The Associate Director, Annual Giving serves as a key member of the Laboratory Schools Alumni Relations and Development team, responsible for broadening participation, moving donors to higher levels of giving and helping to build a deeper culture of philanthropy at the school. Designs, implements and manages all aspects of a comprehensive annual giving program that includes setting goals and developing strategies to build and engage the Laboratory Schoolsâ™ donor base.
Has responsibility for annual giving from parents, alumni, faculty and other constituencies as well as a reunion and class-based initiatives using a full range of channels and methodologies to create effective broad and targeted appeals.
The Associate Director works effectively with the members of the Lab team and University partners to leverage available resources to plan and executive a high-functioning and sustainable annual giving program.
Manages and staffs various annual giving committees including Parent Fund, Leadership Giving, and Alumni Fund.
In conjunction with volunteers and team members, recruits volunteers for committees through coordinated, strategic cultivation and relationship building.
Responsible for developing and building a targeted faculty-staff giving component to annual giving including cultivation of faculty volunteers.
Personally manages directly and through volunteers a portfolio of high value annual giving donors and prospects.
Prepares and designs reports for the school leadership, board or others.
Working with university partners, vendors, and Lab internal staff oversees data management and maintenance needs of the program including relevant data analysis to drive and support strategic planning.
Partners with colleagues to devise and execute a stewardship plan for relevant constituencies.
Pursues professional development opportunities including training and conferences.
Develops strategic relationships with colleagues at peer institutions and is seen as a leader in the field.
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects
Ability to work under and respond positively to deadlines and requests imposed by others
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively
Understanding of database segmentation and a keen understanding and ability to market to different audiences.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to write clear and compelling messages to inspire giving.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly and regularly adjust strategy based on giving trends
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to learn and manipulate databases
Ability to attend and help with weekend and evening events
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher, required
A minimum of three years of professional experience, in development, communications, events management, or marketing in a higher education or non-Âprofit setting, or a related field, required
Experience with annual giving and use of various streams including digital and traditional direct response channels, preferred
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