Careers At Sidwell Friends School

Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Sidwell Friends. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.

Director of Annual Giving

Department: Office of School Advancement
Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: Immediately
Status: Full-time

Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a Director of Annual Giving. The Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to and oversight of a multi-million-dollar Annual Giving program of both unrestricted and restricted giving opportunities. Specific responsibilities include: strategizing and planning for multi-million dollar annual operating fundraising goals; overseeing strategic use of volunteers in the Annual Giving program; personally qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting annual leadership donors and prospective donors; and analyzing data on Annual Giving performance and utilizing it to make decisions about program direction and orchestration. The Director will manage the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and collaborate with the Director of Major and Planned Giving on comprehensive campaign solicitations that will achieve the annual operating fundraising goals. The position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development. 

Qualifications include 7+ years of development experience as well as proven skill at conceptualizing, drafting and editing annual fund appeals; volunteer management; personal gift solicitation; organization and management of processes; and initiative-taking and working independently and as a collaborative team player.  A bachelors degree is required (masters preferred).  

Sidwell Friends School 
Human Resources Department 
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016

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