Carolina Day School seeks a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Associate Director of Annual Giving. As a member of the Advancement Office, the Associate Director of Annual Giving provides leadership and supervision to all areas of the annual giving program, overseeing and coordinating the program’s logistics, volunteers and strategies for solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of annual donors, with a specific focus on increasing Leadership Circle level giving and participation. This position works closely with all members of the Advancement Office team, Marketing and Communications Office, Board members on the Advancement Committee, and reports to the Director of Advancement to set and achieve mutual goals such as acquiring new donors, renewing previous year and lapsed donors and building a pipeline of potential leadership volunteers, and major and corporate sponsorship donors. This position requires significant collaboration with team members, faculty, parents, alumni and other external constituencies.
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and fundraising writing samples (please collate into a single (1) PDF document) to:
Demonstrated experience in various aspects of development, such as prospect identification and qualification, face-to-face solicitation; annual giving program management, event planning, and data analysis and metrics is strongly preferred
Experience in drafting and implementing strategic “change” plans, with clear objectives, goals, tactics and benchmarks.
Experience running annual fund operations.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge.
Track record in managing and motivating volunteers in a non-profit and/or educational environment.
Experience with moves management and/or comprehensive campaigns.
Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre K-12, secular, college preparatory school. We enroll approximately 630 students across four divisions: Lower School, Key School, Middle School, and Upper School.