Associate Director of Annual Giving
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Associate Director of Annual Giving
POSITION CODE: A6731
APPOINTMENT: Administrative, full-time, 12 months
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: One year
POSTING DATE: June 21, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director is responsible for coordinating affinity solicitations, including mail, email, and volunteer outreach. The role will be vital to the Development Department as a whole as we expand our efforts to reach out to alumni, parents, and friends in more meaningful and creative ways. The Associate Director will also have some responsibility for qualifying individuals and soliciting philanthropic support, primarily through external solicitation.
- Develops a solicitation plan and solicitation materials (letter, emails, and other communications) for affinity based solicitation highlighting areas of excellence; including but not limited to: athletic, academic department, and reunion appeals.
- Assists the Director in preparing, reviewing and monitoring each year’s Redlands Fund Plan.
- Supports Director in administering a volunteer program to expand membership in the Pacesetter, Presidents and Founders Societies.
- Works as part of a team with reunion classes; manages assigned reunion class gift chairs and assists reunion committees to establish dollar and participation goals and develop strategies for meeting those goals; collaborates with classes on their major gift efforts acting as a liaison between gift chairs and the Development Department; coordinates with major gift or planned giving development officers as needed.
- Participates fully in various university activities; such as Homecoming, President’s Circle Dinner and volunteering sessions, Commencement, Endowment Luncheon, Alumni Founders’ Weekend, and occasionally with Alumni board meetings.
- Makes personal visits to prospects for qualification, cultivation, and solicitation purposes; focuses on leadership Redlands Fund prospects and affinity leadership beyond campus.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required, supplemented with one (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience. Successful candidate will demonstrate superb communication skills, both verbally and in writing; must have a good understanding of the fundraising process and best practices; outside sales and/or prospect solicitation experience is a plus; must be imaginative, innovative, display a sense of humor, and demonstrate the ability and strong desire to cultivate, solicit, and manage prospects and volunteers. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Valid drivers’ license is required. A willingness to work evenings and weekends; travel is required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909/748-8040.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, salary history and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL OUR JOBLINE AT 909-748-8883 or VISIT http://www.redlands.edu/offices-directories/human-resources/jobs.aspx
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