Hyde School seeks an energetic, results-oriented, and experienced development professional for the position of Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual strategy, messaging, and timeline to maximize annual giving and alumni engagement, using direct mail, email, phone, social media, events, and personal visits. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of direct fundraising experience and enjoy the creative autonomy and collaboration that small shops afford. This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits package.
Develop and implement a comprehensive annual giving strategy focused on donor acquisition, reactivation, and retention to achieve fundraising and participation goals.
Grow the major gift prospect pipeline by researching, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual fund donors.
Generate and prepare reports and analyses to monitor annual giving and regularly report progress to the Development Team.
Recruit, train, manage and thank volunteers (current parent, alumni parent and alumni volunteers) to assist with fundraising and engagement initiatives.
Lead faculty and staff giving campaign.
Lead the matching gift program.
Lead the Alumni Hall of Honor program.
Develop relationships with students, faculty, parents, and alumni to gather stories of impact and use them to create segmented donor-centric appeals and stewardship touches.
Plan, organize and implement regional gatherings, as needed.
Plan, implement, manage and track stewardship efforts for scholarship donors.
Generate, produce and distribute in a timely manner an accurate and comprehensive Annual Report.
A minimum of 3-5 years of related fundraising experience; independent school experience a plus.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to make connections and communicate effectively with donors, students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Strong organizational, project-management, and time-management skills – must have the ability and desire to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
Experience with events management – planning, implementation, oversight and follow-up is a plus.
A good sense of humor and a positive attitude.
Proficiency in working with a variety of software – fundraising databases (Senior Systems a plus), Microsoft Suite and Google applications.
A commitment to mission, programs, and future aspirations of the school.
Willingness and ability to travel and work nights and weekends, as required.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include medical, dental, retirement plan match, paid time off, meals on campus
Internal Number: 2019-03
About Hyde School
Hyde School’s approach to a 9-12/PG college preparatory education is founded on the idea that who you are matters more than what you can do, and the belief that if we focus on the development of the whole student, academic achievement will follow. Hyde helps students develop their character and the confidence and inner leadership skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.
Hyde offers students a strong academic curriculum including many AP and Honors courses, a wide range of competitive sports, a performing arts program, plus many enrichment programs, including Academic Support. Students may also participate in student mentoring programs in Hyde’s New York charter schools and internship and volunteer experiences that help to apply learning to real life.
Hyde School is located in historic Bath, Maine, and is minutes from the picturesque coast and the abundance of resources associated with the Maine coast. The school is only 45 minutes from Portland and 15 minutes from Bowdoin College and the community of Brunswick, Maine.
For information about Hyde, go to www.hyde.edu