The Associate Director of Development is responsible for overseeing the Annual Fund, as well as managing a small portfolio of major gift prospects. Major program responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning and executing an Annual Fund of over $1.2M, management of annual fund volunteers, development and execution of micro-campaigns and special fundraising efforts, and developing leadership Annual Fund prospects into major giving prospects. We are currently in the public phase of a $20 million campaign.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
Demonstrated track record as a self-starter, a creative-thinker, and an action-oriented fundraiser with a sense of urgency and passion for implementing strategies and tactics.
Excellent writing, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to work both independently, as well as a participating and supporting member of a team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Execute all aspects of the Annual Fund including developing a yearly strategic plan focused on annual giving solicitations and tactics to achieve the budgeted goal for the school.
Oversee the development and execution of all annual fund communications and content.
Focus on renewing and upgrading current donors, as well as increasing the overall participation rate of all constituencies through the acquisition of new donors.
Collaborate with the Director of Development to integrate annual giving and major gift solicitation strategies.
Collaborate with Director of Alumni Engagement on reunion and other initiatives to increase alumni engagement and leverage alumni relations activities to increase annual giving. Serve as a resource for fundraising staff and volunteers.
Oversee staff and volunteer outreach efforts that will raise donors’ sights and inspire participation in annual giving.
Cultivate new and lapsed donors through personal visits.
Develop relationships with a small portfolio of 30-40 major gift prospects.
With the Development Associate, manage the annual giving prospect pipeline. Conduct analysis to support data-driven decisions about annual goals and targets.
Other appropriate duties as requested.
Bachelor’s Degree and minimum five years fundraising experience.
Experience managing an annual giving program, preferably at an independent school.
The Seven Hills School is a nonsectarian, co-educational day school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The largest non-church-affiliated independent school in Ohio, Seven Hills enrolls 1,016 students throughout the system, with 437 in our elementary division, 239 in middle and 340 in upper. Traditionally, 100% of our graduating class attends four-year colleges; the mid-range of SAT scores for graduating seni...ors is 1810 - 2120, and traditionally 75% of the class are recognized as AP Scholars. The school’s economic and geographic base is broad, and we are proud to serve a range of students.