The Assistant Director of Development, Special Events reports to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. This position supports all areas of the Development Office, as instructed by the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, with a specific emphasis on Burke’s annual Auction, Alumni Weekend and Reunion, and other stewardship and cultivation events. This position will also be responsible for managing Burke’s 50th Anniversary celebration during the 2018-19 school year. This is a full-time, year-round position, which is annually contracted from July 1 – June 30.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and executes all aspects of development and alum events, including but not limited to the:
Annual Auction: consisting of an online auction, silent auction, live auction, paddle-raise, raffle, dinner, sponsorship and individual fundraising and event run-of-show; Responsible for raising $250,000 in gross revenue from annual auction
Alumni and Homecoming Weekend: a multi-event weekend, including homecoming games and a reunion event
Other Stewardship and Cultivation Events: including Grandparents Day, Volunteer Thank You party, Leadership Givers Thank You party, the Alumni Holiday party, events related to an upcoming Capital Campaign and regional alumni events
Upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration: chair an internal committee to plan our 50th year in 2018-19; Lead committees of alumni, parents and faculty to plan outreach efforts, events and activities
Utilizes appropriate project management and event management software to manage complex data, particularly to track auction items and sales, and event attendees
Works with communications and marketing team to create event communications timelines and promotional and event materials, including newsletters, invitations, webpages, social media posts, an auction catalog, videos, etc.
Contracts and manages vendors during all stages of planning process for all events
Responsible for creating robust volunteer teams to support the goals of development and alumni events by recruiting, training, managing and cultivating parents and alumni volunteers
Serves as a member of the Internal Alumni Taskforce, responsible for planning and executing alumni events that engage Burke’s alumni community
Supports other Development Office initiatives, including the Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, and Capital Campaign, as needed and assigned
BA required; MA preferred
3-5 years of fundraising event experience, preferably in an independent school environment
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.