The Assistant Director, under the supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, is charged with developing a robust culture of philanthropy amongst a set of classes, including 3-4 reunions classes and surrounding classes. This position is focused on volunteer management with an emphasis placed on personally securing 4-5 figure gifts to the Andover Fund.
Develop volunteer network of Head Agents and 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.
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. A minimum of 5 5-figure gifts/pledges must be secured each fiscal year
Develop, lead, or participate in training opportunities for volunteers. This includes leading conference calls, developing webinars, and arranging regional cultivation/training events.
Works with Major Gifts staff, Alumni Engagement, and Planned Giving to maximize dollars raised for the Academy.
Participate in interdepartmental initiatives and projects as needed as a member of the Annual Giving team and the Office of Academy Resources.
Requirements include: 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 excel, access, word and other computer programs.
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.