As a resourceful and energetic fundraiser, you are invited to apply to Ridgefield Academy as the Manager of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement. In this role, you will develop and implement the annual strategy, theme, messaging, timeline, and calendar to maximize Annual Fund giving (both in terms of dollars and participation) by using direct mail, email and phone contact, social media, web sources, personal visits and events.
Your role will be comprehensive and will have you writing segmented solicitations, mobilizing Class Captain volunteers, meeting with donors, processing and acknowledging gifts, and taking the lead for Annual Report production.
Additionally, you will work with the Director of Development to build alumni relationships and increase Annual Fund giving through a variety of events, programs and communications.
This small, forward thinking office provides a perfect opportunity for a fundraising professional who values variety, high-quality work and the ability to make an impact. Ridgefield Academy is a vibrant, young private school operating on four campuses. Our 42-acre Ridgefield campus features a Landmark Preschool and a thriving K - Grade 8 school. Three additional Landmark Preschools are located in Westport and Redding CT and Bedford, NY.
Ridgefield Academy is a vibrant, young private school operating on four campuses. Our 42-acre Ridgefield campus features a Landmark Preschool and a thriving K - Grade 8 school. Three additional Landmark Preschools are located in Westport and Redding CT and Bedford, NY.
3-4 years fundraising experience; independent school experience a plus
Demonstrated ability to make connections and communicate effectively with donors, students, parents, faculty, and staff
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to operate with ease Blackbaud Raiser's Edge, G Suite, and Microsoft office
A good sense of humor and a positive attitude
An appreciation for both the art and science of fundraising
About Ridgefield Academy, Inc.
Ridgefield Academy is an independent day school in Ridgefield, CT with students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our Landmark Preschools have programs for children ages one - five at our Ridgefield, Redding and Westport, CT locations and Bedford, NY.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.ridgefieldacademy.org or landmarkpreschool.org