Reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund will work as a member of the Advancement team to help reach yearly Annual Giving Campaign goals.
Primary responsibilities include: manage all fundraising activities for classes 26-46 years out from Deerfield with emphasis on the 30th, 35th, 40th and 45th reunions, track and report on prospect activity; recruit and train volunteers to engage their class, identify and solicit 1797 society level prospects in assigned classes; actively participate in weekend and evening activities on campus, in any assigned geographic region, and other alumni/development organized events.
Qualifications should include a Bachelors degree, previous experience in development or similar industry, ability to work independently, ability to work with both reunion and non-reunion classes to meet Annual giving dollar goals, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to travel up to 20% annually.
Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for teaching. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable powerful teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the class...room, our community is focused on active and ethical living.
Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are committed to their own professional growth, who are eager to work with colleagues in a productive manner towards departmental goals, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, and on the playing field.
Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic background.
Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.
Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.