Director of Annual Giving

Job title: Director of Annual Giving
Organization: The Seven Hills School
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for overseeing the Annual Fund, as well as managing a small portfolio of major gift prospects. Major program responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning and executing an Annual Fund of over $1.2M, management of annual fund volunteers, development and execution of micro-campaigns and special fundraising efforts, and developing leadership Annual Fund prospects into major giving prospects.  We are currently in the public phase of a $20 million campaign.

Essential Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated track record as a self-starter, a creative-thinker, and an action-oriented fundraiser with a sense of urgency and passion for implementing strategies and tactics.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently, as well as a participating and supporting member of a team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute all aspects of the Annual Fund including developing a yearly strategic plan focused on annual giving solicitations and tactics to achieve the budgeted goal for the school.
  • Oversee the development and execution of all annual fund communications and content.
  • Focus on renewing and upgrading current donors, as well as increasing the overall participation rate of all constituencies through the acquisition of new donors.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to integrate annual giving and major gift solicitation strategies.
  • Collaborate with Director of Alumni Engagement on reunion and other initiatives to increase alumni engagement and leverage alumni relations activities to increase annual giving. Serve as a resource for fundraising staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee staff and volunteer outreach efforts that will raise donors’ sights and inspire participation in annual giving.
  • Cultivate new and lapsed donors through personal visits.
  • Develop relationships with a small portfolio of 30-40 major gift prospects.
  • With the Development Associate, manage the annual giving prospect pipeline. Conduct analysis to support data-driven decisions about annual goals and targets.
  • Other appropriate duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum five years fundraising experience.
  • Experience managing an annual giving program, preferably at an independent school.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of university transcripts to Andi Guess, administrative assistant to the Head of School, or mail materials to Andi Guess at The Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Seven Hills is an independent, nonsectarian college preparatory school.

The Seven Hills School is an equal opportunity employer.