Trinity School is an elementary-only independent day school serving ages Three through Sixth Grade with a current enrollment of 606 students. The Director of The Trinity Fund and Major Gifts reports to the Director of Advancement and works closely with the entire Advancement Team.
The Director of The Trinity Fund and Major Gifts will be responsible for annual fund, major gift, and planned gift initiatives at Trinity School. Under the supervision of the Director of Advancement, responsibilities include:
The Trinity Fund
Work with the Director of Advancement to set annual giving goals each year which maximize support for the School’s top priorities and are based on strategic understanding of the donor base.
Identify, recruit, motivate, manage, train, and support Trinity Fund volunteers for each constituency we solicit (Board, Parents, Alumni, Grandparents, Parents of Alumni & Friends, and Faculty/Staff).
Assist in evaluation of Trinity Fund donors and determination of ask amounts, while thoughtfully taking into consideration capital campaign possibilities.
Organize, lead, and staff Trinity Fund planning meetings, volunteer training, and appreciation events.
Create strategies designed to keep constituencies meaningfully involved in school life and, more specifically, involved and informed regarding annual giving.
Compose solicitation and acknowledgement letters for all constituencies.
Work with the Director of Communications, a member of the Advancement Team, and outside firms to create a powerful and effective marketing platform for all Trinity Fund efforts including printed and digital publications.
Implement and manage the solicitation process including personal meetings, mailings, phone-a-thons, email solicitations, and newsletter articles with specific attention to moving donors to a higher level of support. Actively monitor fundraising progress, updating chairs and volunteers weekly.
Work with the Director of Alumni Relations and Assistant Director of The Trinity Fund to prepare and distribute reports detailing Trinity Fund progress and statistics to Advancement Team, Advancement Committee of the Board, Head of School, and Trinity Fund volunteers.
Coordinate with the Advancement Associate to ensure accurate implementation of Annual Fund policies and procedures related to gift entry, acknowledgements, and pledge reminders.
Provide meaningful and effective stewardship to Trinity Fund donors and volunteers.
Ensure The Trinity Fund operates within the allotted budget each year.
Ensure donor confidentiality.
Major and Planned Gifts
Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors.
Build and maintain strong relationships with volunteers, donors, prospective donors, administration, and staff.
Oversee and support volunteers, providing them with helpful materials and guidance to ensure success.
With the Director of Advancement, develop and implement a perpetual Major Gifts program as well as a Planned Giving program.
Prepare major and planned gift pledge paperwork and acknowledgements as needed.
Plan and execute major and planned gift related events.
Assist with donor recognition (publications and events).
Work with the Communications Department on major gift and planned giving publications and websites.
Assist with stewardship efforts including donor reports and room/space dedications when needed.
Conduct prospect research and analysis to inform major gift solicitation strategies.
Manage and maintain planned giving budget.
All other duties as assigned
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Trinity’s benefits include employer contributions to group health insurance, a health savings account, dental insurance, and long-term care insurance. In addition, Trinity offers vision insurance and flexible spending accounts, a generous matching retirement plan, and company-paid life insurance and short-term and long-term disability. There are generous funds set aside for professional development as well as college coursework reimbursement.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Two to three years of experience in advancement/development
Ability to think strategically, to analyze and track data
Excellent planning and organizational skills as well as strong attention to detail
Ability to manage a variety of programs and activities simultaneously and promote a spirit of teamwork among individuals to pursue common goals
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing, as well as a highly developed sense of propriety in dealing with sensitive information
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others as an integral member of the Advancement Team
Ability to project an image of professional competence and credibility in representing Trinity School and in creating a climate of confidence and trust
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel
Knowledge of fundraising software, Raiser’s Edge 7.0 preferred
Hours for this position are 7:30 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday year-round, with periodic evening and weekend commitments
About Trinity School
Trinity School is an independent co-educational elementary school located in Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through Sixth Grade. Founded in 1951, the School is a non-profit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Since its founding, Trinity's vision has been to provide a nurturing environment in which to challenge students.
Trinity School includes the following:
EED (Early Elementary Division): Threes through First Grade,
UED (Upper Elementary Division): Second Grade through Sixth Grade
During the 2018-19 school year, about 600 students are enrolled. Trinity's 43-acre campus is located in northwest Atlanta.
Trinity students learn to become dynamic leaders in a school that offers a solid academic foundation coupled with programs in the arts, physical education, technology, World Languages, and extracurricular areas. In a society of different cultures, interests, perspectives, and talents, we prepare our students to grow into well-informed young adults who understand their responsibility to others and to the greater community.