BGA Fund Coordinator

  • Battle Ground Academy
  • Franklin, TN, USA
  • May 07, 2024
Full time Advancement

Job Description


Battle Ground Academy seeks a proven BGA Fund Coordinator to join its staff in 2024-2025. The BGA Fund Coordinator is integral to the Advancement Office and advancing the mission of Battle Ground Academy. This professional will report to the Assistant Head of School for Advancement and oversee the daily programs and initiatives of the Development Office aimed at growing support for Battle Ground Academy. 

Founded in 1889, BGA is a K-12th grade college preparatory school located in Franklin, TN. Serving a diverse student population from the surrounding counties, the school embodies the core values of character, scholarship, and excellence in all facets of campus life.

BGA is the oldest school in Franklin, a remarkable city located just 20 miles south of Nashville. It has been referred to as “a small-town gem” by the New York Times. The downtown is filled with locally-owned shops, and restaurants, and Main Street is home to iconic venues such as the Franklin Theater. Franklin features an abundance of historical sites and parks appealing to those who enjoy history and/or the outdoors. Quaint and welcoming, Franklin is truly a wonderful place to call home

Job Requirements

  • Actively support and assist with achieving all goals set forth by the Office of Advancement
  • Provide reports and analyses of the effectiveness of the giving and constituency relations programs
  • This position will be the primary contact for all annual giving efforts and develop and initiate strategies for new member acquisitions and annual renewals
  • Work evenings and weekends as warranted by meetings, events, and other department needs 
  • Perform related duties consistent with the scope and intent of this position
  • Develops and assists in implementing annual fund campaign
  • Recruits and works with BGA Fund volunteers
  • Parent Fund chairs & Grade Captains
  • Alumni Fund chairs & Decade/Class Captains
  • Chairs for other constituencies
  • Solicits gifts on behalf of BGA
  • Generates appeals and letters to support the annual campaign
  • Creates and aids in the creation of collateral materials (acknowledgment letters, videos, etc.)
  • Oversees the BGA Fund section of the annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Create and execute annual giving strategy for the BGA Fund including prospect identification, marketing and messaging, active solicitations, stewardship, and reporting quarterly forecast of goals and expenses for fiscal year
  • Networks and creates long-lasting relationships through budget-appropriate lunches, coffees and being present at important events with current parents, alumni, and other constituents to find ways to have both immediate and build a long-term positive impact on the BGA Fund
  • Works with the BGA Fund team to create a cohesive team approach, and open communication working environment to collectively grow the BGA Fund


  •  Ability to achieve goals, organize and establish priorities effectively and work collaboratively with a high level of motivation 
  • Knowledge of current strategic advancement policies and best practices 
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically and manage multiple areas of activity simultaneously 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or comparable donor management database preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining absolute confidentiality and professionalism in appearance, attitude, and presentation 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in business, communications, marketing, or a related field 
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in Advancement at independent schools preferred
  • Strong data management skills, including use of Blackbaud, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications (email, calendars, etc.) as required
  • Ability to work independently
  • The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Ability to occasionally lift to 30 pounds
  • Works in a high-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied diverse array of contacts. Work includes several weeknight and weekend events throughout the year
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment
  • May work in varied extreme outside weather conditions during special activities/events, including extreme heat and cold
  • May work at a desk and/or computer for extended periods