The position of Parent Annual Giving Manager is integral to the success of Westminster's annual fundraising efforts. In close partnership with the Director of Annual Giving, the Parent Annual Giving Manager implements the day-to-day operations of the Parent Giving Campaigns and provides support to The Westminster Funds more than 100 parent volunteers.
Supervisor: Director of Annual Giving
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Position Status: Salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 12-month position.
Hours of Work: Monday through Friday; core hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
- Works collaboratively with the Annual Giving team and members of the Office for Institutional Advancement (OIA) to achieve aspirational goals for the annual Westminster Fund.
- Works in collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving, the Parent Giving Chairs, and other leadership to execute and implement strategies to increase philanthropic support and broaden parent participation. Manages campaign progress.
- Leads parent volunteer recruitment, including Westminster Fund Grade Chairs and Class Callers, and manages the requests, expectations, and messages of parent fundraising volunteers. Provides guidance, training, and ongoing support to engage them in their volunteer role and ensure their success. Develops presentations and conducts volunteer training in partnership with team members to motivate and support volunteers and enhance the volunteer experience.
- Manages the Past Parent and Grandparent Campaigns. Formulates and executes strategies that communicate the impact of The Westminster Fund and increase donor retention and participation. Oversees campaign progress; identifies and implements redirections to strategies, as necessary.
- In partnership with the Advancement Operations team, oversees implementation of the GiveCampus volunteer management system for all fundraising volunteers.
- Serves as the GiveCampus power user. Manages the volunteer portal, including creating and updating volunteer resources and email templates, conducting volunteer trainings, and providing volunteer support as needed. Troubleshoots issues with vendor. Stays abreast of system enhancements and implements features as appropriate.
- In partnership with the Annual Giving team, builds GiveCampus social fundraising pages for targeted fundraising initiatives.
- In partnership with the Director of Annual Giving and the Advancement Writer, assists in the development of parent giving messages, solicitations, and multi-channel annual fund communications, including emails, letters, newsletters, website updates, etc.
- Attends various school events to connect with Westminster Fund constituents
- Participates in planning and staffing for Westminster Fund team events (ex. kick-offs, phonathons, Westminster Fund Day, volunteer appreciation, virtual events, etc.)
- Works with the Annual Giving Team to achieve overall Westminster Fund dollar and participation goals, providing support to projects as needed.
- Embraces the mission and strategic priorities of Westminster.
- Upholds and models OIAs core values (Impact, Above and Beyond, Authenticity, Quest for Knowledge, Optimism, and Inclusivity) and operating principles.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelors degree required.
- Two to five years of experience in non-profit or educational fundraising, preferably in an annual giving position.
- Very strong computer skills, including high competency in Microsoft Office software and databases; experience with Raisers Edge preferred
- Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies
- Self-starter with ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive and fluid environment with attention to detail and accuracy; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize
- Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
- Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, and judgment
- Team player with a positive attitude, proactive approach, and customer-service mindset
- Active interest in professional development and in staying up to date on best practices in annual giving and social media
- Commitment to the mission of Westminster and willing to serve as an ambassador for the School both internally and externally
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; and engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster's policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.
Note: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. Nothing contained in this position description restricts Westminster's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.