Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) is seeking an Annual Fund Manager. HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish independent day school in the country, serving 1,400 students and offers a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade. Holy Innocents’ mission is to develop in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God, and a sense of service to the world community.
HIES is located north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Annual Fund Manager reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and works closely with the entire Development team. This is a calendar year, full time position. Full time HIES employees enjoy benefits such as a competitive compensation package, health care coverage and retirement plan contributions.
The Annual Fund Manager will be responsible for annual giving initiatives at HIES. Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Advancement, responsibilities include:
Work with the Director of Institutional Advancement to set annual giving goals each year which maximize support for the School’s top priorities.
Identify, recruit, motivate, mange, train and support Annual Fund volunteers for each constituency we solicit (Board members, Parents, Alumni, Grandparents, Parents of Alumni and Faculty and Staff).
Assist in evaluation of Annual Fund donors and determination of ask amounts, while thoughtfully taking into consideration capital campaign solicitations and status.
Organize, lead, and staff Annual Fund planning meetings, volunteer training, and appreciation events.
Create strategies designed to keep constituencies meaningfully involved in school life and, more specifically, involved and informed regarding annual giving.
Compose solicitation and acknowledgement letters for all constituencies.
Work with the Director of Communications to create a powerful and effective marketing platform for all Annual Fund efforts including printed and digital publications, social media and giving platforms.
Implement and manage the solicitation process including personal meetings, mailings, phone-a-thons, email solicitations, and newsletter articles with specific attention to moving donors to a higher level of support.
Prepare and distribute reports detailing Annual Fund progress and statistics.
Coordinate with the Development Assistant and Data Base Administrator to ensure accurate implementation of Annual Fund policies and procedures related to gift entry, acknowledgements, and pledge reminders.
Provide meaningful and effective stewardship to Annual Fund donors and volunteers.
Assist with major campaigns
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Director of Institutional Advancement.
Required Education, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree and three-to-five years of fundraising experience at an independent school or university.
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgement in dealing with staff and the public.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated success in working with and motivating volunteers.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and interact positively with a wide range of individuals.
Energy, initiative, integrity, sincerity and the drive to succeed.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, Non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the school has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
About Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,376 students in grades K3-12. Here, in a uniquely vibrant learning community, filled with encouragement and every imaginable opportunity, students are able to explore their talents, pursue their passions, and achieve their full potential. At HIES, our students won't be just a scholar or athlete or artist – they can be all of these, and more. Come to HIES. Explore your interests. Engage your talents. Discover the best in you.