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Annual Giving Officer

Company: St. Paul's School
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: September 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Annual Giving Officer leads all aspects of annual fundraising and alumni relations for their assigned forms (classes) including solicitations, management of volunteer fundraising, form event management, and alumni donor relations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Create and implement solicitation strategies for fundraising for The SPS Fund using research, data analytics, volunteer input, and Leadership Gift Officer input
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 200 alumni leadership prospects and donors to ensure that timely steps are taken toward cultivation, solicitation, and closure.
  • Establish and achieve form engagement, fundraising and participation goals; support Form Directors and Main and Form Agents with communication strategies designed to engage alumni and increase form cohesion; provide information and assistance to in support of their solicitations and other assignments; follow up to ensure completion of assigned responsibilities
  • In coordination with the Director of Alumni Relations, recruit, manage, train, support, and recognize Form Directors
  • Maintain frequent contact with form volunteers through visits, correspondence, and telephone including encouraging event attendance, especially Anniversary and Alumni Volunteer Weekend
  • Create and implement effective programs for form activities and form events including reunions, working collaboratively with the Alumni Relations team
  • Strategize with the Director of Leadership and Planned Giving on the intersection between annual gifts and leadership gifts
  • Provide timely and effective stewardship to Alumni donors, working collaboratively with Director of Stewardship
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement Services to ensure correct alumni demographic and data; prepare reports to track gifts, pledges and pledge fulfillment
  • Under the leadership of the Chief Advancement Officer, participate in the development and implementation of short-and long-range plans, goals, and objectives to create and maintain strong relations between alumni and the School
  • Attend to individual alumni requests and communications


Qualification requirements:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (liberal arts or business focus preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Strong command of fundraising principles and familiarity with the objectives of annual fundraising and alumni relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Expertise in development databases; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred; excellent computer skills
  • Outgoing and positive personality, strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative working style
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a team member
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least one week per fundraising month (September through June) and work weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license


Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume directly to the School’s search consultant, Debbie Andrews, at 


St. Paul's School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.


  • Bachelors or better in Liberal Studies or related field
  • Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field

Keywords: St. Paul's School, Lawrence , Annual Giving Officer, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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