Reporting to the Director of Leadership Annual Gifts, the Associate Director of Annual Giving is charged with helping to achieve annual revenue goals through the development and implementation of annual fund programs beyond direct mail activities and by maintaining a small portfolio of annual fund prospects and donors.
- Actively works to solicit appropriate donors to the Annual Fund, the program that raises annual operating support for the college, to help achieve participation and revenue goals that have been set by the Office of Finance.
- Leads all annual fund efforts designed to build the culture of philanthropy with various audiences, including, but not limited to students through the Senior Class Gift campaign, as young alumni through the 1869 Associates Program, and first or regular donors who respond to phone efforts; additionally will encourage regular donors to achieve and maintain Sycamore Club status.
- Works with Advancement staff to implement any fundraising event to benefit the annual fund, including but not limited to #Giving2UCday and Bear2Bear Benefit & Bash activities.
- Interacts on a regular basis with Advancement Operations/Annual Fund team members in order to be aware of direct mail schedules and outcomes, as well as the use of social media or potential crowd-funding strategies.
- Carries a small portfolio (at maximum 75) of annual fund prospects/donors.
- Attends regular department staff meetings and intradepartmental staff meetings as required.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues and team members in the Advancement Department and throughout the college. Participates in Advancement Department meetings and other key college staff meetings.
- Provides support to department leadership, as needed, for priority projects.
- Possesses knowledge and experience with computer programs that support the Advancement Office including Microsoft Office programs and Raiser’s Edge.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree.
- At least two-five years of experience in development and clear understanding of annual fund principles and solicitations.
- Able to think critically, strategically, and creatively about the tasks and progress of the annual fund and the Advancement Office and ability to analyze both quantitative and qualitative information in order to assist in assessing the progress of annual fund programs.
- At least one year of donor/prospect management and event experience.
- Comfortable interacting with administrators, faculty, trustees, volunteer leaders, students, donors and prospects.
- Able to exercise good judgment in handling of confidential information.
- Experience in web-editing and management.
- Able to focus on the planning necessary for success, including strong problem solving skills to ensure that projects are completed in a timely, accurate and thorough manner.
- Able to set priorities and work independently and proactively.
- Good judgment, a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
- Ability to sit for long periods at personal computer performing related functions
- Occasional travel both locally and nationally to attend events, meetings or visits with prospects
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
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