Maret School is looking for a new Director of Annual Giving to join our Development Team and lead the School’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of Maret’s successful development program and features broad community participation and a robust leadership giving program. Ideal candidates will be great communicators, highly organized, deadline-oriented, collaborative, goal-achieving, creative thinkers and eager to work with a fully present and highly participatory volunteer core. They should possess excellent strategic skills, give careful attention to detail and work well on a team in a K - 12 school setting. Comfort and nimbleness with technology, new programs and shifting work models are needed in this position. Professionalism, maturity and the ability to deal with unpredictability are vital in this role. The Director of Annual Giving will also support Maret’s various community events and be fully included in all faculty meetings, training and initiatives. Bachelor's degree or higher and a minimum of three years of successful fundraising experience required. Experience in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge is a plus. This is a full-time, 12-month position. The Director of Annual Giving reports directly to the Director of Development. Candidates must have a strong and demonstrated commitment to Equity & Inclusion and reflect Maret's Mission and Core Values.
Responsibilities for the Director of Annual Giving include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement a strategic, volunteer-oriented, and highly segmented annual giving program to ensure continued growth and increased participation from all constituent groups
Lead the Annual Giving Team and work in partnership with the Director of Alumni Giving & Engagement, the Associate Director of Development, and the Director of Development
Manage the Annual Fund volunteer committees including, the 100+ Current Parent Committee, the Parents of Alumni Committee, and the Grandparents Committee, and the Faculty Committee, and support the Alumni Fund volunteer efforts
Manage current and new foundation relationships and grants for current operations
Oversee the acknowledgement, stewardship and recognition of all Annual Fund donors
Integrate social media, technology, and other creative tools and approaches into the Annual Fund campaign
Develop Annual Fund communications and messages consistent with the School’s strategic goals; oversee the production and execution of annual giving materials, web presence, and social media outreach
Coordinate individual prospect plans with the Associate Director of Development
Support new projects, initiatives and emerging school needs as assigned by the Director of Development and/or Head of School.
To learn more about our community, please visit www.maret.org. Our historic campus is in the heart of Washington, D.C. and offers a unique setting, where students and faculty alike demonstrate a sense of energy, imagination, and entrepreneurial spirit. At Maret, everyone seeks a broader perspective – an expanded understanding of each other, our community, and the larger world. Equity and inclusion are at the heart of all we do. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume BY EMAIL ONLY to our Director of Development, Sally Dunkelberger at: AnnualGivingPosition@maret.org Please email from individual email accounts as we will not open materials sent from a third party firm or address. Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond personally to every applicant. You will hear from us only if your experience matches our current needs.
About Maret School
Maret is a vibrant K-12, coeducational, independent school in Washington, DC and enrolls 650 students. Maret is a mission-driven school that ignites our students' potential and builds community that is equitable and inclusive.