Associate Director of Leadership Giving

Posted on 03/26/2024

The Peddie School

Hightstown, NJ

We have recently completed a $106M campaign and the momentum is palpable. We are creating this new position in an effort to align and evolve our fundraising efforts in a more intentional way. This chapter will be focused on strengthening our fundraising practices for The Peddie Fund, gift planning, capital needs and ongoing endowed funding priorities. Reporting to the Director of Leadership Giving, the ideal candidate will possess a deep commitment to Peddie’s mission, demonstrate excellent listening and fundraising skills, and have demonstrated success as an exceptional relationship builder, quick learner, and effective portfolio manager. This position will offer excellent professional development with Plus Delta for qualified candidates and we are committed to providing growth opportunities at Peddie. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospects through all stages of the donor cycle including: identification, qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
  • Develop individualized strategies to grow and renew annual fund and other kinds of support (as needed) through face-to-face meetings, solicitations, and personalized communication;
  • Conduct required number of face-to-face visits per month/year with donors and prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual fund and all other kinds of gifts;
  • Work collaboratively with other colleagues and volunteers to create meaningful pathways for philanthropic support;
  • Hold self accountable to progress and report on portfolio status and progress toward goals;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising roles or similar roles with transferable skills and a proven track record of measurable success;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans;
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to build relationships and interact compassionately and collaboratively with diverse colleagues and constituents;
  • Strong project management, organizational and time management skills;
  • Commitment to ethical fundraising practices and adherence to industry standards and regulations;
  • Ability to travel as required for donor meetings and events. Hybrid work may be considered;
  • Unequivocal commitment to Peddie’s mission and values.

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