Posted: Dec 16, 2021

Director of Annual Giving

The Baldwin School - Bryn Mawr, PA
Application Deadline: N/A

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the overall implementation and success of The Baldwin Fund, and will develop and implement annual giving strategies to achieve both short- and long-term participation and fundraising goals. This position is charged with creating programs and events designed to strategically identify and cultivate all constituencies in meaningful ways that transition into engaged volunteers and donors, and creates a sustainable and growing tradition of annual financial support.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive annual giving program, including marketing plans, appeals, and campaigns that utilize a variety of communication channels (e.g. web, direct mail, email, social media) and reach all key constituent groups;
  • Manage a portfolio of leadership Annual Fund prospects with annual goals for personal visits, solicitation and giving outcomes;
  • Track and provide monthly analysis of direct mail campaign and other annual fund programs;
  • Implement and manage crowdfunding opportunities and social media giving campaigns;
  • Direct annual solicitation for the senior class gift project;
  • Work collaboratively with operations staff to accurately pull and report data through segmentation, querying, importing and exporting utilizing the Raiser's Edge database;
  • Coordinate with relationship managers on annual fund solicitation strategies for prospects, participate in moves management process and assist in identifying major gift prospects;
  • Jointly manage parent and alumnae volunteer efforts related to The Baldwin Fund, including volunteer identification, recruitment, training and stewardship;
  • Jointly manage the Reunion Giving Program and set appropriate goals;
  • Oversee the acknowledgement, stewardship, and recognition of all annual fund donors in ways that facilitate donor retention and upgrade;
  • Direct efforts to create and produce an Annual Report of Giving;
  • Develop and oversee the budget for the annual fund;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry best practices;
  • Periodic local and regional travel expected;
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience;
  • Demonstrated success developing and executing annual giving initiatives;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to engage prospective donors in-person and in writing through articulate, compelling, and well-reasoned funding proposals;
  • Self-starting strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include being positive, persistent, personable and possessing a desire to succeed;
  • Ability to relate to a variety of people of all ages and backgrounds and work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment;
  • Strong computer software skills including MS Office, excel, power point databases and networked information systems;
  • A personal commitment to excellence, integrity and the mission of Baldwin;
  • Availability to work nights and weekends;
  • A valid driver’s license and use of personal car;


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous professional experience at an independent school;
  • Knowledge of relational donor database software (RaisersEdge NXT)