 percent of the faculty living on campus. In addition to its engaged and accomplished student body, Peddie’s extraordinary resources include the highly professional, collaborative and dedicated faculty, its innovative and rigorous curriculum and an attractive, modern 280-acre campus located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Thanks to the generosity of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg ’27 and other donors, Peddie ranks among the most highly endowed independent schools in the nation. Its $300 million endowment enables the school to offer more than $6 million in financial aid to 40 percent of the student body. This is an exciting time at Peddie under the leadership of Headmaster Peter Quinn, who alongside Assistant Head for Development Melissa von Stade, is preparing for a comprehensive capital campaign.
Reporting to the Director of Prospect Management & Research, the Assistant Director of Prospect Management & Research will assist in producing, updating, and tracking donor/prospect research reports and briefing materials at this highly respected private secondary school. Areas of responsibilities include conducting research, using data analytics tools, maintaining Raiser’s Edge database, and offering proactive support to Gift Officers. The position serves a critical role in the office in three keys areas: prospect research, prospect management and prospect identification.
Primary responsibilities include:
Conducting research, both proactive and reactive, on individual donors and prospects;
Compiling and writing accurate, confidential detailed reports on donors and prospects;
Preparing briefing materials for the Headmaster, Assistant Head, and Gift Officers for events and individual appointments;
Assisting with tracking and reporting on activity with our constituent and prospect pools;
Supporting leadership in achieving fundraising initiatives by assisting in the proactive identification and qualification of major gift, leadership and gift planning prospects needed for campaigns and special projects;
Uncovering new potential major gift prospects for the campaign;
Keeping gift officers informed and alerted regarding new information about the gift capacity and funding interests of top prospects and potential prospects;
Maintaining accuracy and integrity of records for assigned prospects;
Maintaining supportive and productive relationships with all Development staff;
Supporting the Director of Prospect Management & Research by performing all other duties assigned.
Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will:
Bring one to three years of experience in development required, preferably in a secondary school or college environment;
Demonstrate knowledge of database programs, word processing and spreadsheets; experience with The Raiser’s Edge and Crystal Reports preferred;
Possess strong organizational skills with proven ability to plan, coordinate and implement multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines;
Possess superior analytic skills allowing for the interpretation and analysis of various forms of data;
Experience in current proactive prospecting methodologies to identify potential major and leadership gift donors, including proficiency in use of electronic research tools and techniques;
Be a self-starter with curiosity and have the ability to multi-task;
Work independently, and be able to work collaboratively with gift officers and Development team members;
Communicate thoroughly, accurately, and concisely, both verbally and in writing;
Maintain a positive and professional demeanor and demonstrate credibility, integrity and confidentiality;
Bachelor’s degree required.
Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to: Julia Meneghin, Director of Prospect Management & Research, Peddie School, 201 S. Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520; email@example.com
Peddie is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9 through post-graduate. Peddie provides a rigorous academic and extracurricular experience both inside and outside the classroom, focusing on preparing students for a lifetime of learning, citizenship, continual growth and opportunity. With a beautiful campus in Hightstown, NJ, and a distin...guished history dating back to 1864, the school prides itself on a curriculum that balances tradition with innovation in a genuinely supportive community atmosphere.