Director of Advancement Services and Campaign Operations
Job Type

Start Date: April 2023 

Department: Advancement Office

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time Director of Advancement Services and Campaign Operations. The Director of Advancement Services and Campaign Operations serves as a member of the Advancement Office and provides operational leadership to advance the fundraising and community support-building mission of the Office. 

Primary responsibilities include staff supervision and mentorship, project management, report writing, training and documentation, database maintenance, gift processing, prospect management, operational support for the campaign, and research initiatives. 

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have experience in the operational side of development or fundraising. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and relational database software including a working knowledge of querying and reporting from databases is required. A Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree preferred. 

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with a fundraising database, especially Veracross 
  • Attention to detail and strong interpersonal, communication, training, and organizational skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively in a team
  • Proficiency in writing, grammar, and proofreading
  • Very high level of accuracy and thoroughness with regard to data entry
  • Highly organized with multi-tasking capability 
  • Self-starter, highly energetic. 
  • Effective research techniques
  • Problem resolution, willingness to find new solutions, and sharing ideas in a constructive way
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends

Essential Functions and Key Objectives: 

Advancement Services Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise in the use of data to support the development of strategies that will ensure the advancement of the School’s mission.
  • Provide direct supervision of the Advancement Services Manager
  • Serve as the primary report writing resource for the Veracross Development product within the Advancement team. 
  • Serve as a liaison to the School’s IT Dept. as related to Veracross
  • Oversee and manage gift entry processes. 
  • Perform regular and ongoing financial reconciliation with the Business Office.

Campaign Operations Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational support for the Campaign.
  • Manage prospect identification 
  • Oversee capacity and rating schema, management of prospects within stages and inclinations. 
  • Support Prospect Managers in executing various strategies to engage prospects.
  • Develop briefings for solicitations.
  • Continue to build a suite of relevant campaign reports. 
  • Manage outside resources to provide detailed research profiles. 

Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more. 

To Apply:  

Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. 

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.

About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally-appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.

BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.

The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages, and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.

Salary Description
$85,000.00 - $95,000.00