The Director of the Annual Fund develops, executes and analyzes strategies for increasing annual fund support and participation to maximize gift revenues from R-MA alumni, parents, friends, foundations, corporations and other constituents. The position reports to the Director of Advancement and in coordination with the Alumni Engagement Coordinator, oversees Alumni Giving and Reunion Giving.
This is a high-profile position which requires a creative, talented, and experienced advancement professional who is both entrepreneurial and collaborative.
Responsible for the overall planning and implementation of a comprehensive and innovative annual giving program.
With the Annual Fund Chairs, solicits and secures gifts to the school from individuals at leadership levels.
With the Annual Fund Chairs, motivates non-leadership donors to consider increasing their gifts
Supports the reunion giving program.
Oversees the communication strategy for the Annual Fund program and works collaboratively with the Office of Public Relations to implement the overall strategy for the department, including the annual report.
Works collaboratively with the Advancement Coordinator to ensure that departmental goals for stewardship are achieved.
Works closely with the Advancement Team on special events such as Homecoming, Parents’ Weekends and Award/Special Recognition events.
Plans, organizes, and develops the annual report of donors and writes development articles for the Sabre magazine.
Is involved in setting Annual Fund goals based on historical data and Academy budgetary needs.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Development/fundraising experience in educational and/or non-profit organizations, including personal solicitations.
Familiarity with handling confidential information appropriately.
Demonstrated excellent writing and oral communications skills.
Familiarity with Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge database platform.
Willingness to work nights and weekends as necessary and travel to visit/recruit/solicit prospective donors and volunteers; must have a valid driver’s license.
The Academy The oldest co-ed boarding school in America with Air Force Junior ROTC Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Affiliated with the United Methodist Church Day and boarding programs for students in grades 6-12, and postgraduates A premier military school, with memberships in The Association of Boarding Schools, ...the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, and the Virginia Association of Military Schools Our programs help students reach their potential!The Middle SchoolA structured, nurturing program with its own distinctive uniform and separate campus Averge class size is 10-12 students Strong mentoring program to teach the Four Virtues Hands-on approach engages students Eighth graders take two periods of English Supervised afternoon study halls for both day and boarding studentsThe Upper School is college-prepNine Advanced Placement and 54 college credits available Over the last three years our 300 graduates have earned over $8 million in college scholarships Freshmen and sophomores take double periods of English Average class size 13-17 students Tutorial sessions help students master each subject area Supervised study halls Air Force Junior ROTC is for students grades 9-12 and postgraduate; this military program teaches leadership, citizenship, study skills, and moreHighlighted ProgramsThe flight program allows students to solo or earn their private pilot’s license before graduation. Award-winning marching band has performed throughout the country: in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, at Walt Disney World, and at the Indianapolis 500 pre-race ceremonies. The speech and debate team is ranked #1 in the Mid-Atlantic, holding several championships for the last five years. R-MA boasts Virginia's only National Forensics League Quintuple Rubyists. The chorus has performed in Florida, Virginia Beach, and at the Air Force Association National Convention. Air Force Junior ROTC teaches leadership, citizenship, personal finance, study skills, and life lessons.Students 327 in the Upper School (86% boarding) 73 in the Middle School (58% boarding) 26% female 24 states, the District of Columbia, and 10 countriesPresidentMajor General Henry M. Hobgood, USAF, ret. Location 135 acre campus in Front Royal, VA Located 70 miles west of Washington, DC