The Winsor School is an independent girls’ school for academically promising and motivated students in grades five through twelve. Winsor seeks a Director of Annual Giving to join a 15-person Advancement team at an exciting time in the school's history with the recent completion of an $80M capital campaign. The Director is responsible for the development of a comprehensive Annual Giving program, which reaches $3M+ each year and is poised for growth. He/She is a strategic thinker who will help launch new initiatives and lead the program to new heights. The Director supervises the Annual Giving Coordinator who will assist with the execution of all Annual Giving programs.
Reports to:Chief Advancement Officer
With support from the Annual Giving Coordinator, plan and execute strategies to set and achieve Annual Giving goals.
Collaborate with colleagues to integrate Annual Giving and major gift solicitation strategies; serve as a resource for fundraising staff and volunteers.
Manage a portfolio of leadership Annual Giving prospects at the $2,500 to $50,000 Winsor Associates levels. Cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with a focus on growing their philanthropic support of the school.
Drive the development of a communications plan for effectively marketing, messaging, segmenting, and executing appeals in collaboration with the Annual Giving Coordinator and the Assistant Director of Communications.
Oversee staff and volunteer outreach efforts that will raise donors’ sights and inspire participation in Annual Giving.
With Trustee Chair, lead the Annual Giving Committee, including managing their assignments and staffing meetings.
With Annual Giving Coordinator, manage the Annual Giving prospect pipeline. Conduct analysis to support data-driven decisions about annual goals and targets.
Manage program budget.
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree.
5 years of development experience; experience with Annual Giving preferred.
Demonstrated success managing professional staff and volunteers.
Proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts of $10,000 or more.
Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
Talent for developing meaningful relationships.
Strong organizational, analytical, and process management skills.
Excellent computer skills and solid knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent database.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
A passion for Winsor’s mission and for the development profession.
The Winsor School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law.