Director of Institutional Advancement

Staff / Full-Time

Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH

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Contract Period Year-round position, salaried, exempt

Supervisor Headmaster

Qualifications Bachelor’s or Master’s degree along with comparable experience in philanthropy

Subordinate Staff Alumni Relations Coordinator, Database Specialist

Responsible for the development, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of advancement and marketing initiatives at Pinkerton Academy; directly responsible to the Headmaster for supervision and coordination of alumni, publication, and philanthropic relations of the Academy; serves as consultant and advisor to Headmaster and the Board of Trustees in matters pertaining to donor relations and institutional advancement.


● Three or more years of relevant, successful experience in all phases of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts from individuals and private foundations, and a demonstrated ability to establish long-term relationships with donors, faculty, alumni, and other prospects ● Exceptional oral and writing skills (including grants) with an ability to communicate with PA Board, faculty, administrators, and donors. Demonstrated ability to present complex information in a clear and compelling manner in writing and in person ● Superior skills at crafting briefings, proposals, and stewardship reports ● Willingness and availability to travel as necessary and work evening and weekend events to support the school’s mission and philanthropy strategies ● Persuasive, persistent, and motivational ability ● Knowledge of planned giving instruments ● Experience in marketing and branding, ability to oversee further development of those efforts ● Recognized success working with senior institutional leaders, senior volunteers, and academic and administrative staff ● Experience with donors including strong preparation and professional judgment about the extent to which cultivation can effectively be staff driven ● Capable of leading and managing a support team in all aspects of work, particularly with regard to the preparation of written materials and media presentations ● Recognized for initiative with a self-starting, resilient, and entrepreneurial spirit ● Working Knowledge of Blackbaud’s


● Serves as an advisor and guide to the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees on all questions relating to institutional advancement. ● Educates and guides the Headmaster and the Trustees in best practices for maximizing philanthropy. ● Ensures the advancement department’s policies, procedures, and best practices are reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees. ● Provides support in the ongoing efforts by the Trustees related to PA Board development. ● Partner with the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees in developing short- and long-range priorities for maximizing philanthropy and marketing. ● Advises the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees about the best action plans for expanding annual, major, and planned gifts using best constituency engagement, communications, and volunteer practices. ● Works with Advancement Office staff in setting individual and departmental goals for executing all parts of the action plan and supervises and evaluates their progress. ● Collaboratively plans, implements, and supervises a comprehensive fundraising program designed to secure significant financial resources from trustees, parents, alumni, foundations, and others to support Pinkerton Academy’s mission and strategic priorities. ● Leads and coordinates the efforts of the development team and volunteers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewardship donors. ● Structure and lead future capital campaigns. ● Oversees all fundraising efforts and programs, including Annual Giving, special fundraising events, major gifts programs, capital campaigns, planned giving, donor prospecting, and research, and office administration. ● Other duties as assigned by the Headmaster and/or the Board of Trustees

Pinkerton Academy

Derry, NH
High School
All Gender
Town Academy