Position: Director of Annual Giving and Alumni RelationsReports to: Director of DevelopmentPosition Status: Full-time, Exempt
San Francisco Day School (www.sfds.net) is a K-8, nonprofit independent school with an enrollment of approximately 400 students and faculty and staff of 100+. San Francisco Day School educates, nurtures, and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values, and to become active contributors to their communities. The School values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of its community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage people of color and LGBT applicants to apply. SFDS offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary
The Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations oversees and manages the annual giving and alumni programs. The director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning aimed at securing current-use unrestricted support, while supporting the greater development goals San Francisco Day School (SFDS), and managing a dynamic alumni engagement program. This includes annual goal setting, fund raising strategy, monthly performance monitoring and reporting, volunteer management, and goal achievement in raising current use gifts. This position reports to the Director of Development.
The Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations is responsible for ensuring that the School is a leader among peers as measured externally in terms of total dollars, percentage participation, consistency of giving and average gift size and internally in terms of clean data, ease of access to data, and timely donor stewardship.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Manage the daily operations of the annual giving and alumni programs
· In collaboration with the Development Associate, generate mailings, emails, and other communications to solicit gifts from all constituents including trustees, alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni and others including personal solicitations, electronic solicitations, phone-a-thons, and mail.
· Enlist and train volunteers, providing supervision and motivation. Communicate proactively with volunteers regarding Annual Fund progress, status of asks, and stewardship opportunities.
· Renew and upgrade current donors, as well as increase the overall participation rate of all constituencies.
· Identify donors who have potential to make leadership gifts to the School beyond the scope of the Annual Fund, coordinate with Director of Development on solicitation strategy and schedule.
· Analyze annual giving results and reports; collaborate with the Development Associate to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of reports, queries and gift acknowledgment letters.
· Plan and monitor the annual giving and alumni budgets.
· Provide regular reports on results and trends to Director of Development, Annual Fund co-chairs and committee, and Board development committee.
· Act as the primary staff liaison for the recently formed Alumni Council and work with alumni leaders to develop programs and events for alumni.
· Engage alumni through social networking, write alumni e-newsletter, coordinate alumni content for the annual report and other publications (including the school’s website).
· Organize opportunities to connect alumni with the School’s current program.
· Work collaboratively with the development team on other activities and events as needed and as directed by the Director of Development.Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of progressively successful experience leading an annual giving program, ideally at an independent school with fundraising revenues in excess of $1,000,000.
· Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work with and inspire volunteers and development colleagues.
· Experience with data segmentation and analysis; understanding of fundraising software (preferably Raiser’s Edge), gift processing and donor relations, social networking, and electronic marketing.
· Open and collaborative style.
· Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism, and high achievement.
· Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to adapt to changing situations appropriately.
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide prompt, courteous customer service; ability to listen carefully to and understand customers’ needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Must be able to exercise good judgment and handle confidential matters with discretion.
· Must be willing to work some weekends and evenings.
Please email a cover letter expressing reasons for applying and a current resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mention “Position: Dev2013Alum” in the subject line. No phone calls please.