Alumni Gift Officer

Administrator / Full-Time

Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA

Alumni Gift Officer

 

Lawrence Academy (LA) is a boarding and day school in Groton, MA, serving 400 students in grades 9-12. LA enjoys its heritage as one of the oldest independent schools in the country while embracing a contemporary student-centered approach that supports its mission. In LA’s tightly knit environment, students are supported and encouraged to exercise their minds, discover their voices, learn creatively, and take their own initiative. The academic program is uniquely hands-on and allows students to discover how their education can be applied in daily life.

 

Summary:

The Alumni Gift Officer is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and engagement of LA alumni (of all decades) to increase current and future philanthropic engagement in support of Lawrence Academy’s mission. The Alumni Gift Officer will report to the Director of Alumni Advancement and plays a key role in the operations of the Development Office. The Officer helps to identify prospective donors, craft messaging, and cultivate donor relationships with the goal of securing financial support for the institution. This position is a full-time, full-year position.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build relationships with alumni from all decades to build a portfolio for annual fund support.
  • Successfully build and maintain existing relationships with key alumni donors.
  • Identify new alumni donors and prospects through stewardship and cultivation.
  • Identify and regain relationships with lapsed alumni donors.
  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational solicitation goals.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Alumni Advancement develop and manage fundraising strategies for alumni of LA.
  • Travel locally, regionally, and domestically for engagement and fundraising.
  • Conduct 4-6 meetings with alumni per week for engagement and fundraising.
  • Assist in recruitment and oversight of the alumni Class Agent program.
  • Provide timely updates, analysis, and management of constituent data using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT platform.
  • Assist with reunions and other key alumni events.
  • Collaborate with the annual giving team to develop fundraising strategies and digital and print collateral that maximize participation, new or increased contributions, and minimize costs.
  • Be part of the residential program as a weekend team member.
  • Attend all faculty meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ years of direct fundraising experience.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated history of building and enhancing engagement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to succeed.
  • Ability to meet and exceed performance goals.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively with key internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Willingness to travel locally to attend alumni meetings and events.
  • Occasional weekend or evening work required for special events.
  • Commitment to and appreciation for the mission of Lawrence Academy.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Commitment to maintaining the confidentiality and security of donor information.
  • Successfully complete required background checks.

 

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a full listing of all required activities, duties, or responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time.

 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to be mobile in a multi-story, historic building.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions.
  • Weekend and evening work required on occasion.

 

Lawrence Academy offers a generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off. For more information on Lawrence Academy go to www.lacademy.edu.

 

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and reference list in a single PDF to Beth Crutcher, at jobs@lacademy.edu. The email subject line should be “Alumni Gift Officer.” No phone calls please.

 

Cultural competence is an essential element of teaching and learning at Lawrence Academy. We are therefore seeking individuals who are committed to actively participating in professional development and engaging in our cultural competency programs that are structured to move our community forward equitably and inclusively. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. The Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Lawrence Academy

Groton, MA
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender