|Director of Advancement Research|
Company: Deerfield Academy
Location: Deerfield, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/22/2021
Expire Date: 09/22/2021
Job Categories: Research & Development
Director of Advancement Research|
Deerfield Academy seeks a Director of Advancement Research to support its fundraising and alumni/parent engagement efforts. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Advancement Research supports the Academy’s fundraising and alumni/parent engagement efforts by identifying leadership giving prospects, helping maintain a robust prospect pool, and applying up to date data analysis, prospect screening and pipeline management techniques.
The Director will use public and in-house sources to discover the philanthropic potential of prospective donors, help build and maintain a dynamic pipeline of new prospects, and prepare strategic written briefings for Advancement staff and school leaders. The Director will be part of a high-performing, collaborative Advancement Office team. Candidates should be well versed in the language, culture and ethos of non-profit Advancement work. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual to re-shape the program and take it to the next level, in preparation for a capital campaign. The Director supervises the Advancement Research Assistant.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 5-7 years’ experience in development research or related field, extreme discretion with highly confidential information; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, a demonstrated understanding of financial investment models, excellent oral and written skills, demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and integrated databases, critical thinking skills, good judgment and the ability to work independently. Like all staff at Deerfield Academy, the Director of Advancement Research will help promote and nurture a campus culture that fosters equity and inclusion. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.