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Senior Development Office

Position Type Administrator
School Name Princeton Day School
City, State Princeton, NJ 
Posted 02/04/2019

Princeton Day School seeks a Senior Development Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward capital and planned gifts. The Senior Development Officer reports to the Director of Capital Giving.

Senior Development Officer responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospective donors -through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach events, face to face meetings, and special events.

  • Being regularly "on the road" visiting past and prospective donors and volunteers.

  • Promote the School’s Planned Giving program to increase membership in the May Margaret Fine Society of planned giving donors.

  • Develop new and creative initiatives to engage donors and prospective donors.

  • Personally manage relationships with a portfolio of assigned prospective donors, including cultivating, soliciting and stewarding their relationship with the School.

  • Attend and assist with managing donor cultivation and recognition events and activities.

  • Coordinate Annual Fund solicitation of capital and endowment prospects with the Director of Annual Fund and the Director of Alumni Programs & Giving.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of professional success.

  • Successful experience (5 years or more) in developing and managing individual strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.

  • Interest in independent school education and a dedication to promoting the School’s fund raising priorities by developing relationships with faculty, senior academic and administrative leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team.

  • Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude and a have demonstrated record of completing assignments.

  • Willingness and availability to travel.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • Cooperate and work together with all managers, supervisors and co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction.

  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage diverse tasks, multitasking in a fast-paced sometimes stressful environment.

  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations.

  • Must be detailed oriented, thorough and accurate.

  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by March 8, 2019 to:  Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at Position is available immediately.  Start date is flexible.

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