St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in
Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the
Mid-Atlantic region, seeks a Director of Annual Giving.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Annual
Giving will build on St. Christopher’s already successful
fundraising program to inspire even greater support and
participation in Annual Giving. Currently the St. Christopher’s
Annual Giving program raises over $2m annually with strong parent
and faculty/staff participation and particularly impressive alumni
participation, which regularly achieves ~45% giving rate, making
St. Christopher’s a leader in alumni participation
The Director of Annual Giving will work closely with the
Director of Alumni and Community Relations and other Development
team members to develop effective Annual Giving growth strategies.
Candidates must possess the highest ethical standards, excellent
organizational and communications skills, a collaborative work
style, and a commitment to the mission and values of St.
Serving approximately 1,000 boys in Grades JK-12 in Richmond,
Virginia, St. Christopher’s School is committed to cultivating a
school community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming and
prides itself on bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal
foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about
developing young men who possess honor and integrity. Our boys
benefit from an education and curriculum that is focused on
excellence in all forms, including academics, the arts, athletics,
and service learning.
Oversee the St. Christopher’s Annual
Create and manage a data-driven
multi-year strategy to grow the number of Annual Giving supporters
and dollars each year by acquiring, retaining, and upgrading donors
to meet targeted Annual Giving goals
Identify and track giving trends
within the community to drive future strategies
Enhance donor recognition programs,
especially our leadership giving society and our loyal donors,
ensuring that those programs serve both retention and
Work collaboratively with the
Director of Alumni and Community Relations to develop and implement
a Reunion giving program with clear goals and objectives
Re-energize the Class and Parent
Collaborate with Development and
Communications team members to effectively communicate the Annual
Giving case for support and develop a solicitation calendar
Maintain a portfolio of Annual Giving
donors (50-75) with an eye towards increased giving
Manage St. Christopher’s Day of
Giving program, focusing on growth strategy, marketing, and
Support Alumni & Development team
in all initiatives
Other duties and responsibilities as
assigned by the Director of Development
Personal and Professional Characteristics:
- A high level of integrity and a strong work
A commitment to treating all members
of the community with respect and consideration.
Optimism, patience, maturity, and a
sense of humor.
An open and collaborative
professional style, characteristic of a team player, with the
judgment to know when decisive action is required.
A clear willingness to take on
problems that present themselves, even if they seem outside the job
A shared understanding of both the
mission of the School and the work necessary to steward the
Qualifications and Key Skills:
Background in creating and executing
an annual giving program
Experience with constituent and
volunteer relations, including direct volunteer management
Demonstrated ability to drive and
define and communicate ROI/results from fundraising efforts through
reports, publications, and presentations for internal and external
Ability to create basic reports to
support departmental/division processes, proficient in Microsoft
Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Experience using Raiser’s Edge, RE
NXT, and Givecampus.
Ability to travel locally, regionally
and nationally (when necessary) and participate in occasional
evening and weekend activities.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
at all times.
Excellent oral and written
Ability to think strategically and
ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to exercise discretion and
High level of initiative, creativity,
flexibility, and motivation.
Candidates should understand the
priorities of St. Christopher’s School and must be able to
articulate the case for philanthropic support.
A clear commitment to diversity, community, and inclusion in
school communities, as expressed in the St. Christopher's Diversity
and Inclusion Statement
School Information: Established in 1911,
School is a JK-12 all-boys day school in Richmond, VA.
The School's single-campus location consists of 43 contiguous acres
and 23 buildings with over 300,000 square feet. With over a
century of rich history in the education of boys, St. Christopher's
has a reputation as a national and international leader in the
education of boys. Our work with the International Boys’ Schools
Coalition and our very own Center for the Study of Boys,
supports our new strategic plan, Momentum 2025,
setting a bold path forward for the entire St. Christopher’s
St. Christopher’s School is committed to fostering, in broad and
meaningful ways, an inclusive school community in which all members
feel respected, welcomed, and valued. As such, St. Christopher's
School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Christopher's School
provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job
applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a
veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical
conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic
information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.
Mission Statement: St. Christopher’s School
knows, loves, and celebrates boys, promotes their pursuit of
excellence, and prepares them for lives of honor and integrity,
service, and leadership.
St. Christopher’s School offers a comprehensive and competitive
employee benefits package.