Jobs at Darlington School

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Employment Opportunities

Application Procedure

Darlington School's hiring needs are normally not determined until the end of February or early March. During this time frame, we will have a clearer picture of availability and will begin our search process.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials as a single PDF file to Carrie Eady, Human Resources Manager, 1014 Cave Spring Road, Rome, GA 30161. No phone calls please.


Employee benefits include retirement annuity, comprehensive major medical, term life insurance, disability insurance, credit union, meals, flexible benefits plan, supplemental retirement annuity and faculty study grants.

Faculty Duties

    • Five (5) classes
    • Coach class
    • Two (2) preparations
    • Class preparation–often 2 hours nightly
    • Grades due every four (4) weeks
    • Substituting in department
    • Comments written on students three (3) times annually
    • Advising students (6-10)
    After-School Duties
    • Coaching or Lifetime Fitness
    Dormitory Duties (if hired as residential faculty)
    • Once every seven (7) days approximately (weekends as well as weekdays)
    Assorted Duties:
    • Weekend/campus activities
    • Monthly faculty meetings
    • Committee meetings
    • Ticket duty
    • Admissions duties
    • Parents Weekend
    • Dance duty


Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is a fundraising member of Darlington Advancement team. This person will manage the relationships of 150 current major gift donors and oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $1,500 and more for Darlington’s Capital, Annual and planned gift efforts.

Reports to: Director of Development

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects capable of giving $1,500 or more, moving them from identification through solicitation. Design and implement personalized strategies for each prospect
  • Secure at least 5 to 8 meaningful face-to-face visits weekly, and 2 to 3 major gift solicitations per month
  • Travels as necessary to carry out personal cultivation/solicitation visits (70% of the time)
  • Conduct one-on-one prospecting sessions with high-level donors, board members, staff, and others to identify and qualify major gift prospects
  • Initiates contact with major gift donors and uncovers potential leadership
  • Acquires an understanding of the background, needs and interests of prospects in order to strengthen personal relationship and connectivity to Darlington
  • Develops and directs appropriate cultivation strategies including volunteer opportunities, campus visits or cultivation events/programs
  • Moves potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation/closure
  • Maintains stewardship contact with prospects at all times
  • Documents progress through call reports and prepares follow-up materials as needed (proposals, letters, endowed fund updates, etc.)

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Maintains a level of competency in planned giving
  • Serves as class liaison for an assigned reunion class for the purpose of overseeing the class party/weekend activities and helping implement a class giving effort
  • Attends and supports other advancement program activities where appropriate (alumni gatherings, reunion weekend, phonathons and admissions events)
  • Assists with stewardship and publicity arrangements on important gifts, programs, accomplishments or events
  • Develops internal relationships with administration, faculty, Trustees and the advancement team to garner support as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years of successful professional fundraising experience, or a combination of relevant experience and education. Major gift fundraising experience required, with experience in asking for and closing major gifts of $5,000 or more. Prefer experience, coursework, or other training in areas of campaigns and planned giving
  • Belief in the mission of Darlington School, appreciation for its culture and history, and ability to effectively articulate the school’s message
  • Loyalty to a team; willing spirit in supporting team projects and team members
  • Ability to build personal relationships through strong communication skills, an inquisitive nature and a genuine interest in learning about prospective donors and their needs
  • Highly energetic self-starter with the organizational skills to plan and successfully complete travel and follow-through
  • Flexibility in work hours to include extensive travel, evenings and weekends as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent oral and written capabilities
  • Stays abreast of Raisers Edge and other in-house technology systems and works with Advancement Services Officer to ensure availability of accurate, appropriate computer support for program






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