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Assistant Director of Annual Giving (#568)

Hours:

35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. (Nights and weekends as necessary).

Summary of Duties

Make a difference by raising funds that empower students to pursue their passion. Marywood University has an incredible opportunity for an energetic and creative Assistant Director of Annual Giving. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will develop, execute, and measure a comprehensive annual giving solicitation strategy, across direct mail, email, phone, text, social media sites, crowdfunding sites, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving plays a key role in developing a strong base of consistent annual donors by engaging alumni, parents, and friends to support the University’s mission.

The ideal candidate will have two to four years of fundraising experience and possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, project management, and written and verbal communication skills. They will be compelling in their commitment to a liberal arts education and be capable of articulating a persuasive, passionate case for support.

If you have a desire to think creatively with innovation and a willingness to try new methods around annual giving, we invite you to apply for this position by clicking the link below. To be considered, please include your resume and cover letter in the application.            

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, execute, and measure a comprehensive, annual giving solicitation strategy, across direct mail, email, phone, text, social media sites, crowdfunding sites, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement.
  • Utilize advanced segmentation and data analytics across fundraising strategies with the primary goal of increasing revenue and donor participation.
  • Plan and execute integrated multi-channel fundraising appeals. Create marketing timelines, write, edit, and overall project management, with design support from marketing and collaboration with the Digital & Social Media Assistant.
  • Set goals and objectives for the Campus Connector (student calling) Program. Interview, hire, train, and manage student managers and callers. Become proficient with call center technology. Organize schedules and segment constituencies for contact according to best practices. Create an environment that promotes a team atmosphere, creativity, fun, excitement, and a high level of motivation and accomplishment.
  • Manage the Student Giving Program. Identify, recruit, and train students to serve on a student gift committee that will solicit peers for gifts. Develop and execute a marketing and communications plan to achieve donor goals, dollar goals, and objectives, which may include events.
  • Engage volunteers to increase donor participation. Identify, recruit, train, and manage volunteers who conduct peer-to-peer solicitations.
  • Maintain statistics on assigned annual giving programs and report to the Director on a weekly basis.
  • Collaborate with the University Advancement team, other campus representatives, and volunteers to identify and build strategies for increased donor participation.
  • Monitor a portion of the Development department budget to ensure resources are appropriately allocated to assigned Annual Giving fundraising appeals for the highest return on investment.
  • Work evenings and weekends as required for successful program operation. Execute special projects as assigned.


Requirements

  • Educational:

    Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Special Qualifications:

    Two to four years of fundraising experience preferably in higher education. Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, project management and written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize opportunities to attain goals. Self-motivated, enthusiastic and energetic with the capability of motivating others to top performance. Ability to think creatively with innovation and a willingness to try new methods around annual giving. Commitment to a liberal arts education and capable of articulating a persuasive, passionate case for support.

    Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals. Ability to represent the University with the highest degree of professionalism and positive public relations. Maintain confidentiality. Proficiency in MS Office and Raiser’s Edge (or comparable donor database software). Training and supervisory experience preferred. Volunteer management experience preferred.

    Must have a driver’s license; weekend and evening work will be required.

    A completed Marywood application is required.


Please submit an application, cover letter, and resume via the link to apply below.

Apply for Assistant Director of Annual Giving online