Allendale Columbia School - Director of Advancement Email

AFP Member? No
Name of Organization: Allendale Columbia School
Title of Position: Director of Advancement
Salary Range (low): $105,000
Salary Range (high): $120,000
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Leadership Team to advance the school;
  • Work collaboratively with Admissions, Marketing and Communications, and the Business office to successfully promote a coordinated advancement strategy for AC;
  • Lead strategic development and alumni relations strategies aligned with the financial goals of the school and the overall strategic plan;
  • Supervise and grow a development team;
  • Set fundraising objectives, alumni engagement goals, and solicitation strategies with the advancement team;
  • Evaluate and benchmark results of fundraising and engagement activities regularly, and report to the Board of Trustees bi-monthly;
  • Cultivate and ask for major gifts and planned gifts through individual management of a portfolio of donors;
  • Create, review, and approve all proposals and gift agreements prior to asks;
  • Oversee team responsible for executing the annual fund, the gala, and volunteer engagement;
  • Cultivate and steward lifelong loyalty to AC through effective and consistent communications, increased alumni engagement, and increased donor engagement;
  • Steward gifts made to the School and plan the next campaign;
  • Foster a vibrant culture of philanthropy so that giving of time and financial resources is a joyful, inclusive, and meaningful experience for donors and volunteers; and
  • Serve as the primary staff support for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and contribute to other board committees as needed.

Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan 

Education: Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred with a minimum of five years of fundraising experience with supervisory experience;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with marketing and communications experience;
  • Successful track record of major gift solicitations and campaign management;
  • Experience managing volunteers, including members of governing boards;
  • Highly energetic and enthusiastic personality with excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and time management skills;
  • Ability to supervise a team in a manner which will maximize their individual talents and inspire professional growth;
  • Ability to motivate others through encouraging communication, optimism, strong work ethic, kindness, and high achievement, while also being organized and deadline-driven; and
  • Interest and willingness to participate in travel, including international travel, when necessary.
  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination

Specific Requirements of Position:

Annual Campaigns
Grant Writing
Newsletter Production
Major Gift Solicitation
Planned Gifts
Capital Campaigns
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Donor Research

Position Reports to: Shannon Baudo, Head of School

Send Correspondence to:
Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources
Allendale Columbia School
519 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, New York 14618
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter