Founded in 1784, Derby Academy is one of the oldest coeducational day schools in continuous operation in the United States. Located in Hingham, Mass., Derby is dedicated to serving students in Pre-K through Grade 8, and is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for all students.
DIRECTOR OF THE ANNUAL FUND
Derby Academy has an immediate opening for a Director of the Annual Fund to join a growing Development team at an exciting time in the School’s history. The Annual Fund Director helps manage the successful operation of Derby’s annual giving program, which reaches over $600K and is poised for growth. Together with the Director of Development, s/he works closely with volunteers and the Development team to ensure appropriate planning and execution of annual giving strategies. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and be a team player who is both entrepreneurial and collaborative. The successful candidate will have at least five years of development or similar experience and will hold a Bachelor’s degree. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is essential. The position reports to the Director of Development.
Plan, execute and coordinate annual fund solicitation of all constituencies
Articulate and market a case for support of annual giving at Derby Academy
Work in collaboration with the Associate Director of Development on the programming and fundraising for the Grade 8 gift program and on ways to keep alumni involved post-graduation
Work closely with the Associate Director of Development on gift entry and acknowledgment
Analyze and track annual giving results and develop internal and external annual fund reports
Manage a small portfolio of leadership donors and prospects
Some night and weekend work required.
Qualifications: Minimum of five years relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting; B.A. or B.S. required; Successful experience working with volunteers; Ability to articulate the mission of Derby Academy; Demonstrated proficiency with Raiser’s Edge required
Skills Required: Creativity and dynamic work skills, including the ability to work well collaboratively; Excellent organizational and technical skills; Exemplary communication and relationship building skills; Superior interpersonal abilities: tactful, flexible, excellent listening; Ability to work independently
Behavioral Attributes: Highly collaborative and motivated to meet goals; energetic; respectful; service-oriented and enthusiastic; ability to respect and maintain confidences; sense of humor
For consideration, qualified and interested candidates should e-mail C.V. and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls or faxes, please. Derby Academy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or any other status protected by federal law and/or the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.