In 1896, Sarah Dix Hamlin purchased the Van Ness Seminary, an institution established in 1863, and began her work to develop what is now known as The Hamlin School (Hamlin). Hamlin is a non-sectarian K-8 girls’ school that educates more than 400 girls to meet the challenges of their time and inspires them to become extraordinary thinkers and innovators, courageous leaders, and women of integrity.
Hamlin is a vibrant, inclusive community where diversity of thought and experience is respected and viewed as essential to excellence. Hamlin students benefits from the perspectives of people who differ in culture, ethnicity, family structure, financial capability, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, and sexual orientation. At Hamlin, myriad voices speak and are heard; active engagement of all is expected and important for the strength of the School community.
Hamlin cultivates leadership skills in every young woman and promotes the importance of service to others, both within and beyond our community.
For more information on The Hamlin School, please visit www.hamlin.org.
The Director of Capital Campaign and Annual Fund is a highly focused and detail-oriented development professional with exceptional project management skills. The Director is responsible for managing the Hamlin School’s Capital Campaign and Annual Fund; support the efforts of Hamlin leadership; and to lead the Capital Campaign Committee and Annual Fund Committee to cultivate, solicit and steward campaign and leadership donors.
The Director of Capital Campaign and Annual Fund reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. The position does not have personnel management responsibilities.
• Work with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (EDIA) and campaign volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors to the Capital Campaign.
• Lead campaign committee meetings, create cultivation opportunities and solicitation briefings, and ensure appropriate campaign donor stewardship.
• Prepare confidential Board and committee reports as needed, occasionally presenting to the Board of Trustees and other committees as appropriate.
• Oversee the campaign operating plan, communications timeline, and solicitation strategy.
• Develop and maintain prospect management system to track campaign and major gifts progress (moves management).
• Create and distribute prospect management reports for volunteers and Hamlin leadership, and update documents and tracking systems.
• Coordinate prospect research as it pertains to the Campaign.
• Plan and execute small campaign events and work in partnership with the Director of Events to plan and execute large-scale campaign events including donor receptions and all-school celebrations.
• Research, write, and produce campaign proposals to solicit support from individuals, foundations, and corporations; manage timeline for and produce required reporting for foundation and corporate gifts.
• Manage donor recognition preferences and execute physical recognition at the end of the campaign including donor walls, named spaces, and donor reports.
• Lead the Annual Fund Committee by recruiting and supporting volunteers, creating and maintaining accurate systems for tracking progress to goals, and proactively reporting progress to school leadership.
• Draft Annual Fund solicitation and acknowledgement letters and emails.
• Work closely with the Annual Fund volunteers and Head of School to effectively manage eight week Annual Fund program.
• Manage Annual Fund and Campaign reminders system to assure timely completion of pledges.
• Review Advancement Associate’s annual fund and campaign gift entry to ensure accurate gift data in the Raiser’s Edge.
• Oversee annual fund and campaign gift documentation and acknowledgement process to ensure personal, timely, and appropriate recognition of support, including monthly reconciliation with finance office.
• Other duties as needed, including general hand’s on attitude.
• Five or more years of experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented development shop with a track record of success
• Progressively challenging fundraising experience and knowledge of the major gifts cycle (Moves management)
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Strong project management skills
• Strategic thinker and ability to deliver
• Ability to execute tasks independently
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience conceptualizing, writing, and coordinating advancement materials, a plus
• Strong analytical skills
• Superb organization and administrative skills, including working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Strong ability to juggle long-range strategic planning while prioritizing and completing multiple tasks simultaneously
• Knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred
• High level of professionalism required
• Confidentiality and discretion required
• Outgoing personality and positive attitude
• Ability to work independently and within a team-oriented environment
• Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as required
• Deep appreciation for the mission of The Hamlin School and knowledge of independent schools, including appreciation and value for girls’ education.
To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at email@example.com.
All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.
The Hamlin School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Hamlin School
The Hamlin School seeks employees who will support and implement the school’s educational mission and live the ethical values expressed in the Hamlin Creed: compassion; courage; honesty; respect; and responsibility. Hamlin employees strive to be self-aware, caring, collaborative, flexible, committed to their professional growth, and dedicated to excellence in education for girls.