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Director of Annual Giving

Hackley School
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 19, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Hackley School, an independent coeducational K-12 day school, seeks a creative and values-driven Director of Annual Giving to provide strategic and collaborative leadership to the School’s annual giving program. The Director of Annual Giving (“Director”) will partner with all stakeholder groups to advance a culture of philanthropy that matches the strengths, authenticity, and generosity of the Hackley community itself.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Advancement and working in collaboration with advancement staff, faculty colleagues, and volunteers, the Director will be responsible for maximizing annual giving and communicating its integral role in propelling Hackley forward. Parents, alumni, and friends of the School have a long history of investing their time and resources. The Director will build on this goodwill and recent annual giving success (the team raised the most money ever for the Hackley Fund in 2021-2022) by partnering with colleagues across the advancement team, especially in communications, alumni relations, and events, to solicit increased funds while simultaneously educating all constituents on the importance of annual giving to the School’s future and goals.

The Director of Annual Giving will take ownership of the planning and execution of Hackley’s annual giving program, setting goals and establishing strategies to meet and exceed targets. They will think expansively about their own responsibilities, serving as a true citizen of the advancement team and broader Hackley community. The Director will demonstrate a high EQ and a willingness to approach interpersonal relationships judiciously and with empathy – bringing a spirit of building genuine trust and caring in the attainment of mutually beneficial goals. They will be highly communicative and responsive to the needs of a diverse set of volunteers and donors. The Director will be well-rounded in their approach, balancing the relational aspects of annual giving with a keen eye to data-informed decision making.

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About the School

Hackley School was founded in 1899 through the generosity of Mrs. Frances Hackley, who, in partnership with leading Unitarians of the era, sought to create a non-sectarian school that embraced Unitarian values of intellectual questioning and inclusiveness, welcoming students of diverse religious, economic, ethnic, and national origin. Hackley has evolved since its founding into a coeducational K-12 day school with five-day Upper School boarding. Those who walk through the entrance of Hackley’s main building are greeted by the engraving, “Enter Here to Be and Find a Friend,” a core value that permeates Hackley’s beautiful 285-acre campus, known as the “Hilltop.” Located just 30 miles north of New York City, the campus features the sprawling Johnson Center for Health & Wellness, numerous playing fields, and the Hackley Forest complete with outdoor classrooms, an orchard, and an apiary. Today, Hackley teaches 850 students across three divisions (Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools), boasting an average class size of 16 and a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

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