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Associate Director for Annual Giving

companyManlius Pebble Hill
locationSyracuse, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Associate Director for Annual Giving

Manlius Pebble Hill School seeks a collaborative, creative, and dynamic Associate Director for Annual Giving to join our Development Team. This role presents an outstanding opportunity to be a key player within a supportive and cohesive team dedicated to advancing the mission of Central New York's only independent school. Join us at MPH during a period of significant growth for both the school and the Syracuse community. Over the past year, MPH has doubled its Annual Fund, increased enrollment, and embarked on an exciting strategic planning process. The incoming Associate Director for Annual Giving will play a pivotal role in this upward trajectory, focusing on fostering a tradition of joyful philanthropy among our stakeholders at MPH. The Associate Director for Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for the organization, management, and growth of the MPH Annual Fund. In addition to managing the Annual Fund the Associate Director for Annual Giving will manage the planning and execution of the school's annual fundraising gala celebration. As a key member of the development team, the Associate Director for Annual Giving will work in close collaboration with members of the Development Team to strengthen community engagement and grow the culture of philanthropy among all constituents of the school. This is a small team with a collaborative, "can-do" approach. Primary Responsibilities Work in partnership with the Director of Development to meet yearly fundraising targets for the school. Participate in donor research, cultivation and stewardship, Annual Fund leadership gift solicitations and other collaborative efforts to increase community participation in fundraising and meet school's financial fundraising targets. Develop and implement a comprehensive yearly Annual Fund strategy. Including Annual Fund appeals, donor communications and community cultivation efforts. Track and evaluate the effectiveness of strategy. Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications and vendors to design direct mail materials, online giving web pages, e-mail solicitations, and social media postings, videos, and event invitations. Develop strategy for reunion giving program in partnership with the Alumni Relations Associate. Oversee and manage efforts of the Development Department for a successful annual fundraising gala celebration, including gala volunteer recruitment and management. With input from gala volunteers and direct assistance from the Associate Director for Donor Relations and Events oversee the selection of event theme and location. Manage corresponding event communications, ticket sales, corporate sponsorship solicitations and program ad-sales. Proceeds of the gala support the school's Annual Fund.

Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills with the capacity to develop meaningful relationships with donors, parents, faculty/staff, and friends of the school. Capacity to design and implement innovative strategic fundraising initiatives. Attend evening and weekend obligations as needed - including donor events, regional alumni gatherings, school-wide community events, Alumni Weekend events and others. Outstanding organizational abilities and strong attention to detail. High degree of professionalism with demonstrated personal integrity, discretion, diplomacy, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Previous independent school, collegiate, or non-profit fundraising/development and volunteer management experience, a plus. Experience with organizational social media and/or design, a plus. Command of office technology tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Raiser's Edge database. Strong cultural competency skills, with demonstrated experience working across diverse constituencies. Commitment to fostering and furthering an equitable and inclusive school community. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Expected salary range will be $65,000 to $75,000 per year.

Manlius Pebble Hill School has a long-standing commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected. In keeping with this commitment, we will continue recruitment, employment, compensation, terms, conditions, and privileges of employment of qualified persons without regard to gender, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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