Director of the Exeter Fund
Full-time, 12 months/year. Some travel
required. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy
Works with the Director of the Exeter Fund in planning,
organization and implementation of the Exeter Fund and the Reunion
and Non-Reunion Gift Program.
Fundraising and Development Leadership
Strategic and Administrative
- Oversees the reunion gift campaign for four classes.
- Cultivates and solicits donors/prospects at the leadership gift
- Identifies, recruits, manages, guides, and motivates alumni
- Plans and implements reunion giving campaigns including
coordinating major gift solicitations with members of the Major
Gifts staff and reunion volunteers.
- Attends events, both on and off campus.
Degree of Independent Action Performed
- Develops strategies for giving and increasing participation of
alumni to 50% or higher.
- Assists with the planning and staffing of Exeter Leadership
Weekend and reunion weekends as assigned.
- Utilizes AgentSphere, an online tool for volunteer
- Works collaboratively with administrators and other departments
within Institutional Advancement.
- Participates in planning meetings, accepting special
assignments, assisting colleagues and providing support for all
ongoing programs and operations as needed.
- Provides support for the volunteers of reunion/non-reunion
classes, including the coordination of all solicitations.
- Shares responsibility for acknowledging gifts to the Exeter
Fund and all miscellaneous Exeter Fund correspondence.
- Ability to request and analyze data to make strategic,
programmatic decisions to increase retention and giving.
- Assists with the preparation of periodic reports, including the
year-end Report of Giving.
- Assists with the supervision of office personnel and
Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and
autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and
judgment in decisions impacting staff and department
Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate
Assists with the supervision of office personnel –Program
Internal & External Contacts
Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA
administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff.
External contacts may include parents, outside organizations,
visitors and local community neighbors.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
Skills & Knowledge
- 3+ years’ direct annual giving fund-raising experience in a
college or private secondary school development office.
- Experience managing a large number of prospective donors
resulting in significant increased gifts.
- Experience working with a volunteer-based organization
- Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting
- A passion for excellent customer service and commitment to
- Strategic high-level thinking coupled with the attention to
detail necessary for successful planning and execution.
- Genuinely enjoys interacting with people.
- Extensive knowledge and experience with social media and
networking and its application for advancement.
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Ability to prepare and effectively present both oral and
written information concerning activities and operations to
internal and external constituents.
- Knowledge of personnel management, supervision and staff
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and
maintain collegial relationships.
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a
strong customer focus.
- A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
- Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities
and deadlines simultaneously.
- Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as
- High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be
flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
- Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a
professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to
serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with
diplomacy and tact.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods
- Ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time, go up
and down flights of steps, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, and
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a
- Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
- Ability to see with normal parameters.
- Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist
movement on a keyboard.
- Ability to hear within normal range.
- Ability to lift and transport up to 10lbs without
- Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed
every 5 years)
- Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).