Job Status:Full-time, Calendar Year (some weekend and evening work required)
Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
Travel: Travel to off-campus events and alumni appointments.
Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Fundraising Campaign Director will oversee the planning and execution of the public phase of the campaign and overall Alumni and Development communications strategy. The position requires a balance of creativity and interpersonal skills, project management and process-oriented functions, and both leadership gifts and an inclusive lens to the work of taking the campaign public. The Fundraising Campaign Director will manage one to three professionals and support the School being ready for the next campaign.
With the Chief Advancement Officer, develops and executes a comprehensive strategic plan for taking the School's campaign public. These responsibilities will include overseeing the internal team focused on coordinating different parts of the public phase, and managing leadership volunteer committees related to the campaign (e.g., campaign cabinet and other campaign committees, alumnae giving initiative, etc.).
In close collaboration with the Chief Communication Officer, develops and executes a comprehensive strategic plan for A&D communications, including the campaign (e.g., case statements, multimedia, website, donor materials, etc.), The Hotchkiss Fund micro-campaigns, and other A&D departments.
Oversees branding of A&D communications, ensuring a consistent look and feel within the School’s visual branding guidelines. These responsibilities will include working closely with the School's Communications Office, outside vendors, and A&D teams, including The Hotchkiss Fund, Alumni & Parent Engagement, Donor Relations, Leadership Gifts, and Advancement Services.
Partners on the planning and execution of specific events related to taking the campaign public. These responsibilities will include working closely with the Alumni & Parent Engagement, Leadership Gifts, and Donor Relations teams when events have a shared purpose.
Maintains a portfolio of up to 20 high-level prospects with own fundraising goals.
Performs other duties as needed and assigned.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years experience or combination of education and work experience in related fields.
Team player with excellent organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work independently, make good decisions, and solve problems as they arise.
Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills with strong attention to detail.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Ability to be discreet with sensitive and confidential information.
Strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with alumni, parents, and friends.
Repetitive (keyboard) motion.
At events, a significant amount of time standing/walking.
Periodic need to carry boxes (no more than 50 lbs), move tables and chairs, hang signs, and other similar tasks for events.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all phases of the employment process (including recruitment, hiring, assignment, terms, and conditions of employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination).
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Located in the scenic Berkshire-Taconic landscape in the quiet northwest corner of Connecticut, The Hotchkiss School is a community in which faculty and staff members build careers and grow as professionals. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop faculty and staff members who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Collectively, we are dedicated to supporting the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of nearly 600 students who come from around the country and the world.
In the 2023-2024 school year, our student body includes 37% of students receiving financial aid, 13% international students, and 40% domestic students of color. Geographically diverse, our students represent 38 States, 34 Countries, and span 6 continents. The School is eager to accept applications from individuals who are excited to support an inclusive and warm learning community for students from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences.