SUMMARY: The Annual Fund is the School’s only yearly fundraising initiative that reaches out to all of our constituents. The Annual Fund Manager’s primary responsibility is supporting the growth of The Masters School’s Annual Fund which raised over $2.4 million in 2017-18. The manager will interface with alumnae/i, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, CITYterm constituents, and friends in an effort to increase revenue and participation. Responsibilities include management of direct mail marketing campaign, phonathon, senior class gift campaign, and faculty/staff campaign. The manager will be responsible for communication with and recruitment of alumnae/i class agents and grade-level parent volunteers. The manager will draft, edit and proofread appeal and acknowledgment letters.
Direct Mail/Email Marketing
Create marketing campaigns to increase participation from our alumnae/i, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, CITYterm constituents, and friends
Support the daily operations of the Annual Fund
Develop direct mail and digital strategies that are compelling across constituencies
Partner with the Communications Office to create appeal pieces
Partner with Database Administrator to procure mailing lists and all information necessary to ensure accurate and personal appeals
Work with mail house to ensure cost-effective and efficient mailing of each appeal
Ability to offer suggestions and recommend process efficiencies
Remain up to date on trends and best practices in direct mail marketing and independent school fundraising
Partner with Advancement Associate to ensure that donors are acknowledged accurately and efficiently
Draft, edit and proof acknowledgment letters
Partner with Database Administrator to prepare accurate donor lists for our Annual Report of Donors
Research and write stories that demonstrate the impact of a donor’s gift to the Annual Fund for use in one-on-one communications as well as school-wide publications
Ability to interface with very different constitutes
Volunteer Management and Events
Provide regular reports for Parent Annual Fund Chair and Alumnae/i Annual Fund Chair
Build and support grade-level Parent Annual Fund volunteer structure
Recruit alumnae/i class agents
Recruit volunteers and manage parent phone-a-thons (2x/year)
Plan and execute annual Alumnae/i Giving Day
Partner with Office of Alumnae/i Engagement to recruit Reunion volunteers and keep them informed of their class’ progress
Partner with Database Administrator to segment database for outreach and analysis
Use data available to set goals and track progress during the fiscal year
Establish a data-driven plan for the deployment of Annual Fund communications
Each member of the Advancement Office fully participates and supports a number of special events each year; some evening and weekend work will be required.
Commitment to embracing the mission of The Masters School
A minimum of 2-3 years of experience
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet competing deadlines
Be flexible and proactive, and possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Superior communication skills demonstrated in writing and orally
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office Suite
Experience working at an educational institution or similar is preferred
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Annual Fund Manager” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The Masters School actively seeks to forward diversity through its students, faculty, staff and programs.
The Masters School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of The Masters School to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all school-sponsored employee activities.
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.