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Development Associate, Major Gifts

Phillips Academy
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Development Associate will actively coordinate projects for the benefit of major gift prospect work in consultation with staff across the Office of Academy Resources (OAR). With strong project management, data analysis, event management and logistics support, this role assists the major gift team in developing relationships with prospects; building prospect lists; special event planning; ongoing cultivation/ stewardship; and other project support.

Duties will include:

50% Fundraising Project Management and Data Analysis

• Develop and oversee projects that support overall fundraising activities. Projects might include but are not limited to customized cultivation/stewardship, outreach and proposal development.

• Preparation and data analysis of reports such as regional fundraising progress, prospect and proposal pipeline reports, portfolio management, data integrity, and budgeting.

• Create new reports and modify existing reports, as needed, in collaboration with the Analytics team around dollars raised, visit activity, etc. Analyze reporting data to inform giving strategy.

• Draft a variety of written materials, including gift acknowledgements and outreach, prospect briefings, gift opportunity summaries, and customized stewardship reports.

• Serve as liaison with the annual giving team to track key reunion initiatives.

• Communicate effectively with alumni and parents in person, electronically and via phone and video.

• Support major gifts team in maintaining regional priority prospect lists.

40% Event Management and Logistics

• Serve as lead event manager for the Andover Development Board (ADB) meetings.

• Manage and coordinate prospect event logistics including invitation development, event briefings, venue and catering details, host correspondence, list management and event promotion.

• Manage event follow up initiatives, stewardship, and data analysis. 20% Volunteer Management

• Work with Director of Major Gifts to assist in developing and preparing Andover Development Board programming.

• Provide support to ADB members and to those who manage ADB member relationships internally.

• Communicate and coordinate Andover Development Board activities, reporting and direct mail initiatives directly with its cochairs.

10% Other Duties

• Proactively take the initiative to stay abreast of Academy activities and enterprises.

• Other administrative duties as necessary

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