The Advancement Associate serves as a key member of the Advancement team and works in close partnership with the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Engagement. S/he is responsible for developing and leading selected key alumni and annual giving initiatives while providing overall program support in these two areas.
The Advancement Associate reports to the Associate Director of Advancement.
Develop and implement a comprehensive young alumni engagement and giving program, including managing the Senior Class Gift.
Refine and grow a robust networking program through events, communications, and the use of Hackley Connect (Graduway).
Define a strategy and lead the execution of all giving days/giving challenge programs.
Create content (visual and message) and manage all annual giving e-communications.
Cultivate and solicit a portfolio of young alumni prospects.
Provide support to the Director of Annual Giving including, for example, the production of volunteer materials, development of direct mail lists, and analysis of giving trends.
Provide support to the Director of Alumni Engagement including, for example, the production of volunteer materials, coordination of event logistics, and assistance with the Hackley Alumni Association.
Serve as a backup for gift processing.
Collaborate closely with other advancement team members to reduce duplication and inefficiencies.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Advancement.
Communicates both Hackley’s commitment to its enduring traditions and its exciting vision for the future – tailoring those messages as necessary to reach different audiences.
Continually evaluates and, where necessary, redesigns programs for which s/he has direct responsibility.
Interest in both data analytics and frontline fundraising.
Engages fully in the life of the school.
Maintains currency with best practices, innovative developments, and trends in the alumni engagement and annual giving fields.
Capitalizes on opportunities to continue developing as a professional.
Builds and maintains a professional rapport with a broad audience – alumni, donors, parents and all other staff.
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and three references to:
Associate Director of Advancement
Only complete applications will be considered.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with two to three years of relevant experience.
Familiarity with Veracross or comparable fundraising database.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including discretion and good judgment; prior volunteer management helpful.
Demonstrated project management and organizational skills (e.g., detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present information concisely and effectively.
Capacity to work independently and thrive in a team environment.
An ability to travel and work some nights/weekends as required.
About Hackley School
Located on a 285-acre woodland campus in Tarrytown, NY, Hackley School is a K-12 coeducational day and five-day boarding school. Visitors are drawn to the beauty of Hackley’s historic Quad, yet the School’s facilities – library , Upper School classrooms, athletics fields and cross country trails opened within the last year, and recently added Lower School, Middle School and Science facilities on a gracefully designed campus – rival those of nationally known boarding schools.
For 113 years, Hackley has welcomed all with the words carved over the entry: “Enter here to be and find a friend.” The warmth of Hackley’s community enables both challenge and nurture, giving students the means to set and attain high personal goals. Supporting student achievement in rigorous academics, arts, athletics, and community service, Hackley honors commitment and strength of character, with a mission statement that underscores the importance of these values: “Hackley challenges students to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from our community’s varying perspectives and backgrounds.”
By committing energy, time, and imagination to serving ...the needs of people beyond Hackley, students experience the satisfaction of helping others and gain appreciation for the complexity and concerns of the larger community. A Hackley education prepares students to think and act with care and effectiveness both in college and beyond. Hackley is also a member of Round Square. For more information on Round Square at Hackley visit www.hackleyschool.org/roundsquare