Reports to: Director of Major Gifts and Asia Programs
The Lawrenceville School is a highly selective private independent boarding school that has built a legacy of excellence in education and has earned national recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability. The 200 year-old campus occupies 350 landscaped acres in the historical town of Lawrenceville, NJ and is listed on the National Historic Register as reflected by the campus’s old-world architecture and landscaping.
The Director of The Lawrenceville Parents Fund (TLPF) is a member of the Capital Programs team and is responsible for directing all aspects of parent fundraising and parent development initiatives, the Director will have responsibility for all current parents, past parents and grandparents, as well as ownership of a portfolio of local rated parent prospects/donors. The Director will work closely with the Major Gifts and Planned Giving teams, coordinating matters pertaining to parents in their respective prospect pools. Travel and occasional weekend and evening work is required.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Recruits, trains and manages parent fundraising volunteers for each form and phonathon volunteers, led by current and past parent co-chairs. Volunteers should be managed closely to ensure effective use of their time and resources
Works closely with the co-chairs to set goals, identify solicitors and screen constituencies for leadership gifts ($2,500+) to attain $2 million+ goal annually.
Creates all types of communications and organizes activities regarding the Parents Fund. Responsible for attending to individual parent requests and communications.
Works together with the Director of Advancement Events to plan and organize fundraising parent activities and events.
Works closely with major and planned giving colleagues to approach parents in their respective regions in order to coordinate major gift asks.
Develops, analyzes and presents strategies for engagement and fund development, recommending new approaches when necessary.
Able to work earnestly and cooperatively in a team environment with co-workers and volunteers and to give and receive feedback on common projects and tasks
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google and Alumni Database (Millennium preferred)
Able to work in a fast paced environment and to show initiative
Strong attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills and able to multi-task
Handles confidential information with tact and discretion
Ability to motivate and retain a corps of committed volunteers
Travel is required, as is occasional evening and weekend work
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
1 to 3 years’ experience working in the development field, private boarding school environment preferred.
Work Environment Characteristics and Physical Demands
Operates in a professional office environment
Uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopies, filing cabinets and fax machines
Able to lift up to 25lbs
Able to climb stairs
Required to stand, talk, hear, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
Must be capable of using visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
Works in a team environment with co-workers and volunteers
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
This commitment is evident in all aspects of the School’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits and training.
Background Check Statement:
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, fingerprints, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 810 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, ...Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.