Cardigan Mountain School—founded in 1945—is a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine, located in Canaan, New Hampshire. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting the School’s Mission: To offer a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society. Cardigan Mountain School offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding work environment, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies or any other program governed by the School.
The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) is responsible for assisting the Director of Development and International Relations in the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the Development Office. The ADoD takes a leading role in oversight of the comprehensive stewardship program for the Office. She or he works in collaboration with front-office, fundraising officers and back-office database and administrators to ensure that their efforts are mission-driven, collaborative, consistent and effective in stewarding the School’s constituents. This position reports to the Director of Development and International Relations.
Working closely with the entire Development team to plan, manage and execute a comprehensive stewardship program for the Office
Developing, optimizing and maintaining statistics that incentivize and illustrate progress towards the stewardship goals of the Office, including, but not limited to, improved correspondence, increased visits, and fund reporting
Advising and coordinating with Office directors, the Communications Office and external contractors to develop and produce materials that educate and motivate constituents to support CMS
Overseeing and optimizing the Office’s use of the Raiser’s Edge database
Working in collegial collaboration with a diverse group of people in a professional work environment
By June 2020, complete a “pilot” program to report on the financial and impact of five endowed funds to those funds’ benefactors. By June 2021, in conjunction with CMS’s 75th Anniversary, roll out a comprehensive, endowed fund stewardship reporting system.
By June 2020, demonstrate an overall increase in the quantity and quality of the stewardship initiatives of the Office
On an on-going basis, improve the quality of data in our Raiser’s Edge database
On an on-going basis, improve the efficiency of updating records as well as accessing information and reports in our Raiser’s Edge database
A minimum of five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in a non-profit and/or independent private school fundraising
A high level of Raiser’s Edge proficiency
Excellent interpersonal skills
A strong grasp of fundraising ethics and practices
Excellent written and oral communication skills
The ability to develop and execute long-range plans
The willingness and ability to represent Cardigan Mountain School at a variety of events, some of them on evenings and weekends
Proficiency in MS Office.
If interested in this position, please send a résumé, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to the Director of Development and International Relations. No phone calls please.
An onsite interview is required. Criminal background checks are performed on all new hires.
Cardigan Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any employee or applicant in any manner prohibited by law.
Cardigan Mountain Academic Year: Cardigan Mountain School is a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine, located in Canaan, New Hampshire. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting the School’s mission: “To offer a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society.” The School offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding work environment defined by the strength of our community and our core values: compassion, integrity, respect and courage.
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