Assistant Director of Annual Giving
St. Mary's UniversitySan Antonio, TX
The Assistant Director initiates and manages relationships with University constituencies using best-practice methodologies for prospect discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The position reports to and participates with the Executive Director of Development Programs in the overall planning of annual giving programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plans, designs, implements and manages a comprehensive annual fund campaign utilizing direct mail appeals, phone solicitation, matching gifts, and volunteers; Manages an annual fund calendar designed to guide these strategies.
- Manages the University student philanthropy program including student philanthropy initiatives and ‘Love-A-Donor’ Day as well as other programs to cultivate philanthropy on campus.
- Manages the 1852 Club, a recurring gift program for young alumni, consisting of engagement and gatherings.
- Manages the University employee campus campaign.
- Manages the matching gift program
- Assists in the formulation of plans to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects among alumni groups and friends.
- Plans, organizes and implements appropriate and timely donor recognition and stewardship programs.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.
- 1-3 years of experience in development activities and organizational fundraising.
- Must have valid driver’s license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation to conduct business on a daily basis
- Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
- Must be able to work some nights, weekends, and attend special events as needed.
- Must have experience with technology and software programs to support fund-raising efforts; Experience using ‘Raiser’s Edge’ preferred.
- Ability to interface frequently with administrators, faculty, staff, students, donors, trustees and high profile individuals in the community; Must be highly responsive to the needs of others.
- Ability to think independently and take initiative to plan and implement effective partnerships and relationships that sustain existing gifts and generate new gifts, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Ability to stay abreast on all matters and activities of the University in order to effectively articulate and incorporate relevant information in an oral and a written case for support.
- Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports, as well as maintain confidentiality of all records and information.
- Ability to communicate and interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community, and the public.
- Ability to work in an environment that is busy, fast paced, goal and deadline driven.
- Ability to write error-free correspondence and funding proposals.
- Working conditions are in an office environment and university campus setting. Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day to day business.
- While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Frequently communicates with others using approved technological resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through designated systems within a timely manner.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
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