Assistant Director of Next Generation Giving

Posted on 09/27/2022

The Lawrenceville School

Lawrenceville, NJ

The Assistant Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the young alumni giving program while building a student philanthropy program. They will maintain fundraising responsibility for the 15 youngest classes alongside the Director of The Lawrenceville Parents Fund and Next Generation Giving, with a focus on college-aged alumni. Additionally, they will lead all student philanthropy efforts including the management of a robust senior class gift. This role will support young alumni giving volunteers, who are often critical to the success of fundraising goals. The Assistant Director must be able to ask for young alumni- leadership-level gifts and multi-year participatory gifts on personal visits.


With direction from the Director of The Lawrenceville Parents Fund and Next Generation Giving, lead young alumni giving strategies with a focus on our college-aged alumni.

  • Recruit and manage young alumni class fundraising teams with a focus on increasing young alumni participation in the annual fund.
  • Anticipate needs in advance of and during fundraising cycles, begins goal setting, effective individual screening, identification of potential leadership donors and possible solicitors, volunteer recruitment, routine volunteer meetings and training, conference calls, and frequent follow-up with solicitors.
  • Work alongside the Director to manage Reunion Committee activities for the 5th, 10th, and 15th Reunions.
  • Conduct at least 125 personal visits per year, with an emphasis on increasing and maintaining participatory gifts.
  • Develop strategies to increase recurring giving among Young Alumni.

With direction from the Director of The Lawrenceville Parents Fund and Next Generation Giving:

  • Lead student philanthropy and engagement efforts including the management of the senior gift campaign and robust student philanthropy program.
  • Develop and execute a “tuition runs out day,” with the long-term goal of including Forms II – IV in student philanthropy program.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2-3 years of development experience and/or direct solicitation or volunteer management experience required.
  • Must be able to recruit, train, motivate, and retain a corps of committed volunteers for Lawrenceville.
  • Must be able to work earnestly and cooperatively as a team with coworkers and volunteers, and give and receive feedback
  • Must be able to work in a friendly and collegial manner, with a thorough appreciation for the goals and mission of Lawrenceville, the interests of independent secondary education, and an understanding of liberal education as well as the operations that attend to schools of that nature.
  • Must have a high level of ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with all types of volunteers.
  • Must be able to analyze and determine regional strategies for engagement and fund development, and must be able to present frequent goal analysis and results and be prepared to suggest new strategies when appropriate.
  • Should have some experience with class segmentation and be able to identify specific alumni constituencies within classes.
  • Must possess clear, concise, and effective writing and speaking skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google products and donor databases.
  • Able to work in a fast pace environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

Must submit a cover letter to be considered.

Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. A welcoming community with students from more than 30 states and nearly 40 countries, the School serves students in grades nine through post-graduate. Lawrenceville employs the Harkness method of learning, stimulating thoughtful inquiry and debate. Across academic, residential, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all. For additional information, please visit

The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting.

The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.

The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options, and many other valuable programs.

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