Specialist, Annual Giving

Posted on 04/24/2023

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

The Assistant Director, Annual Giving has the primary responsibility for the Le Moyne College Student Engagement Center (formerly Student Phone-a-thon) and for coordinating logistics of Annual Giving appeals and initiatives. The Assistant Director has focused awareness of current research and best practices to develop multi-channel outreach incorporating student solicitation, direct mail, text to give, and social media, and develops and maintains a calendar of all outreach. The Assistant Director works across functional areas within the Advancement Division to increase outreach and participation that will increase revenue for the College.

Principal Duties and Essential Functions: 

Job duties specific to this position:

  • Manages and maintains all aspects of the Student Engagement Center to support donor engagement and stewardship; yielding $60,000 in support annually.
  • Recruit, hire and directly supervise Student Development Officers, Student Development Officer Managers, and the Graduate Assistant for Annual Giving.
  • Create strategic plans within the Student Engagement Center to meet annual financial goals and respond to changing trends in fundraising.
  • Coordinate logistics and manage project timelines for direct mail appeals including requesting data lists from Information Services and acquiring and compiling design elements as needed.
  • Work with Associate Director, Annual Giving and others in Advancement and Marketing and Communications to plan, prepare, and update a calendar of outreach and solicitation.
  • Work with the Assistant Director, Alumni and Parent Engagement to implement social media strategies, including content created in the Student Engagement Center.
  • Manage a portion of the Annual Giving budget related to the Engagement Center, student payroll, and direct mail.
  • Provide direction to and manage the Graduate Assistant for Annual Giving in the management of Student Development Officers and creation of Engagement Center scripts, emails, and other design elements as needed.
  • Manage Blackbaud Guided Fundraising donor software implementation, data updates and software enhancements. Train student staff on functions of software as needed.
  • Provide support for the student philanthropy committee and stewardship event execution as needed.

Job expectations for all Le Moyne College employees:

  • Demonstrates and role-models all of Le Moyne’s mission-based competencies (collaboration, communication, diversity, integrity, leadership and service) in every interaction with all community members and external parties.
  • Strengthen digital literacy skills through education and the application of digital technologies in order to effectively engage in information gathering, utilization and data management while promoting a security culture.
  • Supports cura personalis by treating all individuals with dignity, professionalism and kindness.
  • Promotes cura apostolica by aligning professional goals, objectives, and performance with college’s strategic goals.
  • Demonstrates excellent work attendance, reliability and work ethic.
  • Attends and actively participates in required meetings and training sessions.
  • Complies and adheres to all of Le Moyne’s established policies, procedures and codes of conduct at all times, including all health and safety requirements and regulations, to promote desired behavior and build awareness.
  • Must complete all required federal, state, institution and department trainings.
  • Engages in a planned program of professional development. Continually maintains skills and knowledge relative to the position and technology industry including best practice, evolving operational requirements, and industry trends.
  • Performs a variety of related duties as assigned.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion job expectations for all Le Moyne College employees: 

  • Demonstrates commitment to promoting a more diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment by supporting the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the employee’s unit.
  • Regularly participates in professional development opportunities to become more aware of DEI issues and to consider ways in which their work can be expanded to honor and incorporate the diversity of our community.
  • Works to neutralize institutional bias by analyzing the policies and procedures of their unit and making suggestions to remove barriers for historically underserved people.
  • Promotes open communication across Le Moyne’s community in order to create an inclusive environment, and understanding of others backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives.

Le Moyne College’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission Statement

Le Moyne College is a diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit Tradition through its comprehensive programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. Its emphasis is on education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of the intellectual life. Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society.                                    


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience required.
  • Must possess excellent organizational, communication, customer service, writing, marketing and data analysis skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Accuracy in proofreading, demonstrated computer literacy and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to take initiative is crucial.
  • Strong organizational skills. ability to manage multiple, complex tasks and meet task deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality, be self-directed and motivated, and work effectively with others.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required to achieve Le Moyne College Annual Giving goals and objectives.
  • Some travel may be required.

To apply for this job please visit lemoyne.interviewexchange.com.