The Phelps School, a boys boarding school in Malvern, PA, is seeking a Director of Development and Alumni RelationsReporting to the President, the Director manages the school’s fundraising efforts and serves as liaison to alumni.

Key Responsibilities

  • Articulate the Phelps School’s mission, values, and traditions compellingly to current and prospective donors and to other constituents.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a fundraising program that sets goals and strategies for cultivating and soliciting major, planned, corporate, and foundation gifts; collaborate with school leaders in developing proposals and promotional materials to support major fundraising initiatives based on specific school needs and priorities.
  • Plan, direct, and execute alumni relations programs (e.g., reunions, events, student-alumni activities); serve as contact person for information and services related to alumni; oversee and maintain alumni records, files, and donor databases.
  • Design and implement annual giving; initiate, coordinate, and manage parent associations and volunteers; identify and research annual fund prospects; supervise creation and mailing of announcements and appeals; recruit and meet with annual giving volunteer committees; manage phone-a-thon and recruit student callers; conduct personal annual fund donor solicitations.
  • Prepare statistical reports for related publications and communications.
  • Explore and research candidates for major gift campaigns.


  • Master’s degree in applicable area preferred
  • proven ability to work with students and volunteers of all ages
  • success in leading staff, providing strategic and tactical direction, maximizing constituent support, and soliciting major gifts 
  • excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (speaking, listening, and  writing)
  • knowledge of database research and maintenance; facility with technology and social media

Please send letter of interest, resume, and three references to Stephany Fahey, President, at [email protected]