Senior Associate Director, Parent Giving

Wallingford, CT

The Senior Associate Director, Parent Giving manages a parent giving program that serves to increase philanthropic engagement and support from Choate parents.  This position will act as a key member of a dynamic Annual Fund team, working within the larger context of the school’s Development and Alumni Relations efforts.

This position is full-time, exempt, scheduled year-round, and is benefits eligible.  Some evening and weekend work is required.


  • Cultivate, solicit, and close annual gifts from a select portfolio of parent prospects and donors.
  • Focus extensively on face-to-face fundraising seeking unrestricted support for the School’s Annual Fund and identify opportunities to solicit contributions to institutionally defined capital priority areas.
  • Attain an annual visit goal and achieve personal and team revenue goals.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Choate’s strategic priorities and goals.
  • Plan gatherings to engage, cultivate, and steward parent donors.
  • Recruit, educate, and manage parent giving volunteers and organize phonathons or other opportunities for volunteers.
  • Partner with the Development leadership team to ensure high-level cultivation and solicitation of parent community.
  • Assist at a variety of events throughout the year including: Drop off and Parents Weekend, Reunion Weekend, donor recognition celebrations, campaign events, etc.
  • Build strategic and collaborative relationships with partners across the Choate community.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years of frontline, donor facing solicitation experience preferably in higher or secondary education.
  • Collaborative and communicative contributor.
  • Goal oriented and metrics and data driven.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Occasional travel for events and prospect meetings.

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 400 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own. 

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.