Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries.
As an innovative, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated development professional, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for leading and growing Wildwood’s well-established, high-touch and personalized Annual Giving programs. The Director of Annual Giving is an active member of a collaborative Advancement team. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and co-supervises the Administrative Assistant for Events and Alumni Relations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Annual Giving Program
Develop and execute a dynamic and detailed strategic plan for the Annual Giving program, setting goals based on historical analysis of donor and prospect base and school needs;
Create targeted, segmented solicitations for varied constituency groups;
Oversee engagement calendars and coding/rating process for all constituent groups;
Strategize and coordinate with Parent of Alumni and Alumni Managers on strategy, solicitations, and engagement calendars;
Identify, recruit, train, and support volunteers and lead co-chair advisory committee;
Establish and manage a complex calendar of peer-to-peer (volunteer) solicitations;
Maintain and grow a portfolio of donors from $5,000 level and up;
Work in collaboration with the major gifts team to proactively identify and flag prospects for major gifts initiatives;
Monitor program results and provide ongoing analysis and evaluation to meet goals;
Recommend and implement changes in strategy to meet program goals and objectives;
Coordinate gift preparation, acknowledgment, pledge invoicing, and fulfillment, as well as Annual Report lists in conjunction with the Raiser’s Edge Database Director;
Prepare all Annual Giving collateral, volunteer handbooks, letters, and solicitation materials;
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to create print, electronic, and social media outreach strategies and branding for Annual Giving;
Design and execute personalized stewardship plans for Annual Giving donors across constituencies, including donor and volunteer appreciation events, thank-you phone calls, and more.
Donor Relations, Stewardship, and Departmental Support
Develop, build, and retain positive relationships with diverse internal and external constituents;
Oversee donor and volunteer appreciation events and materials;
Organize and execute segmented mailings for various constituents year-round;
Support other team members as needed.
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, and related documents via email to Director of Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “Director of Annual Giving.” No phone inquiries will be accepted. Competitive salary and benefits offered, commensurate with expertise. Visit www.wildwood.org for job description.