Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a Director of Annual Giving. The Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to and oversight of a multi-million-dollar Annual Giving program of both unrestricted and restricted giving opportunities. Specific responsibilities include: strategizing and planning for multi-million dollar annual operating fundraising goals; overseeing strategic use of volunteers in the Annual Giving program; personally qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting annual leadership donors and prospective donors; and analyzing data on Annual Giving performance and utilizing it to make decisions about program direction and orchestration. The Director will manage the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and collaborate with the Director of Major and Planned Giving on comprehensive campaign solicitations that will achieve the annual operating fundraising goals. The position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development.
Qualifications include 7+ years of development experience as well as proven skill at conceptualizing, drafting and editing annual fund appeals; volunteer management; personal gift solicitation; organization and management of processes; and initiative-taking and working independently and as a collaborative team player. A bachelors degree is required (masters preferred).
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.