Brooklyn Friends School seeks a Director of Annual Fund to plan, execute and facilitate a $1+million annual giving campaign, building on and further developing an existing volunteer structure and working as part of a great team. Requirements: Five (5) years of professional experience in Annual Fund or related fundraising programs, proven track record of developing and growing successful fundraising initiatives. Facility with Raiser's Edge, volunteer management, and excitement to work in a dynamic work environment is a must! Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Description: The Director of Brooklyn Friends Fund coordinates the Brooklyn Friends Fund campaign from a strategic and tactical standpoint. This position reports directly to the Director of Advancement. Responsibilities
Plan and implement a comprehensive, strategic plan of action to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors to the Brooklyn Friends Fund to meet and exceed annual financial and participation goals.
Research prospective donors, current donors and new parents- identify leadership candidates for annual giving.
By developing strong relationships with the school community, recruit, train, manage and mentor a team of volunteers for the Brooklyn Friends Fund.
With Director of Advancement, Head of School and Advancement Committee, develop strategies for growing the Brooklyn Friends Fund to meet the financial needs of the School’s operating budget.
Collaborate with the Director of Alumni on strategy, planning and execution for alumni giving in the Brooklyn Friends Fund.
Collaborate and coordinate with Director of Advancement on strategies for major donors.
Write all Brooklyn Friends Fund solicitations -- print and online -- and acknowledgement letters.
Collaborate with Communications in developing copy for journals and annual report and maintaining annual giving pages of the website.
Oversee planning for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship events including dinners, cocktails parties etc.
Create and maintain solicitation schedule, track and analyze results, communicate progress to solicitors and produce status reports.
With Advancement Assistant support, ensure accuracy of gift data entry and timely acknowledgement letters.
Five (5) years of professional experience in Annual Fund or related fundraising programs
Proven track record of developing and growing successful fundraising initiatives
Excellent interpersonal skills; an ability to develop strong relationships and motivate and cultivate volunteers and donors
Capacity to motivate a community to further engage in a culture of philanthropy
Strong and clear communication skills, written and verbal
Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines and goals
Excellent command of office technology tools including Raiser's Edge
A sense of humor, collaborative spirit and strong team ethic