The School is in the quiet phase of a significant comprehensive campaign, and the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving will serve as an important member of the campaign team. The director’s primary responsibility is to grow support for The Masters School’s $2.5 million Annual Fund and the School’s comprehensive campaign through personal solicitation of leadership Annual Fund ($1,877-$50,000) and a portfolio of major gift prospects. In addition to personal solicitations, the director will partner with the Annual Fund Manager to set and implement annual giving strategies, and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Annual Giving Office.
Solicitation and Strategy
Identify, cultivate and solicit leadership prospects for annual giving through personal visits and outreach, direct mail, and by supporting volunteer solicitors
Serve as an integral member of the campaign team with a portfolio of major gift prospects
Collaborate with and provide guidance to the Annual Fund Manager, who is responsible for increasing participation through direct mail, email marketing campaigns, support for the School’s parent and alumnae/i volunteer structure, and personal solicitations
Develop systematic and creative ways to steward leadership and major gift donors, and share the impact of their gifts with them as a group and individually
Support and staff Alumnae/i and Parent Annual Fund Chairs
Support trustees and other leadership giving volunteers in their peer-to-peer solicitation efforts
Work with Reunion volunteers and the Office of Alumnae/i Engagement to set fundraising goals and provide progress reports to volunteers throughout the Reunion planning cycle
Analysis and Reporting
Prepare regular reports for the Development Committee, Campaign Working Group, Alumnae/i Board and Board of Trustees
Create a regular schedule for reporting, feedback and brainstorming
Set leadership ask amounts using resources available: past giving, prospect research, peer research
Commitment to embracing the mission of The Masters School
A minimum of 5 years of experience
Experience soliciting leadership gifts
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
Be flexible and proactive, and possess the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications
Proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office suite
Experience working at an educational institution or similar is preferred
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Some travel required
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, your resume, three references and salary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Director Annual and Leadership Giving” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
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About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.