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Associate Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
Location: Fryeburg, Maine
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: FY23.18
The A&AR Associate Director executes the school’s annual fundraising campaign and is a key steward for FA’s alumni body, helping to cultivate this constituency for a lifetime of connection to the school and donor support.
This individual should possess very strong interpersonal and communication skills and is highly adept in the use of social media. S/he has an outgoing and friendly nature and an appreciative understanding of the history and diversity of Fryeburg Academy’s student body and alumni base. The Associate Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations is one member of a three-person advancement team and is charged with developing appropriate strategies and goals for annual fundraising and friend-raising. This position reports to the Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations.
Specific director duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
Plans and executes annual strategy for Academy Fund success
Plans and implements annual calendar of alumni events, ensuring follow-up to build relationships, communicate, and create/prime donors
Asks for gifts and prepares identified alums for the ask by others
Does individual outreach to alumni in recognition of their life events
Develops and runs FA Class Agent program
Works with FA senior class to develop understanding and beginning practice of philanthropy; builds engagement of the school’s younger alumni
Serves on editorial board for Scenes magazine
This position also involves participation in the following advancement team functions:
Developing/maintaining knowledge of FA’s alumni base in all areas – names, locations, work and personal histories, affinity levels, ability to donate to FA or assist FA with services
Communicating school news and alumni-interest items with alumni base in multiple venues: website, social media, shared photography, community events, information delivery, press releases, event coverage, Scenes magazine, e-newsletters
Hosting a variety of public FA functions
Updating records in Raiser’s Edge fundraising software
Qualifying Education and Experience:
B.A. or B.S. required
Experience in annual fundraising for non-profit organizations and/or familiarity with independent school alumni and development operations preferred
FA alumni status a plus
Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to utilize technology to operation’s advantage, i.e., tailored use of database, spreadsheets, social media
Goal-orientation; ability to analyze progress and outcomes via data, and to adjust accordingly
Experience with event planning and management
Affinity for occasional travel
Sociable desire for regular and visible involvement in life of the school
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check. Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.
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