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Manager of Annual Giving

Poly Prep Country Day School
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Prospect Research, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Managing Volunteers, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Information Systems, Office Administration, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Manager of Annual Giving. The Manager of Annual Giving will support the Director of Annual Giving in their work to support philanthropy at Poly Prep – growing Poly Prep’s Annual Giving programs to achieve specific fundraising and engagement goals in parent participation, alumni participation, faculty and staff participation, and all donor constituencies. Successful candidates will possess a solid understanding of fundraising in independent schools in an increasingly competitive environment. She, he, or they will bring enthusiasm, superb organizational skills, commitment to confidentiality, and a positive attitude in their duties.

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    Manages the planning of cultivation and stewardship events for new families, returning families, major donor prospects, and volunteers. Schedules meetings, prepares talking points, pulls donor profiles, and oversees full meeting preparation for Director of Annual Giving. Prepares profiles on donors for Stewardship meetings.  Provides high quality and dependable data that supports and strengthens Poly Prep’s increased fundraising efforts. Assists in the creation of stewardship pieces (donor reports, invitations, reports, appeals) re: Annual Giving and ensures pieces are delivered in a timely manner.  Assists in the management of volunteer assignments and follow-up communication, and planning of all volunteer-led events.  Strategizes and implements methodology for maximizing the efficient management of the organization's constituents through the effective use of Raiser’s Edge. Assists in the management of parent-to-parent outreach, and engagement strategies among the parent community. Aids in reunion-based fundraising program in close collaboration with the Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Annual Giving. Maintains Annual Giving calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep annual giving cycle on track.  Manages a small portfolio of prospective new parent donors for each academic year.  Other duties as assigned and needed by Advancement leadership.  


Education:  Bachelor’s degree 


Experience:  3-5 years of experience in fundraising, specifically annual giving 


Specific Skills:  Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge experience and fluency in Google and Microsoft Office, enthusiasm, high emotional intelligence, exceptional ability to organize, manage, multi-task and meet deadlines, calmness under pressure, exceptional writing skills, enjoys building relationships with colleagues, alumni, and other school families, ability to maintain confidentiality 


Certifications:  N/A


Special Requirements:
All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID 19 vaccination and booster (if eligible). Some evening and weekend work required. 


Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning.  Every community member at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”


We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package  (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).   


How to Apply: Interested applicants should go to to submit their resume, cover letter, and specific evidence of their qualifications to Opeyemi Laniyonu, Director of Annual Giving.

Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  

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