University School of Nashville (USN) seeks an energetic, organized, and experienced Annual Fund Director to join the Development Office team. The Annual Fund Director will plan and execute a financially successful Annual Fund Campaign insuring quality donor cultivation, solicitation, and recognition with special emphasis on a portfolio of leadership prospects. The Annual Fund Director reports to the Director of Development.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful face-to-face solicitation of leadership-level individual gifts, and a high level of confidence in making presentations to prospective donors and volunteers. The candidate should have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks by employing effective management strategies.
This position requires strong organization and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing, and computer-based prospect management skills. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and school culture is an asset. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five to seven years of experience is expected. Some travel and evening/weekend work is required. Salary is commensurate with experience.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,050 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School (PDS), USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
USN’s midtown location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 103-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means that students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Interested candidates should complete the online application for this position available at www.usn.org/jobs.
University School of Nashville
is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.