The Annual Fund Manager reports directly to the Advancement Director and is a key member of the 4-person advancement team. This person works closely with the Advancement Director, the Assistant Director of Advancement, the Advancement Operations Manager, as well as with the Head of School, to implement the advancement efforts of the School.
In this newly created position, the Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. In concert with other members of the team, the Annual Fund Manager will collaborate on solicitation themes, write and mange the appeal process, and determine outreach strategy for a highly segmented constituency:
Current parents and guardians
Past parents and guardians
Alumni of Saint Joseph Prep
Alumni of the founding schools
Foundations and Friends of Saint Joseph Prep
An important focus of this position is to develop messaging that will resonate with each constituency as well as to identify appropriate channels for communication. This includes the following responsibilities:
Administer and oversee the annual appeal cycle, direct mail projects, and e-appeals, including the use of social media and video. Familiarity with giving day campaigns, text-to-give programs. and phone-a-thons/thank-a-thons is a plus.
Manage mailing list and manipulate data to ensure successful outreach. This involves working with printers, mail-fulfillment vendors, and members of the Marketing and Communications team. It also includes managing the office mail account for bulk mailings, permits, postage and meters.
Work with small leadership groups (parent committee, alumni committee etc.) to cultivate a culture of giving among all constituencies, and in a targeted way, to build relationships with and make solicitations to assigned prospects.
Promote the newly launched “Phoenix Heroes” recurring giving program as a giving option to increase participation.
Track annual giving progress throughout the year, and year-to-year, to ensure that the School achieves its advancement goals.
Collaborate with the planning and execution of advancement events
The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of advancement experience, ideally in a school
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
A self-starter with energy and passion who is also a team player
A detail-oriented person with a high degree of accuracy in all matters
A goal-oriented fundraiser who will take initiative and demonstrate leadership
Working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge (highly desirable)
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
Maintain a professional, polished, and positive demeanor reflecting the values of the School
Ability to work easily with all constituencies, including donors, parents, alumni and volunteers
Commitment to maintain confidentiality
About Saint Joseph Preparatory High School
Saint Joseph Prep is an independent, co-ed, college prep school, serving students in grades 9-12, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Founded upon academic excellence, personal integrity, and Catholic tradition, the School educates the whole person—mind, body, and soul—with a commitment to scholarship at the highest level. In our richly diverse, powerfully affirming community of mutual respect and reconciliation, students are welcomed, supported, challenged, stretched, known, and loved. Prepared with the skills they need to be college and career ready, our young women and men will be global citizens who think critically, lead courageously, and work collegially to raise the standard of living and learning for all persons.