Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Digital Philanthropy

Posted on 09/22/2022

The University of Toledo Foundation

Toledo, OH

Develop and coordinate digital fundraising strategies to inspire giving and build sustained support for The University of Toledo. Serve as a point of contact with digital vendor partners to ensure effective targeting strategies are in place to encourage donor support. Work collaboratively with the Development and Alumni Relations teams, as well as assigned college and campus partners to increase donor participation and annual donations.

Specific Duties: 

  • Independently develop and execute annual strategic plan to encourage donor acquisition and retention through digital strategies such as crowdfunding, email, texting, special campaigns such as Day of Giving and standalone giving pages.
  • Assist with the implementation and review of a strong data-driven solicitation system by proactively measuring and tracking digital fundraising efforts with the help of IT and vendor partners to drive growth and performance.
  • Ensure best practices are developed and followed while also keeping pace with trends in the industry.
  • Coordinate direct mail solicitations when needed particularly to compliment online strategies.
  • Collaborate with Advancement staff and campus partners to cultivate and steward donors with a focus on moving donors to higher giving levels to ensure continued annual support.
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment, goal planning, and other tasks as needed for special campaigns including Day of Giving.
  • Respond to needs/concerns of donors regarding fundraising efforts
  • Create customized giving reports for development staff, deans, donors and faculty as needed.


Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3-5 years’ development or comparable experience. Must have experience in development, execution of strategic plans, budget management and statistical analysis. Must be able to learn industry specific donor software and work evenings and weekends, as required.

Performance Standards: 

  • Passion for the institution’s mission, traditions and long-term success.
  • Consistently demonstrate the mission, vision and values of UToledo Foundation and the University. Our RITE Values – Respect, Integrity, Transparency & Teamwork, and Excellence
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Must be able to develop interpersonal relationships with multiple constituents.
  • Demonstrate integrity, impeccable ethics, initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to establish trust and credibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment and ability to: Provide quality customer service. Plan, organize and remain accountable for actions. Problem solve utilizing critical thinking skills. Function in a confidential manner. Collaborate with other staff.

The University of Toledo Foundation: 

The University of Toledo Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, exists for the sole purpose of supporting The University of Toledo. The Foundation is the official gift-receiving and fund-management organization for the University. Our purpose is to support the University’s broad educational mission by receiving, managing, and distributing generous gifts to benefit students and enhance faculty and program efforts. The Foundation includes the Development, Alumni Relations and Special Event functions. Through its subsidiary, the UT Real Estate Corp., the Foundation also manages off campus real estate matters for the University. The Foundation embraces the mission of The University of Toledo by aspiring to be a forward-thinking, philanthropic organization, providing impactful financial support and engagement opportunities for transformation throughout the University community

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

The University of Toledo Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo Foundation does not discriminate in employment or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The Foundation is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages application from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans. The Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to individual with disabilities. If you require accommodations to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at (419) 530-7730 between the hours of 8:15AM and 5:00PM.

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