Annual Giving Officer, Membership

Posted on 06/24/2022

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Annual Giving Officer, Membership in the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving department.

Reporting to the Senior Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer, Membership, seeks to increase participation and retention in alumni and annual giving programs. Working closely with the Senior Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer, Membership will implement strategies that foster the engagement of President’s Society and Loyalty Society members, to meet alumni donor participation and revenue goals. As a primary responsibility, the Annual Giving Officer, Membership will oversee the President’s Society and Loyalty Society annual giving programs, including but not limited to the development and execution of a multi-channel solicitation plan for donors at the $1-$4,999 level and strategies for donor retention and upgrade. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser with a high level of creativity and determination to meet and exceed goals.

A complete list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Required Skills or Software:

Basic Knowledge of MS Word 2016, Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel 2016, Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks, Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately, Must be able to operate a variety of office equipment

Required Years of Experience: 2

Other Requirements:

  • Understanding of fundraising programs and the principles and practices of a development operation, including two years of proven success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts at the annual giving level. Proven experience analyzing and working with large data sets.
  • A high level of determination to meet and exceed fundraising goals. Adaptable, analytical, and innovative thinker who can work both strategically as well as in a hands-on/executional capacity.Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects. Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans. Ability to work collaboratively across multiple university constituencies and develop rapport with donors, alumni, parents, and other community members. Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone, combined with collaborative style.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other constituent relationship management database.

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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