As a member of the Institutional Advancement Team, the Director of Annual Giving and Campaigns is responsible for all aspects of the Annual Fund including identifying, cultivating, assigning solicitations, personally soliciting, and stewarding gifts from Moravian Academy’s many donors. This position contributes to a highly collaborative advancement office that supports the greater school community in many ways. The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains a ‘portfolio’ of 100 people and conducts face-to-face informational sessions and solicitations for the Annual Fund and mini campaigns.
Oversees the targeting and rating of leadership prospects in the Annual Fund.
Organizes and executes both parent and alumni phonathons.
Creatively develops, organizes and conducts paper and electronic mail campaigns for all constituents.
Recruits, manages and supports parent, student, alumni and other Annual Fund volunteers.
Actively communicates with assigned prospects including acknowledging the donor and other forms of stewardship.
Documents each contact with written notes in Raiser’s Edge.
Identifies additional prospects to cultivate for major gifts within mini campaigns.
Researches and screens parent prospects, Carries of portfolio of EITC / OSTC prospects with a stated goal.
Collaborates with Director of Alumni Relations on Reunion Giving.
Partners with the advancement team and performs other advancement related duties as assigned.
Plans in coordination with the full advancement team yearly goals along with the strategies needed to achieve them.
Attends and is actively engaged in events planned or coordinated by the Institutional Advancement team.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s preferred.
Three to six years of fundraising experience is desired, priority given to previous experience in an independent school.
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge and/or data base management experience desired
Skills and Abilities:
Is a team player and team builder,
Has excellent verbal and written communication skills,
Must be a collaborative team player and possess creative qualities,
Is a good listener.
Additional Salary Information: The Academy’s generous retirement plan contributes 8% of salary when eligible employees contribute 5% of their salary through payroll reduction. Full time employees are eligible to enroll in the Group Medical and Prescription Healthcare Program offered by the school. The Academy pays up to 70% of the premium. The Academy financially supports the continuing professional development of its faculty and administrators. Tuition remission in the form of need-based aid for tuition at Moravian Academy is available for the children of employees who qualify.
About Moravian Academy
Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is a coeducational primer-grade 12 independent college preparatory school. The Academy, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has an enrollment of over 700 students. The school has three divisions: the lower school (primer-grade 5), the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). Our lower and middle schools are located in historic downtown Bethlehem and the upper school is located on a bucolic 120-acre campus in Bethlehem Township, approximately 6 miles from the downtown campus. Moravian Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child’s full development in mind, body and spirit. Since 1742, our tradition has encouraged sound innovations to meet the contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.