Primary Function: Develops the strategy surrounding the College’s annual fundraising campaign and implements the elements of the campaign.
Responsibilities: (1) Develops a comprehensive strategy for the annual fund including a direct mail program, faculty staff campaign, Giving Day, mid-level giving program and other annual solicitations as well as the stewardship of these activities; (2) Develops and provides a 1st draft of any solicitation, and varied donor correspondences; (3) Ensures timely delivery of gift solicitations including, but not limited to, overseeing production and mailing; coordinating with printers, mail houses and other suppliers. Submits appropriate requests for mailing lists and assist in preparing them for mail house; (4) Gift Acknowledgements: Develops and manages process for timely, accurate and highly personalized acknowledgments (within 48 hours of receipt of gift) and other donor communications. Assures availability of all data necessary to plan and conduct recognition and other donor events; (5) Coordinates digital advertising and social media efforts; (6) Works effectively with volunteers as needed for annual programs; (7) Implements structure and oversight of the College’s Tribute Garden. Oversees the build out of garden, manages programming activities related to the garden, and plans annual event celebration; (8) Represents the College and/or staff alumni and other special events as requested; (9) Performs other duties as assigned.
Organizational Relationships: (1) Primary responsibility to the Director of Advancement Services & Stewardship for assigned responsibilities; (2) Works cooperatively with Institutional Advancement colleagues in carrying out departmental objectives; (3) Relates role to College mission and goals.
Qualifications: (1) Education: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution required. (2) Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: (a) 2-3 years of development experience preferably in annual giving or development communications (b) excellent organization and project management skills along with excellent writing, interpersonal and verbal skills; (c) commitment to the mission of the institution; (d) must be self-motivated, achievement-oriented and able to work well both independently and cooperatively; proven success working as member of a team; (e) willingness and ability to learn from trainings, workshops, and professional conferences; (f) ability to establish effective relationships with students and donors as well as College’s various constituencies; (g) knowledge of office management methods and procedures; (h) solid computer skills in PC environment with capability to master new software applications and technologies in database management; (i) expertise in functional use of Microsoft Word and Excel required; (j) strong detail orientation (3) Experience: (a) two to three years’ development experience, preferably in higher education.