As a senior member of the Advancement team, the Annual Fund Director develops and implements Annual Fund strategies and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of unrestricted annual gifts. Audiences include trustees, alumni, parents, and friends, and strategy implementation ranges from prospect identification, target setting, individual email and face-to-face solicitation, direct mail development, phonathon management, and reunion giving oversight.
Develop and implement a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans for the Annual Fund program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects
Create and administer a program and activities to solicit gifts from board members, alumni, parents, past parents, and friends including personal solicitations and direct mail for the Annual Fund
Develop and implement alumni and parent, classoriented volunteer programs for the Annual Fund
Work collaboratively with and in support of Advancement Committee volunteers, other advancement staff and other HPA representatives, to cultivate and solicit donors
Collaborate with colleagues to ensure seamless coordination of prospect management in order to ensure efficient cultivation progress
Support acknowledgment and recognition systems of all Annual Fund gifts
Design effective donor recognition and stewardship programs that are specific to the Annual Fund
Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of HPA’s fundraising priorities and pertinent information about HPA and its mission
Provide regular written and verbal reports on progress toward goals
Maintain stewardship contacts with donors, while adhering to the highest ethical standards
Careful and consistent attention to managing records in Raiser’s Edge, updating and tracking cultivation, developing and establishing RE systems to support successful Annual Fund donor relationships
Ensure all actions with donors are recorded in the database
Deploy Raiser’s Edge to data mine and evaluate current Annual Fund strategies and make enhancement recommendations accordingly
The ideal candidate will have or be:
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in related field
3+ years of professional fundraising experience required
Ability to supervise, motivate, and evaluate the work of assigned personnel
Commitment to the mission of HPA and the ability to articulate it
Demonstrated leadership and an ability to manage complex assignments
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of establishing and adhering to a timeline
Ability to implement and execute an annual giving plan, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies
Experience working with active, involved volunteer leadership
Proficiency in the use of donor software – Raiser’s Edge preferred
Willing to travel
Qualified individuals may apply by sending a resume, letter of interest, two recommendation letters and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 19, 2017.
Hawai`i Preparatory Academy, founded in 1949, is an independent coeducational school providing a full range of opportunities for students from kindergarten through grade 12. Our boarding program admits students in grades 9 through 12.
The school has two campuses in the town of Waimea (Kamuela) on the island of Hawai`i. The Lower and Middle Schools are located on nine acres in the heart of Hawai...`i's ranching country, while the Upper School is located just two miles away on a 200-acre campus at the foot of the Kohala Mountains.