Advancement Services Manager



Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving nearly 935 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of inspiring students who make a difference, Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence in a warm, inclusive environment where students form meaningful relationships that cultivate confidence and self-discovery. Transformational academic and co-curricular programs including experiential learning opportunities, self-expression through the arts, and a competitive athletic program ensure students are challenged both inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and live with purpose.

Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.

Position Summary

The Advancement Services Manager is responsible for managing the donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship program, overseeing prospect research, and planning all donor engagement events.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Database and Office Management

  • Manage and oversee information contained in Veracross database. Document best practices and enforce protocol for data entry to ensure accurate donor data
  • Input and acknowledge all gifts and maintain records of acknowledgment letters
  • Educate and train staff and volunteers on database use
  • Generating database reports and campaign and annual gift tracking and analysis for development staff and Board of Trustees
  • Organize and manage campaign and annual giving pipelines in Veracross
  • Coordinate all direct mail appeals
  • Generate capital campaign pledge reminders, track pledge payments, and follow-up on outstanding pledge cards
  • Pull and organize donor lists for the Annual Report
  • Compile INDEX data annually and complete INDEX survey requests
  • Maintain all related financial materials, ensuring that all gift acceptance and management policies and procedures are followed with care
  • Prepare written materials, including correspondence, solicitation and proposal materials, acknowledgments, regular communications, and moves management reports
  • Act as office manager: order supplies, maintain storage spaces, and assist with general administrative tasks as needed.

Prospect Research

  • Uncover new donors through prospect research methods such as data screening and analysis of external wealth information sources
  • Develop and communicate prospect research, management, and lead information to appropriate frontline fundraisers
  • Author and edit prospect research manuals, reports, and other documents as needed

Donor Engagement and Events

  • Develop individualized donor stewardship and cultivation activities, including annual stewardship action plans for all major donors
  • Manage scholarship reporting, including maintaining scholarship spreadsheet and writing annual reports to all scholarship donors and Foundations
  • Organize, plan, and manage school fundraising and friendraising events, including the Back to School Bash, Grandparents Day, donor cultivation events, stewardship events, and other events as determined by Director of Institutional Advancement

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will have:

  •   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  •   Non-profit fundraising experience preferred
  •   Experience with database management (willingness and ability to learn Veracross)
  •   Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  •   Exceptional people skills with an attention to customer service
  •   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •   Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  •   Ability to work independently and/or with a diverse team
  •   Skills necessary to effectively use a variety of programs and software, including database programs and design software

Additional Details

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Robyn Jensen, . For more information about the school, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws.  Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.


Specific details

Organization Rowland Hall
Contact Person Robyn Jensen
Phone 8019711342
Closing Date ---
Salary Range $40,000-50,000