JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant\/Associate Director of Annual Giving will help manage a comprehensive program for advancing the College's engagement of its 16,000 contactable alumni and other friends. He\/she will work effectively with College staff at all levels, students, volunteers and vendors to achieve programmatic and fundraising goals. The Assistant\/Associate Director will help develop strategies and opportunities to identify and engage alumni and friends that will enhance the student experience, increase pride and awareness of Lasell College, and grow participation rates and dollars raised for The Lasell Fund and other fundraising priorities. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: \u00a0 The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. Lasell College has the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time. Contribute to a department-wide effort of engaging alumni and friends, developing programming, and increasing volunteer involvement and financial support of Lasell College; \u2022 Maintain an active portfolio of prospects, with particular focus on Young Alumni and key Reunion classes; \u2022 Along with the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, develop and implement a comprehensive annual giving marketing plan including direct mail, phone and online annual solicitation strategy targeting alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff and special constituents. Be proficient with data management and analysis; \u2022 Manage the Phonathon fundraising program including student hiring and supervision, segmentation and calling strategy and pledge reminders; \u2022 Serve as senior class co-advisor; develop and meet regularly with the Senior Class and Class Giving Challenge student volunteers, assisting with fundraising strategies, events, and selecting class gift allocation; \u2022 Manage Class Secretary recruitment and retention and coordinate all class notes for the alumni magazine, Leaves; \u2022 Along with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, manage all communication and logistics for Giving Tuesday; \u2022 Other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibility:\u00a0 Supervises work-study students (Phonathon\/Student Ambassadors, and office workers) as necessary. Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE JOB: Minimum Education level: Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience working in Annual Giving. Experience coordinating events and managing volunteers preferred. Computer skills:\u00a0 Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office products required; social network and database management skills highly desirable. Other Requirements of the Job: Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, to prioritize work and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude. 2. The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to detail. 3. Ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively about the tasks and progress of the Alumni Relations program. 4. Ability to analyze and synthesize both quantitative and qualitative information in order to assist in assessing the success of Alumni programs.\u00a0 5. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.\u00a0 6. Exceptional organizational and interpersonal abilities. Skill in dealing with people, diplomacy, tact, maturity, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Must have the ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies 7. Candidate must be energetic, highly motivated, flexible and team-oriented with an ability to identify, train, and manage volunteers from a variety of age groups.\u00a0 8. Strong computer literacy required including familiarity and comfort with spreadsheets and databases.\u00a0 9. Experience using social media and virtual conferencing tools to develop and sustain the alumni community. 10. Requires some evening and weekend obligations; occasional travel. 11. Good judgment and a good sense of humor.
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Established in 1851, Lasell College today is a comprehensive non-profit, coeducational college offering over 50 professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. Lasell is located in Newton, Massachusetts-within eight miles of downtown Boston.