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 plan and execute a comprehensive Annual Fund campaign that aims to renew, engage and grow the school’s donor base.
Your role will be comprehensive and will have you helping to identify prospective donors, conducting personal visits to cultivate donors within our Patriot’ and Founders’ Giving societies, entering gifts, preparing gift acknowledgement letters, contributing to the accuracy of our Raiser’s Edge database, and producing our annual report.
You will collaborate with the Director of Development to strategize donor centric messaging and segmentation. From there, you will take the lead for producing Annual Fund collateral and solicitation letters, demonstrating the impact the Annual Fund has on students and mobilizing Class Captain volunteers to inspire peer to peer parent giving.
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.
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