Assistant Director to the Annual Fund

Reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund will work as a  member of the Annual Giving team to help reach yearly Annual Fund goals, organizing events, and engagement opportunities for our youngest graduates and our current students.

Primary responsibilities include: manage all fundraising activities for classes 1-18 years out from Deerfield, with emphasis on the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions to reach Annual Fund goals; recruit and train volunteers to engage their classes and make the “ask” for Deerfield, with emphasis  on the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions and their related fundraising efforts; develop and execute a young alumni engagement strategy including outreach to college-aged classes. Plan and staff young alumni events nationwide with a focus on college-aged classes; support Annual Fund team efforts, strategizing on fundraising initiatives such as the day of giving, and utilizing tools including Hustle, ThankView, and GiveCampus to engage and solicit alumni; oversee Advancement Ambassador Program in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations; lead the Senior Class Giving Program, securing five-year pledges in support of the school to instill an ongoing habit of philanthropy toward Deerfield Academy; manage portfolio of prospects; cultivate and solicit through in-person meetings in any assigned geographic region; identify and solicit 1797 society level prospects, focusing on but not limited to classes 1-18 years out    from Deerfield, to increase membership and renewal to the Society; serve as liaison to alumni groups including the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association and Annual Giving Steering Committee, attending meetings and overseeing young alumni subcommittees; and participate in weekend and evening activities on campus, in any assigned geographic region and other Advancement organized events.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; 1-3 years in Advancement or similar related work experience required; excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills; ability to manage and motivate volunteers; ability to work independently and as part of a team; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a  diverse community; ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information, a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic; skilled with MS Office Suite and familiarity with integrated databases, and the ability and willingness to travel, at least 25% of the time each month.


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Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.