Annual Giving Caller

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-876566
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 29, 2024
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: May 20, 2024
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Job Description:

The Advancement team is looking for positive, enthusiastic fundraising callers to join the team during peak giving times this May-July. Annual Giving callers work with Blake’s Advancement Office to present the case for annual support through contacting Blake alumni, parents/guardians and friends by telephone and email. Callers act as a representative of Blake with the specific goal of securing financial contributions to the Blake Fund, updating contact information and thanking donors for their donations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Solicit through direct communication, including calling, writing and email
  • Gain an understanding of the school and its annual need for financial support
  • Connect by phone, email and handwritten notes with significant numbers of alumni, parents and friends
  • Provide information on Blake and answer any questions asked by prospects
  • Secure donations by credit card
  • Capture information over the telephone and email and accurately record this information
  • Thank donors for their generosity to Blake
  • Develop strong listening skills to allow for effective interactions between yourself and Blake’s constituents
  • Build teamwork and a positive work environment
  • Display maturity, responsibility and professionalism during all conversations
  • Handle personal information with extreme confidentiality
  • Complete paperwork accurately, completely and legibly
  • Arrive at each calling session on time and with a positive attitude
  • Strive to meet weekly team goals

Experience and Skills:

  • Attention to detail, accuracy and appropriate thoroughness
  • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills and ability to speak clear conversational English and use effective grammar and pronunciation
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office tools and Google Drive
  • Ability to type information while conversing with prospects over the phone
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and good judgment while taking initiative
  • Willingness to acquire new skills and take on new projects

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,331 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of facilities and campuses designed for specific developmental ages. Blake’s mission is to engage students with a dynamic, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism and a common set of values. Students pursue an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities, preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The school community is also guided by its Commitment to Pluralism and core values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE