Director, Campus School Annual Fund (Part-Time)(1)


Carlow University invites applications for the position of Director, Campus School Annual Fund. The Director of the Campus School Annual Fund is responsible for developing and implementing an effective plan for a successful annual giving program, raising unrestricted and restricted funds in support of the School's mission. The Director reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and to The Campus School's Executive Director and Head of School and works in partnership primarily with the Annual Fund Parents Committee. 


  • Develop a plan to grow the Annual Fund from $50,000 to the $100,000 sustainable level and to increase parent and alumni participation over three years.  Utilize multiple channels including direct mail, telemarketing, social media, special events and other outlets including the Executive Director and others.  
  • Establish and work with the Annual Fund Parents Committee to engage volunteers and donors and leverage successful fundraising outcomes. 
  • Actively participate in goal setting for The Campus School.  Track, report and evaluate progress toward achieving the annual fund and participation goal.  Design and manage a giving program plan.  Design and manage events for fundraising and for donor recognition. 
  • Collaborate with the University Advancement Data Services Manager to ensure that procedures are followed for gift entry and donor acknowledgement, managing electronic records for Campus School families and alumni, and building reports to document and track annual fund operations. 
  • Collaborate with Finance to prepare and send annual financial reports to all Campus School endowment donors. 
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time. 
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate and promote to the giving community an understanding of the mission and core values of The Campus School, Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy.


  1. Bachelor's degree and three to five years of relevant and applicable experience. 
  2. Knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising, preferably in an independent school or higher education setting, including direct mail, telemarketing, reunion and class giving, donor relations and social media. 
  3. Excellent skills in organization, project management, communication, analytics and evaluation, computer and writing.  
  4. Ability to work well with people at all levels of a complex organization. 
  5. A commitment to building a successful program and achieving goals and to the mission of the University. 

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

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Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.  

Full/Part/FT&PT: Part-time
Department: Campus School
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
Contact Address: Carlow University 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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