Beaver Country Day School, in Chestnut Hill, grades 6-12, seeks
Seeking a self-motivated development professional with experience in annual giving-level fundraising who is searching for a position where ideas outside of traditional fundraising are encouraged and supported. The Assistant Director of Philanthropy + Engagement will be an innovative and creative thinker and doer who has a proven track record of success initiating and sustaining successful annual fund strategies. The candidate will be intellectually curious and technologically savvy, embodying a desire to be collaborative with all members of the Beaver community. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to apply for this position.
The role oversees the growth of mid-tier annual fund support with the goal of increasing support and providing a foundation for the major gifts program and manages a prospect portfolio. Working with the Director/Associate Director, this role creates, implements, and evaluates an annual plan for the program that includes goals for each constituency, a timeline, special appeals, solicitation themes and materials, and strategies for recruiting and upgrading donors.
As a member of the fundraising team, this role works with team members and key volunteers to identify, research, cultivate and solicit Annual Fund gifts.
This position also plays a role in the major gifts strategy for the Philanthropy + Engagement team.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Manage a portfolio, identify and research prospects, develop strategies for soliciting them, ensure the widest participation while using a prospect tailored strategy. Work collaboratively with team members to engage mid-tier donors for Annual Giving.
Partner with Director/Associate Director on major gift cultivation strategies and prospect management.
Responsible for activities pertaining to Beaver’s Centennial Campaign (2020), including conducting discovery visits, developing donor content and communication plans, and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Steward and cultivate loyal alumni donors.
Manage, recruit and train volunteers for the Annual Fund.
Arrange volunteer phonathons and create appropriate supporting materials for these solicitations; provide appropriate training for volunteers.
Maintain close relationships with school administration, faculty and volunteer leadership.
Manage the Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign.
Manage 2-3 reunion (giving and engaging) classes.
IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to work well with staff and volunteer leadership, and experience in annual giving-level fundraising.
An entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to succeed in a diverse and dynamic culture.
Frontline fundraising experience and a passion for creating relationships and drawing out the best in Board members, parents, alumni, and colleagues.
An intellectual curiosity, understanding, and enthusiasm for education and Beaver’s academic mission and philanthropic vision.
A sense of humor, flexibility, energy, and strong collaboration skills that include the ability to motivate peers in a culture of staff collaboration for the purpose of reaching common goals.
Effective written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to persuade and influence others around ideas, decisions, and financial support.
Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of four references to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please include P+E in the subject line.