The Pingry School’s Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for community outreach and relationship building that motivates Pingry’s constituencies and the community at-large to financially support the school. The department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Pingry students, and in maintaining Pingry’s place as an outstanding educational institution.
Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, the Associate Director of The Pingry Fund will oversee the Pingry Fund’s direct response program, 1861 Leadership Giving Society, True Blue Giving Society, and the 30th – 50th Reunions.
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school for over 1,000 students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade, situated on two campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey. This position is based on the Basking Ridge campus.
Work in partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving (ARAG) and ARAG team to create and execute a strategic direct response program, which should include both traditional forms of outreach as well new approaches to garner increased funding and philanthropic engagement.
Manage 1861 Leadership Society including creating the strategy for increasing leadership donors, volunteer management, and establishing an impactful stewardship plan.
Annually manage the 30th – 50th Reunions which includes but is not limited to: volunteer recruitment, training, and management; fundraising towards dollars raised and participation goals; communications; and, event planning.
Oversee the True Blue Giving Society, a consistent donor recognition program.
Serve as a liaison and champion for Pingry while traveling to important geographic regions for individual meetings and staffing small parlor events as well as larger all constituency events.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.
For additional information, or to apply, please contact Kate Whitman Annis, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement, at (908) 647-5555 x1267 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commitment to embracing the mission of The Pingry School.
A bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience (e.g. fundraising, sales, management, finance, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to recruit, motivate, train, and manage staff and volunteers is necessary.
Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication. Planning, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills.
Comfort in dealing with a wide range of constituencies.
Ability to apply good judgement; tact and discretion is required to deal with highly confidential information.
Proficiency with database, spreadsheet, and word processing applications.
Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
About The Pingry School
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from over 100 communities in the central New Jersey region.
Together, our two campuses in Short Hills (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve approximately 1,080 students. Pingry students participate in a challenging and engaging academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.