The Angeletti Group invites nominations and applications for
King School’s next Director of the King Fund. The organization
seeks a dynamic, mission-driven fundraising professional to oversee
its year-round annual giving program.
The Director of the King Fund will report to the Director of
Development. In this role the Director will provide strategic
leadership to create, execute and evaluate the year-round
fundraising program to achieve yearly growth as a key initiative of
King School’s upcoming comprehensive campaign. The Director will
also establish and manage both short and long-term relationships
with prospects with capacity to make outright gifts or pledges of
$5,000 or more and develop and implement strategies to establish
robust connections with alumni, parents, donors, faculty, staff and
The Director will be a development professional of proven
experience and exceptional skill, with the ability to inspire and
work collaboratively with all community and team members to
champion a robust annual giving program. With the recent launch of
King’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, the school finds itself at an
exciting moment in its evolution.
King will strive to be the country’s premier PreK-12
research-driven institution in which students embrace open minds
and courageous thinking. The King Fund provides a critical
element of King’s plan, with a FY22 public King Fund goal of $2
million in philanthropic support. The Director will have as their
major charge the responsibility to reach or exceed this goal to
reach King School’s strategic objectives. An important component of
the position will be the ability to be a long-range visionary
fundraiser who will personally cultivate and solicit an individual
giving portfolio as well as engage organizational and volunteer
leadership in ways they can add the greatest value. The Director of
the King Fund is a full-time, twelve-month exempt position.
Areas of Emphasis
The Director of the King Fund will provide strategic direction,
leadership and daily management.
Perform Development Activities:
- Oversee the strategic development of a comprehensive
fundraising plan and appeal schedule for the King Fund.
- Set dollar, participation, and qualitative goals for the King
- Create and administer the King Fund plan and budget, including
generation of department goals and priorities related to the King
- Develop and align plans and strategies to fulfill established
annual giving fundraising targets, including the senior parent gift
program, through the effective implementation and integration of
all available solicitation channels, including direct mail, e-mail,
social media, web-based/crowdfunding, phone, and personal
- Identify and deploy new tools and strategies currently not in
use at King to solicit and engender philanthropic support.
- Work strategically with the development team and board to
identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects/ donors with the
ability to execute leadership-level annual fund gifts.
- Execute moves management of 100 to 150 prospects within an
individual giving portfolio ($5,000-$49,999) to areas such as the
King Fund and other budget-relieving areas such as “current use”
- Conduct asks and close solicitations in partnership with board
members, and School leaders.
- Envision and build a team to execute giving events and other
concentrated King Fund strategies such as GiveKingTuesday and March
- Cultivate and maintain strong mutually rewarding relationships
with parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
- Perform all other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate
Director of Development or the Director of Development.
Perform Administrative and Public Relations Functions:
- Create a more robust volunteer recruitment and management
system. This includes but is not limited to overseeing overall
engagement of the King Fund Leadership Committee including
leveraging their outreach and running frequent committee
- Keep the Development team, King Fund Leadership Committee, and
Board informed with accurate and timely information and assignments
regarding the King Fund and other activities and progress against
- Prepare analytical reports, target data, comparisons, goal
summaries, etc., on an as-needed basis.
- Liaise with the Marketing and Communications team regarding
photos, graphics, design, production, increased marketing
opportunities, etc. of all King Fund materials, both physical and
electronic. Provide direction and feedback as they interface
directly with vendors and potentially mail houses. Ensure current
and inspiring King Fund content on King’s website.
- Provide event support.
Qualifications and Preferences
- A minimum of 6+ years of a demonstrated track record of
progressively responsible experience in annual giving or direct
response marketing, preferably in an academic setting.
- Success in leading an annual fund program with demonstrated
- Experience creating long-range visioning for an annual fund,
including creation of ramp-up campaign strategies.
- Successful completion of one or more comprehensive fundraising
campaigns for which the annual fund was a primary component;
tangible, measured outcomes of leadership strategy in campaign
development and execution.
- Demonstrated background in volunteer management and in
reinventing and reinvigorating a volunteer program to include
vastly increased participation, visibility, community status, and
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
skills: an accomplished writer and “story-teller” skilled at
weaving together compelling appeals and solicitations across
multiple media, with the ability to work with and communicate
effectively across a broad range of internal and external
constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents
and friends of the School.
- Excellent organizational and planning skills and a superior
attentiveness to detail; high integrity and professionalism,
respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the
School’s business practices.
- Bachelors’ degree required.
- Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and NXT is a
- Demonstrated cross-cultural competence; ability to work within,
interact with, and incorporate diverse and multiple perspectives
from all constituents, including colleagues, trustees, students,
families, students and vendors. Ability to negotiate and facilitate
a shared understanding and common goals.
- Ability to work in an environment that reflects King School’s
diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race,
ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status,
ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national
origin, in alignment with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion principles.
- Ability to thrive and be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced,
- Must have a positive public presence and a sense of humor.
- Must be available for evening and weekend work as