Kent Place School seeks a dynamic, highly organized and forward thinking leader to serve as Director of Alumnae Engagement and Special Gifts. The Director is responsible for designing and executing a strategic vision of meaningful engagement and fundraising within a broad multi-generational alumnae community.
This position requires an eagerness and ability to interact with alumnae, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and creative thinking. S/he should demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as a team member, prioritize work and meeting deadlines while managing multiple tasks and maintaining a positive attitude in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to handle confidential material and situations with discretion and sensitivity. A willingness to work outside of normal business hours is essential as peak periods and special events necessitate evening and weekend hours. A sense of humor is a must, as is the desire to build relationships with large groups of people. An appreciation for and an understanding of independent school culture is strongly desired.
Key responsibilities include the following:
To facilitate, in a wide variety of ways, communication with all alumnae, including phone calls, personal touches, print and e-communications, programs and events.
To coordinate and organize receptions and reunions and other special events at the school and throughout the country including Reunion Weekend, networking receptions, regional gatherings, etc.
To seek to increase our knowledge of alumnae through ongoing gathering and reporting of information, gleaned from interpersonal interactions as well as systematic processes.
Ensure that alumnae records are current; oversee integrity and utilization of system in an efficient and effective manner.
Manage a portfolio of alumnae special gift prospects capable of making five and six-figure gifts. He or she will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects.
To perform other duties as assigned by the director of advancement.
5 years of relevant experience; non-profit experience is strongly preferred
A demonstrated desire and ability to create personalized and thoughtful engagement strategies.
Superior written and verbal skills; accuracy in written work is critical.
Experience in and commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency.
Proficiency in various computer applications including word processing and database management using Microsoft Office; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is desirable.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Kent Place School seeks candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity Statement.
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