Office of Advancement
The Assistant Director manages the class fundraising campaigns for the youngest alumni and alumnae (up to the 10th Reunion year), working to develop and promote a culture of lifelong giving to **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. Collaborating with Annual Giving colleagues, the Assistant Director works to identify, enlist and manage alumni/alumnae volunteer leadership to build and sustain a culture of philanthropy among young alums and undergraduates. The Assistant Director oversees the Stewardson Society, the Colleges' senior gift committee, including student recruitment, volunteer management, events, goals, solicitation and stewardship. In addition, the Assistant Director works collaboratively with Annual Giving and Advancement Communications colleagues on other critical Annual Giving programs and initiatives, including leadership in coordinating direct mail and e-mail solicitations, social media, crowd-funding, marketing, stewardship, travel and events.
Create annual plan of work for the position.
Develop and implement cultivation/solicitation strategies for young alumni/alumnae (0-10 years from graduation), including volunteer recruitment/management, and class stewardship, as well as direct mail, challenge campaigns, e-mail, social media, in-person visits and events.
Has direct management of the 5th and 10th Reunion class. Accountable for dollar and participation goals.
Identify, cultivate and solicit young alums with leadership ratings, building a Top 50 caseload.
Enhance and expand opportunities for alums to make consecutive, recurring and leadership annual gifts.
Manage the Stewardson Society, the senior gift committee, including volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, solicitation and stewardship, including outreach strategies using direct mail, e-mail, social media, and events. Direct responsibility for dollar and participation goals.
Work collaboratively with Director of Parent Programs on strategies and outreach to the parents of Seniors.
Be an active participant in planning and executing strategies to achieve overall Annual Giving goals.
Assume other duties as directed.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of fundraising and/or higher educational experience, with strong technical skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work with and motivate volunteers. The successful candidate should possess excellent oral and listening communication skills, and have the capacity to communicate persuasively in writing and in person with a strong understanding of the effective use of social media. The successful candidate will possess creativity and an independent spirit, while being ready and willing to take ownership of a valuable program.
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year. Some evening and weekend work will be required. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service,
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