The Annual Fund Director has a convincing track record of developing and implementing an effective, comprehensive annual fund program. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and partnering with the advancement staff, this manager develops and implements the annual fund strategies and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts from trustees, alumni, parents, and friends, including personal solicitations, e-communication, and direct mail.
This key leader has direct contact with a diverse, passionate, intellectual and extremely well educated contributor and volunteer base.
An experienced and motivated Annual Fund Director with strong strategic and tactical management skills and a determined commitment to purpose will help the institution realize its long-term financial goals.
Plans, develops and implements a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans for the Annual Fund program that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of constituents.
Creates and administers a program and activities to solicit gifts from trustees, alumni, parents and friends including personal solicitations, and mail programs for the Annual Fund.
Works closely with Director of Advancement and other departmental directors to ensure coordination with their respective fundraising efforts.
Uses development database and report writing software to retrieve data. Performs comprehensive analysis and manipulation related to all aspects of the annual fund program. Uses statistics to evaluate current Annual Fund programs and to make recommendations for program changes.
Thinks out of the box and makes quick recommendations in a very fluid environment.
Ensures open communication with Major Gift Officers regarding contact of potential donors.
Develops and implements a plan of reporting of Annual Fund progress to both internal and external constituents.
Responsible for writing and evaluating Annual Fund program and reporting of program's progress.
Integral in the acknowledgment and recognition process of all annual fund gifts, including the annual report to donors.
Promotes community awareness and support for the annual fund program.
Experience & qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and three to five years of successful fundraising experience. Annual Fund experience preferred.
Will demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in independent schools, including direct mail, telephone solicitations, and reunion giving and donor relations.
Strong computer and analytical skills are required along with excellent writing skills.
It is important for a candidate to feel a commitment to the School, mission, programs, and future aspirations of the School.
A results-oriented individual, who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, warmly develops relationships with diverse constituencies, and simultaneously employs keen judgment has the best opportunity for success.
Strong, collaborative, energetic individual with seasoned fundraising skills.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. Kimball Union Academy offers the best of the traditional New England Boarding School experience to a diverse group of day and boarding students from all over the country and the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.