Reporting to the Director of Annual & Leadership Giving, the Development Associate works to raise unrestricted support for St. Albans to meet Annual Giving goals. The Development Associate has primary responsibility for coordinating all areas of Annual Giving communication and marketing, database management, donor relations, and stewardship. The Development Associate partners with alumni relations and major gift officers to develop activities and integrated processes in support of annual giving, striving to utilize donor pipeline/top Annual Fund prospects as resources for regional event hosts, panel members, building volunteer pool, etc. This position will periodically meet with alumni and parents to survey, enlist, and manage program volunteers engaged in annual fund efforts.
Specifically, areas of responsibilities will include:
Manages the Annual Giving mailing
Coordinates, prepares, and mails all solicitation letters and other written and electronic communications to constituents.
Organizes and helps staff the Alumni phone-a-thons in the fall and
Directs the creative and production aspects of video content, newsletters, Annual Giving web site, social media, channels and donor profiles.
Gift Processing, Donor Relations and Stewardship
Assists with gift processing consisting of sorting, scanning and formatting of all incoming
Manages the Annual Giving donor acknowledgement
Works with donors and their employers to ensure timely fulfillment of all matching gifts contribution requests.
Coordinates the preparation and production of the Preliminary Annual Report and the Annual Report.
Coordinates with Special Events to plan and execute Annual Giving volunteer cultivation and stewardship events.
Acts as the primary point-of-contact for alumni volunteers, managing the process of reporting to volunteers and staff on a regular basis.
Serves as liaison with Special Events for all events including the Headmaster’s Associates Reception, Reunion Weekend, Volunteer Christmas Party, and Alumni and Parent
Works with Special Events to plan and execute alumni phone-a-
Manages donor and volunteer stewardship components including thank-you gifts and letters and giving society recognition.
Works closely with the Director and Associate Director of Alumni Relations and the alumni staff to plan, implement and evaluate to School’s Reunion Giving Program.
Directs the fundraising activity for Non-Reunion Decade Captain
Helps decade captains recruit class agents within their
Communicates regularly with decade captains to report on classes
Directs fundraising activity for Grandparents, Friends, and Faculty/Staff.
Recruits and manages volunteers for the specific
Ensures that each constituency has a solicitation
Makes the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship visits necessary to meet stated fundraising goals.
Administrative, Departmental Support
Provides administrative and clerical support to the Director of Annual & Leadership Giving as needed, including routine administrative tasks such as responding to inquiries, general office filing, and ordering supplies.
Participates as a member of the Department’s administrative support team to provide assistance within the Development Office, as directed by the Director of Annual & Leadership Giving.
Attends and provides support to major department-organized events including, but not limited to, the Headmaster’s Associates Reception, Homecoming, Reunions, and Parent
Actively seeks opportunities for professional
Helps promote a culture of philanthropy at St. Albans, furthering the understanding of philanthropy among all School constituents (board members, administrative leadership, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends).
Is an active and visible participant in the life of Albans School.
The position may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
St. Albans School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.
St. Albans is committed to creating and maintaining a community that celebrates a diversity of voices and perspectives and fosters respect for everyone. St. Albans School welcomes and values individuals from all backgrounds. Such diversity is essential to a community of learning and growth. In nurturing the hearts, minds, and bodies of its students, St. Albans prepares boys for fulfilling lives of responsibility, leadership, and service to others.
St. Albans is an equal opportunity employer. We select and promote employees based on qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.
Experience: All candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with experience in development and fundraising.
Bachelor’s degree with five to seven years work experience, preferably in fundraising, sales/marketing, or public relations.
Commitment to ethical fundraising, collegiality, teamwork, and the philosophy of Albans School.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and
Highly organized and extremely attentive to
Strong computer skills with a high degree of proficiency with Windows computer environment, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability and willingness to learn and utilize new applications as necessary to work as efficiently as possible.
At least on-year of experience with fundraising software Raiser’s Edge,
Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and changing circumstances; to organize and prioritize work in accordance with supervisory input; and to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and balance the needs of numerous constituencies including senior administration, trustees, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and students.
Availability and willingness to work occasionally outside the normal schedule including early mornings, evenings, school holidays, and weekends to accommodate volunteer meetings, phone-a-thons, calendar year-end coverage, and School/departmental events.
This position requires an individual with the following characteristics:
Commitment to Albans School’s values.
Good character, kindness, and an open heart and
Integrity and honesty, with the highest ethical standards to choose the hard right over the easy wrong.
Personally accountable; assumes ownership, control, and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others.
Accessible and responsive; serves others through collaborative problem-solving and openness to new ideas.
Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hand-on, roll-up-the-sleeves orientation;
Strong team player with high EQ, making it a key priority to develop strong relationships with faculty and staff at all levels at the school/
Invests the time to be a visible, engaged, and engaging presence on
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.