The Associate Director of Annual Giving works to broaden and increase support of the School, in particular the Annual Alumni Fund. Working closely with the Director of Development and the Director of Alumni Giving, the Associate Director will be required to contribute significantly to the development of a pipeline of new and annual gifts in support of the fundraising goals of Kent.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Cultivate and secure gifts for the Annual Fund and other institutional fundraising priorities with
specific goals for acquiring first time donors, securing major gifts, advancing existing annual
donors to higher giving levels, organizing Reunion giving, and assisting with other special initiatives as needed
Liaise with the Alumni Council
Assist with the coordination of alumni recognition programs, Reunions, and regional events
Oversee a range of Alumni classes and provide guidance and support for the Class Agents, while helping to identify and recruit new alumni volunteers
Assist with the creation of Annual Giving materials for print, electronic and social media communication.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree and three years of directly related fundraising experience
Demonstrated working knowledge of industry best practices for annual giving
Values attention to detail and demonstrates a strong work ethic
Proficient in the use of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Able to work both independently and collaboratively
Ability to travel and attend occasional evening and weekend events, both in and out of state
About Kent School
Kent School is a coeducational boarding school located in northwestern Connecticut, serving 570 students, grades 9-12.