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Director of Annual Giving and Leadership Giving Societies (FULL TIME)

Davis and Elkins College | Elkins, WV | Posted February 2, 2023

Director of Annual Giving and Leadership Giving Societies Position Summary: The director oversees the comprehensive annual giving program. This includes overseeing and enhancing leadership giving societies, especially the 1904 Society and Heritage Society. In addition, responsible for other projects and programs assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Duties and Responsibilities: • Direct and coordinate annual solicitations of all college constituents. • Coordinate the annual solicitations and stewardship of the 1904 Society ($1,000+ donors) and prospects. • Maintain a plan to increase 1904 Society membership (including Graduates Of the Last Decade or GOLD) to 500 consistent members. • Work closely with the Vice President for Advancement, the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, and the Director of Alumni Engagement and Support on the identification, research, and cultivation of major gift prospects. • Manage assigned list of prospects and conduct personal cultivation/solicitation visits with an emphasis on annual gifts. • Monitor and advance opportunities for employer matching gifts program. • Ensure that all leadership donors are properly acknowledged and stewarded. • Coordinate with the Director of Alumni Engagement on identifying and recruiting alumni volunteers. • Assist with alumni weekend, homecoming, regional and special events as needed. • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements: Education • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in philanthropic studies or equivalent experience preferred Skills and Experience • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills • Database skills (Raiser’s Edge preferred) • Minimum 5 years fundraising success • Detail-oriented Miscellaneous • Willing to travel • Must be available for working evenings and weekends occasionally Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources at coreym@dewv.edu. Please write “Director of Annual Giving” in the subject line of the email.

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Support (FULL TIME)

Davis and Elkins College | Elkins, WV | Posted February 2, 2023

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Support Position Summary: The assistant director works in all functions of alumni engagement such as: providing support for National Alumni Council (NAC) volunteers; help organizing and facilitating alumni and special events; and manage accurate constituent records. The assistant director plays a key role within the Institutional Advancement team regarding stewardship of alumni and friends of the College. Duties and Responsibilities: • Assists in developing plans, coordinating and executing programs with the National Alumni Council (NAC) and members of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team (e.g., Homecoming/reunions, special events, regional events, etc.) to support fundraising and alumni relations goals. • Supports regional alumni chapters events and other programs that benefit the College, its students and alumni. • Works closely with the IA team in creating annual fund appeal themes, determining an alumni outreach plan, and assisting with implementation. • Serves as the contact person for alumni and other constituents regarding alumni services, programs or other advancement concerns. • Updates and maintains accurate alumni records in database. • Supervise student worker(s). • Helps compile alumni updates and information for Forward magazine and other publications as necessary. • Assists the director of alumni engagement and support with new programs in support of the College and NAC initiatives. • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements: Education • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred Skills and Experience • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills • Events management skills • Detail-oriented and organized • Administrative skills including database expertise (Raiser’s Edge preferred), records management, Microsoft applications, etc. • Volunteer coordination • Miscellaneous Willing to travel Must be available for working evenings and weekends occasionally Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources at coreym@dewv.edu. Please write “Alumni Engagement and Support” in the subject line of the email.

Major Gifts Officer (FULL TIME)

Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted January 30, 2023

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds with an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online.

The Major Gift Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of plans, strategies, and initiatives to support the Office of Development and Alumni Relations’ major gifts program, with an emphasis on gifts of $25,000 or greater including gifts to the Hiram Fund (unrestricted).  Incumbent is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects.  The Major Gift Officer works collaboratively with members of the Development and Alumni Relations team and College leadership in all activities that advance the mission and vision of Hiram College. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following*:

Program Representation

  • Maintain knowledge of college policies
  • Represent the college in a positive, professional manner while maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity, and ethically based principles while working with and within a diverse community
  • Collaborate and communicate with fellow development officers, academic departments, senior administrators, and volunteers to accomplish shared and coordinated institutional goals while respecting organizational structures and established processes
  • Support and participate in the operations, programming, marketing, and solicitation initiatives of other development staff as needed
  • Willingness to undertake significant travel

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Manage caseload of 150+ major gift prospects
  • Identify key prospects that align with funding priorities determined by the President, Vice President, and Cabinet
  • Approach prospective donors verbally, in person, and in writing about giving to Hiram College with a degree of maturity, professionalism and credibility that instills confidence among constituents
  • Monthly travel to assigned regional territories, as well as local travel required.
  • Work closely with the alumni relations and development staff to prioritize fundraising initiatives and programs that are most likely to build relationships amongst constituents to promote and inspire greater loyalty to the institution    

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of three years in development or related field; higher education setting preferred
  • Experience with all forms of technology including Microsoft Office application, mobile connectivity, and familiarity with social media is required
  • Familiarity with advancement database systems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Demonstrated comfort & confidence level with faculty, senior administrators, prospects, and donors; diplomacy and professionalism are essential
  • Sense of initiative, sound judgment, confidence, maturity, and an ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated attention to detail combined with abilities to organize, prioritize, solve problems, and negotiate effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Application Process

Please apply below and include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with their names, email addresses and telephone numbers. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!


Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted January 26, 2023

The Director of Alumni Engagement will assume responsibility for leading a team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of alumni engagement activities and communications designed to connect alumni with one another and the college in ways that support current and future students of Oberlin College through volunteerism and philanthropy, as well as provide lifelong benefits for members of Oberlin’s nearly 41,000-member alumni community. The Director will work in a collaborative office environment that engages in regional and class-based activities, career-related programming, alumni communications, affinity programming, online engagement, and special events. This is a full-time, Administrative and Professional Staff position, working a 12-month schedule in the Office of Advancement, reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. To learn more and apply, please visit: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/13511

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted January 26, 2023

The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement is the lead staff member responsible for creating and coordinating communications and using online platforms that promote and support the work of the Office of Alumni Engagement. The Assistant Director will also work with other staff members to build and support alumni events, online programs, and alumni affinity and volunteer groups that strengthen Oberlin College for current and future students as well as provide lifelong benefits for members of Oberlin’s nearly 41,000-member alumni community. The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to lead and initiate projects. This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position in the Office of Advancement, reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement. To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/hr/postings/13476

Job titleProject Manager, Development Activities (FULL TIME)

Bethany College (WV) | Bethany, WV | Posted January 26, 2023

JOB DESCRIPTION This position oversees the execution of all development-related projects including but not limited to sending mass solicitations via direct mail, email, and social media; donor relations tasks including sending acknowledgment letters and thank you cards; and managing development events. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university and a minimum of three years of relative work experience and/or training; an advanced educational degree may fulfill a lack of relative work experience. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Fundraising / Annual Giving: Assist in creating and executing a strategic plan for annual giving efforts Develop a plan to enhance and expand the Old Main Society ($1,000+ donors) Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to increasing acquisition and retention of LYBUNT and SYBUNT solicitations Prepare necessary materials, including written funding proposals, letters of intent, gift agreements, and stewardship communication for prospects Maintain timely and accurate records of donor communications and contacts in CRM (Raiser’s Edge) Collaborate with the College Advancement team, other campus representatives, and volunteers to identify and build strategies for securing and renewing donor support Oversee and manage departmental annual giving and donor relations budget Serve as an ambassador for the college and articulate its priorities and core values; attend college and community events/activities as appropriate Plan for and lead all major giving days Work with vendors and contractors for accurate estimates and plan designs Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development Donor Relations: Focus on building donor affinity and making sure that our offerings meet our advancement and donor goals Identify and cultivate donors to move through the pipeline to Major Gifts Develop Bethany’s giving societies, namely the Old Main Society and Cap & Tassel Society Print and send all acknowledgment letters, receipts, and thank you cards to donors Work with marketing and communications to update and report back to donors and other constituents Incorporate stewardship and cultivation opportunities for all campus events involving alumni and community members including but not limited to Homecoming, Women & Leadership, Scott Lectures, graduation, and regional events Create and send new donor packets for first-time donors Event Coordination: Plan grand openings and dedications Plan and execute phone-a-thon solicitations with student and community members Submit necessary forms and paperwork to approve and begin projects Create briefing documents for campus leadership for events Responsible for maintaining knowledge of projects opportunities and applicable policies and laws Additionally: Display dedication to fostering a positive team atmosphere and teamwork Serve as an ambassador for the college and articulate its priorities and core values; attend college and community events/activities as appropriate Recruit and supervise student workers Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development To apply, send resume to lshort@bethanywv.edu Bethany College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 304-829-7131. For more information related to Bethany College’s Title IX Sexual Harassment policies and procedures, please visit the Bethany College website. Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Bethany College publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. Please see Bethany College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for more specific information.

Assistant Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Ohio Northern University | Ada, OH | Posted January 20, 2023

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase funding to Ohio Northern University, prioritizing the Northern Fund. This includes being detail-oriented, setting program goals, strategic planning abilities and possessing advanced interpersonal and communication skills. This position will recruit, organize and motivate student employees to raise unrestricted gifts and increase participation in the annual fund. Evening and weekend work will be required. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: event planning, direct mail, e-solicitations, reunion programming and Founders Day in coordination with the Director of Annual Giving. Apple at: https://jobs.onu.edu/postings/11050

Executive Director for Alumni and Family Engagement (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted January 11, 2023

The Executive Director for Alumni and Family Engagement will serve as the chief engagement officer of the university and will execute a new strategic plan for alumni engagement as part of an integrated advancement model, which has become a key goal within the university's newly adopted comprehensive
fundraising campaign. The Executive Director and their team will build and coordinate an institution-wide approach to activating alumni, parents, and families to support Denison University and its students. The Executive Director will lead, organize, collaborate, and evaluate engagement efforts across the university
and will develop and implement a leading program to inspire the involvement of Denison alumni. The results of this work will develop deeper connections with Denison, add value to the lives of its alumni, drive an increase in philanthropic investments, provide meaningful opportunities for service to the university and its alumni, and make full use of the talents of Denison alumni through the development of a life-long engagement model.

Prospectus and application information...visit https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1242

 


Director of Alumni Relations (FULL TIME)

Columbus Academy | Gahanna, OH | Posted December 15, 2022

Director of Alumni Relations

The School: Founded in 1911, Columbus Academy is a coeducational college preparatory day school of over 1,100 students age 3 through grade 12 located on a 231-acre campus in Gahanna, Ohio. Student programs are organized into three divisions: Lower School (Age 3-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Upper School (Grades 9-12). The school offers a vigorous academic program as part of its mission to educate the whole child – mind, body and character. Columbus Academy faculty and staff members are expected to be continuous learners in their fields, to engage in caring and cooperative partnerships with colleagues and parents, to have a demonstrated commitment to the values of equity and inclusion, and to help each student reach his or her full potential.

The Position: Columbus Academy seeks a full-time Director of Alumni Relations as part of the Alumni/Development and External Relations department at the school. Responsibilities to begin as soon as possible. The full job description as well as how to apply can be viewed here.


Director of Development (FULL TIME)

Franklin College | Franklin, IN | Posted December 13, 2022

Franklin College is accepting applications for the position of Director of Development within our Institutional Advancement division. This position will be responsible as the primary fundraiser for Franklin College by implementing the major gift program, including capital campaigns, and corporate, annual, and planned gifts. This is a salaried, full-time position reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

The full job description as well as how to apply can be viewed here.


Alumni Engagement Coordinator (FULL TIME)

Baldwin Wallace University | Berea, OH | Posted December 13, 2022

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Engagement Coordinator is a key member of the Engagement Team (Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving) and supports the Engagement Team’s efforts to create and reinforce life-long connections with the University and its alumni, students, faculty, and community members, in alignment with the university’s strategic goals. This includes the coordination of various events, creation, execution, and evaluation of programming, communication strategy execution, content creation and executing special projects to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni, donors, and various constituents of the BW community. The Alumni Engagement Coordinator supports the Engagement Team by providing administrative assistance for team operations and event logistics including registrations and vendor payments. Assisting alumni affinity groups, the Alumni Engagement Coordinator provides support recruiting volunteers and building relationships with internal and external partnerships. The Alumni Engagement Coordinator also regularly collaborates across the Engagement Team to support fundraising initiatives and holds a portfolio of approximately 25-50 prospects. 

To learn more and apply, click here.


Senior Philanthropy Advisor (FULL TIME)

Baldwin Wallace University | Berea, OH | Posted March 8, 2022

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Job Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Advisor is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and potential donors to secure major gifts in support of Baldwin Wallace University’s strategic priorities and fundraising initiatives.  The Senior Philanthropy Advisor is an experienced fundraising professional who will manage a portfolio of approximately 100-150 active donors and prospects with special emphasis on securing major and principal gifts for the University.

 

Essential duties, tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 100-150 active donors and prospects with specific goals and benchmarks intended to secure annual, major, planned, and estate gifts; along with determining their level of support and engagement. 
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gifts on behalf of the University.
  • Organizes prospect visits efficiently and strategically.   Includes key BW faculty, staff, leadership, and/or trustees as appropriate in order to build relationships and secure gifts.    Communicates with all parties via briefings, cultivation and solicitation plans/updates, and donor correspondence.
  • Records fundraising progress via contact reports, cultivation and solicitation updates, correspondence, and other documentation; recording this information in Raiser’s Edge.  
  • Regularly meets with the AVP for Philanthropy and Director of Prospect Development regarding prospect assignments, portfolio reviews, cultivation and solicitation strategies, and general fundraising progress.
  • Requests and makes effective use of prospect research as appropriate.
  • Communicates with Prospect Development and Data Analytics staff regarding information updates to donor or prospect records.
  • Strives to meet and exceed goals for quality monthly visits, yearly proposals.
  • Travels regionally and nationally to meet current and prospective donors.
  • Monitors travel budget and expenses.  
  • Builds and maintains an in-depth knowledge of BW, its funding priorities, and giving opportunities in order to articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents. 
  • Collaborates with Alumni Engagement and other campus partners to engage alumni and friends in meaningful ways, and encourage increased levels of involvement and philanthropic support.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

 

Full position description, qualifications and application instructions may be found here.


Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted February 3, 2022

Capital University seeks an experienced leader to join the team as Director of Alumni Engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the development, planning, and execution of a comprehensive alumni relations program designed to celebrate, recognize, and steward relationships in support of the University. The Director oversees the planning and execution of alumni activities and events that enhance a sense of community, loyalty, dedication, and support for Capital University. This position supervises 1.5 staff members and will report to the Associate Vice President for Advancement. The salary range is $54,000-$60,000 based on experience. Primary roles and responsibilities: • The Director will provide vision, leadership, and oversight to the alumni relations department; plan, coordinate, enhance and execute s alumni events including, but not limited to, Homecoming, the Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Awards and the Alumni Advisory Board meetings; and staffs the 50th reunion committee with a development officer. • Provides vision, leadership, and oversight to the Office of Alumni Relations, the Capital University Alumni Advisory Board and its committees, and other partners and committees to plan and execute the vision and strategy of the University related to alumni engagement and philanthropy. • Utilizes considerable creativity and imagination in identifying and implementing new programs to increase and retain alumni engagement. Yearly evaluates current programming to assess viability. Benchmarks programs to assess the likelihood of success and the overall need to expand programming or refocus on essential programs to strengthen efforts. • Works with Integrated Marketing and Communications and the Alumni Engagement staff, provide oversight for all printed and promotional, branded pieces, electronic pieces, multiple dynamic website pages, and interface. Work with Alumni Engagement staff to keep information on the alumni website pages consistent and current. • Provides fiscal management for the department. Oversees budget and develops cost analysis for projects. Maximizes quality of solicitations and other material with attention to conserving university resources. • Attends Advancement meetings and university-wide directors' meetings. Attends and staffs key Advancement special events. Participates actively in the life of the university. Serves as an enthusiastic ambassador of Capital University, articulating its mission, vision, and priorities to internal and external constituencies. Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (M. A.) preferred. • Must be a seasoned alumni relations and development professional with particular experience in higher education that focuses on high-impact visibility and relationship-building among complex organizations and audiences, 4-6 years of experience preferred. • Must have experience with creating, planning, and measuring the effectiveness of high-touch events and programming designed to foster engagement and provide meaningful opportunities for alumni to support the University with their time, expertise, and philanthropy. • Must have experience with managing complex event-related logistics, including but not limited to serving as the primary decision-maker for all event-related needs, contract negotiation and procurement, marketing and communication, registration, and budget management. • Ability to work directly with leadership in the University and the alumni community and assist and mentor staff in successfully supporting stakeholders. • Ability to oversee development, planning, and execution of a comprehensive alumni relations program as well as alumni activities and events. Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation. Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu. Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking. Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.