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Assistant Director, Annual Giving

The Assistant Director, under the supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, is charged with developing a robust culture of philanthropy amongst a portfolio of classes, including up to three reunions and surrounding classes. This position is focused on volunteer management, leadership annual giving, and will focus on annually meeting Non Sibi Association and participation goals reflective of class capacity and reunion cycles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develop volunteer network of class agents in support of assigned reunions and classes, with special attention paid to classes celebrating a reunion year. This includes recruiting volunteers, providing input on training materials for volunteers, communicating regularly with volunteers around results, and establishing and meeting goals in partnership with volunteers and colleagues in the Office of Academy Resources.

2. Personally solicit between 40-50 Non Sibi level gifts from members of assigned classes, with special attention paid to securing multi-year pledges from reunion prospects. 

3. Develop, lead, or participate in training opportunities for volunteers. This includes leading conference calls, developing webinars, and arranging regional cultivation/training events.

4. Collaborates with Major Gifts, Alumni Engagement, and Planned Giving departments to maximize dollars raised for the Academy.

5. Participate in interdepartmental initiatives and projects as needed as a member of the Annual Giving team and the Office of Academy Resources.

Minimum Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree. Three to five years experience working in a fast-paced institution/professional setting.  Experience in nonprofit /education fundraising preferred, specifically volunteer management related. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, communication and organizational skills, as well as proficient computer and database skills.  Self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, take initiative, and work independently with minimal supervision is critical.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential and experience with other fundraising software/reporting tools is preferred. 

Ability to collaborate with immediate team and OAR colleagues. Delegate and manage multiple time-sensitive tasks with little supervision.  Respect the confidential nature of the work.  Keen attention to detail in writing and database management.  Commitment and ability to articulate the mission of Phillips Academy. 

Highly collaborative and motivated to meet goals; energetic, respectful, service-oriented and enthusiastic; Ability to respect and maintain confidences. Good judgment & strong interpersonal skills. Flexible problem-solver.

Review of resumes will begin immediately.  Please complete an application as well as submit a resume and cover letter outlining the reasons for your interest in this position.  

At Phillips Academy requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, be up to date with their COVID vaccination, which includes any boosters that have been added to meet the CDC definition of up to date which now includes the new bivalent booster.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

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