The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Fund reports to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. This position supports all areas of the Development Office, as instructed by the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, with a specific emphasis on the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors through the Burke Annual Fund. In 2018-19, Burke will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
This is a full-time, year-round position, which is annually contracted from July 1–June 30.
PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Responsible for raising $500,000 in gross revenue for the Annual Fund.
Conceptualizes and executes an Annual Fund plan to maximize income from a variety of constituents—parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, trustees and other friends of the school—utilizing a variety of techniques, including direct mail, email, phonathon, proposal writing, face-to-face solicitations, matching gifts, and third-party giving.
Works with the Director of Development to identify, solicit and track the cultivation and stewardship of major donor prospects. Coordinates with Campaign staff and volunteers in support of a Comprehensive Campaign, inclusive of the Annual Fund.
Creates a yearly Annual Fund theme, multi-media communications plan, and support materials as needed, in coordination with the Communications and Marketing team.
Responsible for creating a robust volunteer team in support of the Annual Fund by recruiting, training, managing and cultivating parent and alumni volunteers.
Coordinates with colleagues to engage and cultivate prospects, steward donors and build a culture of giving through various communications, materials, events and gift acknowledgements.
Coordinates with the Assistant Director of Development, Advancement Services to ensure the data integrity of gift information and other biographical and relational data in Burke’s development database, Raiser’s Edge. Runs reports and analyzes data to inform Annual Fund and major donor approaches and strategies.
Synthesizes information from a variety of sources to develop comprehensive prospect research reports, as needed for staff and volunteers throughout the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship cycle.
Serves as a member of the Internal Alumni Taskforce, responsible for executing alumni giving programs.
Supports other Development Office initiatives and events, including but not limited to the annual auction, 50th Anniversary celebration activities and events, alumni relations activities and events, and major donor and campaign activities, as needed and assigned.
The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Fund must be goal-oriented, able to meet deadlines, communicate well (both written and oral), possess strategic thinking and detail-oriented skills, and have the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. A successful candidate must have previous experience with direct mail, email and phonathon solicitations. The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Fund must have excellent computer skills, with strong proficiency in Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other office products. Finally, a candidate must have substantial experience with a development Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database; experience with the Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge CRM is strongly desired. Experience with a data mining software desirable; experience with Blackbaud’s ResearchPoint preferred. Must be able to attend weekend and evening activities, as necessary.
BA required; MA preferred
3-5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in an independent school environment
About Edmund Burke School
Edmund Burke School is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. In addition to demonstrating expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:
Run orderly but energetic classes.
Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage many types of students.
Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction.
Employ appropriate technology in the classroom, especially using iPads.
Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments.
Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues.
Take pleasure in the company of adolescents.
Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment.
Teachers at Burke are an integral part of a lively, informal and inclusive school community; we are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially ...by coaching.
We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and are a member of Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools.
A nonprofit educational institution, Edmund Burke School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.