Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. With a faculty and staff numbering more than 300, and 1090 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most sought-after independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from nearby Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as Manhattan. Known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teachers with gifted and motivated students, Saint Ann’s has earned an outstanding reputation in academic disciplines and the arts.
Saint Ann’s School is seeking an Annual Fund Manager to organize and implement all aspects of the Annual Fund, including but not limited to a month by month calendar, gift processing, and stewardship. The Development team is responsible for securing philanthropic support for the school by maintaining and growing an Annual Fund as well as restricted and major gift fundraising, engaging alumni, and organizing community events throughout the school year. The Annual Fund Manager has significant input in shaping Annual Fund strategies, timeline, and overall stewardship. This is not a frontline fundraising position. The Annual Fund Manager is tasked with segmenting the Annual Fund, devising and managing the Annual Fund calendar, gift processing and stewardship for the department, and working the fundraisers in the office to secure gifts. This position will work closely with the Communications team.
Meticulous attention to detail, an ability to manage up, down, and sideways, and project management experience are essential for success in this position. This is a complex position that requires both adhering to best practices and a flexible attitude.
Annual Fund Timeline and Segmentation
Develop an Annual Fund month by month calendar with the Director of Development and Director of Alumni Relations to build a segmented Annual Fund and Major Gift communications and solicitation strategy
Thoughtfully analyze response rates and gift income from various appeals and approaches, segment or modify strategies as results indicate,
Serve as the primary liaison with the Communications department to manage solicitation materials for the Annual Fund, including segmented mailings, personalized appeal letters, and email solicitations
Create and implement a Stewardship plan for new and recurring donors
Organize and direct the team to follow up with LYBUNT and SYBUNT donors
Make informed recommendations to the team of potential major donors and foundations
Manage a donor pipeline, working with the Director of Advancement, Director of Alumni Relations and Head of School to prioritize Annual Fund prospects, manage and track their movement through the pipeline
Gift Processing and Database
Manage the gift processing cycle from start to finish, including but not limited to acknowledgments, pledges, receipts, matching gifts, and reporting to the team
Work closely with the Advancement Services Manager and outside consultants to obtain information needed for reporting, have confidence in, and a strong understanding of the data.
Update constituent records in the database as part of gift processing: contact information, relationships, profile codes, research data, historical notes, gift details, event attendance, etc.
Support the Advancement Services Manager as requested in the creation of agendas, reports, and supplemental materials
Support the Advancement Services Manager in creating a robust and thoughtful monthly giving analysis (participation rates, giving patterns, year over year trends)
Other Duties and Projects
Must be able to work some evening and weekend events
Other duties as assigned
Experience working in a non-profit fundraising office required
Independent school fundraising or administrative experience preferred
Experience in Veracross, Raiser’s Edge, or other fundraising databases required
Ability to work independently and proactively
Ability to communicate tactfully with all constituents and colleagues
High level of organization skills with attention to detail and deadlines
Ability to think logically and solve problems; must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity
A competitive compensation package, commensurate with the level of experience, plus benefits.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to [email protected] Application deadline is March 15, 2021. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
About Saint Ann's School
Saint Ann’s School is a leading independent not for profit school located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a passion for learning and to sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by offering talented students instruction shaped by creative and dedicated faculty, forming a true community of learners from pre-Kindergarten through high school.
With a faculty and staff numbering close to 300, and nearly 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Saint Ann’s is known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teacher...s with gifted and motivated students; Saint Ann’s students excel in academic disciplines and the arts. Our students are the frequent recipients of national awards and recognition for their accomplishments as scholars and artists, and our graduates (who now number more than 2,000) matriculate at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities and have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, musicians, actors, lawyers, physicians, and teachers, among many other professions. Our faculty include authors and scholars, artists, composers, performers, and filmmakers. Our parent body is accomplished, diverse, and committed to the unique educational mission of Saint Ann’s, and our alumni retain profound connections and loyalty to the School.