Associate Director of Parent Development
The Associate Director, reporting to the Director of Parent Development, provides leadership and management of the Parent Fund programs to achieve annual financial and participation goals. The Associate Director is focused on volunteer management and personal engagement of volunteers as well as on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of parent prospects and volunteers. The Associate Director works in collaboration with OAR leadership to support a cohesive parent engagement and solicitation strategy, to maintain and steward relationships, and to maximize giving opportunities for parents.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
- Recruits, trains, and manages Parent Fund Committee volunteers to support the Academy and the Parent Fund program in meeting dollar and participation goals as a core priority of Knowledge & Goodness: The Andover Campaign.
- Collaborates with various development teams including major gifts, international advancement, annual giving, and outreach and educational programs to maximize thoughtful cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for parents, including alumni current parents.
- Manages a portfolio of parent and grandparent prospects and volunteers in the New England region and solicits leadership annual fund and major gifts.
- Works with the Directors to help identify new major gift prospects among Parent Fund volunteers and donors.
- Working with communications and the Coordinator for parent development, manages the production and distribution of annual fund solicitations and mailings. Oversees PA Giving Day strategy, planning, and implementation for parent development.
- Partners with OAR leadership and volunteers to plan and manage successful cultivation and recognition programs which enhance the Parent Fund progress and strengthen a sense community among parents and connectedness with the Academy.
- Develops, plans, and implements thoughtful engagement of and communication with parents with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Travels as appropriate for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship visits, meetings and events.
This position requires fundraising experience, volunteer management background, and proven success in a fundraising program. Bachelor's degree, 5 to 7 years of experience working in a fast-paced institution/professional setting. Experience in nonprofit/education fundraising preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Some work during evenings and weekends is expected in order to carry out on-and-off campus engagement events and to meet successful volunteer management and prospect relationship goals.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Exemplary communication and relationship skills, including ability to articulate the mission and priorities of the Academy. Tactful, flexible, excellent listening skills. Ability to work independently, try new ideas, and establish strong rapport among campus partners, faculty, and staff. Appreciation for and focus on collaboration, teamwork, and organization that benefit the collective goals of OAR and the Academy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Professional and basic computer skills and facility to learn new systems and approaches.
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.