The Assistant Director, under the supervision of the Director of
Annual Giving, is charged with developing a robust culture of
philanthropy amongst a portfolio of classes, including up to three
reunions and surrounding classes. This position is focused on
volunteer management, leadership annual giving, and will focus on
annually meeting Non Sibi Association and participation goals
reflective of class capacity and reunion cycles.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop volunteer network of class agents in support of assigned
reunions and classes, with special attention paid to classes
celebrating a reunion year. This includes recruiting volunteers,
providing input on training materials for volunteers, communicating
regularly with volunteers around results, and establishing and
meeting goals in partnership with volunteers and colleagues in the
Office of Academy Resources.
2. Personally solicit between 40-50 Non Sibi level gifts from
members of assigned classes, with special attention paid to
securing multi-year pledges from reunion prospects.
3. Develop, lead, or participate in training opportunities for
volunteers. This includes leading conference calls, developing
webinars, and arranging regional cultivation/training events.
4. Collaborates with Major Gifts, Alumni Engagement, and Planned
Giving departments to maximize dollars raised for the Academy.
5. Participate in interdepartmental initiatives and projects as
needed as a member of the Annual Giving team and the Office of
Minimum Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Three to
five years experience working in a fast-paced
institution/professional setting. Experience in nonprofit
/education fundraising preferred, specifically volunteer management
related. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail,
communication and organizational skills, as well as proficient
computer and database skills. Self-motivation with the
ability to prioritize, take initiative, and work independently with
minimal supervision is critical. Proficiency in Microsoft
Office is essential and experience with other fundraising
software/reporting tools is preferred.
Ability to collaborate with immediate team and OAR colleagues.
Delegate and manage multiple time-sensitive tasks with little
supervision. Respect the confidential nature of the
work. Keen attention to detail in writing and database
management. Commitment and ability to articulate the mission
of Phillips Academy.
Highly collaborative and motivated to meet goals; energetic,
respectful, service-oriented and enthusiastic; Ability to respect
and maintain confidences. Good judgment & strong interpersonal
skills. Flexible problem-solver.
Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please complete an
application as well as submit a resume and cover letter outlining
the reasons for your interest in this position.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, our top priority is safety.
Accordingly, the Academy will require, subject to disability and
religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law,
that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips
Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential
community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school
in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and
experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender,
socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports
the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of
employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and
fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted
authorization to work in the United States.