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Assistant Director of the Annual Fund
Company: Deerfield Academy
Location: Deerfield, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/23/2021
Expire Date: 12/23/2021
Job Categories: Development and Fund Raising
Job Description
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund
Reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund will work as a member of the Annual Giving team to help reach yearly Annual Fund goals, organizing events, and engagement opportunities for our youngest graduates and our current students.

Primary responsibilities include: manage all fundraising activities for classes 1-18 years out from Deerfield, with emphasis on the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions to reach Annual Fund goals; recruit and train volunteers to engage their classes and make the “ask” for Deerfield, with emphasis on the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions and their related fundraising efforts; develop and execute a young alumni engagement strategy including outreach to college-aged classes. Plan and staff young alumni events nationwide with a focus on college-aged classes; support Annual Fund team efforts, strategizing on fundraising initiatives such as the day of giving, and utilizing tools including Hustle, ThankView, and GiveCampus to engage and solicit alumni; oversee Advancement Ambassador Program in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations; lead the Senior Class Giving Program, securing five-year pledges in support of the school to instill an ongoing habit of philanthropy toward Deerfield Academy; manage portfolio of prospects; cultivate and solicit through in-person meetings in any assigned geographic region; identify and solicit 1797 society level prospects, focusing on but not limited to classes 1-18 years out from Deerfield, to increase membership and renewal to the Society; serve as liaison to alumni groups including the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association and Annual Giving Steering Committee, attending meetings and overseeing young alumni subcommittees; and participate in weekend and evening activities on campus, in any assigned geographic region and other Advancement organized events.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; 1-3 years in Advancement or similar related work experience required; excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills; ability to manage and motivate volunteers; ability to work independently and as part of a team; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community; ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information, a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic; skilled with MS Office Suite and familiarity with integrated databases, and the ability and willingness to travel, at least 25% of the time each month.
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