Buxton School is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced fundraising professional
to oversee and manage annual fundraising and long-term stewardship of Buxton’s greater
community. The DoD will work closely with the leadership of the school and the board of
trustees to help Buxton expand its fundraising capacity from a diversified base of donors,
seeking out and securing individual and foundation donors, as well as strengthening Buxton’s
ties to its various constituents.

The Director of Development and Alumni Affairs will design, implement, and oversee all short-
term and long-term fundraising efforts including the school’s annual campaign, foundation and
individual donor prospect research and grant writing, alumni cultivation, board development,
donor records maintenance, and endowment growth. With the school’s directors, board, and
other key staff, the Director of Development will advise, prepare, and participate in an upcoming
holistic Strategic Plan for the school.

The Director of Development and Alumni Affairs will work with other members of staff to create
strategies to reach out to and stay in touch with all of our constituents—helping to organize and
coordinate virtual and in-person events; create and maintain a consistent social-media presence;
help with yearly publications; and be the primary point person for our on-campus reunions.
What we’re looking for in a candidate:

• Several years of fundraising experience on a similar scale with demonstrated growth
• Being a good “self-starter”: generating ideas and seeing projects to completion in a
small shop
• Knowledge of/experience with progressive education and/or boarding schools a plus
• Good communication skills, both in writing and in person
• Excellent database skills
• Great organizational skills
• Lots of energy and enthusiasm
• Ability and willingness to work as part of a team

• Design, implement, and manage all fundraising activities including the annual Buxton Fund
and coordinating the annual Yearbook solicitation with the senior class, special projects, and
other school-related solicitations.
• Support capital and endowment campaigns, in conjunction with the leadership of the school,
the president of the board, and trustee committees
• Support school administration, Board president, Development Committee, and Board of
• Develop strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations

• Manage alumni relations including outreach, engagement, communications and events, such as
the biennial June Reunion at Buxton, annual Buxton gathering in NYC, and regional gatherings
• Coordinate and support constituent communications including printed Annual Report, e-
Newsletter, informational email blasts, and the school’s social media presence (Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn)
• Set internal infrastructure, systems and policies for the Development Office and Development
• Serve as point person for Board president for Board meeting logistics and materials, tracks
Board terms of office
• Attend all board meetings and present development report at each
• Participate as a member of the administrative staff team
• Supervise the Assistant to the Director of Development

Buxton is an equal opportunity employer. The salary for this position is competitive and our
benefits are excellent. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to our senior
director, Franny Shuker-Haines at franny@buxtonschool.org. We will begin reviewing
applications immediately with the hope that we will fill the position by mid-June.


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