The Associate Director, under the supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, is charged with managing one of Andover’s milestone reunion campaigns as well as supervising and leading two professional staff and an Administrative Assistant. In partnership with the Director of Annual Giving this position will have oversight of Annual Giving volunteer management for 30th reunion activity and beyond. This position is focused on volunteer management, reunion based fundraising and will be an integral partner with others across Annual Giving and the Development team, especially focused on effective volunteer management strategies.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 7 years professional experience working in a fast-paced setting. Experience in nonprofit /education fundraising preferred, specifically volunteer management related. Preference will be given towards candidates that have prior management experience or desire to gain management experience. Personal solicitation experience required, preferably at the 5 figure level. Work during nights and weekends is expected in order to successfully manage reunion volunteers and prospects.
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. Public speaking skills desired and prior management experience or strong desire to manage and develop staff. Proficiency in excel, access, word and other computer programs, with particular attention paid to volunteer management software and relational databases.
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.
Ability to build and maintain a positive work environment by collaborating and partnering with colleagues in Annual Giving, OAR, and throughout the campus. Supervises 2 professional staff and 1 administrative staff.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines as well as to collaborate with OAR colleagues to serve our campus alumni, and parent constituencies.