The Hun School of Princeton seeks a highly-engaged Associate Director for Donor and Parent Relations to join our Office of Advancement.
Reporting to the Director of Development the Associate Director for Donor and Parent Relations is responsible for working closely with advancement staff, key donors and volunteers, and selected faculty and staff to manage a systematic and strategic stewardship and donor relations program for leadership gift prospects and donors. In addition, this position will manage parent volunteers in support of the work of the Parents’ Association.
Donor Relations Responsibilities:
Work with Hun School administrators, faculty and staff who may be appropriate to involve in acknowledging the support and enhancing the relationship donors have with the School;
Manage the Red & Black Society reception, John Gale Hun Society recognition event and other stewardship events;
Work with the Director of Communications to develop articles and stories about donors and volunteers for key publications and online vehicles, including Hun Today, The Catalyst, Annual Report, the School’s website and social media;
With the Director of the Hun Fund, manage the production of the School’s Annual Report of donors;
Manage a personalized and timely acknowledgement system for all capital and endowment gifts;
Manage the personalized and timely acknowledgement of leadership gifts by the Headmaster;
Ensure that pledge reminders for capital and endowment commitments are sent in a timely manner;
Report on stewardship activities and priorities at Advancement Office staff meetings and prospect strategy meetings;
Prepare customized annual reports for individuals who have established named funds in the School’s endowment;
Develop and execute customized stewardship plans for selected leadership prospects, donors and volunteers, and track these individual stewardship activities in Raiser’s Edge;
Prepare agenda and check-in topics for regular 1-1 meetings with the Director of Development;
Attend prospect strategy meetings and report on stewardship activities.
Parent Relations Responsibilities:
Work with Advancement Office staff and the School’s administration to involve parents meaningfully in supporting the school’s mission;
Assist the Parents’ Association Chair in recruiting, coordinating, and supporting parent volunteers and the activities of the Parents’ Association;
Schedule and attend regular Parents’ Association meetings and manage any necessary follow-up;
Provide support to Parents’ Association events and activities including the Parents Association Gala/Auction and Golf and Tennis Outing;
Oversee the design, scheduling, promotion, and all details related to producing the annual Parent’s weekend program.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills, experience, and requirements:
Minimum two years of experience in development or a related field;
Experience with Raiser’s Edge software and in volunteer management is a plus;
Outstanding writing and interpersonal skills,
High energy with attention to detail;
Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently;
Proficiency with computers and database management;
Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary;
Ability to periodically work beyond and outside the typical work day in order to meet the needs of the Advancement Office and the School;
A collaborative, trust-based work style;
Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations;
Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness;
Must be fingerprinted and pass a full Criminal History Background check which includes fingerprinting.
The Associate Director for Donor and Parent Relations position is full-time, twelve (12) months per year, exempt, and benefits eligible. The working environment is an office and school environment on a hilly 45-acre campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The abilities to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment are required. Not all buildings on campus have elevators.
About The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton, an independent coeducational boarding and day school, with a diverse student body of 650 in grades 6-PG, is distinguished by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty, and a happy and kind community spirit.