Director of Annual Giving

Director of Annual Giving – The Park School

The Park School is seeking a creative, dedicated and experienced Director of Annual Giving to join our growing development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the leadership, management and execution of the school’s $1.7 million annual giving program. The Director ensures that the school is achieving its goals for annual giving dollars, percentage of participation and donor engagement.  The Director will also manage the school’s annual giving club and senior parent gift campaign.  In addition, the Director will supervise the Associate Director of the Annual Fund and work collaboratively with the rest of the development team.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a plan to achieve yearly fundraising goals
  • Manage and increase current pool of annual fund volunteers
  • Meet or exceed yearly annual fund goals, prepare reports for the board; analyze and monitor annual giving trends within the independent school fundraising landscape
  • Ensure the prompt acknowledgment of gifts
  • Manage the alumni and parent annual giving program, including alumni and parent phone solicitations and communications.
  • Coordinate the faculty and staff annual giving campaign with other development staff members
  • Produce the school’s annual report on giving in conjunction with the Director of Development Communications
  • Maintain a portfolio of top annual gift prospects and conduct at least 40 local personal visits a year.
  • Advance the mission of annual fund through print, social media and other forms of communication in collaboration with the Director of Development Communications
  • Assess online vendors for credit cards in collaboration with the Database Administrator
  • Other duties related to annual giving as required


  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three years professional fundraising experience with an emphasis on individual giving
  • Experience recruiting and maintaining relationships with donors and volunteers
  • History of successful gift solicitations with a strong record of maintaining or increasing revenue
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically with marketing annual giving programs
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent collaboration and follow through skills across multiple departments
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred

Salary and Benefits

Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.

Application Process

Please send letter of interest and resume via email (preferred) or US mail.

Contact Person:

Jack Missry
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208 

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