POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Director of Development, under the supervision of the Director of Development, is responsible for the management, execution and growth of the Annual Fund campaign as well as the organization and execution of several fundraising events throughout the year.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide day-to-day leadership, management and oversight for the Annual Fund by developing, leading and executing strategies that result in the achievement and growth of both the dollar amount and participation levels of the Annual Fund. • Identify, cultivate, and provide stewardship of Annual Fund donors. • Develop strategies for the Annual Fund for each constituent group including alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends. • Attend appropriate alumni, faculty, parent, and school events. • Work collaboratively with the Development Office staff in order to meet the fundraising goals of the school. • Contribute to the identification and cultivation of major gift prospects. • Work closely with the Head of School, Director of Development, Director of Alumni Relations, and the Development Office staff to set yearly fundraising goals, and plan the overall strategy for the Annual Fund. • Monitor and provide monthly reports on the status of the Annual Fund to the Director of Development and the Head of School. • Conceptualize, create, and produce various fundraising appeals and communications, including, but not limited to: direct mail pieces, flash appeals, and personal solicitations. • Working with the Director of Development, Director of Alumni Relations and the Director of Communications, responsible for writing or overseeing the writing of copy and text. • Work closely with the chair of the Development Committee on the Board of Trustees, the annual fund sub-committees, and the faculty and staff committee to ensure that all Annual Fund goals are met during the fiscal year. • Oversee the identification, recruitment, and training of all fundraising and event volunteers. • Lead the planning and execution of new and existing events that support the Annual Fund. • Prepare all Annual Fund Reports. • In collaboration with the Director of Development write a yearly Annual Fund Plan. • Other duties and requirements may be assigned by supervisor or Head of School as deemed appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Demonstrated ability to meet ambitious fundraising goals. • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required. • Minimum of 5 years of direct fundraising and volunteer management experience, preferably in an academic setting. • Highly skilled communicator, both verbal and written. The candidate must interact well with staff, volunteers and other constituents of the school. • Attention to detail as well as strong organizational, quantitative and data evaluation skills. • Willingness and ability to learn new online tools and database programs as needed. • Proven leadership skills, and a strong team player. • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks and attend to follow-through. • Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently. • Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with constituencies; customer-service orientation. Professionalism, maturity, and an ability to maintain confidentiality. • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
About HAMDEN HALL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Hamden Hall Country Day School is a PreSchool - Grade 12 co-educational Day School located in Hamden, CT.
Enrollment is approximately 575 students from over 35 communities. Faculty is comprised of eighty-five full and part-time teachers. Three-quarters of the faculty hold advanced degrees. The student/faculty ratio: 7 to 1 and the average class size: 13.
The campus is comprised of twelve acres located in Hamden, Conn., a residential community adjacent to New Haven. Eight major buildings including a science center, theater, and art studios including areas for ceramics, digital photography, and video production; three technology centers, library, and music suite with choral and instrumental practice rooms and classrooms.
Thirty acre athletic complex one mile north of the main campus. The Beckerman Athletic Center is a $12.5 million, 65,000-square-foot facility opened in December 2009. Includes natatorium, three basketball courts with an elevated jogging track, fitness center, multipurpose aerobics room, locker rooms, student lounge, and study center.