ABOUT THE POSITION
The University of Redlands seeks a collaborative individual as its next
Director of Annual Giving. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of
Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving will build upon a robust and
successful annual giving program, advance the annual fundraising outreach efforts of the University and will help to ensure the University maintains a balanced budget by planning and managing current-use and program support fundraising activities.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develops a working knowledge of University of Redlands in general and
funding priorities specifically to articulate a compelling case for support
to all constituents.
- Responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive
market-driven fundraising program for all university constituents
(alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff & students) to support the
university's mission and build a pipeline of support to improve
participation, dollars raised, and donor engagement among each
-Prepares and executes a detailed comprehensive operating plan using
benchmarked and behavioral analytics to help formulate goals and
-Develops calendar each fiscal year utilizing an integrated multi-channel
marketing approach (direct mail, email, phone, social, digital, Giving
Day, crowdfunding, etc.) to increase and retain donors while
developing a best-in-class program to achieve growing results year over
-Devises new and creative segmentation strategies targeting select donor
populations for support of the university including increased giving and
donor retention strategies.
- Maintains the Annual Giving budget and vendor contracts to maximize
efficiencies and ensure projects are on time and on budget.
- Supervises the Annual Giving staff (two Associate Directors and the
Annual Giving Specialist).
-Manages a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects, ($1,000 or
greater), with 4-6 visits per month.
-Oversees the President’s Circle Leadership Committee leading
-Develops comprehensive plan for increased matching and recurring
-Work closely with the Director of Advancement Services to develop
reports for timely and ongoing progress toward established goals.
-Provides support to capital campaign initiatives through the
qualification of campaign prospects. It is a principal goal of the Annual
Giving program to identify major gift prospects and to begin to
introduce major and planned giving concepts
- Prepares weekly/monthly annual giving progress reports for the
Associate Vice President and Vice President as they relate to program
goals and objectives.
- Measures the effectiveness of solicitations to determine ROI of
- Works with Director of Donor Relations regarding acknowledgement
and all activities of annual giving donors.
- Expands the President's Circle Leadership societies with recognition at
events and stewardships.
- Coordinates activities with Advancement Services, which provides all
data and analytics support.
- Supports Alumni and Community Relations as staff liaison to one or
two reunion classes.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
Bachelor’s Degree required, supplemented with five (5) years of
progressively responsible management or supervisory experience.
Master’s degree preferred. Successful candidate will demonstrate superb
communication skills, both verbally and in writing; must have strong
interpersonal, management skills; be imaginative, innovative, display a
sense of humor, have the ability to handle multiple tasks with changing
priorities, be well organized; must be able to competently interact with a
culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
Valid driver’s license is required. A willingness to work evenings,
weekends, and travel is required. In compliance with The Americans with
Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and reasonable
accommodations are needed please call (909) 748-8040.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY
The University is being assisted by The Mylott Group, Inc.
Prospective candidates and nominators should contact Mr. Paul
Mylott at Paul@themylottgroup.com for a confidential discussion.
Applications should be submitted electronically to
Paul@mylottgroup.com and must include a cover letter, resume, and a
list of at least three professional references with contact information,
including telephone and email, and a notation indicating the candidate’s
working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without
the explicit permission of the candidate. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 29, 2020, can be assured full consideration.
Submission of a resume and application indicates agreement that the
University may verify all information contained therein. The University
of Redlands is an equal opportunity employer. Members of
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if selected for
the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call