Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia 12-Month Full-Time
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Director of Annual Giving

May 15, 2024 | 20 views


  • Manages a portfolio of The Darlington Fund personal solicitations with a goal of upgrading donors to higher levels of annual giving. Helps identify and build a pipeline of major gift donors for the school moving them from identification through solicitation. 

  • Completes a determined number of major prospect visits per year. 

  • Coordinates, implements, and tracks The Darlington Fund. 

  • Conceptualizes and implements programs to maximize donors and dollars; manages area and division campaigns. 

  • Manages all solicitations for The Darlington Fund from the following constituencies: Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty & staff, friends, and foundations. 

  • Responsible for developing and evaluating The Darlington Fund and reporting the progress. 

  • Documents solicitation progress through call reports and prepares follow-up materials as needed (proposals, letters, endowed fund updates, JJD Society, etc.). 

  • Manages and staffs all Darlington Fund events, including phonathons, volunteer trainings, recognition, and stewardship. 

  • Collaborates with the Communications and Advancement offices to create and prepare all Darlington Fund solicitation and promotion materials (letters, brochures, e-mail, magazine articles, website updates, pledge forms, postcards, social media posts etc.) 

  • Partner with the Director of Stewardship to plan and execute all donor relations for The Darlington Fund which includes but is not limited to letters, calls, gifts, and events.

  • Recruits, trains and manages Darlington Fund volunteers, including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty & staff, and students. 

  • Partners with the Advancement Services Officer to oversee all Darlington Fund gift records, postings, and acknowledgements and monitor the generation of The Darlington Fund prospect lists. 

  • Assigns selected Darlington Fund prospects to other gift officers or volunteers. 

  • Manages the student volunteer group (Advancement Ambassadors) to support all aspects of advancement.

  • Stays abreast of Raiser's Edge and other in-house technology systems and works with Advancement Services Officer to ensure availability of accurate, appropriate computer support for program 

  • Actively participate with other Advancement and Alumni Relations team members at special events, including but not limited to Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate, Alumni Weekend and Leadership Darlington.



  • Believes in and supports the mission of Darlington School

  • Loyalty to a team; willing spirit in supporting team projects and team members

  • Service oriented problem-solver who is able to successfully work with diverse individuals

  • Highly organized with strong attention to deadlines, detail and accuracy in a fluid environment

  • Exhibits collaborative spirit when responding to emerging or unplanned projects.

  • Have excellent oral, written, telephone and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents. 

  • Have strong computer skills, including high competency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and

Raiser’s Edge or Veracross.

  • Be willing to travel as required and to work evenings and weekends as necessary, including assisting with event setup and teardown. 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree (communications, nonprofit management, public relations, or related field)