Director of Annual Giving

Director of Annual Giving

Director of Annual Giving

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Other
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Education
Salary Range: $110,000-$130,000



Saint Ann’s School seeks an experienced fundraiser and project manager to contribute to the school’s comprehensive philanthropic efforts including annual, capital and planned giving. This position reports to the Director of Advancement who oversees all fundraising activity, donor and constituent relations, communications, and special events. Factors for success include an eagerness to engage with community members, a flexible and collaborative mindset, and a strong work ethic. Demonstrated fundraising success, excellent project management and communication skills, an ability to work independently, and respect for confidentiality are essential qualities for this role.




Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student and free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. With a faculty and staff numbering close to 400, and nearly 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a love of learning and sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by bringing together talented teachers with creative and motivated students. Saint Ann’s is committed to centering anti-racism in the life of the school. Seeking to create a community rooted in trust and equity, we invite each other to take risks, pursue knowledge, and celebrate growth. 




Donor Management & Outreach

  • Identify and research prospects, corporations, and foundations to support fundraising initiatives; prepare donor profiles and visit briefings 

  • Work with the Director of Advancement, Head of School, and Trustees to prioritize and assign donors and potential donors; manage and track constituent progress through the donor pipeline from cultivation through stewardship

  • Maintain a portfolio of donors and potential donors and directly solicit their support

  • Set goals and implement strategies to increase giving and participation in the Annual Fund ($3MM+)

  • Manage Annual Fund communications, developing segmentations and drafting content for all printed and digital materials; coordinate timely distribution of appeals with Communications team

  • Work in partnership with Alumni Relations & Volunteer Manager to ensure alignment of outreach; together, coordinate the Senior Parent Gift effort, liaising with seniors, their parents, and the High School office

  • Work closely with the Campaign Team to ensure alignment of outreach with high level Annual Fund donors and solicit additional Capital gifts when appropriate

  • Develop planned giving and recurring giving programs

  • Organize donor cultivation and engagement events including dinners and receptions, Trustee Coffees, and Advancing Saint Ann’s sessions


Other Duties 

  • Demonstrate a sustained commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all efforts

  • Represent Saint Ann’s at events and articulate the school’s mission, culture, and priorities to the community

  • Establish trusting relationships with constituents and colleagues

  • Provide timely responses to requests from donors, Trustees and colleagues

  • Document all constituent contact in Veracross

  • Oversee gift acknowledgment and stewardship protocols 

  • Routinely analyze giving and appeal data to inform future strategies




  • Handle confidential information with the highest level of discretion and integrity

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate in a diverse and fast-paced workplace

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, organization skills, and attention to detail 

  • Commitment to meet deadlines, manage workflow, anticipate challenges, and find creative solutions

  • Ability to navigate sometimes competing and evolving priorities

  • BA required, advanced degrees preferred

  • Five to eight years of fundraising experience, preferably at an independent school, and success soliciting and closing six figure gifts

  • Direct experience with Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and CRM technology, preferably Veracross 




This is a full time administrative position with a competitive compensation package including benefits. Salary range of $110,000-$130,000, commensurate with education and experience.




Qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to [email protected] Application deadline is June 23, 2023.  Anticipated start date of mid-August, 2023. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.



Saint Ann's School

  • 129 Pierrepont Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • USA
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