Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school, for grades 6-12, located on a beautiful 68-acre campus in Livingston, NJ. The mission of Newark Academy is to “contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.”
The Associate Director of Annual Giving is a core member of Newark Academy’s fundraising team who will participate in all facets of development including: donor identification and research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This individual will cultivate, solicit, and steward annual donors to the Annual Fund with a particular focus on encouraging increased philanthropic support. The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser capable of establishing strong relationships, collaborating with an effective team, and communicating with internal and external constituents.
Reports to: Director of Development
Works closely with Director of Development to develop multi-year, multi-channel annual giving strategy
Oversee and execute strategic plan for annual alumni giving
Manage and maintain a portfolio of ~150 Alumni donor prospects, with an emphasis on face-to-face cultivation
Develop and implement solicitation strategies for portfolio of prospects
Create and maintain comprehensive outreach calendar to track annual giving activity
Cultivate, steward, and promote engagement with Alumni in partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations
Develop and oversee the annual calendar of fundraising activities and events for alumni at all gift levels, including Reunion giving
Support Director of Development in managing portfolio of non-leadership Parent Giving
Partner with Assistant Director of Annual Alumni Giving to create appeals and communications to all constituents
3-5 years of experience in nonprofit development work (preferably in an educational setting) and a track record that illustrates increasing responsibilities and broad-based experience
Experience in face-to-face cultivation and solicitation of major gifts and in all phases of annual giving, including writing/editing of solicitation materials and coordination of telephone and social media programs.
Experience in stewardship activities designed to retain and enhance existing donor relationships
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, parents, alumni and other constituents
Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
Strong planning and organizational skills
Flexibility, initiative, and the ability to thrive in a team environment
High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
Proficiency with Blackbaud’s Raiser's Edge and NXT, Microsoft Office Suite and Google suite
Demonstrated ability to incorporate emerging technologies into fundraising strategies
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
Newark Academy, a co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory, Grades 6-12 day school in Livingston, NJ. Founded in 1774, Newark Academy is the second oldest day school in the state of New Jersey, and one of 11 pre-Revolutionary schools still operating in the United States. In 1964, the Academy moved from Newark to its current location in Livingston, NJ and, in 1971, became fully co-educational.
Mission Statement : Newark Academy will contribute to society thoughtful and compassionate citizens who embrace their responsibilities as ethical, intellectual and civic stewards in the global environment.