Assistant Director, Donor Relations
  • Advancement
  • Alumni Relations
  • Development

Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Accredited by NEASC

The Assistant Director of Donor Relations plays a key role in executing the Academy’s high-profile, high-impact stewardship and recognition program, including managing narrative and financial stewardship projects, planning and executing donor relations events, preparing personalized gift acknowledgments on behalf of Academy leadership, implementing the Academy’s top donor recognition societies and other forms of recognition, producing creative institutional gifts and other meaningful donor experiences, and entering and maintaining accurate records and data in accordance with the Academy’s policies and best practices.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in donor relations in an educational or other non-profit setting, or related demonstrated success in non-profit development or communications, are required. The Assistant Director must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, proficiency in project management and with common business productivity and analysis tools, as well as with the design and presentation of both qualitative and quantitative reports, and the ability to take initiative and collaborate well with a variety of stakeholders in an educational setting. An understanding of private education and experience planning and executing high-touch events are strongly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required:

The successful candidate will be a creative and polished writer with impeccable attention to detail, a strategic thinker with a customer service focus, and a high-performing project manager with the ability to execute at both the individual and large-scale levels within a sophisticated donor community.  He/she will match leading-edge best practices in donor communications with an appreciation of the traditions that are the legacy of decades of Andover donors and volunteers. Occasional night and weekend work is required for events and donor engagements, both on campus and off, including occasional travel out of state.

Full background check required.  Apply to:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Development