Carolina Day School seeks a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Associate Director of Annual Giving. As a member of the Advancement Office, the Associate Director of Annual Giving provides leadership and supervision to all areas of the annual giving program, overseeing and coordinating the program’s logistics, volunteers and strategies for solicitation, and cultivation and stewardship of annual donors, with a specific focus on increasing Leadership Circle level giving and participation. This position works closely with all members of the Advancement Office team, the Marketing Communications office, and Board members on the Advancement Committee, and reports to the Director of Advancement to set and achieve mutual goals such as acquiring new donors, renewing previous year and lapsed donors and building a pipeline of potential leadership volunteers, and major and corporate sponsorship donors. This position requires significant collaboration with team members, faculty, parents, alumni and other external constituencies.
A Bachelor’s degree.
3-5 years years of job-related experience in a nonprofit (preferably a school setting) working directly in Annual Fund and/or fundraising with demonstrated results and growth.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated track record as a self-starter, a creative-thinker, and an action-oriented fundraiser with a sense of urgency and passion for implementing strategies and tactics.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc…), Google Suite programs and other possible software and online programs.
Proficiency in fundraising software, preferably Raisers Edge.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Willingness and ability to work both traditional and non-traditional business hours. Some night and weekend work and local travel are required for this position.
Demonstrated experience in various aspects of development, such as prospect identification and qualification, face-to-face solicitation; annual giving program management, event planning, and data analysis and metrics is strongly preferred
Experience in drafting and implementing strategic “change” plans, with clear objectives, goals, tactics, and benchmarks.
Experience running annual fund operations.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge.
Track record in managing and motivating volunteers in a non-profit and/or educational environment.
Experience with moves management and/or comprehensive campaigns.
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and fundraising writing samples (please collate into a single (1) PDF document) to:
Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 655 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12).
Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a st...rong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff.
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