Director of Advancement Resume Samples

A Director of Advancement acts as a primary strategic architect for all comprehensive development programs that target to achieve the organization’s mission and goals. Actual duties vary based on the requirements of the employer, however, a professional Director of Advancement Resume mentions the following core duties and tasks – leading the advancement team for designing and implementing a comprehensive, and result-oriented development plan, establishing the vision for fundraising, identifying new donors and deepening relationships with families and foundation leaders; and providing regular performance reviews.

The work style demands the following skills and abilities – working knowledge of advancement best practices, emerging trends, and tools and technologies; familiarity with relevant industry; experience in maintaining relationships with executive leaders and boards/committees; and excellent leadership skills. A reasonable level of education and several years of work experience is considered ideal for this role.

Director of Advancement Resume example

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Executive Consultant providing strategic planning, business development, fundraising, and management services to local agencies. Executive consultations are available on a contract basis.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Grant Writing, Donor Relations.

Description :

    1. Developed an alumni database.
    2. Created alumni events.
    3. Researched information for the alumni portion of the school website.
    4. Supported Admission and Development Offices with admission and fundraising.
    5. Processed phone and website inquiries.
    6. Helped develop a new website with an advertising agency.
    7. Gave tours of campus to prospective families.
    8. Processed all admission paperwork.
    9. Tested prospective students to make sure they were academically appropriate for the program.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA in Communication Specialist


Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Mission-driven Director of Advancement professional with proven administrative and organizational skills seeks new challenges in a dynamic organization. Energetic, diligent, and mature team-player eager to demonstrate a personal capacity for growth and productivity.

Skills : Graphic Design, Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Mail Chimp, Social Media.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of the enrollment management, development, communications, and public relations programs of the school.
    2. Managed activities that create a supportive climate for enrollment and fundraising.
    3. Maintained a constant effort to advance the school.
    4. Planned, managed, and implemented strategies for the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students.
    5. Responsible for writing and distributing school communications.
    6. Printed publications including school newsletter/magazine, marketing materials, program brochures, and direct mail pieces.
    7. Electronic communications including website, weekly school emails, and social media.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS in Advertising Communications


Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Dedicated and accomplished Director of Advancement professional with ten years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience. Solid organization, communication, and time management skills. Results-focused with outstanding practical judgment and attention to detail. Talent for proactively identifying and resolving problems, controlling costs, and maximizing productivity.

Skills : Raiser's Edge and Sustain Database Management, And Development Software. Proficient In Microsoft Office, Mac, Electronic.

Description :

    1. Directed all advancement efforts of the school to include admissions, fundraising, and marketing.
    2. Worked in partnership with a six-member leadership team to drive the overall functions of the school.
    3. Established a plan for the annual fund to maximize resources and align with the school mission and strategic plan.
    4. Supervised admissions enrollment quotas to meet a $10 million operating budget.
    5. Managed an annual budget, and a $2 million capital campaign.
    6. Led team of three to exceed organizational goals.
    7. Directed efforts for two board member committees.
    8. Revitalized brand image.
    9. Eliminated ineffective admissions folder and created a professionally designed admissions viewbook with an ad agency.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS in Business Administration

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Dynamic, effective, and creative advancement professional with a record of successful initiatives. Key strengths are developing relationships with diverse segments of the population and being able to build a consensus among multiple perspectives to achieve success.

Skills : Excellent Communication, Excellent Verbal And Written Communication, Excel, And Outlook.

Description :

    1. Responsible for planning and execution of both a marketing and fundraising plan.
    2. Solicited individuals, companies, and private foundations for philanthropic support.
    3. Evaluated programs to measure success.
    4. Created all fundraising materials.
    5. Generated reports.
    6. Developed, wrote, and tracked proposals for all foundations and corporations.
    7. Built relationships in the community.
    8. Organized, managed, and directed all special events.
    9. Set up processes and procedures for gift acceptance, including policies.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
M.A. in Creative Writing

Director of Advancement Resume

Objective : 15 plus years of experience as a development director, consultant, and board-level chair/volunteer successfully securing financial support from individuals and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals through the annual fund, alumni and parent organizations, event sponsorships, and endowment and major gift initiatives.

Skills : Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Office Suite.

Description :

    1. Hired to develop and execute the first comprehensive annual fundraising campaign in several years for a private school with 380 students and 67 staff.
    2. Managed a staff of 1 and led the development of an overall advancement plan.
    3. Refocused message on strengths of the academic program and extracurricular offerings.
    4. Engaged faculty in development efforts.
    5. Initiated an outreach program to grandparents and alumni.
    6. Authored and coordinated direct mail, email, and telemarketing solicitation efforts.
    7. Managed and wrote copy for the social media program, online newsletter, website, and print ads.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA in History

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : A highly motivated and accomplished development professional with demonstrated expertise, skilled to assist a company or non-profit organization in account cultivation, management, and development through proven experience in goal setting and organization as well as a strong professional presence.

Skills : Problem Solving, Research & Planning, Organization, Communication, Volunteer Recruitment.

Description :

    1. Directed fundraising; public relations, marketing, and advertising; alumni relations; and communications and social media.
    2. Created postcards and advertisements to promote the school and its events.
    3. Created monthly newsletter for parents, grandparents, parishioners, and alumni.
    4. Maintained and operates a school website, social media, App, Facebook, and Twitter.
    5. Developed a five-year strategic plan for the school in partnership with 10 committee chairs and directs its implementation.
    6. Established an annual fund program that highlights the success of school alumni, with contributions of over $200,000.
    7. Created an annual grandparents day event to expand awareness of another generation of potential supporters and donors.
    8. Coordinated annual golf tournament with over $20,000 in annual revenue.
    9. Developed an annual gala event that raised over $50,000 for tuition assistance in its inaugural year and over $150,000 in three years.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MA of Nonprofit Management

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Accomplished nonprofit management expert with exceptional organizational development, program implementation, and communications capabilities. Known for strategic management and successful process implementation that leads to increased organizational performance.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, Advanced Microsoft Office Graphic Design.

Description :

    1. Organized and coordinated fundraising programs for annual support, educational programs, capital projects, endowments, scholarships, and special programs.
    2. Coordinated Major Gift Effort, focusing on one on one meetings with leading parents, alumni, past parents, and friends of BI.
    3. Prepared and assisted in presenting proposals and grant applications to prospective donors.
    4. Coordinated parent volunteer efforts.
    5. Collaborated with Director of Alumni to present alumni activities and events.
    6. Communicated and promoted the mission of the school.
    7. Coordinated Major Donor Reception, and other special events.
    8. Prepared reports of gift income for the Development Committee.
    9. Defined and maintained the Raisers Edge database structure.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MBA

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Enjoy detail, organization, project planning & researching projects, and working with others. Past employment history has given a variety of experience with the public, handling confidential information, and opportunities to utilize graphic design skills.

Skills : Informative and Persuasive Writing, Advanced Editing, Public Speaking and Presenting, Event Planning, and Management.

Description :

    1. Created the development department for this brand new nonprofit agency.
    2. Initiated and implemented solicitation, stewardship, and reporting functions.
    3. Inaugurated the first fundraising campaign.
    4. Researched, acquired, and populated the donor database system, then integrated it into our social media campaign.
    5. Established annual grants schedule, wrote and submitted grants and reports.
    6. Worked closely with board development committee, established a three-year development strategy and budget with quarterly goals and board report.
    7. Managed the rebranding of the organization.
    8. Oversaw creation of a completely revamped web site.
    9. Produced promotional materials.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Certificate Program

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Certified Fund Raising Executive with a strong track record raising funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including extensive public speaking experience. Adept in the development and execution of strategic plans. Flexible and responsive in dealing with multiple projects and tight deadlines.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, HTML 5, CSS, Web Design, Photography, Social Media Management, Advertising.

Description :

    1. Oversaw and directed the Boys and Girls Club of national programs.
    2. Administered develops and implements program design, policies, practices, and procedures.
    3. Ensured Olivet Boys and Girls Club's mission, vision, and strategic plan is being implemented at all levels.
    4. Established evaluation mechanisms and other systems for assuring program & site quality through target description, monthly milestones, quarterly program goals, and integrating the logic model & other evaluation tools into day to day functions.
    5. Tracked enrollment, average daily attendance, and retention data & other contractual goals to ensure that participants are receiving quality and long term support.
    6. Incorporated a strength base orientation into work responsibilities and pursues opportunities for team and personal growth and resource enhancement.
    7. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and supervising staff.
    8. Participated in Leadership meetings pertaining to grant development, program & contract negotiations/implementation, and monthly fiscal/program assessment.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MS in Arts Administration

Director of Advancement Resume

Summary : Organized Director of Advancement professional with a proven track record of delivering within specified time frames. Customer-focused and strong communicator with the ability to effectively interact with others. Quick learner with management potential.

Skills : Management Skills, Communication Skills, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Built and supervised a cohesive team of education professionals, including directors of admission, alumni relations, communications, special events, advancement services, communications, and development.
    2. Executed a $10 million Capital Campaign that exceeded the consultant-recommended goal by $6 million during a period of transition.
    3. Designed and implemented highly-successful programs and events including a student-to-alumni transition process.
    4. Continually monitor cross-department financial goals, ROI for projects and events, and adjusted strategies as needed.
    5. Exceeded financial fundraising goals through Head of School transition.
    6. Served on the school-wide strategic planning process committee for advancement and admissions; direct liaison with the Board of Trustees.
    7. Responsible for managing seven departmental budgets, in addition to setting all school-wide fundraising goals and objectives.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS in Education and Social Policy