The Advancement Officer is responsible for helping to develop and expand advancement initiatives in reunion giving, major gifts and planned giving. The Advancement Officer collaborates with the advancement team to develop giving strategies and stewardship programs that are consistent with a donor-based giving strategy. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and External Relations, the Advancement Officer is an integral member of the advancement team and will provide vision, leadership, energy, and creativity in enhancing a successful and growing giving program.
Collaborates in the development and execution of strategic plans for advancement in accordance with institutional goals and priorities;
Researches new prospects and develops new relationships to contribute to bold department goals;
Organizes prospect visits and prepares briefs, summaries, and follow-up plans;
Maintains a personal portfolio of major and individual donors and prospects and personally solicits their support for reunion, major or planned gifts;
As part of the advancement team, is involved with major events throughout the year: reunions, concerts, career day and other key events, and represents the Academy at these events with donors, board members, faculty, students, and audience members;
Collaborates with advancement team for special events as they pertain to donor cultivation and recognition;
Maintains and develops best practices and ensures a coordinated and collaborative approach;
Establishes credibility and collaborative relationships with administration, Board members, donors, volunteers, and faculty and staff;
Develops a thorough understanding of the Hebron Academy's mission, areas of excellence, student population, services, programs, and goals;
Assures actions and donor information are entered into the donor database in an accurate and timely fashion;
Works closely with advancement, admissions, and communications and marketing team members to support marketing, digital strategies, publications and appeals;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and five years of fundraising or marketing experience in education or similar field preferred; experience in major gifts and planned giving a plus;
Strong verbal and written communication skills; adept at crafting proposals, donor correspondence and other kinds of materials; comfortable and skilled at making presentations to a variety of audiences;
Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents; ability to share information as appropriate to audience;
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; ability to handle multiple projects with high attention to organization and detail; ability to travel and work outside of regular business hours when necessary;
Excellent organizational skills; thorough attention to detail; accurate maintenance of records;
Ability to maintain confidentiality;
Professional demeanor and positive attitude;
Flexibility to work within the needs of an academic environment and to work evenings and weekend;
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, digital communication tolls, and databases is required. Proficiency in Raiser's Edge fundraising software is preferred.
If interested in this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Mary Warner at [email protected] No phone calls please.
About Hebron Academy
Hebron Academy, founded in 1804, is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate. Hebron Academy's prime location offers access to the best in outdoor recreation as well as a place apart from distraction, where students have time and space to discover oneself and make true friends. Professional, caring teachers and coaches are dedicated to inspiring and guiding students to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Visit our site at www.hebronacademy.org