Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. In partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Parent Engagement, must significantly increase participation and giving levels for alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, and friends of Asheville School. This position reports to the Assistant Head of School for Advancement.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Meet or exceed annual giving goals for each constituency group.
Focus on securing leadership annual gifts ($1,900-$50,000)
Develop a strategic plan that includes list of donor prospects needed to reach fundraising goal.
Travel (average 60% of the time) to personally cultivate and solicit donors.
Organize and execute annual Giving Day.
Maximize Class and Reunion Giving by managing peer to peer engagement activities.
Develop and manage metrics to measure the effectiveness of annual giving strategies.
Track behavioral actions daily, weekly, and monthly to ensure success in meeting annual fundraising goals.
Work closely with other members of the Advancement department including Major Gifts officer, Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Parent Engagement to ensure seamless interactions with the school’s constituents in our philanthropic efforts.
Maintain accurate donor records.
Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Minimum Job Requirements- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Five years of experience in fundraising required, preferably in an independent school setting.
Demonstrated ability to secure $1 million or more in annual gifts.
Excellent communication and organizational skills. Goal-oriented with ability to prioritize actions.
Demonstrated skill in volunteer management.
Personal initiative and exceptional work ethic.
Proficient with Blackbaud’s Raiser's Edge.
Proficient in Microsoft office suite
Work collaboratively with all members of the Advancement and Communications Departments.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits:
Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience.
Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.
About Asheville School
Asheville School is a co-ed boarding school of 290 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1900 we are located in the mountains of western North Carolina within minutes of the vibrant downtown of Asheville, NC.