Position summary: The Assistant Director will play an integral role in fulfilling the Advancement Team’s mission of building lifelong relationships with students, alumni, parents and grandparents that foster
engagement and philanthropic support. The Assistant Director will be responsible for executing
strategies that result in increased engagement and giving participation. The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director will be to implement the participation and engagement focused portions of the annual giving plan, lead a digital communications strategy including writing copy and designing content, execute and measure the success of engagement and giving initiatives, recruit and support volunteers, and utilize and manage database systems to ensure data integrity and strategic use of data. A successful candidate will display a knowledge of digital marketing and campaigns and crowdfunding; the ability to establish, work toward, and track measurable outcomes; a self-starter attitude that thinks creatively and proactively to accomplish development and engagement goals; the ability to manage their own tasks and meet deadlines; and work both independently and on a team.
Lead and execute strategies, with a focus on highly segmented approaches that result
in increased engagement and giving participation among key constituencies.
Design email, social media, and print content, in partnership with our
communications team, to increase donor participation, donor retention, and average
gift size across key segments to include alumni, parents, grandparents and friends.
Identify measurable goals and outcomes to measure engagement and giving
initiatives. Collect data, track progress and key metrics, and report to colleagues on a
Gain expert knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT. Create and run queries, lists, and
reports essential to implementing and tracking campaigns; analyze data to inform
strategic fundraising and engagement plans.
Complete required reporting by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and
the National Association of Independent Schools.
Gain a working knowledge of Veracross, our student management system, and
Finalsite, our web and email platform.
Plan and implement an annual data clean up project to obtain missing information and
clean up old data.
Administer digital platforms, such as GiveCampus and GoogleSheets, for giving days
and volunteer management.
Assist in the recruitment and coordination of volunteers, special events, stewardship
efforts such as Thank a Donor Day, endowment and major donor reports, the production
of Impact, and other activities that are essential to a successful annual giving program.
Champion donor engagement and annual giving within the School community.
Support and be present at key donor, alumni, and school-wide events.
Experience in and strong interest with constituent relationship management systems, such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or Access, and strong Excel skills.
Ability to analyze and manipulate wide range of data points for strategic decision making
Strong attention to detail and self-starter mentality with the ability to self-manage
Positive attitude, teamplayer who enjoys a professional, mission-driven environment.
3+ years of experience in Development or related fields.
Familiarity with fundraising campaigns, stewardship processes, non-profit or board management, and/ or philanthropic processes
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills with an interest and focus on customer service.
Strong interest in K-12 education generally, and St. Anne’s-Belfield School more specifically.
Bachelor’s degree, or higher, or equivalent related experience.
Physical demands and work environment: Office environment with frequent interruptions. Some weekend and evening work required. An active commitment in the life of the school is expected.
This job description is not intended to be cover all responsibilities of the position, however, it is intended to provide a summary of job responsibilities.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time benefit eligible position
About St. Anne's-Belfield School
Founded in 1910, St. Anne’s-Belfield School offers small class size, a talented and nurturing faculty, and challenging academics typical of the traditional college preparatory curriculum. St. Anne’s-Belfield School serves boys and girls in Pre-School through Grade 12, and five-day and seven-day boarding options are available in grades 9-12. A weekly chapel service, a competitive sports program, and fine and performing arts offerings complement the academic experience. St. Anne’s-Belfield School actively seeks to advance diversity through its programs and hiring.